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Old 09-07-2013, 07:34 PM
gaz46 gaz46 is offline
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Smile nightmare day....

Hi guys.

Just wanted to tell you about my day!!

Basically today was the day my boats new owners were picking her up. The boat is basically a 86 skier but built in the uk and called a pro comp. I got up early to check everything was in order and to fit a new starter solenoid and coil just to make sure everything was perfect for them.

All parts were fitted in minutes and I tested it out with a fake lake, everything seemed sweet. The new owners turned up, handed over the cash and launched the boat. Around 20 minutes later they got towed in!!!!

Ive owned the boat for the last 3 Years and its never let me down.

When the boat came I swapped back to the original coil and it fired straight up. The new coil must have been faulty. The boats back up and running but has a misfire on the holeshot, im guessing the points and condenser are fried.

Anyway the guy still had the boat on the understanding id get him a replacement set of point's and condenser. I cant begin to describe the embarrassment and guilt I felt. I guess the moral of the story is if it aint broke dont fix it!!!

The only good thing to come out of this is that I picked up my new to me 91 prostar this afternoon!!!
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:37 PM
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thatsmrmastercraft thatsmrmastercraft is offline
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I refer to last minute work, especially when it isn't absolutely necessary, like that as tinkering. Tinkering never leads to good results. Hope the sale goes through.

Congrats on the new Prostar. Post up some pics.

Two Chrome 10 hole wheels with Kenda Loadstar radials.
Mounted, balanced & delivered.
With ST205/75R14..........$309
With ST215/75R14..........$346

CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $199 Parts, labor & return shipping included
Holley Marine 4160 Freshly Rebuilt $349 - Delivered (no core charge)


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Installed my carb that was rebuilt by thatsmrmastsercraft, Thanks Peter!! Hot or cold this boat starts and runs like it fuel injected.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:48 PM
gaz46 gaz46 is offline
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Haha... no more tinkering for me! The annoying thing is I thought I was doing them a favour!!! You live and learn.... Thanks for the heads up on the starter solenoid, it worked a treat!

Only had an hour or so out on the 91 today and I love it already!!!!!!
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:18 PM
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If it ain't broke...
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:47 PM
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/Comgrats on the new boat.Sorry to hear about the sell go bad.
Current boat:

2003 x9
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:05 PM
Redstorm Redstorm is offline
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She didn't want to go with the new owners
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:48 PM
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She's just acting like an x-girl friend who knew she was about to be dumped! Don't think these old boats don't have their own conscience! Ever see the movie Christine?
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by chriscraftmatt1976 View Post
If it ain't broke...
It will be once I've fixed it.
I spent most of my money on booze, broads and boats. The rest I wasted. - Elmore Leonard
I had always thought that there was nothing quite so sad as an abandoned boat.-Terry Hayes
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:28 AM
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Congrats on the new boat. Let's see some pics.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:54 AM
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This remonds me of a car I had when I was in High School. Engine had gremlins for sure. But I swear, every single time I took it to the mechanic, it was like daddy entered the room and the kids all perked up and acted right in his presence. The dam car would run perfect. It did this to me several times taking to the mechanic. Eventually the faulty part broke completely and he repaired it. But it seems like your story. As soon as people show up to buy it, it starts acting like a 2 year old.

Anyone else realizing these boats/cars/toys act just like children?
When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things.
1 Corinthians Chapter 13 - 11
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