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  • BigGixxerFixxer
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    Originally posted by MIskiboat View Post
    Looks great. Look up 3m protective paint film to put on the back to keep it from getting dinged up after you finish it.

    Steering. If everything spins nice on the trailer I’m pretty sure your ridder is ground for torque steer. This is good for ski course, yours may be a bit overdone, mine was too. If you let go (or hold less tight) of the wheel at 30-40 mph, assume boat makes a hard right turn?

    Look at the rudder closely. The back vertical edge. The right side has a little chamfer ground or filed on it. Correct? To reduce, simply take a file and do this to the left side. I’d suggest just a little bit. Then try it out. Better off taking a few trials vs overdoing it. It is nice to have a little bit of “pull”.


    That was my experience also.
    After replacing the steering cable and shaving the rudder she turns left much more easily and requires just a finger on the wheel to track straight.
    As mentioned, go slowly when tuning your rudder. You’ll be surprised how little material needs to be removed.
    Search the topic on this forum. Helped me figure it out.
    Nice boat!


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  • MIskiboat
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    Looks great. Look up 3m protective paint film to put on the back to keep it from getting dinged up after you finish it.

    Steering. If everything spins nice on the trailer I’m pretty sure your ridder is ground for torque steer. This is good for ski course, yours may be a bit overdone, mine was too. If you let go (or hold less tight) of the wheel at 30-40 mph, assume boat makes a hard right turn?

    Look at the rudder closely. The back vertical edge. The right side has a little chamfer ground or filed on it. Correct? To reduce, simply take a file and do this to the left side. I’d suggest just a little bit. Then try it out. Better off taking a few trials vs overdoing it. It is nice to have a little bit of “pull”.

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  • bret
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    really nice work!

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  • H2Oski17
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    Shining it up

    FINALLY...after purchasing in July, I had to wait for my snowbird bro to trailer this boat down to S.C. from MN.
    Dropped it in the water for an hour ops check. Started/Ran well then parked it in my driveway.

    Unfortunately...... the next day I woke to 20 gal of gas in bilge. Seems the dealer didn’t tighten the hose clamp on fuel line after changing water separator. Grrrrrr. Cleaning that was a PIA. After siphoning out the bilge I started shining the hull while waiting for new fuel lines (just in case....they are 25 yrs old!)

    Compound/polish turning out nicely. I like the classic colors.

    One thing I didn’t like on the ops test...while at speed it is very hard to turn Left. It has a new steering cable. Steering wheel/Cable spins nicely on trailer and at idle.... But for some reason Left turns require lots of effort....only at speed. Right turns are WAY easier. I removed tank and disconnected steering cable....rudder turns easily. I’m wondering if I’ll notice any difference if I put a new prop on. Currently stock 13x13.

    To do:
    Bimini
    ACME 541
    Replace keel roller
    Relocate depth sounder transducer (currently in ski locker...taking up space)
    Touch up trailer paint
    Eventually....PerfectPass
    Attached Files

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  • H2Oski17
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    Will try cleaning the rudder and regrease. Unfortunately I’ll be away on a work trip til late September....so it will have to wait til fall. That will be my time to work out the kinks (steering, etc). Fortunately SC is almost skiable all winter. Will post progress (and probably questions) later. Thanks all so far.

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  • MIskiboat
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    Sweet boat.
    Steering. You could disconnect the rudder link in back (pull center section of floor up), and see if the rudder turns freely. Also turn the wheel to make sure the cable turns. One of those two is causing the hard steer.
    Rudder May need dropped out and clean out the old grease etc and then put back in with new grease.

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  • waterlogged882
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    Originally posted by H2Oski17 View Post
    Waterlogged882: Boat in the background was sold recently for$6K. InTune Marine in Richmond MN. I’m happy w their sales and service.
    My 205 has all the original vinyl... all looks good. All original boat as far as I can tell....including trailer tires stamped 47th week of 1993!
    Thank you.

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  • H2Oski17
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    Waterlogged882: Boat in the background was sold recently for$6K. InTune Marine in Richmond MN. I’m happy w their sales and service.
    My 205 has all the original vinyl... all looks good. All original boat as far as I can tell....including trailer tires stamped 47th week of 1993!

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  • d2jp
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    Great boat! Unmolested, low hours is a winner.

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  • waterlogged882
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    Originally posted by H2Oski17 View Post
    So....I’m a ski boat owner again....I bought a pretty much stock/unmolested 1994 MC PS205 today. Indmar 350 w the TB EFI. Previous owner traded it for a pontoon. I got it for $12K.
    Needs tires desperately, decals and some elbow grease to restore its luster. Can’t wait to use it. Only 360hrs (pls don’t lecture me on hazards of little used boat engines....I’m aware).

    Dealer said they just replaced steering cable though steering seems really stiff compared to the many other inboards I’ve driven. Idling, it turns OK...but under power ..it’s especially heavy to turn left. I can live w it but any ideas on how to lighten up the steering? Is Rudder box adjustable?
    No adjusting the cable. It is a fixed gadget. Rudder box is not adjustable.

    From all I have seen 99% of the time a new steering cable is the ticket. Don't trust the word of someone else under this described circumstance.

    The rudder port may need to be rebuilt but that symptom is mostly from water leaking by and not so much stiff movement. If it has a grease zerk, give it a shot for the benefit of any question or doubt.

    New cable is easy to install.

    Low hours is good in my book. You did OK on the price as long as the skins are good.

    Where did you buy? I'd like to call and ask about the sand and rust boat in the background. I am looking for one specific boat in that color scheme.

    $0.02

    .

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  • H2Oski17
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    So....I’m a ski boat owner again....I bought a pretty much stock/unmolested 1994 MC PS205 today. Indmar 350 w the TB EFI. Previous owner traded it for a pontoon. I got it for $12K.
    Needs tires desperately, decals and some elbow grease to restore its luster. Can’t wait to use it. Only 360hrs (pls don’t lecture me on hazards of little used boat engines....I’m aware).

    Dealer said they just replaced steering cable though steering seems really stiff compared to the many other inboards I’ve driven. Idling, it turns OK...but under power ..it’s especially heavy to turn left. I can live w it but any ideas on how to lighten up the steering? Is Rudder box adjustable?

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  • gotsnow
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    Well here's mine I'm really contemplating selling it's mid July and we only went out one time so far. And when we do go out no one wants to ski, board, tube eat... but me and I'm over it !!! No one else wanting to learn or have fun behind the boat. I really enjoy restoring them oldies, I'm on my 3rd MC.
    Now I think I'm gonna order a 22' Lund Tyee with a 300 over the winter and just fish !!!
    New cover, Acme prop, wheels, radio, wet sanded and decals and fold away tung since I bought it last yr. I'm 3rd owner and she's in really great shape for a 93' (25th anniversary). Motor 351w 285HO 1:1 trans.
    Prob gonna add seadek to trailer and redo the bunks by months end... Oh and add LED marker lights on trailer, rear lights I already replaced with LED last summer.

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  • maxpower220
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    I understand, my boat seemed to check all of your boxes except for year/hull. PPSG, EFI,very good mechanical, trailer, extended pylon and very fair price.

    Good luck on your search and ultimate purchase.

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  • H2Oski17
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    Maxpower 220: I need a 93-95 for skiability.
    SpOOky if u r interested in selling, PM me. Let me know where u r at....I’m really close to pulling the trigger on buying one.....I think. If it falls through I might have a lead seeing on a barn find ‘93 w the LS1....kind of a sketchy seller though...not very responsive.

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  • maxpower220
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    What is your price range?

    I might have a 97 PS205 that would fit your needs.

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