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Old 10-31-2014, 01:58 PM
CoachK5 CoachK5 is offline
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Wanting to refurb my 87 ProStar

I have owned this boat for 25 years and while she still runs and looks great, I want to explore having the motor gone through and getting the interior redone, maybe new decals. I have replace vinyl when needed over the years but it is time to do this right.

Where in the Midwest, SW lower Michigan is there someone who does this? Thanks in advance for any input.
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:58 PM
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Wow, that looks really nice! How many hours on the engine? I assume you've kept up with regular maintenance: Oil, hose replacement, etc, etc?

Other than maybe doing a cosmetic upgrade to the exterior decals (assuming engine is A-OK), I can't imagine doing much to that -as good as it looks! Trailer looks great too.

Not to talk you out of it, b/c as you know (or will find out) there are a lot of ways to spend money on a boat
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Old 11-01-2014, 03:41 AM
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I can make your decals if you decide to go that direction.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=51858

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Old 11-01-2014, 01:14 PM
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Exterior looks perfect don't change it! I would change the vinyl and the carpet in the interior and that's it! That boat is nice!
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Old 11-06-2014, 11:42 AM
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Thanks guys. She is great shape for her age. Motor has 1180 hours and it does run great. The interior is starting to come apart at the seems and that is one reason I want to get it all done. The gel coat has no issues, but the decals need to be redone, especially the grey stripe separating the blue and white.

Right now I'm just try to get all my ducks in a row to get all this done.

mikeg205, I'll get in touch when I'm ready. Thanks for the offer.
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:29 PM
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In my opinion that boat doesn't need a damn thing. Nice machine for what it is.
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:59 PM
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Sweet boat . I have the exact same year and colour with only 730 hrs. Don't do much .Looks good to me!
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:15 AM
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I agree with the rest of the posts that your boat doesn't need anything, but if you really wanted a full refurb (although I have no idea what that would entail for a boat in your condition), you can check out Viper Customs in TN. I believe they do full restorations and do some very nice vinyl work.
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:24 PM
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Well, we haven't seen under the engine cover There are lots of things you can do to the motor for both performance and updated looks. Ford performance valve covers, new intake manifold, Trident hoses with blue stripe, fresh new paint on exhaust manifolds, etc. etc.

And, the trailer: You can upgrade to a nice wheelset, replace your leafsprings, bearings and have the trailer modified to accept a ramp-n-clamp type of device and new winch.
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:46 PM
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Very nice looking boat. I replaced carpet in mine last year and it looks really good but I wish I had done some research and I would have gone with seadeck instead of carpet. It would have required a little more work but not a whole lot. One thing I did have done was had a custom seat made for behind the driver that faces back. It matches very well and has storage underneath.
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