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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-13-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By buffskier
Power loss in 84 S&S

I was on a couple of weeks ago with an impeller issue which I have now solved. Chunks of impeller were back by the tranny cooler and either blocked water or ground up the impeller. HAve since...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-30-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,270
Posted By buffskier
Prop packing rope

Hey all,

Searched the forum for this and found nothing. Have an 84 S&S and need new prop packing rope. Mechanic tells me that he is having trouble finding any. Since a bunch of MC things were...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-13-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,410
Posted By buffskier
Hi all Thanks for the replies. Found the...

Hi all

Thanks for the replies.

Found the problem, I failed to get all of the impeller chips from the first failure out of the line. A bunch were stuck in the outflow side of the tranny pump,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-08-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,410
Posted By buffskier
Thanks for that. I never did disconnect the hoses...

Thanks for that.
I never did disconnect the hoses from the pump, so I guess that is out.

That thread is pretty much the exact same thing that happened to me but he never seems to get a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-08-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,410
Posted By buffskier
That actually makes sense. How might I have done...

That actually makes sense. How might I have done that and how do I get it right?

Thanks
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-08-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,410
Posted By buffskier
cooling system question

Have an '84 S&S with a 351 PCM.

I have replaced the impeller every year as part of winter/dewinter without any issues before.

Yesterday I replaced the impeller in my garage (I am getting a VERY...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 04-30-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,896
Posted By buffskier
1984 MC Stars and Stripes-$6250

Am posting 1984 Stars and Stripes with Red Stripes on white for sale. Just shy of 1400 hours. Boat has been very well maintained and garaged. I am only the second owner, and the original was a...
Forum: Electrical 08-27-2007, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By buffskier
Thanks Went down to follow that advice and then...

Thanks

Went down to follow that advice and then got a little lost.

My dash has seperate hexagonal unit which is mounted on the dash and contains all of the gauges. Do I have to get into that to...
Forum: Electrical 08-16-2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By buffskier
speedo problem in 84 S&S

I have dual speedos and they have quit working.

The left one has completely quit and now the right one failed too.

The right one sucked up a ton of pine pollen off the surface of the lake. It...
Forum: Electrical 05-31-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By buffskier
I definitely do not have one. I do have an...

I definitely do not have one. I do have an 'anchor' switch on the panel that is fused and no obvious use. I can not imagine how that would work on my boat.
Forum: Electrical 05-25-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By buffskier
question on cigarette lighter

I have an 84 S & S and the dash does not have an accessory hook up. I have occasionally attached an inverter directly to the battery, but would like to put in a cig lighter in the dash. Mostly for...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 05-22-2007, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14,908
Views: 3,203,167
Posted By buffskier
He gives the hull #, which means it must be an...

He gives the hull #, which means it must be an 82, right?
Forum: Storage / Winterization 05-22-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,049
Posted By buffskier
Yes, water comes from a garden hose connected to...

Yes, water comes from a garden hose connected to the intake. HAs worked before

Just to check, I should push the throttle ALL the wa forward? Wont it really blow out if it does catch?
Forum: Storage / Winterization 05-22-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,049
Posted By buffskier
De-winter question(s)

Thanks to the advice on this forum last fall I decided to do my own winterization. It is slow to heat up out here, and I am just doing the de-wint now.

I have an 84 S&S w/ Ford 351 and ordered the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,836
Posted By buffskier
Where on earth do you get originals of that...

Where on earth do you get originals of that stuff? Is it even possible?
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2007, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By buffskier
but then you can go back with just the trailer...

but then you can go back with just the trailer and do a little subtraction
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,836
Posted By buffskier
ooooh yeah! Where could a guy find an original? ...

ooooh yeah!

Where could a guy find an original? Or, while I'm fishing, where did that pic of the chickens waterskiing in NYC behind the S&S come from?
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,836
Posted By buffskier
Old MC ads

I seem to remember seeing a copy & paste of an old ad for mid 80's S&S used to illustrate the interior construction. It got me thinking, I would really like an original ad for my boat. It is an 84...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-18-2007, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,234
Posted By buffskier
Never a second grader around when you need...

Never a second grader around when you need one!

Move the frogs in the following sequence (Left to right, each frog gets assigned a # from 1-6, and keeps the same number:confused: ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By buffskier
Sorry to be a killjoy, but it was not Bill with...

Sorry to be a killjoy, but it was not Bill with the yacht tax, it was GB the first as part of bailing out of 'read my lips...'

Not trying to get political, just trying to be as historically accurate...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-10-2006, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,905
Posted By buffskier
My 84 S&S with PCM 351 has a fifth plug plug up...

My 84 S&S with PCM 351 has a fifth plug plug up by the raw water pump at the bottom of the u-shaped cast tubing.

It has a sixth plug right by the tranny cooler, but when I tried to remove it it...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2006, 06:38 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,794
Posted By buffskier
I had a similar problem on two fronts. Our lake...

I had a similar problem on two fronts. Our lake went way down causing the trailer to drop too deep into the water and risking the prop on the frame while lining up, and again when pulling outof the...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-26-2006, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,526
Posted By buffskier
I am replying to myself here, hope that is...

I am replying to myself here, hope that is OK

Thought I would share further information on my post. With a big blizzard bearing down on us, it was do or die time on winterization.

Upon real...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-25-2006, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,526
Posted By buffskier
Perfect link. Thanks, that is exactly my pump. ...

Perfect link. Thanks, that is exactly my pump.

The water is squirting out straight down into the bilge between two halves shown in the picture.

On the side away from the impeller is where the...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-25-2006, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,526
Posted By buffskier
impeller question

As a kind of 'warmup' for winterizing I took apart my water pump to ensure that I would be able to do it and to 'eyeball' the impeller so that I could order the right replacement. Stupidly, I forgot...
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