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Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-01-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Wingnut
Bought the new Indmar Strainer Pro and it seems...

Bought the new Indmar Strainer Pro and it seems to do the trick! Have run the boat now several times - Cleaned the strainer (which as attested to - picked up a larger amount of stuff than I would...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-15-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,823
Posted By Wingnut
Thanks for all the posts- My issue is...

Thanks for all the posts-
My issue is I still need to have the flush capability cause I'm operating in salt water and there just isn't the room between the pick up and transmission cooler....
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-06-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,823
Posted By Wingnut
Thanks Mike, Had some guy telling me that I could...

Thanks Mike, Had some guy telling me that I could add the hose as long as it was at same level, but Im suspicious. I also just finished a complete engine rebuild on the 5.7 TBI so don't want to risk...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-05-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,823
Posted By Wingnut
Sea Strainer installation on a 1998 MC 205.

Has anyone installed a Sea Strainer on a 1998 205 with pictures? I can't figure out how to route the intake water line without adding several feet of hose travel. Not sure it that will impede the...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 06-20-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 76,179
Posted By Wingnut
The Redo continues- Engine time

After a couple of months it is time to get on with the engine redo so here is the start. Will keep you updated.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 02-08-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 76,179
Posted By Wingnut
Engine rebuild- the redo continues

Ok folks. after some time away from the forum enjoying the boat. Had a little issue of over heating resulting in blown head gasket - blowout bubbles of coolant. after 6 months af farting around...
Forum: Trailers 02-06-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,273
Posted By Wingnut
But DON'T use Anti sieze if your going anywhere...

But DON'T use Anti sieze if your going anywhere near salt or brackish water. Ends up like locktite. Use good sticky axle grease.
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 02-06-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 114,754
Posted By Wingnut
Wingnut- Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Wingnut- Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 02-06-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 65,299
Posted By Wingnut
Man this is a flashback for me-did a 205 with...

Man this is a flashback for me-did a 205 with similarities. Just getting back on the site. Really nice job!
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By Wingnut
Search - Teak Thread on this site- Bout a million...

Search - Teak Thread on this site- Bout a million thoughts!!
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 02-06-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,068
Posted By Wingnut
I ordered from Corinthian carpet - Called Shawn...

I ordered from Corinthian carpet - Called Shawn in Portland and was shipped here in three days. 32 Oz is lighter than what came out but fine for me. 40 Oz was standard. Very customer Friendly. See...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 02-06-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By Wingnut
Some thoughts- Lived there on two separate...

Some thoughts- Lived there on two separate occasions, but lived in Military housing. However, had lots of friends live on the economy and many who stayed and currently live there.
In order;...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-05-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,601
Posted By Wingnut
Thanks for the feedback. Sincerely Wingnut

Thanks for the feedback. Sincerely Wingnut
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-05-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,601
Posted By Wingnut
Thank will look forward to your experience!! ...

Thank will look forward to your experience!! Thanks Wingnut
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-05-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,601
Posted By Wingnut
Dang and being an old Army Attack helicopter...

Dang and being an old Army Attack helicopter pilot I was likin the black helicopter line!!! Ya never know.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-04-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,601
Posted By Wingnut
Thanks Mike- I'm a believer (no matter how niave)...

Thanks Mike- I'm a believer (no matter how niave) that everyone does their level best and cares about their business. The fact that you are the IT guy and picked up the post is a tribute to being...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,045
Posted By Wingnut
Specially like the installed vacuum!!! Chuckle-...

Specially like the installed vacuum!!! Chuckle- Nice find!!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-03-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,601
Posted By Wingnut
I did the search with Rapido on several internet...

I did the search with Rapido on several internet fronts and generally most comments are positive. However, I can't get my head around the price difference.

Most long blocks from Sea land, E...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-02-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,601
Posted By Wingnut
Rapido Marine Engine- Anyone used them??

many thoughts on reman or new long blocks- Anyone used Rapido in Florida- feedback appreciated. Talked to Raul the owner today- Sounds pretty good. ( too good?)
Forum: For Sale: Boats 02-01-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,890
Posted By Wingnut
Search: 1998 prostar 205 redo by Wingnut for...

Search: 1998 prostar 205 redo by Wingnut for full account of rebuild. Wingnut/Dave
Forum: For Sale: Boats 02-01-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,890
Posted By Wingnut
1998 Mastercraft Prostar 205 for Sale

It is with much sadness that I will be selling the 1998 Mastercraft Prostar 205 that I did so much work on in the Team Talk Thread: 98 Prostar 205 redo in the restorations section.

The entire...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By Wingnut
Michigan motorz feedback?

I've looked at Michigan Motorz with a lot of interest. For some reason there is not a lot of feedback on them on this forum from what I see. Anyone have experience feedback.
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By Wingnut
Head checked out after machining. Not cracked, no...

Head checked out after machining. Not cracked, no leaks and flat.
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By Wingnut
Cylinders scored in 4 of 8 (already .30 over)...

Cylinders scored in 4 of 8 (already .30 over) block has some slight warpage, Looks as though possible corrosion perforation in one or more of the cylinder walls. This was a high time engine that had...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By Wingnut
Replacement LongBlock engine recommendations

Ok guys after having a lot of fun with the rebuild and skiing a bunch on the 98' 205 thread Started having overheating and pressure buildup in heat exchanger (half system) and blowing bubbles into...
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