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Old 03-12-2012, 10:19 PM
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Well here goes....
After a long contemplation about "replacing" our boat, we decided to "sink" a little $ into this old beast rather than have a boat payment. It sure is nice not to have to make monthly payments. Anyway, this boat has been in our family since about 2000. I purchased it from my brother in 2007....who had/has good intentions but is not the best wrench. Slowly but surely I have been "purging" those "good intentions" if you know what I mean. We have been running the heck outta the boat since 2007, and pulling reg scheduled and preventative MX. Its got an Indmar 351W with Powerslot running a std NiBral 14x18 sitting right at 1000hrs. No damage...normal dings. This thread is not intended to produce a fully restored cherry 25 year old boat, but rather to refresh her a little and maybe help some peeps sow the seed and get the fever. The interior I think was original, and actually not too bad of shape for its age. The carpet seemed original but not sure. Also I'm on somewhat of a budget so dont suggest any prochargers, as much as I would like one. I'll post as many pics as I can and try to be diligent in updating any interested in following. Here is a list of some of the things that will be done, but not all inclusive:

1. New interior
2. All new wood for interior
3. New 20 oz carpet
4. Powdercoat windshield frame, intake vents, vent on cover, blower vent, side rails, pylon, and platform brackets
5. Tint windshield and all new gaskets
6. Acid wash
7. Complete buff and wax, including dash
8. A proper bilge pump install (one of those "good intentions")
9. Rebuild alternator (bearing going out)
10. Fix Trans leak
11. New pitot pickups and tubing
12. New stereo (maybe just speakers)
13. New Vesconite strut bearings
14. Refinish the teak deck
15. New intake/blower hose
16. New impeller
17. Fix a bunch of wiring
18. Possible new fuel sender
19. New tank to pump hose

Holy crap....I better get busy! Im sure this list will shrink and grow....cheers!
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:36 PM
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Well here goes....
After a long contemplation about "replacing" our boat, we decided to "sink" a little $ into this old beast rather than have a boat payment. It sure is nice not to have to make monthly payments. Anyway, this boat has been in our family since about 2000. I purchased it from my brother in 2007....who had/has good intentions but is not the best wrench. Slowly but surely I have been "purging" those "good intentions" if you know what I mean. We have been running the heck outta the boat since 2007, and pulling reg scheduled and preventative MX. Its got an Indmar 351W with Powerslot running a std NiBral 14x18 sitting right at 1000hrs. No damage...normal dings. This thread is not intended to produce a fully restored cherry 25 year old boat, but rather to refresh her a little and maybe help some peeps sow the seed and get the fever. The interior I think was original, and actually not too bad of shape for its age. The carpet seemed original but not sure. Also I'm on somewhat of a budget so dont suggest any prochargers, as much as I would like one. I'll post as many pics as I can and try to be diligent in updating any interested in following. Here is a list of some of the things that will be done, but not all inclusive:

1. New interior
2. All new wood for interior
3. New 20 oz carpet
4. Powdercoat windshield frame, intake vents, vent on cover, blower vent, side rails, pylon, and platform brackets
5. Tint windshield and all new gaskets
6. Acid wash
7. Complete buff and wax, including dash
8. A proper bilge pump install (one of those "good intentions")
9. Rebuild alternator (bearing going out)
10. Fix Trans leak
11. New pitot pickups and tubing
12. New stereo (maybe just speakers)
13. New Vesconite strut bearings
14. Refinish the teak deck
15. New intake/blower hose
16. New impeller
17. Fix a bunch of wiring
18. Possible new fuel sender
19. New tank to pump hose

Holy crap....I better get busy! Im sure this list will shrink and grow....cheers!
That 351W is just now getting broke in. One thing I typically do to a refresh is replace the exhaust hoses from the riser all the way back. They may appear good but they deterioriate on the inside and eventually collapse. Click on the link in my sig line for what I have found....

And one last opinion from my perspective... leave the tint off the windows. From my preference, that takes away any resell appeal if I am looking. No big deal but it really gains you nothing other than personal preference to the owner. What really gets rid of glare is a black dash and deck area inside the windshield area.

If your budget allows, a new wiring harness from the dash all the way out is a good thing. It's pre-marked, easy to install, and makes for less hassles in time and troubleshooting, and allows you to wrap everything in loom. Relatively inexpensive from www.skidim.com.

As for the teak? I pressure wash mine once a year. I do not like oil coming from the platform onto my carpet...

