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  • noodleski
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    thanks
    that's awesome
    my trailer doesn't even have a prop guard. It's a '79. I'm thinking about refurbishing the entire thing....one day

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  • dichdoc
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    Did the trailer in 07, it's here:
    http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=14807
    I own a fab shop so I built the fenders. I ended up selling the fiberglass fenders to a guy in Illinois or Indiana I think. Shipping was a killer! I still have the plans for the fenders and I'm guessing they're posted on here somewhere if you wanted someone local to fab them for you.

    ...Here they are!
    http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...t=fender+plans

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  • noodleski
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    wow. looks great!
    what did you do with the old trailer fenders? did you have the diamond plate fenders cutom made? or buy them already done?
    thanks

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  • dichdoc
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    Well I thoght I should ressurect and update this thread!! We nursed the interior along until last fall and tore it apart and used the old vinyl for patterns. Sewed on an old Singer I got off Craigslist, Mom was in for a week and helped a bunch! We're happy with the results for less than $400! While the seats were out I thought it was the right time to install new carpet (it was almost ten years old now!) As I was pulling up the carpet to my dissapointment the fiberglass repair peeled off the floor and stuck to the carpet! It looks like I didn't prep the original gel coat at all! So I sanded with 60 grit this time and re-re-glassed the repairs. I also thought it would be a good time to replace the exhaust manifold hardware becuase 15 years ago I had to weld on the bolts to get them out which is hard on the carpet. I had applied anti sieze to the new bolts way back then and they came out clean this time. Also buffed her out again, the precision auto kit was empty so I ended up with some 3m marine color restorer fro mthe local auto parts store. Worked well, boat wasn't oxidized too bad this time. Reinstalled the interior and all the new Aluminum vents I've been making. My wife and I had our first date in this boat 16+ years ago, the kid was 5 weeks old last time I put a bunch of work into it, she's now 9 1/2 and helped with the work.

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  • primcj5
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    this thread has been a great help to me lately as i am just about to start restoring my blue and white 84 stars and stripes boat that i purchased last week from a bank repo...so far the exhaust manifolds and risers need replaced,exhaust rubber and thru the hull fittings and sherwood pump impeller,tank had 6 months of water/gas mix from the cap being off..boat has only 496 hours

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  • keith3613
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    I’m selling a dozen new 1984-1985 MasterCraft dash switches. These have the clear paddle that illuminate green then change color to red when toggled on. These are new from the original manufacturer. Price is $13.00 which includes the silver adjustment nut and the threaded black plastic dash ring. Additional dash rings are $.50 each. Ask for Keith at 972-998-1885 in Dallas Texas.

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  • dichdoc
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    I'm honored this thread keeps coming back from the dead! I had to re read the thread to even come close to answering your question. I can't for the life of me remember if I put the round access hatches back in or not???? It's been 4 years and i have never taken the teak off and have had no problems with it loosening up. The bolts were welded solid and everything was foamed so future access doesn't really seem to be a concern for me, but if you were trying to avoid some fiberglass work it's probably a great option. I think the brackets dropped in through the holes with no problems the only thing I vaguely remember is the bottom bolts were very close to the "floor" and proved difficult to line up. To all that find this thread in the future feel free to PM me as my sporadic wondering through team talk might cause me to miss this thread. TB

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  • Nvrgvup
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    This is a great thread.

    I like the round access holes to get to the transom to thru bolt the swim platform. I was thinking about doing something like that when I need to perform this update. Do you think this was a good approach.

    Were you able to install your plate with the studs attached through the access hole or did the floor need opened up more?

    Thanks

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  • dichdoc
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    Thanks for the tip on the wheels but this thread is four years old! Here is a link to the trailer refurb: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=14807
    all new tires rims springs fenders all powdercoated. Hard to believe it's been that long I looked through the thread I don't own the same truck, I have a new shop, My kid can ski behind the boat now!

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  • rsmith_5568
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    Boat is looking great if you arelooking for some new wheels for the trailer there is a site that sells alum. mastercraft wheels i bought 2 for $60.00 each they are overstock wheels. the web site is www.trailertirewarehouse.com mine is an 86 look good with the new shoes on it

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  • Monte
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    Great work dichdoc!!

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  • dichdoc
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    wow resurected this thread from the deep past. Actually wasn't a decal but screen printed on? If you had access to an original that was legible a good decal shop could get you close??

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  • tony35off
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    hi can anyone tell me if the decal for the dash that has the solam times is avable?

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  • oxberger
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    Directions?! Cool! I'll check it out for sure. Thanks for the info. Again, great job!

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