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Updated: 7/27/2021 (55 days ago)
Originally Posted: 7/5/2021
Total Views: 629
Previous Owner: David Kraus
Forum Nickname: Capt''''n Dave
Location: Knoxville, TN

Model: 1983 Ski Nautique 2001
Length: 18.5
Engine: 351
HP: 240
Hours: 50
Hull ID: CTC1412500882

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This is a 3 owner boat owned by my father-in-law. A complete, no expense spared, restoration was performed in 2017/18. Original hours were 750 and the Nautique was always in a covered slip. Over $20,000 and over 500 hours was spent on the refurbishment. The hull was completely reconditioned. The stringers and floor replaced, glassed, then the entire hull gel coated. All work performed by a Master Craft professional. No foam was used to fill the hull, but can always be added. Additionally, a brand new 351 Windsor marine crate engine was added.

Since the rebuild, the Nautique has logged about 50 hours. When not in use it is stored in my garage. It was a labor of love to rebuild the Nautique. It''''s just my wife and I, even though we''''re only 10 minutes from the lake, we use it rarely.

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See build sheet below:

ATK 351 Windsor Marine Crate engine
Custom aluminum valve covers
Manifold, risers and all gaskets
battery and cables
Oil and water temp units
D.U.I electronic ignition and custom fit Live Wires
Holley QFT Carburator M600
PSS Shaft Seal T - Kit
New shifter, shifter cable and throttle cable.
Original windshield was removed and powder coated.
Attwood fuel line
Fuel tank sending unit
Removed and cleaned fuel tank
All new gauges, lighted toggle switches and dash rewired.
Soft wall exhaust hose replaced
Platform - custom made from Brazilian Cherry Wood. (More dense than Teak)
Bilge pump
Speedometers removed, refurbished and powder coated.
Replaced or Re-chromed all chrome.
Fuel filter
Fuel tank vent and hoses
Chrome fuel filler with lock
Pitot Tubes and pickups
Rub rail and silver 3/4 rope
All new dash decals - Thanks Paulie Banana
Westland Bimini Top
Carver Sun-DURA Mist Gray boat cover (used once).
Gel coat (fire red metallic) added to sides/transom. Gunwhale and front deck original and polished to perfection.
Ski Nautique decals for Hull 87x8
Water separating fuel filter
Oil pan valve with hose for quick oil change
Water pump
Damper and belt
2 brass 3/4 hose barbs for exhaust manifolds
Exhaust Flaps (2)
Fuel vent hose
Fuel filler hose
all seat hold down brackets
All carpet
All upholstery was redone
Powder coated spark arrestor
Light post and socket for stern light
ACME 540 prop 13X12, original prop included.
Original brass impeller housing, with new impeller. Impeller replaced again at 35 hours.
Lights added to illuminate forward storage area.
Barefoot Ski Boom included


Sand blasted and black epoxy coated frame
Added winch
New leaf springs and custom welding
New tires, aluminum wheels, hubs and Bearing Buddys added.
Completely re-wired with all new lighting added.
Swing away jack.
Hitch receiver.
Bunk board replaced and carpeted with SS staples.
Lock nuts added to wheels
Guide posts were made from Stainless steel exhaust pipes welded to frame, then foam covered.
Wired Lights added to guide posts
David Kraus
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