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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-14-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By jchance
Use Rotella 10W-40 motor oil in the tranny too. ...

Use Rotella 10W-40 motor oil in the tranny too. I have thew same combo and Mastercraft recommended the changeover years ago to Rotella to prevent whine from the gearbox. It works well.
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,403
Posted By jchance
I use a SS tube clamp like made for a ski or...

I use a SS tube clamp like made for a ski or board mount and mounted a short body Shakespeare SS whip and it works well.
Forum: Electrical 05-26-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,782
Posted By jchance
Much easier to just remove the entire dash than...

Much easier to just remove the entire dash than to remove the panel. Pull the driver seat, pull the radio, remove the steering column and look for the 3 screws that secure the dashboard to the dash...
Forum: Electrical 02-03-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By jchance
Call PerfectPass and upgrade. I did when my...

Call PerfectPass and upgrade. I did when my gauge went south. VERY happy with the Stargazer system!
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,137
Posted By jchance
Mastercraft only makes/sells skins for boats...

Mastercraft only makes/sells skins for boats within the last 4-6 years of their production date. After 4-6 years you have to have them made by a third party. Most shops don't have a custom pattern...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,019
Posted By jchance
No engine problems but if you get pulled over for...

No engine problems but if you get pulled over for a Coast Guard inspection and are WAY overweight you may have other issues; such as a citation. It is their decision to issue a citation for...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,137
Posted By jchance
Took mine to Viper in fall of 2016 and was...

Took mine to Viper in fall of 2016 and was EXTREMELY impressed with the finished product. They have changed locations since then but I would highly recommend them.
Forum: Electrical 10-19-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By jchance
Joel at Centroid is the answer. Yes, you need...

Joel at Centroid is the answer. Yes, you need another sender. Look for the other post where mayself and others have answered that question.
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,157
Posted By jchance
The only shop I am aware that actually has...

The only shop I am aware that actually has permission to use the MC and Mastercraft logos is Viper Customs in Venoire, TN. Notice the location. It is where your boat was fabricated to start. It is...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,164
Posted By jchance
Just curious, I have a 2001 LTR which is a CEFI (...

Just curious, I have a 2001 LTR which is a CEFI ( I think). Why would I and what are the advantages of updating to a MEFI 4. What is entailed in the swap?
Forum: Ballast 08-27-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,616
Posted By jchance
To keep the bag from filling you have to put a...

To keep the bag from filling you have to put a loop of hose above the waterline between the valve/pump and the bag. With the valve/pump and hoses all laying along the keel, it is low enough when...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,089
Posted By jchance
5 gallon racing cans and a 1" hose and valve. ...

5 gallon racing cans and a 1" hose and valve. Empties a can every 40 seconds. Get the ones from PitStopUSA.com This is all I have used for the last 10 years. Save $1/gallon over marina due to...
Forum: Electrical 07-06-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
Posted By jchance
Glad you got it working. You will like the ease...

Glad you got it working. You will like the ease of the Faria gauges.
Forum: Electrical 06-13-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 22,136
Posted By jchance
You could run without either but I would NOT...

You could run without either but I would NOT unless I was sure that I had oil pressure. You can feel the risers and make sure the temp is OK but no way to tell if the lubrication system is OK...
Forum: Electrical 06-06-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 114,145
Posted By jchance
I have the Kronos in my 2001 Maristar 210VRS and...

I have the Kronos in my 2001 Maristar 210VRS and they look outstanding. I also changed the face of the depth finder to white to match.

For Jchance: Thank you for the clarification. So that I am...
Forum: Electrical 06-06-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 114,145
Posted By jchance
It really does not matter. The signals into the...

It really does not matter. The signals into the MMDC are all analog. Just match color/signal to the correct gauge and you are good. The fuel sender is the biggest issue and Joel at Centroid is the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By jchance
Viper. Not the cheapest but one of the best.

Viper. Not the cheapest but one of the best.
Forum: Upholstery 09-06-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,048
Posted By jchance
Second that. Past customer too. It really...

Second that. Past customer too. It really depends upon which boat and if you have anything else besides upholstery. 5K to 8K depending on carpet, lighting, etc.
Forum: Electrical 09-02-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,009
Posted By jchance
Thanks. Even after speaking with several guys...

Thanks. Even after speaking with several guys from the factory, I never really saw a reason for the swap and I guess that they didn't realize that Airguide had caused the switch. At least it served a...
Forum: Electrical 09-02-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,918
Posted By jchance
What year is your boat. They made changes to the...

What year is your boat. They made changes to the engine controls almost each year even though the engines stayed the same. Here is a snippet from the PerfectPass install manual about the 2001. If you...
Forum: Electrical 09-01-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,009
Posted By jchance
As I have said in other posts, the MMDC does very...

As I have said in other posts, the MMDC does very little in the early 2000 boats. It was a product looking for a use. It ONLY took the engine signals that are analog and converted them to a digital...
Forum: Electrical 09-01-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,918
Posted By jchance
Have same boat but branded a Maristar. Mine was...

Have same boat but branded a Maristar. Mine was in the harness going into the MMDC. Had same problem and swapped to analog Faria gauges. Would not go back.
Forum: Electrical 07-26-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,980
Posted By jchance
Replace and be rid of that problematic useless...

Replace and be rid of that problematic useless box.
Forum: Electrical 07-10-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 114,145
Posted By jchance
Waaaayy more expensive, not that hard to do and I...

Waaaayy more expensive, not that hard to do and I like my newer gauges better. Besides analog instead of a digital box around moisture, less to cause a problem. Also easier to troubleshoot. I spoke...
Forum: Electrical 07-10-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 114,145
Posted By jchance
Which boat and which alarm? If it is your low...

Which boat and which alarm? If it is your low oil pressure alarm then it is a good thing. You must start and get pressure up and stable to go away.
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