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Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,158
Posted By T-Rager
I've been here since 2004. I miss Harold and his...

I've been here since 2004. I miss Harold and his insight into all things MasterCraft.
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2020, 04:01 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 19,847
Posted By T-Rager
I tested positive for COVID 19 on March 5. Full...

I tested positive for COVID 19 on March 5. Full recovery took about three weeks. I'm once again pulling my advertised horsepower! I'm 74 with no comorbidities.
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,778
Posted By T-Rager
I had what appeared to be a faulty servo on my...

I had what appeared to be a faulty servo on my previous ProStar several years ago. I bought a new servo from PP and the problem persisted. The problem turned out to be an open wire in the wiring...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-16-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,592
Posted By T-Rager
Rebuilt the engine at 175k, replaced upholstery...

Rebuilt the engine at 175k, replaced upholstery at 250k, installed a new transmission at 300k (old one was OK, but I got a great deal on a factory new one), rebuilt front and rear axles and installed...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-15-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,592
Posted By T-Rager
I tow my 197 with a 1990 Jeep Comanche. 357,000...

I tow my 197 with a 1990 Jeep Comanche. 357,000 miles on the clock.
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,103
Posted By T-Rager
Same here on the year-around skiing. Not many...

Same here on the year-around skiing. Not many boats left on lifts on Lake Sammamish. The only issue these days is dense morning fog.
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,534
Posted By T-Rager
I take loratadine (generic Claritin) tablets and...

I take loratadine (generic Claritin) tablets and haven't had the blocked sinuses syndrome since doing so (about 5 years now). I take one 10mg-tablet daily all year round. It is available...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 09-14-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,978
Posted By T-Rager
I'm 72 and ski a 68" Radar Strada with double...

I'm 72 and ski a 68" Radar Strada with double Wiley boots. I have been on this ski since 2010 and love it.
Forum: Trailers 05-28-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,397
Posted By T-Rager
Your message is a bit confusing to me. The item...

Your message is a bit confusing to me. The item you have circled in the picture is not the bleeder valve. It is a plug. The bleeder valve is the fitting above the plug with the central orifice.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-28-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,036
Posted By T-Rager
What do you mean by "broken insulators"? Do you...

What do you mean by "broken insulators"? Do you mean the spark plug's center electrode (inside the cylinder) or the ceramic portion of the spark plug that is outside the cylinder?
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2018, 04:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,622
Posted By T-Rager
Here is a drawing of the slalom arm kit I...

Here is a drawing of the slalom arm kit I purchased from GereMarie about two years ago. I paid $383, including shipping.
Forum: General / Other 02-27-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,023
Posted By T-Rager
No vents, but as noted by a previous poster,...

No vents, but as noted by a previous poster, there are gaps between the cover and the tower. During the rainy season (November - June), I also put a poly tarp over the entire boat and trailer to...
Forum: General / Other 02-26-2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,023
Posted By T-Rager
I live in the Seattle area and my boat sits...

I live in the Seattle area and my boat sits outside year around. This time of year we often get rained on before we finish our ski sets and the interior gets wet. The environment is also quite wet....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-18-2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,817
Posted By T-Rager
Had the PSS Shaft Seal in my 1990 ProStar 190 for...

Had the PSS Shaft Seal in my 1990 ProStar 190 for 10 years without any issues. Now have the same device in my 2004 ProStar 197. Again no drips and no problems.
Forum: Wanted to Buy 08-21-2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,666
Posted By T-Rager
I bought a new pair of these arms from GereMarie...

I bought a new pair of these arms from GereMarie last month. They were in stock and cost me $383, shipping included.
Forum: Appearance 07-22-2017, 04:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,961
Posted By T-Rager
I had a fender bolt work loose on my trailer and...

I had a fender bolt work loose on my trailer and over time it gouged through the gel coat and into the underlying fiberglass of my ProStar a few millimeters . I didn't notice the damage for quite...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 07-04-2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 20,800
Posted By T-Rager
Bubbacuse77, Which ACME prop are you now using?

Bubbacuse77,
Which ACME prop are you now using?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-01-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By T-Rager
Sounds like one cylinder has lower compression...

Sounds like one cylinder has lower compression than the others.
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,799
Posted By T-Rager
I've never received a citation on the water. But...

I've never received a citation on the water. But the last time I was in court for a traffic speeding ticket, the officer didn't attend and the judge stated that, in the absence of the officer, the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,088
Posted By T-Rager
The only service bulletin I could find on this...

The only service bulletin I could find on this subject is SV 2001-2. I does not say to use engine oil in the Hurth 1:1 ratio transmissions, only gear reduction transmissions.

Is there another...
Forum: Trailers 05-25-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,676
Posted By T-Rager
Over the past two years, I've had to replace 3 of...

Over the past two years, I've had to replace 3 of the wheels on my 2-wheel F2 (about $25 each). They simply broke. I park the trailer and never move it on the jack wheels. I've also had to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,088
Posted By T-Rager
Both to 2004 and 2006 Mastercraft owners manual...

Both to 2004 and 2006 Mastercraft owners manual state that the Hurth 450D 1:1 ratio transmission use Dexron II, III or MERCON transmission fluid.

Here is a copy of the table.

Transmission ...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-15-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,901
Posted By T-Rager
The spark plug wires are not necessarily out of...

The spark plug wires are not necessarily out of order. With the timing mark on the crankshaft damper aligned at TDC on the timing tab, either cylinder #1 or #6 is at top dead center.

To determine...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-15-2017, 03:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,901
Posted By T-Rager
Double post. Sorry.

Double post. Sorry.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-15-2017, 03:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,901
Posted By T-Rager
Pikkasho, You state in your first post: “I tried...

Pikkasho,

You state in your first post: “I tried to hobble it back to the dock and in the process, when I gave it just a bit of gas, broke the starter. I remember there being a back fire and the...
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