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    Pittsburgh Pa River Skiers

    Anyone in the Pittsburgh Area on here. Looking to connect with some.other skiers that may be on the area.

    I have an 89 Supra and always looking for spotters or drivers to get out with.
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    Yeah...we have looked at skidim definitely a good...

    Yeah...we have looked at skidim definitely a good option if we decide to do a full replace but they do not carry the specific parts we need. Working on the transmission went way beyond my comfort...
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    Part numbers for 89 Sunsport tranny

    I have an 89 Sunsport with a berg warner velvet drive. I hit a submerged log and did some substantial internal tranny damage. Beyond anything a rebuild kit would fix.

    The tranny is out of the boat...
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    I have it in with a local guy now. He does not...

    I have it in with a local guy now. He does not seem worried about the transmission and seems to think the prop shaft is somehow bound up in the prop strut. You can not spin the prop freely on the...
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    I will send you a PM

    I will send you a PM
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    I don't recall what the gap was...I think it was...

    I don't recall what the gap was...I think it was like .4 it was listed in the distributor install directions. I used a pertronix flame thrower coil, the reason I have found for an upgraded coil was...
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    Did they upgrade the coil to go with the...

    Did they upgrade the coil to go with the electronic ignition. I did the same thing in mine and from what I understand the stock coil can not handle the hotter spark from the electronic ignition. Also...
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    Hey Tom...I am having this reverse issue after a...

    Hey Tom...I am having this reverse issue after a pretty strong prop strike on a log. As soon as the tranny goes to shift into reverse the engine stutters or dies.

    I have not tore things apart yet...
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    So we took the prop off and inspected it and it...

    So we took the prop off and inspected it and it appears to be fine so we reinstalled that and it runs smooth again. I think the hit knocked it out of alignment on the shaft...won't know for sure...
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    Just to close this up in case someone has this...

    Just to close this up in case someone has this issue. I tore the back of the boat up and resealed the exhaust and everything I could see that could be a leak point. Put back in the water and still...
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    Prop strike on a log

    So here in Pittsburgh the season is just starting and the river has been full of debris. Yesterday we smacked log moving pretty good and afterwards the boat/engine had a substantial vibration at...
  12. Do you still have the prop...whacked a log in the...

    Do you still have the prop...whacked a log in the water today and thinking it might be good to have a spare
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    Got everything back together and the rudder is...

    Got everything back together and the rudder is much more secure and pumped full of grease. It has such a smoother feeling at the wheel, so smooth I though it wasn't working.

    My rudder was really...
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    Thanks Titan...I wasn't sure if the sock had a...

    Thanks Titan...I wasn't sure if the sock had a smaller diameter to the rudder port that helped keep the rudder from wobbling. Just learning as I go. One of my grease seals was all bent up so that...
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    So I got my rudder tore apart with the help of...

    So I got my rudder tore apart with the help of this thread. I have an 85 Sunsport that had a lot of play in the rudder and some leakage.

    All I had in mine was two grease seals and the c clip....
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    So I got the boat out of the water and took the...

    So I got the boat out of the water and took the back seat and gas tank out to get a better look at things.

    The area where the driver side exhaust comes through the transom had a good bit of water....
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    That is what I am thinking/hoping. The seal...

    That is what I am thinking/hoping. The seal around the pipe flange appears to be intact but I have seen people mention that there is a secondary seal 4 inches in from that exhaust penetration that...
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    Motor mount leak

    I have a 1985 Sunsport that I bought from the original owner. The boat really is in great shape but i am fairly certain there is some stringer rot due to issues with the motor mount lag bolts...
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    Found the info I need in another post about...

    Found the info I need in another post about rudders that is going.
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    Rudder port Assembly? 85 Sunsport

    I have an 85 Sunsport and this is my second year with it and first boati have owned. I have relied on this forum alot and have had success thanks to the advice I get here.

    I have some access play...
  21. Re-attatching ski/rudder plate after a leak

    I was searching for a leak this off season in my 85 supra sunsport and filled the bilge up with water with the boat on the trailer and determined the leak was coming from around the plate above the...
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    Yeah...it had the motorcraft filter in it so I...

    Yeah...it had the motorcraft filter in it so I just replaced that.

    I found an oil by valvoline clef VR1 that said it was for flat tapped engines with added Zinc for protection. They call in a...
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    Boat lights flickering

    My navigation lights on my 89 Sunsport just flicker on and off again when I pull the switch out.

    They will only actually stay lit if the pull switch in held in a specific position m somewhere...
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    Oil and oil filters

    I have been looking over the threads on best practice for oil and oil filters and there has been a lot of back and forth.

    I have an 89 supra sunsport 351 Ford pleasurecraft motor. My spec book...
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    The coil I am going to install is the pertronix...

    The coil I am going to install is the pertronix flame thrower that is suggested to be used with the pertronix distributor.

    Per skiboatpartsonline video it indicates removing it.

    In terms of...
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