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C36
03-01-2007, 11:28 PM
PREAMBLE

As questions on the 1995 to 1997 ProStar 190 (and her sisters - 19 Skier, SportStar 19, ProStar 195, and X-5) come up on a fairly regular basis, I thought I would share a summary of the research I undertook on this group of boat models that I did when looking for our new-to-us MasterCraft.

I loosely based this summary on the excellent example put forward by NSXBill on the ProStar 205. However, as all of these models are based on the same hull, this summary is not as technical – it is more of a descriptive overview. I have noted all the sources I used for my research at the bottom.

My hope is that this information is helpful to others in understanding the 1995-1997 ProStar and her sisters. As this summary is almost entirely based on secondary sources, I would welcome suggested corrections, deletions, or additions (when you post, please reference the source of your information, if is something other than first hand knowledge – thank you).

One last thing – I would strongly encourage all TT members who have one of these beautiful boats to post pictures of them in this tread (a picture is worth a thousand words, no?).

Enjoy!

C36
03-01-2007, 11:28 PM
INTRODUCTION

This hull was originally introduced by MasterCraft in 1995 as the ProStar 190 - MasterCraft’s premier tournament ski boat. This hull served as the ProStar 190 from 1995-1997.

The 1995-1997 ProStar 190 hull proved to be so versatile it remained in production for eight consecutive years (1995-2002) under five separate model names – ProStar 190, 19 Skier, SportStar 19, ProStar 195, and X-5.

This hull was approved as a tournament tow boat by the American Water Ski Association (AWSA) in the following six years: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001 – although as different models. As a tournament tow boat this hull pulled 12 world records altogether in five disciplines - men's slalom, men's trick, men's jump, women's slalom, and women's trick.

As shown in Figure 1 below, this hull was sold in a number of closed bow and open bow configurations – even within certain models. The ProStar 190 and 19 Skier were only offered as closed bow boats and conversely the ProStar 195 was only offered as an open bow boat. However, the other two models – the SportStar 19 was offered in different configurations (closed bow and open bow) in the same year and the X-5 was offered as different configurations (closed bow or open bow) in different years.

/edit 2007 Mar 2 = Figure 1, ProStar 195 not offered in 2002 (thanks to ETS) and X-5 was closed bow in 2002
/edit 2007 Mar 23 = detail added on world record disciplines

C36
03-01-2007, 11:29 PM
ProStar 190 (1995-1997)

In 1995, MasterCraft released the fourth generation of it’s tournament ski boat - the 1995 Pro Star 190. This hull served as the tournament tow boat from 1995 to 1997.

The 1995-1997 version of the ProStar 190 was 19’5” long and 85” wide. The 1995-1997 ProStar 190 hull (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=30472&d=1199317940) enters the water at about 26 degrees and flattens out to six degrees at the back. This hull also provides lots of freeboard and deep seating (driver and passenger). The load capacity for this 2,480-pound ProStar 190 is nine people with a fuel capacity of 31 gallons.

The ProStar 190 came standard with the TBI 275 horsepower (350 ci) engine, 1:1 transmission (with an OJ 13 x 13 three blade propeller). One engine option was also offered - MPI 330 horsepower (LT-1). A 1.5:1 PowerSlot was also available as an option (with an OJ 14 x 18 propeller).

This hull was AWSA approved as the ProStar 190 from 1995 to 1997 inclusive.

Standard equipment on the 1995-1997 ProStar 190 included three directional fins, a bow lifting ring, black wrap-around windshield frame, windshield mounted ski mirror, two-colour accent interior, forward storage behind the tournament sized observer’s seat, swivel ski pylon, black non-glare dash (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=30473&d=1199317947) with electromechanical gauges (with two speedometers separated by a tachometer), stainless steel passenger hand rails, back seat which can be removed or converted to a sun deck (but be sure to secure it before towing on the highway), rear handle/towing eye, and teak swim platform.

Exterior graphics on the 1995-1997 ProStar 190 typically featured white deck and white lower hull. Two colour accent stripes ran the length of the hull about half way down each side of the hull. If a main exterior gelcoat colour was used, it was applied from just above the two colour accent stripes up to the bottom edge of the rub rail. The tail end of the the two colour accent stripes sweep down toward the waterline as they approach the transom (to the rear of the engine box). More than 10 different colour combinations (two colour accent stripes and main gelcoat colour (if used)) were produced between 1995 and 1997. A large “MasterCraft” decal was featured one on each side of the hull above the colour accent stripes. In all three years (1995-1997) the MasterCraft logo was colour matched to one of the two accent stripe colours. An example picture of a 1996 can be viewed by clicking here (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=30481&d=1199318304). In 1997 (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=14988&stc=1&d=1161482225) the MasterCraft logo was moved below the two colour accent stripes.

Sammy Duval editions of the ProStar 190 were also offered in 1995, 1996 and 1997. These special edition boats featured silver metal flake in 1995 (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=30476&d=1199318179) and reverse gel coats in 1996 and 1997 – a solid gel coat colour below the colour accent stripe (in 1996 (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=30477&d=1199318185) offered as a grey hull below a red accent stripe and in 1997 (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=30478&d=1199318195) offered as a grey hull below a black accent stripe). The Sammy Duval ProStar 190’s also featured a Sammy Duval signature decal in place of the ProStar 190 decal on the sides of the hull near the transom.

Optional equipment on the 1995-1997 ProStar 190 included a closed cooling system, boat and cockpit covers, heater, sun top, and shower.

Although the same length and width as the 3rd generation ProStar (offered from 1991-1994), the 1995-1997 version offered more interior room (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=30471&d=1199317867) by widening the inside and pushing the cockpit and windshield 6” forward. The 1995-1997 version also offered a little more storage capacity as well. The battery was also moved in 1995 to a location under the front observer seat (making it easier to get to).

Compared to the 1991-1994 ProStar 190 (arguably the best slalom wake ever), the 1995-1997 ProStar 190 had improved tracking, reduced spray (chine spray nearly became a non-factor), slightly taller slalom wake (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=30474&d=1199317954) (but still exceptional), improved bare footing performance, and greatly improved open water ride. Waterski Magazine also rated this hull well for barefoot, wakeboard, trick, and kneeboard in their 1996 Boat Buyer’s Guide (see the attached PDF for details).

The 1995-1997 hull used a number of design changes (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=30472&d=1199317940) specifically to reduce spray - twin strakes knock down spray; then parallel slots channel the spray to the back of the hull; and stepped chines flatten the spray and keep it close to the hull.

