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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-09-2014, 03:38 PM
tommurtha tommurtha is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Boat: Prostar 197 2003
Location: Northeast
Posts: 47
floor behind the engine box lifts 2003 Prostar 197

2003 Prostar 197, just got it, floor lifts up both underway and after stopping. Lifts a good 4-5 inches Rug & fit seem fine. Any ideas about fixing or why this is happening
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-09-2014, 04:03 PM
prostar205er prostar205er is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: May 2013
Boat: ProStar 205, 1994, LT1
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 68
A picture might help explain what you mean. Typically the floor is screwed down so you might check and see if you are simply missing the screws that would hold it in place.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-09-2014, 05:29 PM
tommurtha tommurtha is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Boat: Prostar 197 2003
Location: Northeast
Posts: 47
the section directly in back of the box about 2 feet wide Extending to the transom shows no sign of screws. Boat is 90 min away so no pics
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-09-2014, 05:32 PM
brighac's Avatar
brighac brighac is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: May 2014
Boat: 89 tristar 190
Location: Southeast
Posts: 81
Most likely missing the screws. Lowes or any hardware stores should be able to get some. Those are about 3" screws on my boat.
__________________
-Austin

*****************************

1989 tristar 190
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-09-2014, 05:51 PM
tommurtha tommurtha is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Boat: Prostar 197 2003
Location: Northeast
Posts: 47
can another 2003 or close verify it had screws. The carpet shows no sign of screws. It lifts the entire back of the engine box up. I'll get picks on the weekend if needed
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-09-2014, 06:19 PM
mikeg205's Avatar
mikeg205 mikeg205 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Boat: 1995 Pro Star 205 5.7 Liter
Location: Plainfield - Joliet, IL
Posts: 11,403
Send a message via Skype™ to mikeg205
floor should be screwed down.. otherwise engine box (dog house can slide and collide with front of spinning engine parts...
__________________
...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-09-2014, 10:21 PM
sprj sprj is offline
TT Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Boat: 2005 PS197
Location: Alberta
Posts: 22
Direct drive. Spinny parts on the front of the engine. Front of the engine box is latched. Rear is hinged to the floor piece. Mine is a friction fit between the solid floor panels and the carpet.

No screws.

In mine if I pull up the engine box I can lift up the floor. I'd pull the whole assembly up and put some carpet in the joint between the floor sections and push the middle back down to see if you can get it to bind up so it stays put without screws.

Seems weird that it would loosen up.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-10-2014, 07:06 AM
02ProstarSammyD 02ProstarSammyD is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Boat: 2002 Prostar 209 - SammyD Edition
Location: Southeast
Posts: 1,877
Quote:
floor should be screwed down.. otherwise engine box (dog house can slide and collide with front of spinning engine parts...
Mike its a friction fit. My 02 209 was the same way. Became a bit annoying. The carpet is obviously going to compress over time and not fit as well. The back fit is not the problem its the floor fit where the dog house meets. My carpet eventually started coming apart from where it would pop out etc. Make sure you have the front of the doghouse locked down in the front at all times. What about a thin layer of clear silicone on the wall of the floor key?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-10-2014, 08:25 AM
mikeg205's Avatar
mikeg205 mikeg205 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Boat: 1995 Pro Star 205 5.7 Liter
Location: Plainfield - Joliet, IL
Posts: 11,403
Send a message via Skype™ to mikeg205
Quote:
Originally Posted by 02ProstarSammyD View Post
Mike its a friction fit. My 02 209 was the same way. Became a bit annoying. The carpet is obviously going to compress over time and not fit as well. The back fit is not the problem its the floor fit where the dog house meets. My carpet eventually started coming apart from where it would pop out etc. Make sure you have the front of the doghouse locked down in the front at all times. What about a thin layer of clear silicone on the wall of the floor key?
awkward design - depending on carpet and friction to hold it in. IMO
__________________
...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-10-2014, 08:31 AM
02ProstarSammyD 02ProstarSammyD is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Boat: 2002 Prostar 209 - SammyD Edition
Location: Southeast
Posts: 1,877
Quote:
awkward design - depending on carpet and friction to hold it in. IMO
To me the design is fine the results just suck after the carpet mats down over time. The only way to access the ballast shutoff is though that floor. In the event of blowing a hose etc I would not want to be pulling out screws to get under the floor.
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 02:20 AM.