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Old 04-23-2018, 09:56 PM
wakesurf6786 wakesurf6786 is offline
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New to me 2004 X30!!

So excited to say I finally pulled the trigger on a Mastercraft! Iíve always had a stern Drive boat growing up but Iíve wanted my own true inboard for years now. It needs some work for sure. The prior owner did not seem to do much more than oil changes and impeller changes. Vinyl is newer but definitely a cheap job. Here is my to do list let me know what you guys think:

Acid wash the hull
Distributor cap
Rotor
Impeller
Spark Plugs
Plug Wires
Manifold repair
Trans oil change
Decal removal
Compound and polish
New Decals

Iíll probably have more to add but Iím excited and ready to get her looking sharp again!
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:30 PM
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Congrats on the new purchase. I picked up my 04 x30 almost 2 years ago. It has been a great family boat! Which motor does yours have?

Lots of great people on here to help out.
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:59 PM
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Welcome to the club. I've got the Maristar version of that boat, 03 vintage. They're not the newest, they may not have all the bling, but they're darn roomy and do the job well. Yours doesn't look too bad, nothing some elbow grease can't fix.
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Old 04-24-2018, 07:25 AM
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Read BrianM's thread on oxidation removal ... i think this is the most comprehensive three step process and i used it on my '93 ... it takes time but it works

I also pulled out the trailer on my '93 and put the bat on concrete blocks .... make it much easier to work on and be able to get verything

Decals come off ... slow ... acetone, heat gun, plastic outlet covers ... they will come off

Congrats and cant wait to see the progress

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Old 04-24-2018, 07:38 AM
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Congrats on the purchase and welcome. A little TLC and she will shine right up. You will be amazed how she looks after you clean up the gel. Nice looking boat.
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Old 04-24-2018, 08:29 AM
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congratulations and welcome aboard! Just takes time...
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Old 04-24-2018, 08:38 AM
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Congrats on the boat. You can make that thing look great with some elbow grease.

Hull will get clean with an acid wash. Polish the gel back to a great shine. Looks like no scuffs which is great.

As for the interior it will need some work. start with a more aggressive cleaner and use a brush (I like one that attaches to the drill.. soft bristles though) DO NOT forget after an aggressive cleaner to wash the seats with warm water and then use a vinyl protectant.
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Old 04-24-2018, 08:53 AM
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Congrats on the boat. You can make that thing look great with some elbow grease.

Hull will get clean with an acid wash. Polish the gel back to a great shine. Looks like no scuffs which is great.

As for the interior it will need some work. start with a more aggressive cleaner and use a brush (I like one that attaches to the drill.. soft bristles though) DO NOT forget after an aggressive cleaner to wash the seats with warm water and then use a vinyl protectant.
Congrats on the boat, I agree with Greg on the interior. I read through sodar's interior cleaning thread and ended up ordering some totally awesome cleaner and drill brushes off amazon and wow what a difference it made. Here is the link to the interior cleaning thread

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Old 04-24-2018, 09:11 AM
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I got a brush like this. but the soft one.

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Old 04-24-2018, 09:27 AM
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Excellent choice! With a little elbow grease and some time, that boat will be shining like the diamond it is! Like yourself, I came from an I/O boat, but dreamed of getting an inboard for 12 years. Bought my MariStar (same hull as yours) 8 years ago and have not looked back. Great all around boat with lots of room for family and friends. Like others have already said, it may not have all the newest bling, but it still gets the job done well. Congrats! You'll love it!
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