Since the 1995-1997 ProStar 190 hull is slightly smaller than the 1998-2000 ProStar 190 hull, some have suggested that the 1995-1997 ProStar 190 hull is a little more nimble than subsequent versions of the ProStar 190 (1998-2000 and Evo versions). The 1995-1997 version of the ProStar 190 hull also has slightly more freeboard than the ProStar 190 Evo hull (2001 to current).

In 1996, MasterCraft changed the ProStar 205 to mirror the changes made to the ProStar 190 in 1995. Note the ProStar 205V went on to become the original X-Star/X-2/X-1 with legendary wakeboard performance.

/edit 2007 Mar 2 = standard engine TBI 275 hp (350 ci), one engine option MPI 330 hp (LT-1), thanks to BrianM
/edit 2007 Mar 4 & 5 = description of the exterior graphics revised
/edit 2007 Mar 17 = paragraph on Sammy Duval editions added
/edit 2008 Jan 2 = SD version (silver metal flake) offered in 1995 & paragraph added on spray reducing hull design changes

C36
03-01-2007, 11:30 PM
SportStar 19 (1998-2000)

MasterCraft introduced the SportStar 19 midway through the 1998 production year as a closed bow model. MasterCraft developed this model as an entry level boat that set new standards for both quality and performance.

The load capacity for the 2,400-pound SportStar 19 is eight people or 1,095 pounds with a fuel capacity of 31 gallons.

In 1998, the SportStar 19 came with the EFI 260 (5.0 L MX Plus) horsepower engine and 1:1 transmission as standard with a 13 x 13 three blade OJ propeller. The engine option of 330 horsepower (LT-1) was offered in 1998. The 1998 model included a black wrap-around windshield frame, unpadded Driver’s armrest, bare fibreglass engine cover, one-colour interior accent, windshield mounted convex mirror, side panel ski storage, two tournament speedometers, ski pylon, transom ski eye, three tracking fins, non-removable swim platform brackets, and did not have a trunk. A boat cover and closed cooling systems were both offered as options in 1998. In 1998 exterior graphics for the SportStar were similar to those of the 1995-1997 ProStar (white deck and white hull, but in the case of the SportStar the gelcoat colour accent stripe was limited to one colour . Only three exterior gelcoat colour accent options were offered in 1998 - red, blue, and purple. In 1998 the MasterCraft logo was solid black and placed below the colour accent stripe.

In 1999, the SportStar 19 was available as both a closed bow model and as an open bow model - both 1999 models featured an engine upgrade (to EFI 310 horsepower (MX Plus) engine with 1:1 transmission and a 13 x 13 three blade OJ propeller) as standard issue. Two engine options were offered in 1999 – EFI 275 horsepower (MX Plus) or EFI 330 horsepower (LT-1). The Power Slot 1.5:1 transmission with a 14 x 20 four blade OJ propeller was also offered as an option in 1999. Other changes in 1999 included a restyled topside and interior, a new two-part motor box, expanded storage capacity (full-length gunwale compartments), increased rear storage, and upgraded upholstery/carpeting. The open bow SportStar 19 also featured step-though access to the bow jump seats and a trunk (for additional storage which could be accessed from the boat only). In 1999 options were expanded to include depth finder, shower, heater, fibreglass swim platform, AM/FM/CD stereo, closed cooling system, Safe-T-Top with net, ZeroFlex tower, and wakeboarding option (extended pylon, ballast system, AM/FM CD upgraded stereo with 6 disc changer, stereo remote, amp and subwoffer). In 1999 a band of colour was applied to the exterior gelcoat (extending from the nose of the boat to just short of the transom. No colour was applied to the transom. On the open bow model this colour band was extended to just above the rub rail. In 1999 the MasterCraft logo on the SportStars was white and was moved to the back of the colour band near the transom. Gelcoat colour options were increased to five in 1999 - black, turquoise, blue, red, and green.

In 2000, MasterCraft offered only a closed bow SportStar 19 (as the open bow SportStar 19 was retooled as the ProStar 195 for 2000). The closed bow SportStar 19 was offered with EFI 310 horsepower engine and 1:1 transmission with a 13" four blade propeller as standard. The 1.5:1 Power Slot transmission was again offered as an option in 2000. The broad range of options introduced in 1999, contined to be offered in 2000 including the Safe-T-Top ZeroFlex tower and wakeboarding option. New options for 2000 included cruise control (AccuSki 2000 or Perfect Pass Cruise), and bimini. In 2000 the band of colour ringed the whole hull (including the transom) and the MasterCraft logo was solid white again located inside the colour band near the transom. In 2000 black was also available as an exterior gelcoat accent colour.

The SportStar 19 (closed bow) was AWSA approved from 1998 to 2000 inclusive and the SportStar 19 (open bow) was AWSA approved in 1999.

To view archived MasterCraft website pages for these models click on them below:

1998 SportStar 19 (http://web.archive.org/web/19980112141648/www.mastercraft.com/showroom/98models/sportstar.html)

1999 SportStar 19 (closed bow) (http://web.archive.org/web/20011108132838/www.mastercraft.com/showroom/1999/mastercraft/sstar19c.html)

1999 SportStar 19 (open bow) (http://web.archive.org/web/20011108134257/www.mastercraft.com/showroom/1999/mastercraft/sstar19o.html)

2000 SportStar 19 (http://web.archive.org/web/20010109161500/www.mastercraft.com/showroom/2000/mastercraft/sstar19c.html)

To view a Waterski Magazine review for these models click on them below:

1999 SportStar 19 (closed bow) (http://www.waterskimag.com/article.jsp?ID=12416&typeID=103&categoryID=110)

1999 SportStar 19 (open bow) (http://www.waterskimag.com/article.jsp?ID=12403&typeID=103&categoryID=110)


/edit 2007 Mar 2 = 1998 base engine 260 hp (5.0 L), thanks to Jim@BAWS
/edit 2007 Mar 2 = the engine option of 330 horsepower (LT-1) was offered in 1998, thanks to ETS
/edit 2007 Mar 5 = exterior option descriptions added for 1998, 1999, and 2000
/edit 2007 Mar 23 = additional detail on standard features and options added
/edit 2007 March 24 = added links to archived MasterCraft web pages
/edit 2007 April 4 = 1999 colour options added, truck opens to boat

C36
03-01-2007, 11:30 PM
ProStar 195 (2000-2001)

In 2000, the ProStar 195 took over from the 1999 SportStar as MasterCraft’s under 20’ open bow model. MasterCraft designed the ProStar 195 for someone who is primarily a slalom skier, primarily a small-lake boater, who also has kids or a dog that they want to bring along.

