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Old 06-12-2012, 09:32 AM
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Tower came out sweet. What'd you use for backing plates and did you glass them in or use epoxy? Gonna be putting mine on soon and the '00 has no plates from the factory so I'm using the ones from New Dimension.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:55 PM
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Tower came out sweet. What'd you use for backing plates and did you glass them in or use epoxy? Gonna be putting mine on soon and the '00 has no plates from the factory so I'm using the ones from New Dimension.
Thanks. I thought it turned out really nice. Now I'm just waiting on towerbiminis to make a nice top for me.

I actually used the plates from New Dimension as a template for the back plates but had a sheet metal shop make me some 1/4 inch thick ones instead of the 1/8 that came in the kit. I just wanted to be extra cautious. Then for the front plates I got underneath to see what room I had and cut some cardboard out for a template and had the metal place make those off of that. They are extra big, but didn't cost a lot so I thought, "what the heck."

I did glass them in with the kitty hair that came in the kit, but I had to buy an extra quart since my plates were larger. I have to tell you, glassing them in is NOT fun. It was a total PITA. It's hard to reach where the plates have to go and the kitty hair dries way too fast. You definitely want to have an extra hand (or 2) around when you do it. I'm not so sure I wouldn't use something different like epoxy if I had it to do over again.

I'm happy to answer any other questions if you have them.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:58 PM
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Does anyone know off hand what the part number is for an oil filter and the spark plugs for the LTR engine (off a 1999 MS 230)? I have the manual, but the part numbers must have changed since back then and my boat is in storage 45 min away. Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:01 AM
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NAPA 1060 oil filter

AC Delco MR43LTS spark plugs
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:53 AM
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AC Delco MR43LTS spark plugs
Thanks. I saw that those fit the LT1, but didn't know if they would also fit the LTR or not. The guy at NAPA couldn't tell me either.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:54 PM
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Are the only fluids/oils I need to change out are the motor oil and tranny or is there another fluid for the V-drive? Also, I'd heard there was a possibility that in this model people were using 15w-40 motor oil in the tranny instead of tranny fluild to prevent rattling. Any of you do this? If so, how is it working out for you?

Found this thread: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=36909
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:01 PM
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I'm closing in on a Maristar 230 and I was wondering if you can add the fins to the bottom of the boat? If so, has anyone done it and what were the positive or negative effects?

Also, I've heard that you should change the steering cable as part of the maintenance every 5 years.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:15 PM
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My new to me 1989 Maristar 240. Has Indmar BBC 454/425hp. Original 144Hr boat. I had imported from Denver CO. to VA. I had been looking for months Boat and trailer a 9+. Boat arrived with original 1989 tires on trailer. Runs 48mph at 5000 rpm 4 blade OJ legend force.

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Old 06-14-2012, 11:43 PM
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Congratulations. Appears your patience and persistence paid off. Post more photos when you can. Enjoy!
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:15 PM
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Great looking boat. I have the same boat but a 1991 with dark blue and off white paint scheme. Best all around boat on the market.
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