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General American Skier Discussions / Re: 454 Advance
« Last post by TRBenj on November 20, 2020, 05:07:43 AM »
I apologize for the image size, not sure how to correct (Iím on my phone and using Imgur to host). Also donít see an edit feature...





454 pump location for reference (forward and lower than crank pulley):
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General American Skier Discussions / Re: 454 Advance
« Last post by TRBenj on November 20, 2020, 04:54:37 AM »
A few pics. Engine is currently cranked up on the mounts to keep from hitting the hull. Rwp is removed because it would have hit the floor. Pic at bottom shows a pic including the pump for reference. We are reusing the 10-17 for now to simplify shaft length and coupler size.

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General American Skier Discussions / 454 Advance
« Last post by TRBenj on November 19, 2020, 08:31:07 PM »
New member here, working on reviving a Ď87 Advance left for dead. Bought the boat engine-less (originally had a PCM 350) and figured that a spare PCM 454 might drop in without too much fanfare. I saw the quote below from Ron in this thread.

We did MFG. show ski specific boats based on our regular production models, we beefed up the pylon mount and installed a taller pylon, some Advance were built with 454's as well.

Curious if anyone has or has seen such a beast, or if anyone involved with their design or build could enlighten me on a few things. The initial install hit a small snag when the quick drain fitting on the bottom of the pan hit the hull... will remove it but boy, itíll still be tight if I can get the engine low enough to align it. It appears that the floor and motorbox may need to be notched for the rwp as well... maybe indmars were used originally but the crank mounted pump wouldíve been tight on the box (or pylon) too.  Thirdly, the motorbox looks like itíll need to be raised an inch or so, it fits LxW (other than the rwp) but is sitting up on the exhaust manifolds. Curious what mods (if any) were required to fit the big block in the boat... might shorten our learning curve a little. Thanks!
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General Inboard Ski Boat Discussions / Wake Challenger 2280XC
« Last post by Mason on November 19, 2020, 10:03:13 AM »
I sold my 1991 American Skier Volante a few years ago and am looking for another boat. My wife and I have been wakesurfing (donít judge me) for a few years and would enjoy something we could both ski & surf behind.  Our modest budget is around $10K because we will not finance a toy.

I keep looking at a 1997 a Wake Challenger online. I know it was a short lived Bayliner/US Marine brand but I like the look of the boat. Can anyone provide and insight on the brand or advice on the quality. I have searched for info online but due to the low production numbers I havenít found much.
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General American Skier Discussions / Re: inmar engine quits after 4 min at idle
« Last post by Miller on August 26, 2020, 06:50:11 PM »
Thanks for replying Ron I will check those things. I did replace the coil 6 or 8 months ago, but I will check to see if it is getting Hot.
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General American Skier Discussions / Re: inmar engine quits after 4 min at idle
« Last post by RonT on August 26, 2020, 10:25:59 AM »
Here are a couple things to check given your observations:
1) Ign. module could be doing this, check for spark at one of the plugs when it stops running
2) Ign coil could be going out (overheating)
3) Fuel starvation from a blocked fuel vent (crack the fuel fill when she quits & listen for a vacuum sound or run with it cracked for a few minutes)
4) angled base on carb is normal
5) New carb choke way out of adjustment (staying closed)
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General American Skier Discussions / Re: inmar engine quits after 4 min at idle
« Last post by Miller on August 22, 2020, 10:20:36 AM »
Tim Miller here again, I was wondering if the electronic ignition module could be going bad which in turn is getting hot which could be making the motor shut off at the 4 minute mark. I had bought a new marine 4 barrel Holley carburetor a couple months ago, and when I installed it the boat ran well, however the last few times I started it the boat will only run for a short time before shutting off. I know that the carburetor didn't have an angled mounting plate on before, so I'm not thinking that that could be the issue. Because the carb. does sit at a pretty good angle. Please help me with any insight that you may have. Tim in Tampa 
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General American Skier Discussions / inmar engine quits after 4 min at idle
« Last post by Miller on August 22, 2020, 09:56:46 AM »
American Skier Indmar engine quits after 4 minutes consistently
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Inboard Ski Boats For Sale / Re: 2001 American Skier Volante for sale
« Last post by mmann on August 20, 2020, 10:47:31 AM »
Sorry. Iím having difficulty uploading photos. 
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Inboard Ski Boats For Sale / 2001 American Skier Volante for sale
« Last post by mmann on August 19, 2020, 07:58:37 PM »
I hate to do this, but the time has come to sell our American Skier.  I am the original owner of this awesome boat.  The Blue Thunder 320 HP Vortec 5.7 EFI-MPI has approximately 650 hours.  Stargazer Perfect Pass, Heater, Cover, Removable 4-way Convertible Rear Seat/Sundeck, Removable Teak Swim Platform, Tandem Axle trailer-Hinging Tongue, Hydraulic Surge Brakes.  $16,500
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