The load capacity for the 2,540-pound ProStar 195 is nine people or 1,355 pounds with a fuel capacity of 31 gallons.

The ProStar 195 came standard with a EFI 310 horsepower (Predator) engine and offered the EFI 330 horsepower (LT-1) engine offered as an option. Standard transmission was a 1:1 with a 13" four blade propeller, but a 1.5:1 PowerSlot was available as an option.

The 2000 ProStar 195 offers more refinements than the previous SportStar 19 open bow. The 2000 ProStar 195 has an open bow with a flip-down step-through to the front seats, silver windshield frame, a new lower dash (offering improved visibility) with electromechanical gauges, integrated speed control, integrated stereo remote control in the armrest, a wide passenger seat all the way across, a trunk in the back (carpeted and light), and storage in the gunnels. Options in 2000 included boat cover, six-disk CD changer, ZeroFlex tower, Fat Sac ballast system with pump, extended pylon, Pro Riders package (ZeroFlex tower, AM/FM CD stereo upgrade, Fat Sac ballast system, AccuSki Cruise 2000, two board racks, transom saver), reverse gelcoat, Accu Ski Pro Tour 2000, Perfect Pass Pro Series, heater, and depth finder. In 2000 exterior graphics for the ProStar 195 followed a similar swoosh pattern as the 1995-1997 ProStar 190 (and 1998 SportStar) but used a solid gelcoat accent colour above a colour accent stripe done in a second colour. Similar to the 1999 SportStar open bow, the main gelcoat colour was again extended above the rub rail. In 2000 there were at least four colour pairs to choose from – black/grey, blue/grey, red/grey, and red/beige in addition to a reverse gelcoat option. The MasterCraft logo was two-colour and these two colours matched the main two gelcoat colours. The MasterCraft logo was placed below the colour accent stripe.

An EFI 425 horsepower engine was introduced as an option with limited availability in addition to the optional EFI 330 horsepower (LT-1). 2001 also saw the introduction of TeleFlex Xtreme high performance trottle-shift control (standard), pull-up cleats (optional), back stop rope deflector (optional), MasterView bolster driver's seat (optional), and raised swim platform (optional). In 2001 the ProStar 195 continued to offer a solid gelcoat accent colour and a colour accent stripe – but the swoosh used in 2000 was changed to a straight bottom edge in 2001. In 2001 a range of colour pairs were offered including blue/grey, red/beige, and green/beige. The MasterCraft logo was a reflective silver and was moved up inside the main gelcoat colour.


The ProStar 195 was discontinued in 2002 - the year MasterCraft introduced the ProStar 197, the new sub-20-foot open bow slalom boat.

This hull was AWSA approved as the ProStar 195 in both 2000 and 2001.

To view archived MasterCraft website pages for these models click on them below:

2000 ProStar 195 (http://web.archive.org/web/20010602133241/www.mastercraft.com/showroom/2000/mastercraft/prostar195.html)

2001 ProStar 195 (http://web.archive.org/web/20021019165207/www.mastercraft.com/showroom/2001/prostar/prostar195.html)

To view a Waterski Magazine review of these models click here:

2001 ProStar 195 (http://www.waterskimag.com/article.jsp?ID=13622)


/edit 2007 Mar 3 = ProStar 195 discontinued due to introduction of ProStar 197
/edit 2007 Mar 5 = exterior graphic descriptions added for 2000 and 2001
/edit 2007 Mar 23 = more detail added on standard and optional features
/edit 2007 Mar 24 = added links to archived MasterCraft web pages

C36
03-01-2007, 11:31 PM
X-5 (2000-2002)

Introduced in 2000, the X-5 takes the concept of the ProStar 195 one step further. MasterCraft developed this model in response to customer and dealer demands for: high-quality construction at a mid-price; a sub-20-foot hull that could hold it’s own with the big boats; a full list of boarding features; and a mid-engine boat that would allow all-event capability. This model was the forerunner to the current X-7 model - an open bow all-event boat equipped with wakeboard specific equipment.

Waterski Magazine noted in the 2000 Boat Buyer’s Guide that, “It is one of the few boats on the market that could pull a 35-off (slalom) run, then load up the ballast and tow a pro-level wakeboard session.”

The load capacity for the 2,540-pound 2001 X-5 is 10 people or 1,355 pounds with a fuel capacity of 31 gallons.

Although the X-5 was offered as an open bow boat in 2000 and 2001 (built on the same platform as the open bow ProStar 195), in 2002 it was offered as a closed bow boat (based on the 19 Skier) - the year the X-7 was introduced as the new sub-20-foot open bow all-event boat by MasterCraft.

The X-5 was offered with a EFI 310 horsepower (Predator) engine, 1:1 transmission and a 13 x 13 four blade OJ propeller as standard with the 1.5:1 PowerSlot transmission as options. In 2000 and 2001 the EFI 330 horsepower (LT-1) engine was offered as an option. In 2001 the EFI 425 horsepower (L-18 HO 8.1 L) was also offered as an option (limited availability). In 2002 the 1.23:1 Power Slot transmission was also offered as an additional transmission option.

Although originally based on the ProStar 195 layout, the X-5 has a long list of standard additional features including: X-series graphics, ZeroFlex tower, AM/FM/CD-stereo with four speakers, two-part clam shell engine compartment, a 300+ pound rear ballast bag, 32 once vinyl, 40 ounce carpet, rack-and-pinion steering, aluminium floor boards, brushed metal x-series interior accents, and two 12-volt AC outlets.

In 2000, the swim platform was raised 3 inches (to compensate for the lower running attitude of a loaded wakeboard boat). This keeps the swim platform above the water at idle and keeps it from interfering with wake shape at lower speeds. In 2000 the rear ballast was an external pump powered by an AC outlet in the truck used to fill one rear ballast bag located in the trunk. The 2000 model had a first generation ZeroFlex tower and silver windshield frame. In 2000 closed cooling system, depth finder, 6-disc CD changer, shower, heater, speed control, sub-woofer, amp, and binding blaster were all available as options on the X-5 model. In 2000 gelcoat accent colours were again limited to black and red.

