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sanjuan23
07-21-2006, 10:44 AM
Now I am really in trouble! Just when I thought it was safe to quit thinking about a "newer" boat....

http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/9/2/85080792.htm

3event
07-21-2006, 10:49 AM
Very Nice ! I didnt see a mention of what engine though...

It's never safe to roam online, too many temptations.

I love it when sellers list how much they owe on their vehicle - as if I should care about THEIR financing problems/debt !!! That's your problem, not mine. I'll pay you what I think it's worth !

sanjuan23
07-21-2006, 10:55 AM
Very Nice ! I didnt see a mention of what engine though...

It's never safe to roam online, too many temptations.

I love it when sellers list how much they owe on their vehicle - as if I should care about THEIR financing problems/debt !!! That's your problem, not mine. I'll pay you what I think it's worth !


No Doubt it is never safe! Exactly, sorry for your issues but that is not what I will be paying for, Thank you very Much!

sanjuan23
07-21-2006, 10:56 AM
Is there a "Standard" engine on the TT Boats?

Danimal
07-21-2006, 10:56 AM
That is one of my favorite boats also. Wish I had the cash to snap that up.

jraben8
07-21-2006, 10:59 AM
That is one of my favorite boats also. Wish I had the cash to snap that up.

Me too. I think that we would be racing for that one...

Oh, and to the seller, "Sorry about your financing mess".

mitch
07-21-2006, 11:06 AM
Are those stars stock on that year TT?

east tx skier
07-21-2006, 11:08 AM
Just a couple of things to note. That is not the 35th anniversary boat. That is a 2003 PT boat with stars added. 33 of 100, not 33 of 35. Also, note absence of 35th Anniversary sticker and standard running gear as opposed to the SS on the anniversary boats.

Also, where is the flip out seat back???

Beautiful boat, but I think it might could be had for less. Just my opinion. Best of luck to the seller.

east tx skier
07-21-2006, 11:08 AM
Are those stars stock on that year TT?

I don't think so. And also, when did they start calling them Tournament Team boats as opposed to "Pro Tournament" boats?

sanjuan23
07-21-2006, 11:45 AM
Anyone have a good idea of the size differnce between my 205 and the 197. I know the basics length beam etc. Would it be comparable to mine now?

east tx skier
07-21-2006, 12:31 PM
Not sure what you're asking apart from the basics. A 197 is 19' 7". Your 205 is 20' 5". That's without platform. The 197 has a folding tongue on the trailer. The 197 is wider than your boat by about 6" or so.

bepresto
07-21-2006, 12:42 PM
here is what the standard pro-tournament team boat looks like. and he also says that the engine is the upgrade option, which in 2003 the standard engine was the predator, and the upgrade was the LQ-9, and by the looks of the motor box, it is the LQ-9. The motor boxes for the LQ-9 are huge.

bepresto
07-21-2006, 12:42 PM
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bepresto
07-21-2006, 12:46 PM
interior picture, look at the size of that motor box

boatless
07-21-2006, 12:58 PM
Yeah, I am, I am looky. 8p

bcampbe7
07-21-2006, 01:11 PM
interior picture, look at the size of that motor box


Ah, I'm not seeing a motor box!

zberger
07-21-2006, 01:19 PM
Ah, I'm not seeing a motor box!

I didn't see a boat :o

mitch
07-21-2006, 01:47 PM
I don't think so. And also, when did they start calling them Tournament Team boats as opposed to "Pro Tournament" boats?

Not sure I like the stars....

WTRSK1R
07-21-2006, 02:25 PM
If you are asking about the difference from a functionality point of view, it is most noticeable in the bow area. In fact, the rest of the boat will actually feel bigger then your 205 because of the wider beam. It may not be as noticeable if the boat really has the LQ9 engine. On a 205, you can seat two adults in the bow fairly comfortably. Two still fit on the 197, but it is not comfortable, and keep a close eye out for rollers when running at idle. Water will come over the bow pretty easy with 2 adults in the bow on a 197. Another possible consideration is the Coast Guard label for passengers. Your 205 will be rated for more occupants. If you frequently go out with alot of people on a heavily patroled lake, this could be an issue with the 197.

Steve

#47of100TeamMC
07-21-2006, 02:43 PM
Do all the LQ9 motors need the larger Engine box? My 2002 TT197 has the LQ9 and the K&N filter gets smashed a little from the motor box... I've also seen pics of a few other LQ9's in the same situation. Is that even with the larger box?

rodltg2
07-21-2006, 03:18 PM
I don't think so. And also, when did they start calling them Tournament Team boats as opposed to "Pro Tournament" boats?

i think my old boat was the last one, because all other 04 TT just say tournament team and mine said pro tournament team..

rodltg2
07-21-2006, 03:28 PM
blast from the past pic....

bepresto
07-21-2006, 04:24 PM
Do all the LQ9 motors need the larger Engine box? My 2002 TT197 has the LQ9 and the K&N filter gets smashed a little from the motor box... I've also seen pics of a few other LQ9's in the same situation. Is that even with the larger box?


the top of my filter in the front is a little smashed. I have a friend with the same year boat with the predator engine, and there is a big difference between the size of the motor boxes.

Ryan
07-21-2006, 07:05 PM
Now I am really in trouble! Just when I thought it was safe to quit thinking about a "newer" boat....

http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/9/2/85080792.htm

What did he do to the tongue of that trailer? It looks like he's no longer running brakes and swapped the connector with one from a horse trailer...

Speaking of running gear, did the PT boats have a different rudder? I know most of the odd MC rudders, but I've not noticed the trailing edge of a rudder going verticle like that before.

rodltg2
07-21-2006, 07:10 PM
looks just like the one i had with a tunable tab at the bottom..