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Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 119,066
Posted By catamount
My '87. http://i.imgur.com/fGLz77d.jpg

My '87.

http://i.imgur.com/fGLz77d.jpg
Forum: Electrical 05-23-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By catamount
What makes you think you need to make any...

What makes you think you need to make any adjustments? Get out your timing light, check it at idle and at WOT (3500) and see where the timing falls.
Forum: Electrical 05-11-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By catamount
Beautiful work!

Beautiful work!
Forum: Electrical 05-07-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By catamount
Sounds as simple as a blown main circuit breaker...

Sounds as simple as a blown main circuit breaker to me. Look at the stern side of the engine for this fuse block, and below it is a circuit breaker that probably tripped. It's just a button, press...
Forum: Electrical 05-05-2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By catamount
Sorry, THIS is the direct replacement. Not sure...

Sorry, THIS is the direct replacement. Not sure if this is the same as the one I posted before, but this is the one I bought and it's a direct...
Forum: Electrical 05-05-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By catamount
They still sell this switch if you would like to...

They still sell this switch if you would like to replace the entire switch. I replaced one last year and it's a perfect match. I think it's this...
Forum: Electrical 04-22-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,244
Posted By catamount
I do believe that once you fix the spark plug...

I do believe that once you fix the spark plug order, your boat will fire to life!

You're currently set as 4-8-1-5-6-2-7-3 but as you noted the correct order is 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8.

Switch up the wires...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-22-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By catamount
That's what I do, too.

That's what I do, too.
Forum: Electrical 04-22-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,244
Posted By catamount
I'm not Peter, but I can tell you how I found...

I'm not Peter, but I can tell you how I found TDC. I used a piston stop in #1 cylinder. Turned the crankshaft CW until contact was made. Marked the balancer. Turned the crankshaft CCW until...
Forum: Electrical 04-15-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,244
Posted By catamount
I was facing you same dilmena, and bought one of...

I was facing you same dilmena, and bought one of the NOS distributors from eBay. After having some problems with the advance (I was only getting like 6 degrees of advance) I brought it to a speed...
Forum: Electrical 04-14-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,244
Posted By catamount
Yes, consider replacing your battery cables. You...

Yes, consider replacing your battery cables. You can get the raw materials pretty cheap online, if you can learn to crimp (easy). I was having similar problems until I replaced all of the heavy...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 04-14-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By catamount
I put a 3" round head unit to the left of the...

I put a 3" round head unit to the left of the mirror, and covered the old spot with a customer "mastercraft" plate I made out of aluminum. AM/FM/AUX/USB. Jensen MS30, it was under $100. An amp is...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 04-13-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By catamount
Neither... many of us use 2x6 on the horizontal!...

Neither... many of us use 2x6 on the horizontal! :D

Check it out, this is a very popular bunk system sold by Boat Lift and Dock. This setup holds my '98 PS 190 perfectly (rated for up to 4500...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-05-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By catamount
If it makes you feel any better, this also...

If it makes you feel any better, this also happens to me all of the time (once a year) on my '87 351W.
Forum: For Sale: Boats 03-31-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14,177
Views: 2,259,621
Posted By catamount
Found this guy in Upstate New York. Price seems...

Found this guy in Upstate New York. Price seems high to me, but what's notable is the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,467
Posted By catamount
I replaced my winch cable on an identical lift a...

I replaced my winch cable on an identical lift a couple of summers ago. Here is the walk-through: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=61420&highlight=shorestation

For bunks, I used...
Forum: General / Other 10-16-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By catamount
Those are 2x6s, not 2x4s. Big difference. I'm...

Those are 2x6s, not 2x4s. Big difference.



I'm sure both systems work fine, but I like the idea that my 6-inch wide bunks follow the contour of my hull rather than having 1-3/4" inflexible lumber...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-15-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,487
Posted By catamount
Please keep this thread updated! I have the same...

Please keep this thread updated! I have the same boat (in slightly better condition) and I'd love to see you get this thing back to life.
Forum: General / Other 10-15-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By catamount
Here is what I have, and what you'll want. This...

Here is what I have, and what you'll want. This is the bunk kit from Boat Lift & Dock. Good for up to 6,000 lbs.

http://i.imgur.com/63wd53i.jpg

It looks like their website is having issues at the...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-19-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,624
Posted By catamount
I was in your shoes ('87 Prostar 190 with old...

I was in your shoes ('87 Prostar 190 with old IBM-7008S). What I did was buy a NOS prestolite from eBay. I think it cost me around $65. New springs, etc. The only difference was that is the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-01-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By catamount
Check out the negative ground tests for your...

Check out the negative ground tests for your pertronix module (or whichever module you have). You may be losing voltage during crank. I was! I fixed it and it made a huge difference.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-29-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By catamount
Yeap, I chased what I thought was a "too rich"...

Yeap, I chased what I thought was a "too rich" issue for a while, and it turns out it was actually a voltage issue. I converted to EI, and on a hot start I just wasn't getting enough juice. Get...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4,185
Views: 571,727
Posted By catamount
Last night, right after I put the boat away. ...

Last night, right after I put the boat away.

http://i.imgur.com/TE8JlOK.jpg

PS: This is my first season with a canopy and motor on the lift, and I am loving both of those additions.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-08-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,407
Posted By catamount
What a thread bump!

What a thread bump!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-30-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 19,307
Posted By catamount
Nice work! Can't wait to hear if this solves it.

Nice work! Can't wait to hear if this solves it.
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