In 2001, a build in automatic ballast pump (activated from the dash) was used to fill the one ballast bag in the trunk. Additional standard features added to the 2001 model had a second generation two-piece folding ZeroFlex tower (folded frontward and backward), Teleflex Xtreme throttle/steering cable (2001 and 2002 only), silver windshield frame, new waterproof Clarion AM/FM CD stereo with driver's-side remote, and drip molded letter decals. In 2001 other options added included, amp, smart drain plug alarm, Perfect Pass (cruise or digital pro or wakeboard pro), binding soap pump, water temperature gauge, Masterview bolster seat, tower light bar, and x-series board racks. In 2001 gelcoat accent colours were again limited to black and red. Reverse gelcoat was an option in 2001 and at some point during 2001 the band of gelcoat accent colour became thicker (bottom edge was lowered toward the waterline).

In 2002, the X-5 was a closed bow boat based on the 19 Skier. This resulted in several changes included a black windshield frame, the 19 Skier type black driver’s console (dash). Additional standard features for 2002 included a rear seat that was able to convert to a sun pad, digtial speed indicator, a larger swim platform, and an added running light to the tower. However, the 2002 model did loose the open bow, the rear trunk, one 12-volt AC outlet, and the swim platform handle. Other changes included. In 2002 gelcoat accent colours were increased to include black, red, navy blue, and yellow. Reverse gelcoat was also an option in 2002.

To view archived MasterCraft Website pages for these models click on them below:

2000 X-5 (open bow) (http://web.archive.org/web/20001006051634/www.mastercraft.com/showroom/2000/mastercraft/x5.html)

2001 X-5 (open bow) (http://web.archive.org/web/20021019162531/www.mastercraft.com/showroom/2001/xseries/2001_x5.html)

2002 X-5 (closed bow) (http://web.archive.org/web/20021001192435/www.mastercraft.com/showroom/2002/xseries/x_5/index.htm)

To view a Waterski Magazine review of these models click here:

2001 X-5 (open bow) (http://www.waterskimag.com/article.jsp?ID=13626&typeID=121&categoryID=113)

2002 X-5 (closed bow) (http://www.waterskimag.com/article.jsp?ID=3005&typeID=121&categoryID=366)

To view a Waterski Magazine photo gallery of the closed bow 2002 X-5 click here (http://www.waterskimag.com/product.jsp?ID=61550).


/edit 2007 Mar 4 = 2001 colour accent band became thicker (bottom edge lowered)
/edit 2007 March 24 = added links to archived MasterCraft web pages
/edit 2007 April 4 = 2002 reverse gel coat was an option

C36
03-01-2007, 11:31 PM
19 Skier (2001-2002)
MasterCraft designed the 19 Skier as a purists’ ski boat - someone looking for a value oriented world-record-capable quality tow boat that would last a lifetime. Although the 19 Skier was MasterCraft’s value boat, but nowhere did MasterCraft scale back its commitment to construction excellence. The 19 Skier was offered as a closed bow boat with no trunk.

Load capacity for the 2,450-pound 19 Skier is nine people or 1,440 pounds with a fuel capacity of 31 gallons.

The 19 Skier came standard with an EFI 310 horsepower (Predator) engine, 1:1 transmission and a 13 x 13 four blade OJ propeller. The EFI 330 horsepower (LT-1) engine and 1.5:1 Power Slot transmission with a 14" four blade propeller were offered as options. In 2002 a 1.23:1 Power Slot transmission was also offered as an option.

This hull was AWSA approved as the 19 Skier in 2001.

The 19 Skier was offered with a similar array of standard and optional features in 2001 and 2002. It came standard with rack-and-pinion steering, a black non-glare dash with electromechanical instruments (including two large dual speedometers with a tachometer in between), lighted bow storage, swivel pylon, two-part clam shell engine compartment, a two-color interior and a lightweight, aluminium floor boards, honeycomb aluminium seat that converts to a sun pad, transom handrail/tow eye. Although options for the 19 Skier were similar to those available on the 2000 SportStar, some new ones were offered including smart drain plug with alarm, extended pylon (in 2001 only), MasterCraft Training System (passenger side ballast tank), Perfect Pass (Cruise, Digital Pro, and Wakeboard Edition), AccuSki (limited availability), slick boot soap pump, transom saver, water temperature gauge, and ZeroFlex tower. In 2001 the exterior graphics of the 19 Skier introduced new gelcoat lines with a larger band of colour travelling right around the boat and the MasterCraft logo being placed inside the colour band. New for 2001, the MasterCraft logo was moved forward to the middle of the boat and it was reflective silver in colour had a drip-molded feel.

To view archived MasterCraft Website pages for these models click on them below:

2001 19 Skier (http://web.archive.org/web/20021019163417/www.mastercraft.com/showroom/2001/prostar/19skier.html)

2002 19 Skier (http://web.archive.org/web/20021001185850/www.mastercraft.com/showroom/2002/prostar/19_skier/index.htm)

To view a Waterski Magazine review of the closed bow 2001 19 Skier click here (http://www.waterskimag.com/article.jsp?ID=3012&typeID=121&categoryID=366).


/edit = 2007 Mar 5 = exterior graphic description added for 2001
/edit = 2007 Mar 24 = links added to archived MasterCraft web pages

C36
03-01-2007, 11:32 PM
Sources:
http://web.archive.org/web/*/www.mastercraft.com
http://www.6ballsports.com/Boats.html
http://www.boats.com/boat-articles/New+Boats-136/Clean+and+Classic/11469.html
http://www.nadaguides.com/
http://www.tmcowners.com
http://usawaterski.org/graphics/downloads/ApprovedHistory83-06.pdf
http://www.waterskimag.com/article.jsp?ID=13618&typeID=121&categoryID=113
http://www.waterskimag.com/article.jsp?ID=3012&typeID=121&categoryID=366
http://www.waterskis.com/MasterCraft-Boat-Innovations-s/118.htm

1991-1993 MasterCraft ProStar 190 Owner’s Manual
1995 MasterCraft ProStar 190 Owner’s Manual
1995 MasterCraft sales brochure (http://www.mediafire.com/?7kksaji2qvn)
1996 MasterCraft sales brochure (http://www.mediafire.com/?2n1zaemz91g)
1997 MasterCraft sales brochure (http://www.mediafire.com/?9mkzti1k2gw)
1999 MasterCraft sales brochure
2002 MasterCraft sales brochure
1996 Waterski Magazine Boat Buyer’s Guide
1998 Waterski Magazine Boat Buyer’s Guide
1999 Waterski Magazine Boat Buyer’s Guide
2000 Waterski Magazine Boat Buyer’s Guide
2001 Waterski Magazine Boat Buyer’s Guide

Andyg
03-01-2007, 11:43 PM
WOW that is some research project. Did you get a fancy piece of paper with that research so we now have to call you Dr. C36?

