Go Back   TeamTalk > Maintenance Tips, How-tos and Refurbishing Topics > Engine / Drive Train

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-29-2011, 12:23 AM
travis351 travis351 is offline
TT Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Boat: Mastercraft Skier 1983 PCM 351
Location: Southeast
Posts: 8
Driveshafts

New member first post. Seems like a great forum here FAQ and history were very enlightening.

Anyway, my 83 MC Skier (Powerslot 1-1/8 shaft) has been parked for a while and I'm slowly bringing her back to life. After fixing the fuel and electrical issues, we were out for a ski and the driveshaft sheared off right behind the strut. Judging by the rust, it appears to have pitted so badly right there that it rusted nearly 3/4 through. The only shiny metal exposed by the shear was about the thickness of a pencil. Probably a miracle it lasted for 3 runs that day.

Skidim needs a measurement tip to tip to order an ARE replacement shaft and coupling and as you can see, I'm missing one of the tips. Any ideas on how long the drive shaft on my boat should be?

Are there any other drive shaft replacement options out there that I should look into? I run in both fresh and saltwater.

I'm also in the market for a 14x18 Prop, nut and key if anybody has one they want to sell.

Thanks!
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-29-2011, 12:31 AM
mikeg205's Avatar
mikeg205 mikeg205 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Boat: 1995 Pro Star 205 5.7 Liter
Location: Plainfield - Joliet, IL
Posts: 11,727
Send a message via Skype™ to mikeg205
Check Oj props...I am sure they know how much shaft you need past the strut for installing a prop... Good Luck.... please post your solution and picks...
__________________
...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-29-2011, 01:41 AM
FrankSchwab FrankSchwab is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Boat: 1998 Maristar 200VRS
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,562
Man, that sucks.

I don't have a prop for you, but I've found good deals on Ebay in the past, especially for stock props like the 14x18. Probably still cost you a couple hundred bucks, though.

/frank
__________________
1998 Maristar 200VRS
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-29-2011, 08:28 AM
mayo93prostar mayo93prostar is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Boat: 1993 Prostar 190 Blue Stars and Stripes, Powerslot
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 779
You should replace your strut bearings also. There are new white plastic ones that are supposed to be better than the old black rubber ones.
__________________
1993 Blue Stars and Stripes Prostar Powerslot 351HO
Mastercraft: Face It - If you are not a good skier behind this boat, you are not a good skier.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-29-2011, 07:04 PM
corey's Avatar
corey corey is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Boat: between boats
Location: Nordeast Minneapolis
Posts: 1,354
The shaft length will vary depending on engine tranny combo, I saw you had a powerslot but here are all the combos for an 83'

-47.5" x 1" for std tranny
-40" x 1-1/8" for powerslot with 454
-41.75" x 1-1/8" for powerslot with 351
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-29-2011, 07:05 PM
corey's Avatar
corey corey is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Boat: between boats
Location: Nordeast Minneapolis
Posts: 1,354
Forgot to add that the shaft usually comes with a key and prop nut.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-29-2011, 09:43 PM
81SNS 81SNS is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Boat: 1981 stars/stripes 351W
Location: southeast
Posts: 91
corey is right on, my 81 power slot , 351 shaft measures 41.75"
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-29-2011, 10:58 PM
madcityskier's Avatar
madcityskier madcityskier is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 85 Stars&Stripes, safe-t-top, trick realease, boom, flitepipe pylon
Location: madison, wi
Posts: 1,787
Might want to take a good look at the rudder as well. Looks fairly corroded, as would be expected given the age and sometime salt water. Had a buddy break one in a moderately hard turn some time ago. Much better thing to fix before being stranded.
__________________
I spent most of my money on booze, broads and boats. The rest I wasted. - Elmore Leonard
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-29-2011, 11:55 PM
Willski's Avatar
Willski Willski is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Boat: 2007 Prostar 197 TT #11
Location: IL
Posts: 2,096
Wow. I bet that was a surprise! Hope you can get her fixed up soon. You may want to check a few other things while you're at it if there was that much corrosion. Rudder bushing, etc....
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-30-2011, 08:06 AM
thatsmrmastercraft's Avatar
thatsmrmastercraft thatsmrmastercraft is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 1977 Stars & Stripes
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 15,200
Quote:
Originally Posted by madcityskier View Post
Might want to take a good look at the rudder as well. Looks fairly corroded, as would be expected given the age and sometime salt water. Had a buddy break one in a moderately hard turn some time ago. Much better thing to fix before being stranded.
I bet that was exciting.


I think I would replace all the running gear just for peace of mind.
__________________
Peter

SPECIAL PACKAGE PRICING
4 ST205/75R14 Kenda KR03 radials
4 wheels of your choice
Mount, balance & free shipping
$529




CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $125 + PARTS
LED lights, Hubs, Spare Tire Carriers, Chrome & Powder Coated Lug Nuts

PM or email me tiresplease@gmail.com
*** FREE DELIVERY ON ALL ORDERS ***[/center]

Coming soon.......TrailerEssentials.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
driveshaft, length, shear

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:26 AM.