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Old 10-06-2005, 12:22 PM
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Hi All...

Hello everyone!

I just joined the site. I was looking for more boats like mine, and I guess I've found them!

My ride: '76 Mastercraft Stars & Stripes. Blue and White

These aren't the best pictures, but you get the idea. I'll upload them to the site later...



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Old 10-06-2005, 12:25 PM
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Welcome!

Your '76 S&S looks to be in great shape.

Just read your profile and your occupation is very interesting. Anything we would have heard of?
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Old 10-06-2005, 12:34 PM
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Welcome!!!!
Very nice boat!!!
Get us some more pictures and history of your boat.
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Old 10-06-2005, 12:35 PM
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Welcome! Great looking boat! I'd love to see some more pictures, too.
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Old 10-06-2005, 12:44 PM
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welcome......what have u invented????


anything we have heard of???
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Old 10-06-2005, 12:45 PM
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Welcome! Great looking boat! I'd love to see some more pictures, too.
What our resident celebrity said.
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Old 10-06-2005, 12:58 PM
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Thanks for the welcome, guys!

I don't know too much history on the boat...but I'll tell you what I know.

I was looking to replace my old boat, a '67 Tahiti runabout with a 110 Merc OB (two stroke). CA laws are getting more strict, and two-strokes are even banned on some lakes (i.e. Tahoe). I don't have any digital pictures of the boat, but I'll try to find some. I sold the Tahiti to my cousin, who lives in Washington and Montana. He uses the boat all the time...

So, about 4 years ago, I started looking for a replacement. I was down at our local Mastercraft dealer/shop, and I was looking at some of the boats they had, and saw the '76 on the lot. Evidently, it was in for some work. I had asked them if it was for sale, and they said they didn't think so, but they would contact the owner. As it turns out, the owner had recently purchased a new MC, but was having a tough time thinking about selling the '76. I talked with him, and he sold me the boat

The previous owner was a Team Mastercraft member, and attended a few of the reunions. He suggested that I join as well.

I haven't had to put much into the boat since I got it. I added a bimini, new speedo's, new bilge pump, new fuel filter...that's about it.

The 351 runs like a top, and it gets out of the hole FAST! There's NO wake to speak of, and it turns on a dime!!!
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:03 PM
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Welcome M-Funf! Looks like a nice boat, really incredible how they hold up! Probably hitting the 30 year mark! Holder of 14 patents myself, all in electrical design.
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:03 PM
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welcome......what have u invented????


anything we have heard of???
Nothin' good

I've done mostly medical devices. Some of the devices I've either invented or contributed to: a surgical robot, a resorbable polymeric stent, an implantable intravascular defibrillator, a bunch of minimally invasive instruments...some spine stuff...
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:08 PM
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Welcome M-Funf! Looks like a nice boat, really incredible how they hold up! Probably hitting the 30 year mark! Holder of 14 patents myself, all in electrical design.
Thanks! Yeah, I've got a boatload of patents...too bad they don't pay the bills

I do know that both of the stringers have been replaced in the boat. There was some rot, so the previous owner pulled the engine, replaced the stringers, and put the engine back in.

The boat also had a leak develop this last season. I found a bunch of caulk around the shaft log, so I pulled the prop shaft, cleaned up all the caulk, and epoxied the crud out of the area to fix the leak. Then added new packing, and it's good to go
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