VTJC
03-01-2007, 11:44 PM
Nice job, excellent post!

Jim@BAWS
03-02-2007, 08:38 AM
C36...according to your posting times it only took 4 minutes to input all that data....You are one very fast typer. AWESOME JOB. That post definitly will go down in TMC HISTORY. Now we can point everyone to
this post. By the way 1998 was the YEAR of the 260 JP 5.0 only.

On to your next project. The history of the 205/205V/Maristar205/X-star/X-2/X-1.

Hope to hear back from you in a month or so
Again hats off...AWESOME JOB

Jim@BAWS

BrianM
03-02-2007, 09:23 AM
Very nice post I am sure it will get added to the FAQ. I wish we could get this for all versions of MCs through the years.

One thing. The standard engine in the 95-97 Prostar was the TBI 350 w/275hp (source is my '97 owners manuel) not the 310hp Vortec version that was in the '99+ Sportstar/Skier. There were just the TBI 275 hp and the Corvette LT1 330hp offered in those years.

east tx skier
03-02-2007, 11:09 AM
The 308 hp TBI 350 vortec was the base engine for 98 Pro Stars (and as Jim mentioned, the 260 hp 5.0L was the base engine for the Sportstar 19 in 98 only).

Great job, C36. With your permission, I'd definitely like to add this to the FAQ. Is there any way you could save it as a PDF. I'd link to it, but things seem to fall into oblivion over time and I'd like to be able to have it as an attachment.

Shoot me a PM, and again, great work.

Kevin 89MC
03-02-2007, 11:37 AM
Wow, nicely done! Thank you very much for doing this . . . I may need to look back on it someday if I ever think of upgrading.
Kevin

ProTour X9
03-02-2007, 12:00 PM
WOW :eek3: Do you have any info about the 1994 ProTour 190s?

JKTX21
03-02-2007, 12:12 PM
Sweeeet, I have one of these boats.

Sodar
03-02-2007, 12:31 PM
One last thing – I would strongly encourage all TT members who have one of these beautiful boats to post pictures of them in this tread (a picture is worth a thousand words, no?).
Enjoy!

AWESOME JOB C36!!!

At your request!!

1996 ProStar 190 with LT-1 Corvette Motor

C36
03-02-2007, 02:43 PM
WOW that is some research project. Did you get a fancy piece of paper with that research so we now have to call you Dr. C36?

Andyg: LOL - No fancy paper (but you can call me "Dr" if you wish). I was just trying to contribute to the TT site (as it provided me with A LOT of good info when I needed it) and a bit of a labour of love to help me get though the winter.

C36...according to your posting times it only took 4 minutes to input all that data....You are one very fast typer. AWESOME JOB. That post definitly will go down in TMC HISTORY. Now we can point everyone to
this post. By the way 1998 was the YEAR of the 260 JP 5.0 only.

On to your next project. The history of the 205/205V/Maristar205/X-star/X-2/X-1.

Hope to hear back from you in a month or so
Again hats off...AWESOME JOB

Jim@BAWS

Jim@Baws: It may have only taken four minutes to post, but it took a little longer than that to write. ;)

I appreciate the compliment and take it as high praise coming from you. I have tried to pick up your comment on 1998 (one year only) SportStar 19 base engine being 260 hp (5.0 L) - marked in underline and noted/dated the edit at the bottom of that section.

As for the "next project" - maybe next winter.

Very nice post I am sure it will get added to the FAQ. I wish we could get this for all versions of MCs through the years.

One thing. The standard engine in the 95-97 Prostar was the TBI 350 w/275hp (source is my '97 owners manuel) not the 310hp Vortec version that was in the '99+ Sportstar/Skier. There were just the TBI 275 hp and the Corvette LT1 330hp offered in those years.

BrianM: Likewise - thanks for the complement and ProStar 190 engine comment. I tried to pick it up and made note of it in a similar way as described for Jim@BAWS above.

The 308 hp TBI 350 vortec was the base engine for 98 Pro Stars (and as Jim mentioned, the 260 hp 5.0L was the base engine for the Sportstar 19 in 98 only).

Great job, C36. With your permission, I'd definitely like to add this to the FAQ. Is there any way you could save it as a PDF. I'd link to it, but things seem to fall into oblivion over time and I'd like to be able to have it as an attachment.

Shoot me a PM, and again, great work.

ETS: Thanks for the engine comments. I also owe you a big "THANK YOU" for the CD you mailed out - the information you shared really help me fit the pieces of the puzzle together.

I would be truly honoured to have this added to FAQ's. As for a PDF - I have attached one here as I have not been able to figure out to add an attachment to a PM. I have exposed the links in the attached PDF so they are usable and have added a version date. As significant changes are made it will issue you update versions for FAQ.

SodarSKI73: Thanks for picture - now this was what I was talking about! :) Perfect way to start, with the ProStar 190!

erkoehler
03-02-2007, 02:48 PM
Open Bow...

erkoehler
03-02-2007, 02:50 PM
LTR 330hp engine :)

Datdude
03-02-2007, 03:20 PM
As a former owner of a 1999 Sportstar closed bow and a current owner of a 1995 Prostar 190 LT-1......thank you for the excellent write-up. It is fun to read about that stuff:cool:

Datdude
03-02-2007, 03:23 PM
Here is my old 1999 Sportstar closed bow. It was my first boat and I miss her:D

BrianM
03-02-2007, 03:53 PM
Here's a picture of my '97 Prostar.

hey Datdude why did you make the switch from the 1999 Sportstar to the 1995 Prostar? For the LT1?

BrianM
03-02-2007, 04:01 PM
ProStar 190 (1995-1997)


/edit 2007 Mar 2 = standard engine TBI 275 hp (350 ci), one engine option TBI 330 hp (LT-1), thanks to BrianM

The LT1 is an MPI motor not TBI. Sorry for the confusion I didn't mean to lump the two motors together.

east tx skier
03-02-2007, 04:04 PM
Oh, also, you could get an LT1 on the 1998 Sportstar (I have seen at least one with it).

Datdude
03-02-2007, 04:28 PM
hey Datdude why did you make the switch from the 1999 Sportstar to the 1995 Prostar? For the LT1?

