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Old 07-20-2018, 12:34 PM
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What year did Mastercraft stop using wooden stringers in the Prostar?
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:37 PM
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:39 PM
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So an 88 Prostar has fiberglass stringers?
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:57 PM
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So an 88 Prostar has fiberglass stringers?
Well a composite material not fiberglass, per say. This is different than Nautique who held onto to wood stringers until 1993ish
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Old 07-20-2018, 08:04 PM
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I thought Composite/fiberglass was used together.
Guess not
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:24 PM
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How do you determine if an 83 has wood or fiberglass stringers?
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:59 AM
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I think you can tell by looking at how the motor and transmission mounts connect. On the wooden stringer boats the mounts are bolted directly to the stringers but with composite stringers there is a steel angle iron.
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Old 08-01-2018, 01:11 PM
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Going to look at an '83 and, when I asked the seller, was told it was a late year model with the glass stringers. I requested a pic of the engine mount. Please tell me this guarantees it has glass stringers...?


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Old 08-01-2018, 01:24 PM
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here's the pic.
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Old 08-01-2018, 04:51 PM
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You are asking the right question but in an slightly incorrect manner...regardless that boat does not have the wooden 4-stringer layout as in the predecessor years.

That underfloor has composite, foam-filled channels with an engine support system built on top of it. Me personally, I'd rather have a wood-stringer hull (82 and prior) to have a simple and sturdy structural-integrated design. Water-soaked foam is always a possibility in the channels, etc. I'd rather work on an earlier year boat and know it's good.

Metalflake can be difficult (not always) to restore if the gel is badly oxidized.

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