Take the old carpet out in one piece as much as possible (relative to the sectional replacement). Makes for a great cutting template saving a lot of headache.
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..Some of you give a whole new meaning to the phrase "another @sshole with a Mastercraft."

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Old 03-12-2012, 10:38 PM
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:43 PM
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Skins and carpet and a compound buff will make that thing look new... I was over at Don Bennett's boat service last weekend and he was reglassing an 83 and putting back in new interior. Made it look nice. Your machine will be like new... Did I mention a new Holley 4160?

Been down on your lake when I was at the nuclear station near you.
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..Some of you give a whole new meaning to the phrase "another @sshole with a Mastercraft."

RE: Thrall, Welcome to the club....
NEW SKINS in TN... Leading Edge Marine Interior

feedback on a TN company: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=58767

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Old 03-12-2012, 10:51 PM
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That 351W is just now getting broke in. One thing I typically do to a refresh is replace the exhaust hoses from the riser all the way back. They may appear good but they deterioriate on the inside and eventually collapse. Click on the link in my sig line for what I have found....

And one last opinion from my perspective... leave the tint off the windows. From my preference, that takes away any resell appeal if I am looking. No big deal but it really gains you nothing other than personal preference to the owner. What really gets rid of glare is a black dash and deck area inside the windshield area.

If your budget allows, a new wiring harness from the dash all the way out is a good thing. It's pre-marked, easy to install, and makes for less hassles in time and troubleshooting, and allows you to wrap everything in loom. Relatively inexpensive from www.skidim.com.

As for the teak? I pressure wash mine once a year. I do not like oil coming from the platform onto my carpet...

Take the old carpet out in one piece as much as posible (relative to the sectional replacement). Makes for a great cutting template saving a lot of headache.
Manifolds and risers were replaced 3 years ago, and new hoses last year. I elected to remove the mufflers and am running 4" chrome tips. I did see your hose and I bet that just drove you crazy trying to diagnose.

I'm kinda up in the air about the tint. I know its a PITA to apply...and if not done right it will look like caca

Wiring harness? Who? where? how much? Being an aircraft mechanic I have some pretty sweet connectors called enviromental splices that have a special butt splice and then a sealed heat shrink sleeve that goes over that. Crimpers are $800 new and each splice is about $5...anyway im interested in the harness but it need to be pretty model specific for me to bite. Shoot me some info. One thing is I have a non-standard ignition...running MSD so last thing I want to do is hack into a nice new harness...but still interested.

I got the carpet out in three pieces. I think it was put in with 2...seamed down the bow. It might have been one with a "slit" in the center. Did the best I could but it was old...damn stuff is almost like dust!
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:52 PM
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That boat will look great refurbished.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:53 PM
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Skins and carpet and a compound buff will make that thing look new... I was over at Don Bennett's boat service last weekend and he was reglassing an 83 and putting back in new interior. Made it look nice. Your machine will be like new... Did I mention a new Holley 4160?

Been down on your lake when I was at the nuclear station near you.
She's got the new 4160 on her now

Good ol' Commanche Peak huh...those bastards damn near drained us last summer. We were 8' low...I had my garden tractor on the lake bed cutting out stumps in our cover for 2 mos. We are completely full now...
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Skins and carpet and a compound buff will make that thing look new... I was over at Don Bennett's boat service last weekend and he was reglassing an 83 and putting back in new interior. Made it look nice. Your machine will be like new... Did I mention a new Holley 4160?

Been down on your lake when I was at the nuclear station near you.
Here's a harness kit. I have seen an entire kit from end to end somewhere recently. I'll run across it sometime soon and post the link.

http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=R121014

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..Some of you give a whole new meaning to the phrase "another @sshole with a Mastercraft."

RE: Thrall, Welcome to the club....
NEW SKINS in TN... Leading Edge Marine Interior

feedback on a TN company: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=58767

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Old 03-12-2012, 11:13 PM
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I got all the interior out this weekend along with the carpet. I even managed to pull that bastard center floorboard up. And no I didnt use a hammer. The bilge was NASTY due to an oil leak in the trans and all the mud dobbers building nests from sitting in the lift with no water. More pics
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Looks like it's ready for sanding the old glue out..

Been there too. I used two belt sanders on my last 85 restore...

Are you going to have to lift the deck from the hull to get under the seat base? It looks like it is part of the deck.

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RE: Thrall, Welcome to the club....
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feedback on a TN company: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=58767

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