I was able to buy the Sportstar, use it for a summer, put 75 hours on it and sell it for what I paid(free boat). I really liked the boat with the exception of the interior. It was a little basic for me (no radio, poor back seat comfort, etc). The 1995 I bought was my parent's neighbor's boat and it was the one that I really wanted originally. When I was buying my 99 he was not interested in selling. One month after I sold the Sportstar I got a call from him and bought the boat. The 310hp MX Plus in the Sportstar was a great engine and had the same amount of power as the LT-1 (in my opinion) but it is cool to pop the top and see "Corvette" in there:cool: .


The other reason is that I have a short attention span

BrianM
03-02-2007, 05:13 PM
The other reason is that I have a short attention span
I feel your pain. I am already on the lookout for a replacement. Just haven't stumbled on the right deal yet. My wife thinks I'm nuts.

Datdude
03-02-2007, 05:50 PM
My wife thinks I'm nuts.


You are not alone.

My boat now fits my needs perfect, but I would love to find a 190 in the EVO hull. Those boats are sexy. My boss had a cherry 2001 190 EVO that he sold last Summer. I came in to work one day and he said his new 2006 197 was on the way over from the dealer. I had 10 minutes to make a decision, and ultimately had to pass. My wife would have killed me for sure. The sad part of the story is that his perect condition/low hour boat ended up at a boys camp in town and is now "less than perfect". What a shame:rolleyes:

C36
03-02-2007, 06:47 PM
The LT1 is an MPI motor not TBI. Sorry for the confusion I didn't mean to lump the two motors together.

Done! ProStar 190 LTI motor noted as MPI.

C36
03-02-2007, 06:49 PM
Oh, also, you could get an LT1 on the 1998 Sportstar (I have seen at least one with it).

Done! LT-1 added as engine option for 1998 SportStar (and PDF on page 2 has picked up these two latest changes).

C36
03-02-2007, 06:50 PM
Here's a picture of my '97 Prostar.

BrianM - I think that is one sharp looking boat - looks like you take care of it too.

BrianM
03-02-2007, 11:05 PM
BrianM - I think that is one sharp looking boat - looks like you take care of it too.
Thanks. I can't take all of the credit though since I have only owned it for a year and a half. Previous owner took excellent care of it.

JohnnyB
03-03-2007, 10:16 AM
C36....awesome writeup

I have footed often behind the 19Skier version of this boat. Awesome hull.

C36
03-06-2007, 03:13 PM
Here is a shot of our 2001 X-5 (reverse gelcoat).

SDAhockey21
03-06-2007, 06:10 PM
Wow awesome! I'm very proud of the 96. Looks so good! Glad to be apart of mastercraft history!:D

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2433-2.jpg

SDAhockey21
03-06-2007, 06:17 PM
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2269.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2434.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2446.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2448.jpg

SDAhockey21
03-06-2007, 06:19 PM
Last one :)

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2429.jpg

BeavenX5
03-07-2007, 10:55 AM
Nice works C36. Thanks for your effort to preserve a piece of the MC history and to educate us...
As requested, a picture of our 2000 X5.

BeavenX5
03-07-2007, 11:03 AM
Here is another one without the tower. It has a nice sportier look like that...

C36
03-07-2007, 03:28 PM
WOW :eek3: Do you have any info about the 1994 ProTour 190s?

I have copies of a couple of WSM BBG reviews (1991 & 1993) for the 190 - if you are interested in these send me a PM with an e-mail address and I will send you copies.

east tx skier
03-07-2007, 03:31 PM
WOW :eek3: Do you have any info about the 1994 ProTour 190s?

I can tell you a little bit about the spray mods they had on them.

C36
03-24-2007, 03:38 PM
A few new pictures, more info, and new links added (thanks to BevanX5 for pointing the way to the archived MasterCraft web pages). :)

As always, comments are welcome. :rolleyes:

ProTour X9
03-24-2007, 08:58 PM
I can tell you a little bit about the spray mods they had on them.
Go ahead, if you'd like:D :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

C36
03-29-2007, 11:48 PM
...

On to your next project. The history of the 205/205V/Maristar205/X-star/X-2/X-1.

Hope to hear back from you in a month or so
Again hats off...AWESOME JOB

Jim@BAWS

Jim:

Here (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?p=323693#post323693) is it - just as ordered. ;) 27 days later (just under the wire)!

bjm300zx
03-30-2007, 02:27 AM
Just wanted to say thanks for doing this. (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

C36
04-03-2007, 07:47 PM
Just wanted to say thanks for doing this. (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Your welcome.

SDAhockey21
04-03-2007, 07:59 PM
Yes i would like to thank you too. I was also wondering if you had any info on my 1991 maristar 210

C36
04-03-2007, 08:45 PM
Yes i would like to thank you too. I was also wondering if you had any info on my 1991 maristar 210

PM headed your way.

bobk
04-06-2007, 10:34 PM
195 owner here. Thank you!!! Great info and it is really nice to see the history.

KHall
09-17-2007, 08:29 PM
Thanks, great to read this about my hull. I'll get a pic up soon.

Marcos
09-23-2007, 05:44 PM
THNX for this great thread! I own the '97 version of the PS190 and am very pleased with it! However, Ineed to buy a new decal set, as the former owner replaced it by some non-original decals. Can someone help how to order these? At mymastercraft.com I only see the 1996 version, which I think has the MC logo above the pinstripe, mine has it beneath. Also, I have no clue what the names of my colorscheme are.

Can someone help me out on this?

http://brick104.hyves.org/88500001-88550000/88507001-88507100/88507032_6_q0Lx.jpeg

JoshBuzz
09-23-2007, 11:19 PM
C36, if you ever wanna do one of my research papers, you're more than welcome to it haha! Beautiful project, and beautiful boats!!

C36
09-26-2007, 09:25 PM
THNX for this great thread! I own the '97 version of the PS190 and am very pleased with it! However, Ineed to buy a new decal set, as the former owner replaced it by some non-original decals. Can someone help how to order these? At mymastercraft.com I only see the 1996 version, which I think has the MC logo above the pinstripe, mine has it beneath. Also, I have no clue what the names of my colorscheme are.

Can someone help me out on this?

In 1996 (according to the 1996 brochure) your colour scheme was called "NAVY (WITH RED)". Sorry I don't have a 1997 brochure.

As for the side decal the picture below shows that in all three years the side MasterCraft logo on the ProStar 190 appears to be very similar (using a drop shadow in all three years).

