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    Sweet!! Those are awesome! I do have something...

    Sweet!! Those are awesome! I do have something kinda cool ... an original owners manual for my '86 Sunsport. It includes the Marauder.

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    She's still a beauty, Michael! What's more, you...

    She's still a beauty, Michael! What's more, you could sell yours for what you paid after 32 years .. it's like having 32 years of fun for a little bit of fuel and maintenance.

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    I dont think the damper plate will cause...

    I dont think the damper plate will cause vibration, but a prop does not have to be out much at all to cause vibration. Change the prop and drive it, change your damper plate this winter. It's a...
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    My $.02 ... if all of your motor mounts are tight...

    My $.02 ... if all of your motor mounts are tight and stay tight, and there are no obvious signs of rotton wood ... don't do anything but have fun with it! The floor behind the driver's seat is...
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    1987 Supra Invoice

    Check this out .. I was at a business dinner a few weeks ago, we started talking boats, and it turns out one of the guys I've known for years purchased a 1987 Sunsport Skier new back in the day. He's...
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    Good point, I expect that's true. Sent from...

    Good point, I expect that's true.

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  7. Thread: Touch Up Paint?

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    If you can't rub it out, don't use paint. Get a...

    If you can't rub it out, don't use paint. Get a gel-coat touch up repair kit. You can mix the color to match your boat. I've had success with the Evercoat Marine product. You can order it online...
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    There are similar threads on this forum. Mine...

    There are similar threads on this forum. Mine used to do the same thing .. fuel with ethanol vaporizes at a lower temperature than without ethanol. I replaced my cast iron carburetor spacer with a...
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    Jetlink makes a good point. It sounds like you're...

    Jetlink makes a good point. It sounds like you're set on EFI, so do it. Other than that, rebuild the motor as needed maybe with a few desired upgrades, but there's probably no reason to get too...
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    I use a prop rod to vent the motor box if the...

    I use a prop rod to vent the motor box if the boat is sitting idle for very long between sessions with no one in it. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210723/5e67eee36dc53c0bd8649b5be12b00e8.jpg
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    Looks familiar! Sent from my SM-G973U using...

    Looks familiar!

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    Plugs and/or wires? It sounds like an ignition...

    Plugs and/or wires? It sounds like an ignition problem to me. Also make sure you're not getting any condensation in the distributer cap from all this humidity and extreme heat.
    Several years ago...
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    Well said Mr. Hunter. Sent from my SM-G973U...

    Well said Mr. Hunter.

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    Check the bolts (lag screws) that hold the motor...

    Check the bolts (lag screws) that hold the motor mounts to the stringers. If they're loose or will not tighten, then you're looking at a repair that will cost more than what you're going to give for...
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    I agree wholeheartedly with Michael and Daniel. ...

    I agree wholeheartedly with Michael and Daniel. To me, it is worth it because for the same money you'd spend on stringers and interior, you absolutely will not find another quality inboard that...
  16. Thread: Strainer Fish

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    Strainer Fish

    I cleaned out my strainer this morning because of all the mayflies that I knew were in there from last night's fireworks cruise ... only to discover a new species of fish. It's a Strainer Fish! ...
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    That is interesting. My '86 has the trans cooler...

    That is interesting. My '86 has the trans cooler on the suction side so I'm not sure where chunks would accumulate. Thermostat housing, I suppose. I install a new one every odd year, and remove it...
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    Wow! So your heat exchanger is on the pressure...

    Wow! So your heat exchanger is on the pressure side of the raw water pump?

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    Just to complete this thread, here she is ready...

    Just to complete this thread, here she is ready to launch. It's been a lot of work, but worth it. Thanks for...
  20. Thread: 1999 Supra Comp

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    Comp is the sexiest ski boat on the water except...

    Comp is the sexiest ski boat on the water except for maybe the newer Mastercraft Prostar direct drive (without tower). While I understand that a tower makes the boat a little more functional in...
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    Just realized I never followed through with pics...

    Just realized I never followed through with pics of what Gatorstep provided. ...
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    Thanks Daniel! And thanks for all of your help...

    Thanks Daniel! And thanks for all of your help getting this accomplished... you da Man! [emoji1787]

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    Undoubtedly, the most challenging part of...

    Undoubtedly, the most challenging part of applying the decals was getting the stripes to line up at the bow. This was my son's responsibility and I'd say he nailed...
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    So I've been working with Daniel, some of you...

    So I've been working with Daniel, some of you know him, and I ordered new decals. A little old school, mixed with a little "mod". I installed the decals today and am really happy with the results! ...
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    Exact same issue several years ago on a...

    Exact same issue several years ago on a carbureted 351. I finally found the problem to be fuel related. Fuel with ethanol will vaporize at a lower temp than without ethanol ... if you know you have...
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