Go Back   TeamTalk > Maintenance Tips, How-tos and Refurbishing Topics > Restorations and Refurbishments

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-14-2013, 12:08 AM
ksulliv's Avatar
ksulliv ksulliv is offline
TT Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Boat: 83 S&S
Location: Oregon
Posts: 24
83 S&S Restoration

So I got my winter project that I had been looking for for the last 6 months or so. I made the 1300 mile trip and bought roush's project (you may remember the pictures from the 10 yr old cheese nips sitting on the dash). Anyway, it was pretty much exactly was I was looking for so it was worth the drive. His last last trip out in the boat resulted in a blown exhaust hose and then subsequently 3 broken riser bolts. This is where I took over. Tried everything to get the bolts out..............nothin. Did learn my first lesson though, never use an extractor on a rusted bolt because once you break that off in there, you're screwed! Ended up taking off the exhaust manifolds and letting a machine shop deal with it. They couldn't even get the two bolts out that didn't have the extractor in it so they sent them off to get it burned out, what an ordeal! Last weekend I finally got it all put back together and we took it out for a quick trip to the lake. She ran, and not too bad either. I think the timing is off and the carb needs to be adjusted but overall I was happy that I didn't have to get towed back to the dock. So now she is put away for the winter and the projects will begin. Today I took her off the trailer thanks to the help from this thread:

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...=12550&page=17

One suggestion to others who try this, don't use a floor jack, it may move, like mine did, and cause the other hydraulic jacks fall as well. Luckily there was enough trailer under it that it fell back on to it. It's sitting pretty now on foam blocks. This will make it much easier to work on the gelcoat and I can get the trailer blasted and painted while it's off too.

So my first questions. Based on what I've read on here and this site: http://www.fiberglassics.com/restora...oring-gel-coat I feel like I have a pretty good idea of what to do on the gelcoat but no one really says what rubbing compound they use. Here are the ones I found, which one do you think will work best? Or does it really matter that much?

3M 09004: http://www.amazon.com/3M-SUPER-DUTY-...bbing+compound

3M 05955: http://www.amazon.com/3M-05955-Super...bbing+compound

3M 06039: http://www.amazon.com/3M-06039-Fines...bbing+compound

3M 06025: http://www.amazon.com/3M-COMPOUND-HI...arine+compound
Attached Images
      
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-14-2013, 01:06 PM
zsqure's Avatar
zsqure zsqure is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Boat: MC ProStar 209, 2001, LTR, Blue
Location: in the 330
Posts: 563
Nice, keep the pictures coming. Love the S&S models,.....any year.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-14-2013, 01:26 PM
thatsmrmastercraft's Avatar
thatsmrmastercraft thatsmrmastercraft is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 1977 Stars & Stripes
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 13,855
Great boat to restore. Love the red flake. Is that a V/M trailer? Looks a lot like mine, though mine has a winch stand.
__________________
Peter

Tandem Axle Trailer Special
Includes: 4 T07 wheels, 4 ST205/75R14 Kenda
Loadstar KR03 Radial tires, mount and balance
Free Delivery


ALUMINUM WHEEL AND TIRE PACKAGES
SINGLE AXLE 14" PACKAGE STARTING AT $369
SINGLE AXLE 15" PACKAGE STARTING AT $439
TANDEM AXLE 14" PACKAGE STARTING AT $649
LED lights, Spare Tire Carriers, Chrome & Powder Coated Lug Nuts
GOLF CART TIRES & WHEELS

PM me or email tiresplease@gmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-14-2013, 02:17 PM
gweaver gweaver is online now
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Boat: 1988 Prostar 190
Location: Northern California
Posts: 398
That was the first thing I thought- looks like my V/M as well (minus the winch mount).
G
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-14-2013, 02:21 PM
thatsmrmastercraft's Avatar
thatsmrmastercraft thatsmrmastercraft is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 1977 Stars & Stripes
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 13,855
Winches were optional on many of the ski boat trailers for years. I seldom use mine.

Mine doesn't have the keel roller either. It is 6 years older though.
__________________
Peter

Tandem Axle Trailer Special
Includes: 4 T07 wheels, 4 ST205/75R14 Kenda
Loadstar KR03 Radial tires, mount and balance
Free Delivery


ALUMINUM WHEEL AND TIRE PACKAGES
SINGLE AXLE 14" PACKAGE STARTING AT $369
SINGLE AXLE 15" PACKAGE STARTING AT $439
TANDEM AXLE 14" PACKAGE STARTING AT $649
LED lights, Spare Tire Carriers, Chrome & Powder Coated Lug Nuts
GOLF CART TIRES & WHEELS

PM me or email tiresplease@gmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-14-2013, 03:47 PM
tph's Avatar
tph tph is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: '83 Metalflake Blue on Grey S&S Powerslot, 351W
Posts: 1,103
Quote:
Originally Posted by gweaver View Post
That was the first thing I thought- looks like my V/M as well (minus the winch mount).
G
I think many of the west coast '83's were put on V&M's without winches.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-14-2013, 04:33 PM
ksulliv's Avatar
ksulliv ksulliv is offline
TT Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Boat: 83 S&S
Location: Oregon
Posts: 24
Yep, it's a V/M trailer. I've never put a boat on a trailer without a winch before last weekend. I ended up doing it myself because it was cold and the person with me didn't want to get wet. It was actually pretty easy!

Hoping my trailer will look as good as tph's when it's done!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-14-2013, 08:14 PM
JayBrown JayBrown is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Boat: 1976 master craft stars and stripes
Location: canada
Posts: 130
Looking good keep'up the good work let us know which cleaner you end up'using
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-15-2013, 09:56 PM
roush611 roush611 is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Boat: 1983 Mastercraft S&S
Location: Livermore, CA
Posts: 223
Woooohooooo glad to see an update. Very interesting about the riser bolts, sorry I passed that headache on, didn't know it was going to be such a pain in the ***. :-/
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-17-2013, 06:50 PM
ksulliv's Avatar
ksulliv ksulliv is offline
TT Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Boat: 83 S&S
Location: Oregon
Posts: 24
It wasn't a huge deal. I am expecting that kind of stuff to happen in a 30 year old boat!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:29 AM.