That's all I've got - hope it helps.

oldriver
09-26-2007, 10:55 PM
AWSOME history,thanks for the great education...
what can you say good,bad or indiffernt about the 1998-2000 PS190 hulls.short life,would they be agood boat to consider for slalom only???how do there wakes rate??thanks in advance

Marcos
09-27-2007, 08:21 AM
THNX C36! I was desperatly looking for a close-up of the decals. The transom and prostar TBI decal are al white, and I just need the side logo in the same color (Navy) as the hull upper accent, with a grey shadow.
Great! I will strip her down this winter, polish her and get the correct decals back on.

C36
12-17-2007, 06:40 PM
1996 PS 190 at World Cup jump event circa 1997

C36
12-17-2007, 06:41 PM
1996 PS 190 at World Cup slalom event circa 1997

C36
12-17-2007, 06:41 PM
1996 PS 190 at World Cup slalom event also circa 1997

C36
12-17-2007, 06:43 PM
1999 SportStar Open Bow with optional wakeboarding package (including extended pylon) as it appeared in the 1999 sales brochure

C36
12-17-2007, 06:44 PM
2000 X-5 as shown at its debut in the fall of 1999 (MasterCraft Y2K) - notice the details on the first generation ZeroFlex Flyer wakeboarding tower.

Sodar
12-17-2007, 09:00 PM
Truly an Awesome Job C36!

BrianM
12-18-2007, 10:34 AM
Also, I have no clue what the names of my colorscheme are.

Can someone help me out on this?





I know this is from a while back but it was never answered completely. Your colors were Nite Navy, Mountain Rock, and Reuben. Your gel stripe is the exact reverse of mine.

C36
12-21-2007, 07:00 PM
Freddy Krueger above a 1995 190 circa 1998

C36
12-21-2007, 07:02 PM
1997 190 circa 1997

Marcos
12-22-2007, 02:59 PM
THNX To BrianM, C36 & FrankSchwab I know a lot more about my baby. I even got a set of original decals coming my way (THNX to C36) The decals on the boat are home made by the former owner. As you take a close look, you wil see that the transom is completely covered in vinyl, to hide the faded gelcoat.

http://www.rentawake.it/marcos_2007.JPG


She needs to be in original state, so I still have a lot to do this winter....

Eddie Dodge
01-01-2008, 09:09 PM
Nice work C36. Articles like this is why I am part of this forum. I happen to have a particular interest in this article because of post # 58. I happen to be the proud owner of that boat. That picture is from the April 1997 Water Ski mag on page 78. While I am on the subject of the magazine, I would be interested in the complete 96 and 97 year issues if someone would be interested in selling them. I am also really interested in, which I am having no luck on, is the world records set with this boat and who set them. I emailed MasterCraft a few years ago with no luck. (No answer). It seems to me that if a world record was set that all the info would be entered somewhere, including the hull ID#, driver, time, etc. If someone could direct me to the right person that I could possibly get this info from I would appreciate it very much.

30406

C36
01-01-2008, 11:15 PM
Nice work C36. Articles like this is why I am part of this forum. I happen to have a particular interest in this article because of post # 58. I happen to be the proud owner of that boat...

Eddie: That is awesome! Glad you posted. :)

... I would be interested in the complete 96 and 97 year issues if someone would be interested in selling them...

Eddie: This (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=20629) thread might be of interest to you. Please look at the information in the PDF. I have six issues from 1996 (May to Dec) and all 10 issues from 1997. I would like to hang onto two of the 1997 issues (Jan BBG and Aug 75th Anv) but the rest I am willing to part with. Send me a PM if you are interested.

...I am also really interested in, which I am having no luck on, is the world records set with this boat and who set them. I emailed MasterCraft a few years ago with no luck. (No answer). It seems to me that if a world record was set that all the info would be entered somewhere, including the hull ID#, driver, time, etc. If someone could direct me to the right person that I could possibly get this info from I would appreciate it very much.

Eddie: Would it be worth contacting the staff at USA Water Ski? There is some contact information here (http://www.usawaterski.org/pages/HQemail.html).

C36
01-02-2008, 07:51 PM
1995 PS 190 as shown in the 1995 MasterCraft brochure

30470

30471

C36
01-02-2008, 07:54 PM
1995 PS 190 details - hull, dash, wake

30472

30473

30474

30475

C36
01-02-2008, 07:56 PM
PS 190 Sammy Duvall editions - 1995, 1996, 1997

30476

30477

30478

C36
01-02-2008, 07:59 PM
1995-97 PS 190 - contributing to a legacy of records

30479

30480

30481

30482

C36
11-07-2008, 07:59 PM
2001 X-5

All tucked in:
41979

tower off:
41980

evening light:
41981

full moon rising:
41982

Jim@BAWS
11-08-2008, 12:45 PM
I just SOLD my 1995 PS 190 LT-1 SLOT. I have always liked that hull ALOT

SOLD it locally so it will be around.

GREAT JOB on your presentation

Jim@BAWS

Patrick Hardy
04-18-2009, 10:49 AM
Ciao Marcos, how long have you owned your boat? I ask because in the summer of 2007 my girlfriend and I were in the Lake district. We were at Lago Maggiore and notice one very similar boat to mine. We both thought that is one sweet location to have a MC! The whole time in the lake district I could only think about how great it would be to live there with a MC. How does the propane conversion system work for your boat? I have never seen that done to a boat before, do you have any pictures of your engine / propane system to post?

Dwesa
06-11-2009, 07:34 PM
Hi, I am VERY interested in some of your decals. My husband recently buffed out the boat and removed ALL the decals. Now I need to replace them. Do you still have them?
Please let me know.
Thanks
Lisa
Dwesa@aol.com

JohnE
06-11-2009, 08:40 PM
Hi, I am VERY interested in some of your decals. My husband recently buffed out the boat and removed ALL the decals. Now I need to replace them. Do you still have them?
Please let me know.
Thanks
Lisa
Dwesa@aol.com


I'd suggest contacting David (C36) by email. It might be in his profile and was in one of his threads. Maybe this one.

C36
06-11-2009, 09:14 PM
Hi, I am VERY interested in some of your decals. My husband recently buffed out the boat and removed ALL the decals. Now I need to replace them. Do you still have them?
Please let me know.
Thanks
Lisa
Dwesa@aol.com

Lisa - I sent an e-mail to you today (June 11), please let me know if it does not arrive. Thanks

I'd suggest contacting David (C36) by email. It might be in his profile and was in one of his threads. Maybe this one.

Thanks John - I appreciate the help.

JohnE
06-11-2009, 10:34 PM
Thanks John - I appreciate the help.

