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fresh36
01-25-2007, 10:58 AM
I am looking to purchase a new mastercraft and I am looking for a little feedback from some footers out there. I currently own a '93 205 and it has been a great boat. I generally spend most of my day wakeboarding, but when the water permits I love to get out and do a little barefooting. I practice a lot off the boom and short line, but I also like to get behind the boat and do some runs as well. In terms of skiing, I really don't do too much of it. Everyone on the lake knows me as the guy that can barefoot, but looks like a beginner on a slalom ski.

Anyways, I am looking for some advise on the new v-drive boats. I really like the x-2 because of the open space and the versatility of the boat. It would be great for the afternoons with all the friends and on the wakeboards. However, I am afraid that it is going to put a damper on the barefooting. I have seen that they are making tower booms now, but I have not had a chance to get on one. Just looking for some advise if anyone has run into the same situation.

Prostar19
01-25-2007, 11:06 AM
I have an 06 X2 with a wake plate and it foots great. It is a sizeable wake with the plate up but with it down no problem at all. A tower boom will not fit on the 07 tower but I assume MR. Seipel will be working on that soon if not already. Surfs and wake boards awesome and tons of room.

atlfootr
01-25-2007, 11:11 AM
I am looking to purchase a new mastercraft and I am looking for a little feedback from some footers out there. Sell the PS 205 ... buy this ASAP!
If, it's still even available.

1994 Barefoot 200 Mastercraft with Yamaha Pro V 200

Price: $10,000 obo


1994 Barefoot 200 Mastercraft with a Yamaha Pro V 200.
Has a boom, extended pylon, boat cover, always been garage kept, in nice condition.

Scott Johnston
Mesa, AZ kjjohnston@cox.net (kjjohnston@cox.net)

Phone: 480-396-7086
Mesa, AZ

atlfootr
01-25-2007, 11:20 AM
Depending upon how serious you really are regard'n wanting to learn to barefoot ... BOAT MATTERS!
Just ask Mike Seiple, he use to run these @ his school in WPBch.
:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:

erkoehler
01-25-2007, 11:39 AM
Depending upon how serious you really are regard'n wanting to learn to barefoot ... BOAT MATTERS!
Just ask Mike Seiple, he use to run these @ his school in WPBch.
:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:



Now he is running a 2007 X-2 with the LY6 400hp engine and a plate on the back :)

sizzler
01-25-2007, 11:42 AM
is it a stock plate eric ...or is it aftermarket????

do they do one for my X9???

chudson
01-25-2007, 11:55 AM
By the way welcome "fresh36" and goodluck finding a boat, you've come to the right place. There are alot of talented and educated people here that can help you, unfortunatley I'm not one of them so I'll just sit back and watch, again goodluck Bud!!!.............. :D :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

Jerseydave
01-25-2007, 08:15 PM
Welcome fresh36!

No personal experience, but I would think the X2 with the LY6 engine would be a great barefoot & wakeboard boat! Eric can probably give you more info like top speed, wake plate, etc.

Don't be a boom baby, go long line! :)

atlfootr
01-25-2007, 10:02 PM
Now he is running a 2007 X-2 with the LY6 400hp engine and a plate on the back :)Hey erk -- bet ya can't beat that $$$$ on '94 BF 200 ~

milkmania
01-25-2007, 11:11 PM
Sell the PS 205 ... buy this ASAP!
If, it's still even available.

1994 Barefoot 200 Mastercraft with Yamaha Pro V 200

Price: $10,000 obo


1994 Barefoot 200 Mastercraft with a Yamaha Pro V 200.
Has a boom, extended pylon, boat cover, always been garage kept, in nice condition.

Scott Johnston
Mesa, AZ kjjohnston@cox.net (kjjohnston@cox.net)

Phone: 480-396-7086
Mesa, AZ






how is the throttle set up on those Barefoot 200's?

typical outboard rig with tilt/trim in the handle?

sizzler
01-26-2007, 03:41 AM
yes milk......i had a 95(ish)........tilt and trim both on the throttle....fantastic boat.......great for the saltwater conditions we mainly have on this island...........someone got a great boat off me.....