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  • 1994 MC Maristar 200 FI/DD Project

    Let the fun begin, lol. Well, after waiting about three weeks, I was finally able to pick up my Maristar that needs some love. The boat was sitting on foam blocks in the guy's yard who I bought the boat from. I originally bought a used trailer to try and retrofit it to fit the boat. Of course the trailer didn't work out. I found out the hard way that unless it is a factory trailer then it is almost impossible to find a used trailer that would fit my boat with having the direct drive. I'm not one to cut corners on safety, so I wanted to make sure I had a trailer that would fit the boat perfectly. I ended up having an custom boat trailer built to fit the boat. I am extremely happy I went this route. I had it built locally at a place called Charleston Trailer. I can't say enough about these guys. They built a solid trailer and used aluminum bunks instead of wood. Their customer service is probably the best that I've ever experienced. The owner actually drove out to where the boat was located and loaded boat into the trailer from the blocks, free of charge. Then he towed the boat back to his shop and made final adjustments to ensure of a perfect fit with the hull and the trailer. Anyways, I'm ready to dig in and get my hands dirty. The interior is trashed. I'm not even sure if any of the foam cushions is salvageable. I'll know more of what I'm getting into as I go through the boat. I will post pictures of the progress as I go along. I look forward to getting this boat back out on the water. How someone could let this boat get in this condition is beyond me. How the hell do you break a steering wheel in half too?
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              Nice Trailer....boat will make it look even better as you bring it back to life!
              Good luck with your journey, those are great boats and you will enjoy it when your done.
              The guys on this forum can help you along the way.....They have helped me many times as I have run into issues.
              Keep us posted with pictures of the progress!

              Joe

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                      Thanks, I appreciate it. I'm sure I will have a few questions

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                        Good luck!! Look forward to the progress. That thing needs some love!
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                          Thanks! Yeah, she's been used and abused and needs more love than ever, lol

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                            What is it about Maristars that make people want to trash them so bad? My 89 240 was in similar condition, but I couldn't walk away from the jade metallic metalflake. My opinion is when MC marketed these boats it was more towards the runabout crowd who are notorious for not taking care of theeir boats. If you want proof just come to my Marina and I'll show you a pile of less than 5 year old Cobalts Sea Rays and Bryant's that look more worn than my 26 year old MC, and it isn't from lots of use. We've been out a dozen times so farthis year and those boats haven't moved from their dry dock space. I can't imagine spending that kind of money and not taking care of something, I couldn't even have a conversation with someone like that.

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                              I cannot figure it out either. Maybe some people have more money than they know what to do with and have no appreciation for what they have. But, I guess if there weren't people and boats like this, I would never have the opportunity to own a Mastercraft. I sure wouldn't be able to afford a new one. I like and welcome the challenge to bring something like this back to her former glory.

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