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Footin
11-11-2004, 12:20 PM
I sold my BF200 a few months ago and have now started my search for its replacement. Since the cold weather is coming, I will start out very pickey for my "new to me" MC.

I am looking for a 94 or 95 Prostar 205, red with grey interior, + or - 300 hours, preferably an LT-1 and in good shape and priced fairly. Hopefully my purchase could be made in the eastern half of the country as I am in Ohio.

Please let me know if any of you see a boat similar to this for sale at a dealer or a friend.

I understand this is a tall order and maybe I am being too pickey, but I figure I have 5 or 6 months to find it. As spring gets closer, I will be more apt to settle for something, but for now this is what I want.

Footin
11-11-2004, 12:22 PM
BTW, I do check the usual sites....boattrader, flipsell, usedboats, iboats....etc.

lakes Rick
11-11-2004, 12:35 PM
Footin

Unfortunately whenever I have looked for boats in the winter ( hoping to find a deal), not alot of choices. People just don't seem to advertise boats in the winter, at least in comparison with springtime.. Come spring the boat trader gets about three times thicker....

tex
11-11-2004, 12:35 PM
I sold my BF200 a few months ago and have now started my search for its replacement. Since the cold weather is coming, I will start out very pickey for my "new to me" MC.

I am looking for a 94 or 95 Prostar 205, red with grey interior, + or - 300 hours, preferably an LT-1 and in good shape and priced fairly. Hopefully my purchase could be made in the eastern half of the country as I am in Ohio.

Please let me know if any of you see a boat similar to this for sale at a dealer or a friend.

I understand this is a tall order and maybe I am being too pickey, but I figure I have 5 or 6 months to find it. As spring gets closer, I will be more apt to settle for something, but for now this is what I want.

i saw a 95 205 loaded for 10k. It was blue and yellow!

MarkP
11-11-2004, 12:39 PM
Hell tex


I would look at that one

Footin
11-11-2004, 12:43 PM
Mark, I agree there is not alot to choose from now. I'm thinking when the boat shows start in January there will be alot more used boats on the market.

G-man
11-11-2004, 12:49 PM
If your into slalom I would narrow the search down to a 94 with the LT1. 91-94 regarded as the best MC slalom hull in a lot of peoples opinions.

tex
11-11-2004, 01:07 PM
Hell tex


I would look at that one

not a real boat-i was hoping he would bite on the Michigan colors!

Footin
11-11-2004, 01:34 PM
NEVER! The people in Columbus would sink it.

Diesel
11-11-2004, 02:05 PM
If your into slalom I would narrow the search down to a 94 with the LT1. 91-94 regarded as the best MC slalom hull in a lot of peoples opinions.


You can extend that to 95 since they did not change the hul until 96.

Footin, if you are interested I might be persuaded to sell you my boat. It is a 95 205 with the LT-1 and 1:1 trany. It is blue with a red stripe on a single axle Dorsey trailer.

If you are interesed pop me a PM.

OD

Footin
11-11-2004, 02:09 PM
Thanks, but for now i will hold out for a red one. I also do need it to be on a MC trailer. The back of my garage is narrow and the MC trialer in narrow in the back.

east tx skier
11-15-2004, 12:22 PM
You can extend that to 95 since they did not change the hul until 96.

Yeah, but he might want to also consider that the 205 wakes from 92-95 have a bit more of a bump than the 190s of the 91-94 era. Still great wakes though IMHO.

east tx skier
11-15-2004, 12:23 PM
Hey, Footin, did you want an all-gray interior? That may be a little tougher to come by.

Footin
11-15-2004, 12:50 PM
Not all gray, gray with the accent colors if possible. I have had white interiors on previous boats and gray is easier to keep clean.

east tx skier
11-15-2004, 03:05 PM
You mean like Mark P's?

Footin
11-15-2004, 03:20 PM
I have not looked at Marks. I do like your interior.

If I can not find a red and white boat I will also look for an all white exterior with the thin black and blue stripe and gray,black and blue interior. Or all white with thin red and gray stripe.

Footin
12-09-2004, 04:27 PM
I found my new boat!

I picked it yesterday. I was close to the colors I wanted.

Here's the stats: 1994 Prostar 205, 412 hours, 275 horsies.
Boat is in SHOWROOM cond.
I will probably change the stock 13x13 prop for an acme for better top end. Stereo needs rewired and a couple other minor things but overall I am very happy.

**east tex, thanks for the info on the phone, it helped me make the decision to buy this boat.

east tx skier
12-09-2004, 04:35 PM
Hey Footin, congrats! Great looking boat. Love the color! You're in for a long winter if you've got my patience level. Enjoy! :toast:

Footin
12-09-2004, 04:37 PM
Thanks! I hope all the little projects I have planed for it will help pass the cold months.

G-man
12-09-2004, 05:04 PM
Footin
Looks great, now you have projects for the winter. I had an Acme on my 93 prostar. I went with a 13X11.5 for a little better low end pick-up. RPMS ran at the factory spec of 4600. Speed was 44mph. Enough can't be said of how smooth running the Acme's are.

BriEOD
12-09-2004, 05:14 PM
Nice looking pile of fiberglass, congrats. ;)

Footin
12-10-2004, 04:24 PM
I spoke with someone at acme yesterday and he recommended a 13x12 3 blade. Should have good hole shot and higher top end and also keep the rpm at around 4600.

east tx skier
12-10-2004, 04:33 PM
That's my experience with that prop. Good choice.

H20skeefreek
12-10-2004, 06:35 PM
nice boat footin'!!

jimmer2880
12-13-2004, 06:55 AM
Looks sharp!

Ben
12-13-2004, 08:02 AM
Congrats, seems like you were patient in shopping, and your reward will be what will feel like the longest winter ever...

Very good looking boat (just like ours I think). Is the hull white or grey? Ours is grey. As with any vehicle, the black is awesome when it is clean. We wipe down after every use & wash a few times a year.

Where do you boat? I went once with a friend on the Olentangy, boy was that muddy. Not sure I'd want to combat that one every day. Although it was raining that weekend, which I'm sure makes things worse...

Footin
12-13-2004, 09:15 AM
I do most of my skiing at Griggs res. part of the olentangy, but for family boating we go to Alum Creek.
The hull is white, my last MC was black also so I know what you mean about keeping it clean!