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Old 03-13-2013, 10:05 AM
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tdjaster, can you snap a picture of how your gas shocks work on your motor box. I have the exact same boat as you. I am trying to size replacement gas shocks for my motor box to stay up. Does your setup look something like this..if so what size in (lbs) are your gas shocks?


Mine look nothing like that (see below)

I don't remember the weight and length when I replaced those last year but my best guess of memory is 50# and 22" or thereabouts.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:10 AM
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Troy,

How bad was your carpet and what process and cleaners did you use?
Mine was dirty from the end of last summer but, moreso, from me getting in and out while working on things over the break.

I used a process that several people have posted here about. I took the boat to the carwash, rinsed the entire floor once, poured out some laundry detergent, scrubbed a bit with a brush, rinsed once, poured out some fabric softener, scrubbed, rinsed until all the soap was out. The fun bonus of the process is that your bilge area gets really clean as well. Then I just let it sit out in the Texas sun for the afternoon/evening.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:11 AM
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Handsom young man, oh and the boat looks great!
Thanks! I'm very proud of both!
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:15 AM
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We've owned this boat for almost exactly a year, put 50 hours on it last year, and it looks better today than the day we bought it.
50 hours in one season in texas?

You might need to send that boat up here where it will really get skied with
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:18 AM
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50 hours in one season in texas?

You might need to send that boat up here where it will really get skied with
Yeah, I know. The prior year we put 100 on my '89 ProStar. There's a possibility of a move this summer to a house on a lake which will certainly bump those numbers.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:58 PM
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Anyone have really bad carpet in their boats that they managed to get clean as opposed to replacing? I would like to get some tips on cleaners that people have used.
I had some dirty areas on mine when I bought it. I used the car wash on the soap setting and then the rinse setting. You can just use the wand like a broom to wash all the suds down the bilge. Cover your dash well though. It brought some of the nap back up in the high traffic areas too.

OxyClean does a good job on rust. If you have any rust spots, scrub them with some OxyClean a half hour or so before you go to the car wash.
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:34 PM
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Yeah, I know. The prior year we put 100 on my '89 ProStar. There's a possibility of a move this summer to a house on a lake which will certainly bump those numbers.
McQueeny? Medina?
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:16 PM
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All set for 2013!

I last took my boat out on my birthday, 10/23/12.

In the off-season, I have:
- Sand, wax, buff the exterior
- Re-finished the platform
- Cleaned out the speedos
- Shampooed the carpet
- Replaced blower hose
- Replaced impeller
- Changed oil and filter
- Changed tranny fluid
- Cleaned the entire interior

We've owned this boat for almost exactly a year, put 50 hours on it last year, and it looks better today than the day we bought it.

On Feb. 15th, my wife and I had our first baby, a boy named Breck. He will be taking his first boat ride this weekend!

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Troy, what kind of tower is that? How do you like it on you Sportstar? Can you post front, side, rear, and angle photos. Considering putting a tower on my 96 190.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:20 PM
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Troy,

How bad was your carpet and what process and cleaners did you use?

Ours on the 190 is really bad from the PO and I was think about renting a cleaner from HD and just use a ton of Resolve / Carpet Cleaner.



Anyone have really bad carpet in their boats that they managed to get clean as opposed to replacing? I would like to get some tips on cleaners that people have used.
I'm in the same boat as you Rockman! My carpet needs major clean job!!
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:28 PM
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I had some dirty areas on mine when I bought it. I used the car wash on the soap setting and then the rinse setting. You can just use the wand like a broom to wash all the suds down the bilge. Cover your dash well though. It brought some of the nap back up in the high traffic areas too.

OxyClean does a good job on rust. If you have any rust spots, scrub them with some OxyClean a half hour or so before you go to the car wash.
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