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  • 1995 Prostar "FLOOD DAMAGE" rebuild

    Purchased this boat back in the beginning of September from CooperSS.com. It was on Lake Mcquinney here in Texas during the real bad June flood. It is a controlled lake so it was on a stationary dock. The water rose so fast no one had time to push their boats out which cause literally hundreds of boats to be damaged, (mostly inboards).

    It is a 1995 Mastercraft Prostar 190 with the LT1 option for that year. White with red/purple accents on the interior and exterior. 1400 hours! yikes!

    Pics of how it sat in the salvage yard...







    1995 Prostar 190 LT1

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    1995 Prostar 190 LT1

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    • #3
      The "salvage yard" where all of the the local boats were being kept was also a marine service company. The boat had been serviced by them for the past few years so I was able to get a little history on it. He had pickled the engine prior to parking it and said that it had some cooling issues earlier in the year but all was taken care of.

      First thing I did when getting the boat home was pull the interior out so nothing would be damaged during the process of the rebuild. The interior is literally flawless, doubt that it is the original vinyl but it is not brand new either.

      1995 Prostar 190 LT1

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      • #4
        Next I pulled all the old plugs out and replaced them with the CORRECT delco plugs, changed the oil twice, replaced the fuel filter, pulled the fuel cell and drained it. Here you can see that it did in fact "sink" or at least the *** end did...



        Next was a new battery and tried to start it. Turned and turned but nothing. Took about half a day of tracing wires and checking relays before we looked up at the lanyard.....that wasn't plugged in. FAIL.

        After we secured the lanyard it cranked right up. Ran it up to operating temp a few times and started to get it ready for the trip down to Kemah for fiberglass work.

        Last edited by Tealchevy; 10-14-2010, 09:05 AM.
        1995 Prostar 190 LT1

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        • #5
          Next was replacing all of the lights on the trailer, checking tires and brakes.



          Kemah is about a 3.5 hour drive for me and some people were wondering why take it so far. Friend of the family and he is a MASTER at gelcoat work. Here are some of the pictures he took during the process of repairing the fiberglass and gelcoat.





          1995 Prostar 190 LT1

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          • #6
            Welcome to Team Talk. Looks like a great project. Did you ever find out how long the boat sat wet? Did any water get into the trans? I can see why you drove the distance for the great fiberglass/gel work.
            - Peter
            TANDEM AXLE PACKAGE - $950 DELIVERED
            5 14X5.5 T06 WHEELS W/5 ST215/75R14 KENDA LOADSTAR RADIALS SS CENTER CAPS, LUGS, MOUNTED, BALANCED & READY TO INSTALL


            PM or email me for tire, wheel or package pricing.
            CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $125 + PARTS
            LED lights, Chrome & Powder Coated Lugs
            2 LED 6" BRAKE LIGHTS DELIVERED $25

            tiresplease@gmail.com

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            • #7
              While it was in Kemah for two weeks I got a little bored and decided to give the swimdeck some attention. First off, a small piece had been broken off so I removed a few screws, sanded it, and applied some waterproof wood glue. Countersunk about 6 more stainless screws on the backside for some added strength. The deck had also been sealed with GOBS of sealer so it all had to be sanded off and teak oil was applied.



              Last edited by Tealchevy; 10-18-2010, 04:23 PM.
              1995 Prostar 190 LT1

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              • #8
                Originally posted by thatsmrmastercraft View Post
                Welcome to Team Talk. Looks like a great project. Did you ever find out how long the boat sat wet? Did any water get into the trans? I can see why you drove the distance for the great fiberglass/gel work.
                Not sure how long it sat submerged. The transmission fluid looks extremely clean.
                1995 Prostar 190 LT1

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                • #9
                  Picked it up last Friday from Kemah and I am amazed at how perfect he matched the gelcoat. You literally cannot tell any work was done. AT ALL. It is back here at the shop and I am waiting till I have some free time to dip it in the lake and check mechanicals one last time. Installing new radio (the old radio turned on but no sound was coming out), remotes and some small interior pieces.

                  Washing the interior at the house...







                  1995 Prostar 190 LT1

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                  • #10
                    dang, that is a great rebuild so far.

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                    • #11
                      And pertaining to the windshield because I am sure there will be some questions. The windshield is made by Taylor Made Systems. I contacted them and they wanted a model number for it. I called Mastercraft and was told that they don't have a Taylor Made number for it. I thought that they were giving me the runaround because they want to sell me the windshield for $1360. My contact at taylor made called Mastercraft with the hull number and in fact they did not have a Taylor Made number for it because of its age. Taylor Made said that I can work with their specialty department on a custom windshield but it would end up being more than what Mastercraft wants. So it looks like $1360 is where I stand on the windshield, the good thing is that there are two in stock.
                      1995 Prostar 190 LT1

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                      • #12
                        Even though that is a lot, you better grab it A.S.A.P. Those two won't last long.
                        - Peter
                        TANDEM AXLE PACKAGE - $950 DELIVERED
                        5 14X5.5 T06 WHEELS W/5 ST215/75R14 KENDA LOADSTAR RADIALS SS CENTER CAPS, LUGS, MOUNTED, BALANCED & READY TO INSTALL


                        PM or email me for tire, wheel or package pricing.
                        CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $125 + PARTS
                        LED lights, Chrome & Powder Coated Lugs
                        2 LED 6" BRAKE LIGHTS DELIVERED $25

                        tiresplease@gmail.com

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by thatsmrmastercraft View Post
                          Even though that is a lot, you better grab it A.S.A.P. Those two won't last long.
                          X2 you dont want to have a sick boat with no windshield because you waited, grab it now and if something comes around better you could always try to sell it.

                          I think that is a very high demand item the way Mr. M made it sound!

                          JTR
                          Last edited by 03geetee; 10-14-2010, 08:55 PM.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Tealchevy View Post
                            And pertaining to the windshield because I am sure there will be some questions. The windshield is made by Taylor Made Systems. I contacted them and they wanted a model number for it. I called Mastercraft and was told that they don't have a Taylor Made number for it. I thought that they were giving me the runaround because they want to sell me the windshield for $1360. My contact at taylor made called Mastercraft with the hull number and in fact they did not have a Taylor Made number for it because of its age. Taylor Made said that I can work with their specialty department on a custom windshield but it would end up being more than what Mastercraft wants. So it looks like $1360 is where I stand on the windshield, the good thing is that there are two in stock.
                            That doesn't sound too bad really. When my brother had his 99 SN it had a two piece windshield with a split down the middle. In 2006 half of it got shattered when our sisters boat broke anchor and collided. Just the glass cost him $800, and that was for only half....
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                            • #15
                              Nice rebuild!! Can't wait to see the final product!
                              1989 Tristar 190 - Indmar 351, 250HP, 1:1, 530 hours

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