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Old 11-05-2018, 09:04 AM
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I have always wanted a 24' Skater as I love boating on Lakes, Rivers and Open water. Earlier this year I had the fortune to buying one and it took a while after trailer repairs to get it to my shop in South Carolina from where it was found in Texas. I will attach the photos I have and would love any & all feedback of it's history as well as suggestions for restoration. My intention is to clean it up first, then remove outdated parts while inspecting everything for integrity. So far all the rigging is original to 1989 and intact. I have two 250XS motors with all the 14-pin harnesses and VesselView Race Edition ready to go. So it is my intention to update as I go along but would again, love any & all feedback!

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Just a few more photos.


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Nice ride, great colors.
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Nice ride, great colors.
THANKS!!!

I am stock-piling parts for the restoration. Now if only I could get a couple 1989 Era 2.4 Bridgeport Cowlings to fit over a 3.0L XS!!!
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Well this weekend I finally got started on the cleaning... here are a few pics to update this thread.





I am not sure that I will be keeping these pumps... seems a bit unnecessary with the VST on the 250XS.




Time to add new filters and water separators.




With the Holley Blue pumps pressurizing these header tanks, I will most likely not run bulbs. Any thoughts on this?




All the grime that was in the hull was oil-field drill bit manufacturing dust. This boat sat in a warehouse uncovered for a decade.




The Hynautic reservoir still has residual pressure.




Is there a reason why the Port shifter is reversed? Did the CLE and Sporty cases run reversed?




I have no idea how someone decided this space was for two Group 24 batteries... it was a BEYOTCH getting them out. All but one fastener played well to come out. I stripped the head of the screw, so now it will get drilled.




Time to wipe it down...

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A few hours and I will have all this silicon removed and the stainless plates repolished.




All four stainless plates are off... now I will get to cleaning the transom




Can someone show me a few pics of how this is mounted to the Single Ram offshore cylinder..? This is the first time I have seen one of these trim indicator mounts.
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boats cleaning up nicely
those gearcases have a different bearing carrier and other components in the left gearcase
to be able to be ran in reverse to get a counter rotation
so no they cannot be ran either way separate counter and clock gearcases,,,
the indicator points upward when it is clamped to the offshore trim ram
and slide hits the area at the upper ram pin,,,,so when ram extends or contracts it moves the indicator
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