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Old 09-27-2009, 11:29 PM
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Thumbs up First Ski/wakeboard Boat!!!

Hi everyone and respect to the MC fraternity. Just bought 1995 prostar 190 had a few silly newbie questions need help with:
1. previous owner was not sure how long gas had been in engine supposedly 30 plus days, is there any way to verify if the gas is good or bad before starting the engine and causing probs?
2. oil on dipstick looks black, what type of oil should I use to replace with the best money can buy?
3. the previous owner says that the engine is a chevy engine? the only obvious things I can see are : black engine , with blue text EFI on it can anyone tell me which engine this is original or not, and is there a link to the engine break down and maintenance?
4. the hull is in good condition, just at the bottom of the bow I guess where the boat was beached the gel coat is gone and I can see brown/gold fiberglass looking coat, with what and how should I repair this or is it ok to leave it like that?
5. the prop looks to be original three blade, two blades have tips bent a little, no cracks or tears, is that ok, and if not can it be repaired or not worth it and does the type of prop effect the wake ? since we will be wake surfing and boarding ?
Thanks for your time will post pictures asap appreciate in advance all the help I can get ....
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:58 AM
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1. Drain all gas and buy 91+ octane.

2. Best oil is oil with Gold Particles in it. They haven't invented it yet, but that would be the best...

3. Look into the manual, or take lots of BIG pictures and post them here...

4. i would reapair everything and make it lke new... ( Search ) = Gelcoat. Lots of info here...

5. Put a 6 blade prop on her. 3 is good so 6 would be better...

Ps. ignore all but #1 & 3 as it's sunday night and I still feel a little woozy and can't think from 3 days on the lake...
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:20 PM
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1. Drain all gas and buy 91+ octane.

2. Best oil is oil with Gold Particles in it. They haven't invented it yet, but that would be the best...

3. Look into the manual, or take lots of BIG pictures and post them here...

4. i would reapair everything and make it lke new... ( Search ) = Gelcoat. Lots of info here...

5. Put a 6 blade prop on her. 3 is good so 6 would be better...

Ps. ignore all but #1 & 3 as it's sunday night and I still feel a little woozy and can't think from 3 days on the lake...
Nice of you to answer with such a worthless post to a first time owner, considering you set a record for stupidest questions asked about their boat. You telling someone to do a search is priceless.
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:06 PM
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Nice of you to answer with such a worthless post to a first time owner, considering you set a record for stupidest questions asked about their boat. You telling someone to do a search is priceless.
ROTFLMFAO. Exactly what I was thinking 190. Good thing John came along and made things right.
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:46 PM
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Nice of you to answer with such a worthless post to a first time owner, considering you set a record for stupidest questions asked about their boat. You telling someone to do a search is priceless.
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ROTFLMFAO. Exactly what I was thinking 190. Good thing John came along and made things right.
I thought about adding some similar comments but figured I'd refrain. Glad I wasn't the only one with these thoughts.
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:16 PM
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Nice of you to answer with such a worthless post to a first time owner, considering you set a record for stupidest questions asked about their boat. You telling someone to do a search is priceless.
omg, lmao!! that has to be the "post of the month". i am suprised he didn't post some 300 pics of his own boat.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:48 PM
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Nice of you to answer with such a worthless post to a first time owner, considering you set a record for stupidest questions asked about their boat. You telling someone to do a search is priceless.
Concur, you would think that given the amount of worthless crap posted by Maristar Man he might provide some useful information to a new member.

You know everyone gave him good info so he decides to return the favor by being a total smartass.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:55 PM
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Welcome to the forum! You will find a wealth of information here Wakesurfer. Get yourself an account!

Go through your boat end to end. Start fresh with everthing possible or affordable. You can never go wrong with:
1. new gas and fuel filter
2. new oil and filter
3. new tranny oil and filter (if applicable)
4. grease all the steering points
5. Install a perko flusher and flush engine really well with Salt Away
6. Inspect the trailer and make sure your brakes work and the hubs are lubed.
7. Bleed the brakes
8. New Impeller, make sure transmission cooler is clean of any old Impeller chunks.

You will find a wealth of information here, sometimes not as already seen.

Good luck
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:00 PM
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Welcome to the forum! You will find a wealth of information here Wakesurfer. Get yourself an account!

Good luck
Agreed. email Phil.Walker@mastercraft.com and tell him you want to be able to login as a regular user instead of a guest. There is a glitch that occurred and if you sign in from one particular link you get logged in as a guest instead of as a user.

And Chief is dead on in the rest of his analyses.
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:45 PM
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Smile thanks Chief!

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Welcome to the forum! You will find a wealth of information here Wakesurfer. Get yourself an account!

Go through your boat end to end. Start fresh with everthing possible or affordable. You can never go wrong with:
1. new gas and fuel filter
2. new oil and filter
3. new tranny oil and filter (if applicable)
4. grease all the steering points
5. Install a perko flusher and flush engine really well with Salt Away
6. Inspect the trailer and make sure your brakes work and the hubs are lubed.
7. Bleed the brakes
8. New Impeller, make sure transmission cooler is clean of any old Impeller chunks.

You will find a wealth of information here, sometimes not as already seen.

Good luck
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