1989 Malibu Skier Euro F3

Muppetman420Muppetman420 Posts: 34 Baller
I restored this boat over the winter and just hit 55 on the water last weekend. This boat is fun and iworked super hard on it. Gonna try to post pics



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  • Muppetman420Muppetman420 Posts: 34 Baller
    Still a work in progress but it has people taking a notice. The outboard couldnt keep up to me .And he had a huge engine
  • Keith MenardKeith Menard Posts: 485 Crazy Baller
    The shift handle makes it.
    Muppetman420Wish
  • Cooper_TrelawneyCooper_Trelawney Posts: 66 Baller
    There's just something about a closed bow direct drive inboard from the 80's. I love 'em! Thanks for the pics @Muppetman420
    Muppetman420
  • Muppetman420Muppetman420 Posts: 34 Baller




  • Muppetman420Muppetman420 Posts: 34 Baller
    Yea i love them too. This thing was getting ruined and i saved it put in a different engine and wow im shocked i wonder if i can send video
  • Muppetman420Muppetman420 Posts: 34 Baller
    Gonna get me a forward facing tower sent to me this week. And im going all out onthe boat. This thing is so bad ass
  • Muppetman420Muppetman420 Posts: 34 Baller
    Im glad you guys like the pics. Sorry if I'm not replying the right way. I like this forum they made it easy to post pics of your loved one who cost a fortune lol
    ReggieO
  • Muppetman420Muppetman420 Posts: 34 Baller
    So the engine is a Mercruiser 305 from a stern drive. Thunderbolt Ignition. Electric timing and a moderate aftermarket intake. Model is MCM. I also have two other engines that may go into it next year. One im rebuilding right now is called a black scorpion. It hit 750 hours and i think it would be perfect fit. The engine that i put in it runs so good its unbelievable. I broke my throttle cable onthe first lake test but already got a new one. Routed my shift cable and throttle cable differently. The story behind this boat is I found it sitting next to a dairy. I paid 400 dollars for it. It had all interior pieces and the engine was in pieces. Someone took out the merc 350. I had an extra welder sitting around and i sold it for 3000 and turned around and bought this 305 that has now 70 hours on it. I put that in the boat and had David Telling shop do the alignmemt to the engine. My stringers were still good and the only reason why is because they had stacked bags of cement and yard trash inside the boat. Someone had also shot the window out with a shotgun. Trust me when i first got the boat home mywife wanted to kill me. Never buy a boat for 400 dollars and bring it home while your father in law is visiting. It takes arguing to a whole new level. Lmao but i can go on for days. But thats the story ina short version.
    Bruce_ButterfieldReggieO
  • DaveDDaveD Posts: 767 Crazy Baller
    edited April 30
    My first boat was an '88 Euro. Always loved the look of that boat. It tracked for crap but I loved it's wake at 28off. 22off, not so much.
    Muppetman420
  • Muppetman420Muppetman420 Posts: 34 Baller
    Wow an 88. Those are cool to.
  • Muppetman420Muppetman420 Posts: 34 Baller
    What 22off and 28
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,605 Mega Baller
    @Muppetman420
    Are you saying that the boat hit 55 mph or the air temp was 55??
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


  • skialexskialex Posts: 827 Crazy Baller
    I bet he meant kilometers per hour
  • Muppetman420Muppetman420 Posts: 34 Baller
    It maxed out whatever speedometer it has on there. And it goes up to 50
  • Muppetman420Muppetman420 Posts: 34 Baller
    I out ran an outboard with a mercury engine on it. After the guy who was in that boat well we were both loading the boats up. He went parked his boat and came to see wtf i had in mine. Suprised the hell out of me. I sure wouldnt mind getting video of it
  • Muppetman420Muppetman420 Posts: 34 Baller
    I was just almost full throttle
  • Muppetman420Muppetman420 Posts: 34 Baller
    Maybe it was kilometers but i sure did catch that fishing boat fast and when he tried to catxh me he gave up lmao
  • Muppetman420Muppetman420 Posts: 34 Baller
    I gotta go check
  • Muppetman420Muppetman420 Posts: 34 Baller
    Yup it says mph and theres two speedometers
  • Muppetman420Muppetman420 Posts: 34 Baller
    Thats nuts
  • RAWSkiRAWSki Posts: 573 Crazy Baller
    Nice looking 'classic'. The Black Scorpion is a darn good motor with 330 HP.
    You might want to check the speed with a GPS phone app and then adjust the speedo's accordingly.
    Muppetman420
  • Muppetman420Muppetman420 Posts: 34 Baller
    Thats what i was thinking. Gps should really tell you how fast your going. And thanks ididnt really do much to make it looklike that. Just took my time. These boats are classics for sure. I want to get me a sunsettter if ican find one. Since i have an extra engine. Also does anyone know about the mtk monster wakeboard tower. Seems i cant find one under 1300
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,605 Mega Baller
    @Muppetman420
    Might want to get a GPS app and go check your speed again. 305 ci in a euro=55 mph. Probably not. The reason I say that is I repowered one with a ex 330 e-control 5.7/350 , max speed on GPS was 47mph. Repowered the boat again with a carby 351-w because owner found a low budget bubble butt and we put the excalibur in that. Euro with the Ford tapped out at 42 and some change.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


    Muppetman420
  • Muppetman420Muppetman420 Posts: 34 Baller
    That sounds about right but why did i smoke that fishing boat. Um last day on vacation gonna test it again just to see
  • DavidNDavidN Posts: 227 Solid Baller
    Don’t put a tower on that classic. Please!!!
    ReallyGottaSki
  • Muppetman420Muppetman420 Posts: 34 Baller
    Really no tower. Dang why not. What if it's a forward facing tower. I was thinking just bimini
  • DavidNDavidN Posts: 227 Solid Baller
    Tower - of any sorts - will totally destroy the classic lines of that beautiful boat.
    Bimini is fine and you’ll find you are gonna use it a lot!
    Hydro1980
  • Muppetman420Muppetman420 Posts: 34 Baller
    Lmao alright well i mean i gotta take that into consideration. Plus the tower is a ton of money too. Thanks for the advice
  • RednucleusRednucleus Posts: 202 Baller
    Putting on a tower may get you banned
    Hydro1980ReallyGottaSkiWish
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