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Old 11-15-2013, 06:33 PM
kcslator kcslator is offline
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Join Date: Jul 2013
Boat: 2007 X Star SS 350 MCX
Location: Southeast
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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.

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

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)?

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?

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

I sure that I have missed some things but I will be posting pics as I work on each project.
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