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Old 02-02-2012, 11:12 PM
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1983 Stars & Stripes restoration project

Hello from Australian Waterski Magazine. We just wanted to let the members of this forum know about a restoration we are doing on a 1983 Stars & Stripes, fitted with the original 351 PCM with PowerSlot option.
The boat was in poor, non-running condition so we're looking to do a full restoration including new paint / gelcoat restore, new interior, running gear & trailer, involving some local businesses who advertise with us.
Anyway, will post some pics of the hull / paint shortly as it has been completed.
Here are the pics of the boat as we found it. The colour scheme will be white / dark blue (metal flake) rather than the double blue in these pics once complete.
Interested to hear any views or thoughts.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:16 PM
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Looks great. On the edge of my seat waiting for more! Good luck!
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:19 PM
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Welcome to Team Talk. Love to see another beauty brought back to life. Keep the pics coming.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:44 PM
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I'd be interested in what's left of that old ski mirror. Please email Keith at keith3613@tx.rr.com.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:10 AM
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Is that an early '83 with wood stringers or a late model with the fiberglass system? Looking forward to your updates!
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:02 PM
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Is that an early '83 with wood stringers or a late model with the fiberglass system? Looking forward to your updates!
I'll get back to you on that. The boat might even be an 82 now I think of it. I'll check next time I see it. Floor feels pretty solid anyway, so hopefully stringers won't need to be replaced.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:41 PM
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Before you spend a lot of money on new gel coat/ paint you may wanna do a search in this forum on gelcoat restoration. A lot of times these old boats can be saved without trashing the OEM finish. Get with Jim@BAWS for the decals too.

This is Gunna be a looker.
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:25 AM
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Before you spend a lot of money on new gel coat/ paint you may wanna do a search in this forum on gelcoat restoration. A lot of times these old boats can be saved without trashing the OEM finish. Get with Jim@BAWS for the decals too.

This is Gunna be a looker.
I agree. The problem with that year boat can be a break down in the clear gel over the flake, but from the pictures that looks good.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:42 AM
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I'd be interested in what's left of that old ski mirror. Please email Keith at keith3613@tx.rr.com.
Don't mean to thread jack but, Shipping from australia gonna cost, east tx skier has one for sale in marketplace. A lot closer to home.
http://www.mastercraft.com/market/sh...ct=4279&cat=14
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:13 PM
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Looking forward to hearing about your project, is there a web site where we can also follow along?

Did a search believe this might be the link

http://www.waterskimag.com.au/

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