I'd have looked it up, but didn't have time when I posted that. With how quickly this board can move I didn't know if you'd see the post. Which you have, naturally.:cool:

wakesurfer
10-25-2009, 12:25 AM
Hello on my 95 ps190 there is a hatch on the floor in front of the engine cover, can you tell me what the original purpose of this storage area is for ? thank you

Jim@BAWS
10-25-2009, 11:53 AM
Hello on my 95 ps190 there is a hatch on the floor in front of the engine cover, can you tell me what the original purpose of this storage area is for ? thank you

Small Cooler

Jim@BAWS

coz
10-25-2009, 12:03 PM
Small Cooler

Jim@BAWS

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2243/2337058895_ac65f113d0_b.jpg

wakesurfer
10-25-2009, 03:51 PM
Holy cold one's Batman!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats exceeds my wildest expectations!!!

Barefooter92
10-25-2009, 10:31 PM
Thanks for the great thread and all the research. This helps me make my decision. This is a great site and I look forward to showing my future purchase on the site soon.

Thanks - Kevin

Panda Cub
10-26-2009, 12:07 PM
I am in the market for a 95-97 PS 190, this thread is a big help!

Chicago190
12-01-2009, 01:09 AM
My 1996 190. Only boat I would trade it for is a 214 or maybe a 195.

Jim@BAWS
12-01-2009, 08:49 AM
My 1996 190. Only boat I would trade it for is a 214 or maybe a 195.


Good Lookin boat....did you come to Florida yesterday and pick one up from Bay Area WaterSports? Sorry I was not around HA HA HA

Jim@BAWS

Jim@BAWS
12-01-2009, 11:04 AM
My 1996 190. Only boat I would trade it for is a 214 or maybe a 195.


Like this....

http://www.bayareawatersports.com/searchengine/Details.aspx?diid=1809051&bvdid=3121&type=N&indid=1&sortCol=Length&sortDir=DESC&


Jim@BAWS

JohnE
02-26-2010, 05:26 PM
I was talking to Jay at the Boston show last weekend about the 19 Skier/ Sportstar (and lots of other topics) and thought I'd bump this thread for anyone who might be interested.

I'll reiterate, great job David.

Mr02X5
08-07-2010, 06:52 PM
as you requested. got this thursday night.

jahnkera
11-22-2010, 10:29 PM
After reviewing all of the owner's manuals posted on MasterCraft.com, I cannot find one for the 1999 Sportstar Open Bow. Closest one appears to be the 2000 Prostar 195 Open Bow. The only 1999 manual posted is for the 200 series and does not appear to cover the 190 series. The 1998 manual covers the Sportstar in closed bow only. Can anyone recommend which manual would be best? I have the LT1 engine and the powerslot transmission.

east tx skier
11-22-2010, 11:23 PM
If you have the LT1, I'd think the 98 manual would be your best bet for engine questions with the 2000 being good for questions concerning the non engine stuff. I guess I don't recall the LT-1 being offered after 98.

jakethebt
01-16-2011, 11:07 PM
Looking at this thread, it says the seating capacity of a '95 and up 190 is 9 people? Is that correct?

C36
01-17-2011, 11:11 AM
There is a summary of statistics by model year posted here (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=48295&d=1244749232). As you can see the seated capacity varies by model year from 6 to 10. As for the 1995, I have no direct experience with that hull other than my 2001 X-5 (which has a seated capacity of 10 people or 1,355 lbs (614.63 kg).

There is also some additional info on the PS 190's in the 1995-97 ProStar 190/19 Skier/SportStar 19/ ProStar 195/X-5: A History (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=14622) thread that might be of interest/use to you.

Hopefully someone with a 1995 PS 190 can confirm the seated capacity.
Looking at this thread, it says the seating capacity of a '95 and up 190 is 9 people? Is that correct?

jakethebt
01-17-2011, 01:36 PM
Thanks. It looks like the official rating is 9 people. That seems like a lot on that boat. Anyone with experience with that? I would have mostly kids but that still seems like a lot of butts for that boat.

willowtreexx
01-17-2011, 03:01 PM
9 does seem like a lot for the 190. I would think something like 5-6 would be comfortable.

Patrick Hardy
01-17-2011, 03:23 PM
I own a 1996 PS190 and in the summer on family / friend gatherings, the boat can fit seven adults. Driver plus three on the back seat, two on the observers seat and one laying behind the driver. For the average size kids, the boat can fit nine. The driver plus four in back, three on observers seat and one laying down behind the driver. Any more than that and it becomes a total zoo!!

JohnE
01-17-2011, 07:24 PM
The rated capacity is bs. My 197 was rated so low it was ridiculous. I'd be happy with a rated capacity higher than actually comfortable. I think my 05 197 was rated at6 which wasn't
T enough if we took a few kids...but my 214 is rated for 11...which is more than it can handle comfortably

Thrall
04-19-2011, 12:54 PM
Never saw this thread before. Here's a couple of my old '96. Wish I could have kept it....awesome boat!

davie_kyle
09-18-2011, 12:03 AM
C:\Users\Kyle\Pictures\2011-08-21 Boat\Boat 001.JPG

Well see if this works... Not sure how to find the URL of my pics :confused:

davie_kyle
09-18-2011, 12:09 AM
There is no way to put 9 people in that boat except to sit someone on an ice chest behind the driver and it would still be really tight. I dont know how they came up with that number.

davie_kyle
09-18-2011, 12:19 AM
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=559&pictureid=3544

The boat currently has 250 original hours on it.

bartman
09-19-2011, 11:11 AM
There is no way to put 9 people in that boat except to sit someone on an ice chest behind the driver and it would still be really tight. I dont know how they came up with that number.

That's easy!!! The Coast Guard determines capacity with the following formula...
Length * Width / 15. That is the person capacity. Weight is done assuming 150 pounds per person.

I can see 9 in mine, as long as a few of them are kids... 4 up front (can be adults if not to large), 3 on the back seat is comfortable and one on each side of the engine...

Not great, but it certainly works!

JohnE
09-19-2011, 09:38 PM
There is no way to put 9 people in that boat except to sit someone on an ice chest behind the driver and it would still be really tight. I dont know how they came up with that number.

Which boat?

That's easy!!! The Coast Guard determines capacity with the following formula...
Length * Width / 15. That is the person capacity. Weight is done assuming 150 pounds per person.

I can see 9 in mine, as long as a few of them are kids... 4 up front (can be adults if not to large), 3 on the back seat is comfortable and one on each side of the engine...

Not great, but it certainly works!

Well what changed and when? BC the 197 was formerly rated at a higher capacity than today.