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Old 08-17-2016, 11:42 PM
staticbags staticbags is offline
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need help replacing gas springs 99 sportstar

I have exhausted myself looking for this so now I'm asking.
Need to replace almost all gas lift springs in my 1999 sportstar open bow.
Really need to know the proper lift #s MFG calls for.
I need to replace all on :
observer seat (2)
engine cover (6)

Need:
2 - short ones 7.5" that keep motor cover up (says SL 31-30 but 120# sticker put over 30)
2- short ones 7.5" says 30# way in back under engine cover where drive goes outside
2 - 15" longer ones that hold engine cover base up says (SL 13 45)
2 - 15" ones hole up observer seat (part now says 30# but not sure)

I'm not sure if any of these are original. I need to replace them.
My local Master craft dealer in Austin (Boat Town) was NO help. I gave guy in parts the year and model of boat and he said he needed VIN number. Really?

Help please.
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:06 AM
KyleNowad KyleNowad is offline
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http://www.waterskis.com/Latches-and-Shocks-s/3636.htm
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:04 AM
staticbags staticbags is offline
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Thank you KyleNowad. But I had two short ones that had a sticker over the 30# mark that said 120#. I would like to know what Mastercraft calls for on engine cover short ones. I can take pics thurs if needed of the actual springs I took off. I bought two new 20# ones today and they are not nearly strong enough.
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:09 AM
Tsumi Tsumi is offline
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Associated Spring Raymond are the people you want to contact. Give them the part numbers and they should know what they correspond to. As I recall, the motor box ones are expensive ones. I contacted them for gas springs on my 2000 Prostar 190 engine box, I think they quoted about $40 a spring.

Edit: 2000 is different from the 1999, d'oh. Try Associated Spring though, they should be able to get what you need.

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Old 08-18-2016, 08:47 AM
Deb Deb is offline
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Hey Guys............problem at the factory is all the good parts guys that knew this stuff off the top of their heads are gone now. Too bad, some of the guys like Denny had been there for over 25 years and new these part numbers without even looking them up. But as dealers, we'd just take the old ones off and match them up.............not like the car business where we have cross references, etc. I know it sounds crazy, but that's the way it is. Anyway, I have a few shocks left.......I have 3 - 12" (30#) and 3-10"(20#) and one 20" (40#). And they shouldn't be that much, full retail on the 12" is like $11.00. If I can help, let me know: debbie@mastercraftaz.com
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:20 AM
stig stig is offline
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I bought a bunch of Waterskis.com but only some fit. The motor box covers were the wrong size even thought their site said they would fit. Your best bet is to compare part numbers from the old ones, mine were too corroded to see them.
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