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Forum: General / Other 01-12-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By tommurtha
drysuit seal repair

I have an old staydry suit which needs all new seals. Is there a repair place that is economical or should I just by a new one.
Forum: Towers 12-20-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,149
Posted By tommurtha
The insert on the right between the poles above...

The insert on the right between the poles above the knobs reads prostar with a star cast into the metal, Knobs are normal size. I bought it used but it was special ordered by an MD. Came with a ...
Forum: Towers 12-12-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,149
Posted By tommurtha
This is the tower on my 2003 197 137391

This is the tower on my 2003 197

137391
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-23-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By tommurtha
My MCX is a 2003 prostar 197. I run it up to temp...

My MCX is a 2003 prostar 197. I run it up to temp in the driveway with fresh water using the 5 gallon bucket method and a hose. Then I drain both sides of the block and re-install plugs. . Then I run...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-22-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,093
Posted By tommurtha
I've been course skiing for close to 40 years....

I've been course skiing for close to 40 years. Tough on the knees & hips. Still I can go pretty short. I'd love to end it all exiting the gates.
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-21-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,093
Posted By tommurtha
Not that bad!! It's all me and all slalom passes...

Not that bad!! It's all me and all slalom passes and I only get to ski weekends. Plus I'm elderly (61 in December). I'd like more but it could be a lot worse
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-20-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,093
Posted By tommurtha
oh..oh... there's a filter???

oh..oh... there's a filter???
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,182
Posted By tommurtha
pic of a pic, car is long gone unfortunately, now...

pic of a pic, car is long gone unfortunately, now only a great memory
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-19-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,093
Posted By tommurtha
Why change transmission fluid annually?

I don't get it. We run 50K miles plus on a car without changing fluid, why does the boat need it so often. If I'm lucky I put 25 hours on the boat.
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,182
Posted By tommurtha
136893

136893
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-09-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By tommurtha
Is there a NAPA etc cross reference # for the MCX...

Is there a NAPA etc cross reference # for the MCX belt. I'm due, probably overdue
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,927
Posted By tommurtha
no deductible???

no deductible???
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,927
Posted By tommurtha
I support shooting thieves or at minimum cutting...

I support shooting thieves or at minimum cutting off a hand
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-30-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By tommurtha
I'd consider it a detriment, not a bonus. Just...

I'd consider it a detriment, not a bonus. Just more to go wrong with no positive impact on performance.
Forum: Electrical 10-29-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,630
Posted By tommurtha
yay!!! sometimes it's the simplest things

yay!!! sometimes it's the simplest things
Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-27-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By tommurtha
as a side note , most people over tighten the...

as a side note , most people over tighten the filter I hand tighten only , ie use only my hands, haven't had a leak in in 35 years of mastercraft oil changes
Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-27-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By tommurtha
Not being a smartass here, be sure you are...

Not being a smartass here, be sure you are turning it counterclockise when looking from the bottom. In this case since your normal view is on top you turn clockwise.

Never seen one that was too...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-13-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By tommurtha
I evidently made a bad assumption, I have not...

I evidently made a bad assumption, I have not looked at the transmission ratio. I will when I pull the boat out for the season. I was intending to maybe find a spare used OEM type prop.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-12-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By tommurtha
pretty sure 1:1 per previous owner, to be sure...

pretty sure 1:1 per previous owner, to be sure I'll have to take a look
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-12-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By tommurtha
2003 197 MCX not a power slot as far as I know

2003 197 MCX not a power slot as far as I know
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-12-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By tommurtha
I didn't really want to contact Eric as I'm...

I didn't really want to contact Eric as I'm really looking to buy used for now, just a backup.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-12-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By tommurtha
OEM prop on Prostar 197 with MCX????

My current prop which came with the boat (used) is a Johnson 203 with markings: 2588R and 7097.

No dia of the specs or what I should buy. Looking for a spare prop just in case. I exclusively slalom...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,229
Posted By tommurtha
Bought it in March, guy made a mistake trying to...

Bought it in March, guy made a mistake trying to sell too early in Delaware and panicked when nobody else seemed interested.
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,229
Posted By tommurtha
Actually I paid 18,000 including a spare new...

Actually I paid 18,000 including a spare new sunbrella cover included. Also came with an unistalled perfect pass. Private sale. Mine has the typical small vinyl tears. 360 hours when I bought it last...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,229
Posted By tommurtha
man that seems like a ton of money compared to...

man that seems like a ton of money compared to what I paid for a 2003 197 last year, same eng, 60 less hours, full tower factory fat sac set up. I know the 197 is smaller but not 25K smaller. Echo is...
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