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Old 08-11-2014, 10:01 AM
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1995 Maristar 200 VRS Clean-up and Restoration

I bought a 1995 Maristar 200 VRS about a month ago. Overall in pretty good shape and it runs like a top. Hence why i bought it.

Each weekend is a project for either the boat or trailer, if im not out on the water.

Im going to post my projects that are worthwhile for anyone interested.

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Old 08-11-2014, 11:15 AM
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Purchase pictures

Here are a few the photos from the seller when i bought the boat.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:39 AM
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Carbon Fiber Dash panel upgrades

One of my first projects involved cleaning up the driver's area. Almost all of the gauge/switch panels were chipped or broken in the corners. It was mostly an eyesore.

The panel with the ignition switch even had a carbon-fiber-clone-paper-garbage-something covering the original plastic plate underneath.

This inspired me to swap every panel with actual carbon fiber plates. Maybe its cheating because im an engineer and i work with composites, but hey that's life.

Here are some before pics.

I also took the liberty to swap all of the old black plastic rocker switches with NKK led integrated toggle switches. Much cleaner in my opinion.
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:03 PM
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And here are the after pictures.
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:40 PM
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Much improved! Will you label your switches?
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:44 PM
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I looked at this boat also. But ended up getting a 1997 200 VRS also from the Charleston area.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:49 PM
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Looks like it's in really good condition, not a lot of work to do?
Next project is to put a carport over her, yeah?
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:27 PM
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Much improved! Will you label your switches?

Yeah, need to find appropriate labels. Screen print would be ideal, but I'm going to see what a label maker will do for me in the meantime
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:31 PM
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Looks like it's in really good condition, not a lot of work to do?

Next project is to put a carport over her, yeah?

Next up are continuing re-upholster where the previous owner left off.
Adding back in the hatch lift motor (removed because is was likely dead)
Adding wakeboard tower
Removing rust from trailer and adding casters to the rear bar (likely this weekend)

Already added Ramp-n-clamp, no brainer over new boat buddy

A car port would be nice. I'm surprised how hard it is to find covered long term storage out here.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:33 PM
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I looked at this boat also. But ended up getting a 1997 200 VRS also from the Charleston area.

Small world. I don't even remember seeing the 1997. Likely out of our price range, plus we weren't looking too hard in the Charleston area, mostly due to distance from Greenville and proximity to salt water.
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