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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-15-2013, 05:33 PM
kcslator kcslator is offline
TT Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Boat: 2007 X Star SS
Location: Carribean
Posts: 26
2007 X Star Restoration

I recently bought a 2007 X Star at auction for 5,000 which was in need of a lot of TLC. The boat currently does not run and needs all new vinyls. I am starting this thread so people can watch the progress or pitch ideas/things that they have done with their boats that would work on my boat. Below is a list of things that I am working/plan on doing to get it up and running. My biggest issue so far is that I am in Cuba, which makes getting some things a little harder. This is my first boat so please share.

Hull:
small gouge, plan on gel coating myself
paint is faded and chalky, have a PC Buffer (any recommendations on compound)?

Cabin:
Everything is in really good shape in the cabin minus the vinyl, I plan on getting the entire boat upholstered once it is running. (recommendations on material to use or where to order materials from)?

Engine:
It has the Indmar 5.7 MCX in it, the mechanic who used to work on it said it would burn 2 qts of oil after 3-4 hrs of use. The mechanic who is working on it now thinks that is was a bad seal somewhere so had me order a gasket kit for it. I order a complete rebuild kit and it will be installed on Mon/Tue. (anyone heard of similar issue of burning oil)?

Can someone with this engine take some detailed photos for reference?

Trailer:
The trailer also needs a lot of work but I plan on fixing it once I get the boat in the water and can get to it. I see powder coat in its future.

parts ordered:
bow/cockpit cover
bimini top
engine rebuild kit
fulton f2 winch
oil filter
belts
impeller

I sure that I have missed some things but I will be posting pics as I work on each project.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-15-2013, 06:00 PM
Ironhorse Ironhorse is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Boat: 2008 Mastercraft X14 w/ LY6
Location: Alberta
Posts: 395
Good luck with the project. At $5K you cant go wrong!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-15-2013, 06:09 PM
scott023's Avatar
scott023 scott023 is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 2008 X45 Switch L18
Location: Canada
Posts: 11,764
Yep, can't go wrong at that price. What color are you planning to re gel it in? Are you sticking with original color vinyl, or are you going to spice it up some?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-15-2013, 06:25 PM
jgraham37128 jgraham37128 is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2012
Boat: 2010 Mastercraft X2
Location: Center-Hill Lake / Southeast
Posts: 914
Post more pics....
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-15-2013, 06:34 PM
MattsCraft's Avatar
MattsCraft MattsCraft is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: May 2008
Boat: 2013 X25 - 6.2 Ilmor Baby
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,084
Wow - was it a salt water boat, looks like a SS trailer?

If so, I personally would not want to deal with all the rusted connections and electronics.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-15-2013, 06:43 PM
bsettle1's Avatar
bsettle1 bsettle1 is offline
TT Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Boat: 05 205V
Location: Midwest
Posts: 19
You would pay more for a 07 Rinker - great buy
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-15-2013, 06:47 PM
Bouyhead's Avatar
Bouyhead Bouyhead is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Boat: 1996 PS 190
Location: NYC
Posts: 973
Quote:
Originally Posted by jgraham37128 View Post
Post more pics....
What he said^^^^^ The more pics, the more input you'll get. Does the motor have a closed cooling system?
__________________
1996 ProStar 190
PCM ZR6 W/ Zero Off
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-15-2013, 06:55 PM
03x30 03x30 is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Boat: 2003 Mastercraft X-30
Location: Virginia
Posts: 48
I'd buy that all day long at 2x the money.

Couple of points ..

1- Cuba .. definitely a saltwater boat. Is it a saltwater series? I'm guessing its rusted out and is going to need a new motor. $2700 + labor (or there abouts).
2 - the trailer looks ok, its galvanized (not SS) and I wouldn't do anything to it.
3 - Just priced all new skins for a Malibu and it was $2k. So $4k for an upholstery shop or just find skins and DIY. I would stick to white/grey/charcoal on the colors. Don't try to incorporate that blue. Keep it neutral but complimentary inside.

All depends on what you want to do. In the states, I would buy it, fix it, flip it. You don't exactly have a huge resale market (guessing).

Just a dirty penny .. keep rubbing! It will all be worth it in the end.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-15-2013, 11:26 PM
Tristarboarder's Avatar
Tristarboarder Tristarboarder is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Boat: 2002 Xstar
Location: Northwest
Posts: 959
His boat info on the signature says it's a SS X2, so he should be fine as far as that goes, and that includes closed cooling.....Sweet find for sure!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-16-2013, 06:36 AM
Burbon66's Avatar
Burbon66 Burbon66 is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Boat: Mastercraft X-9 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 117
Is the problem with the interior sun damage? Looks bad considering it's an 07. It must of lived most of its life uncovered. Maybe try to go for a UV stabilised vinyl if you are planning to keep it.
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 02:00 PM.