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Old 10-14-2013, 02:34 PM
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1998 MC with 5.7
Hi...I'm new to boat ownership and just purchased a like new 98. I just tucked my boat away after doing a thorough winterization. I pulled the plugs and sprayed engine fogger into the cylinders and replaced the plugs with new plugs. Is that enough or should I pull the safety lanyard and turn the engine over? I also changed the fuel filter and changed all the fluids and of course drained the water from the appropriate locations. While cleaning the boat I found another fuel filter on top of my gas tank. A little research and I found out mC used a power steering filter at this location in 98. I called skidim and was told I could just use the identical filter that I had replaced on the engine. Has anyone else run into this and do u think I will be ok with the new filter that is not identical? Also I'm changing the location of the filter so it's easier to get to next winter. I'm moving it to the rear of the boat in the bilge area and it won't be in water. I also ordered it with barbed fitting so I can use hose clamps since it's between the tank and fuel pump...does this sound ok? Also, we live in hayden, Idaho and keep our boat on Hayden Lake. I can't believe at 56 years old we waited this long to get a boat...we surf no rope behind it and what a blast.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:37 PM
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Oh ya one more thing. Where can I buy a navigation light that goes on my tower on top of the rope saver? Thanks again
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:48 PM
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check attwood to see if they have that light. http://www.attwoodmarine.com/

congrats and welcome - I bought mine in 2010 - I waited way too long to get mine too.

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Old 10-14-2013, 04:44 PM
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I can't believe at 56 years old we waited this long to get a boat...we surf no rope behind it and what a blast.Thanks, Larry
Don;t anyone tell him about the slalom course
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:02 PM
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Don;t anyone tell him about the slalom course
Yeah... no such thing... --- or that personal best thingy...
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:19 PM
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You should have no trouble then with the old saying "Buy your Last boat First - Mastercraft".
Looks fantastic, good luck and welcome to TeamTalk.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:43 PM
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Great looking boat! Which engine does it have? MY 205 had the LT-1 and had a fuel filter on top of the engine as well as on top of the fuel tank. If you follow the fuel line from the fuel pump, it should lead to that filter if it is a fuel filter. Good luck and welcome to TT.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:23 PM
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98 205

My boat has the 5.7 vortec...assuming its a good engine. Ya 2 filters, 1 on the gas tank and the other on the engine. And thanks everyone for the welcome
Larry
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:30 PM
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Great looking boat Larry. My first boat was a MC too.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:01 PM
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Dumb question- what's the logic behind fogging and then putting new sparkplugs in? Wouldn't you want to wait until spring to put new plugs in, rather than letting them sit all winter?
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