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Old 03-30-2012, 02:44 PM
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If you're picky like me you can find water hose from Jamestown Dist with blue instead of green.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:07 AM
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Any updates...at your pace you should be in the water by now!
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:18 PM
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more progress....

Was too busy to post my weekly update last week, so here it is a couple days late...


Been working on the engine "hook up".

Again...not super difficult, just time consuming...
  • Drilled holes and mounted ski tow support.
  • fabricated new removable wood center floor board pieces.
  • rewraped engine harness, and mounted to stringer Hooked up to engine.
  • painted and mounted mufflers along with new rubber exhaust piping.
  • Ran new fuel line, mounted fuel filter to stringer and installed new filter element.
  • Temporary installed fuel tank for start up and test run. Will remove one more time to install tow ring on back of boat/run new spedo air lines..


Working towards a possible first time fire-up this week. and a test run on the lake by this weekend!!!


Were really getting close...

This week's "to do" list.
  • finish rebuilding and install the Morse throttle control...
  • Temporary run battery cables for fire up and test run. I am planning on reconfiguring front floor pannel to accomidate a dual battery set-up...
  • double check boat electrical system. Have not done this yet since boat purchase. Does not look like wires are too screwed up under the dash...


Where do I go from here...
  • After lake test run, and all system check out good...get boat ready for paint....

  • Build a jig to support boat off trailer. prep boat for paint (stay tuned)...

  • prep/paint trailer to match boat...

  • re do interior....
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:11 PM
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Impressive. Thanks agian for the pictures. Nice job.

Any plans for tunes/amp/speakers while you have it open for wiring and mounting?

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Old 04-12-2012, 04:29 PM
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Great work! Nice and clean as well!

Wait....paint?! Im currently removing paint from one of my boats and IMHO I don't think paint belongs anywhere on a boat other than the registration numbers! No matter what people say...gel will hold up much better and be cheaper in the long run.

Obviously it's your boat and I'm far from the restoration police! Just my $.02!
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:59 PM
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x2- it's no one's boat but yours, but I bet you'll be surprised and how well a little wet sand love will bring back that gel coat!

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Old 04-17-2012, 02:54 AM
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progress up date...it RUNS!!!

It's been four months since this project began, and I fired up the boat for the first time on Friday...and it ran great!...I took a short video, will post a link when I get it up on You tube.


The engine would NOT fire at first. It was kind of a stumper...
I had fuel.
I had spark...well...come to find out...I had a small amount of spark!

Checked the spark by pulling #1 spark plug out...I had spark, but I thought it looked weak. I continued to try to get the damn think to start until the battery went dead. I threw in the towel, and went home to "sleep on it".

I was around a old 1965 Mustang the next day, so I checked the spark on that engine, and the spark plug sparked a hell of a lot more than the Mastercraft spark...

I had another new coil, so I swaped it out, and tried it again...1/2 crank...and that baby roared to life!!!

IT WAS A FAULTY COIL!!!

pretty exciting!

set the timing, hooked up the throttle....it's ready for a spin on the lake! Putting in the seats (temporary) to give it a spin.
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:27 AM
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Great work! Nice and clean as well!

Wait....paint?! Im currently removing paint from one of my boats and IMHO I don't think paint belongs anywhere on a boat other than the registration numbers! No matter what people say...gel will hold up much better and be cheaper in the long run.

Obviously it's your boat and I'm far from the restoration police! Just my $.02!

Yes...the paint.....

I'm torn about this one also.....

There is absoutly nothing wrong with the gel coat on this boat...matter of fact...it's in pretty good shape...

except for the fact that the striping is brown!!

I'm not too hot on the bown color.

so...I don't know... leaning on changing the striping to candy red metal flake....

i've seen a couple pictures of some boats on TT that are pretty inspiring....



What do you guys think???

Restore the existing blah...brown....

or

repaint an eye popping candy metal flake...with matching trailer...
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:47 AM
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Wishart - Thank you for providing all of the pictures and detailed updates. Of all the threads I've gone through here on TT, this has been one of the most enjoyable.

My $.02 on paint vs. restore:

It's your boat and you've certainly done more than 99% would have to bring this baby back to life and whichever route you go it will look awesome based on the work we've seen in this thread so far.

If you're looking to keep the boat for your own personal enjoyment, I would paint it whatever color you want. If though, you are looking to sell it after the project is complete, I think keeping the original gel coat is the way to go.
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:36 PM
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I agree with RustyMC. If you're keeping the boat paint it whatever color you like. I can't remember who it is but it's one of the major posters on this site that did his in an awesome yellow and white. If you plan on selling it in 2-3 years, keep it original it will hold its value and people will be less skeptical as to why the original color was changed.
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