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sc00ter_17
03-12-2007, 12:05 AM
Great forum guys. Just signed on and can't wait to read what everyone has to say. Was a former MC owner (88 PS 190) and made a bad desicion and purchased a 99 Malibu Response LX. I am now putting it up for sale and looking to get another Master Craft. Was originally looking at the PS 205 put the 205V has stuck my interest. We do everything from just cruising to Barefooting to Slalom to Wake/knee boarding. Just curious how the slalom wakes are behind it since it is the same hull as the 205 but the engine is in backwards. I like the idea of the large sundeck and better wakes for wake/knee boarding with more weight in the stern. We usually have a large group of friends with us and the DD is sometimes a pain. Also I don't want a boat that takes water over the front with 2 riders in the open bow. I have that problem now and its up for sale. Any info is much appreciated.

Thanks,
Scott

cbryan70
03-12-2007, 12:09 AM
you may want to do a search on this boat.. i am pretty sure there has been post about the wake of this boat and how it does

interceptor
03-12-2007, 12:28 AM
I had a '93 Prostar 205 when I was younger and a much more "hardcore" slalom skier. It was a great boat, but not much room, and on a couple of occasions when loaded I got water over the bow.

I now have a '01 205V. It is a great boat for me now. Good for the kids and lots of room. It is great for wakeboarding, surfing, and just general boating. I still slalom ski behind it (my true love) when I can find good water. If you are solely a slalom ski course guy you may find some issues with the wake. I can tear it up behind this boat and have a blast. I have no complaints about the slalom wake. If I do, I just do a quick ski behind an inboard/outboard and realize how good of a wake the 205V has.

CottagerGreg
03-12-2007, 12:39 AM
Best I have... X-1 comming out of a turn....

So it's a little larger than when in a striaght line...

http://photos-450.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v64/147/77/514381981/n514381981_27450_8656.jpg

sand2snow22
03-12-2007, 02:09 AM
Here is the wake at about 31.5 MPH. Faster is better...I've taken water over the bow twice not paying attention. If you pay attention, you'll be fine......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=norSHh4-aMU

etakk7
03-14-2007, 12:46 PM
here is the official review from 2000's Powerboat Magazine. They speak very highly of the wakeboarding wake, and say it has a respectable slalom wake as well.

http://www.powerboatmagazine.com/2000tests/mar4.php

erkoehler
03-14-2007, 12:52 PM
If your interested, I have a 99 205V in on consignment...PM me for details.

landscape
03-14-2007, 02:12 PM
This is the wake behind my 2005 X-2 ( 205 v hull), that I sold last year, @ 33 mph with 100 lbs of sand in the bow and 1/4 tank of gas. I found the slalom wake to be much better with weight in the bow. To me it is a firmer wake with a bit more of a lip on it than a direct drive. To me the wake always looks better from the boat and the only way to tell for yourself is to get behind one. I loved the boat, it just depends on what is more important to you.

JKTX21
03-14-2007, 02:45 PM
When did MC start manufacturing the 205V? I'm sure there is a thread on the history of the 205V / X1.

chudson
03-14-2007, 02:52 PM
Can't help with any info Scott but I'll sure welcome you to the forum, so welcome to the MasterCraft mother ship!!!
:wavey: :wavey:

lawless1
03-14-2007, 06:25 PM
This is the wake behind my 2005 X-2 ( 205 v hull), that I sold last year, @ 33 mph with 100 lbs of sand in the bow and 1/4 tank of gas. I found the slalom wake to be much better with weight in the bow. To me it is a firmer wake with a bit more of a lip on it than a direct drive. To me the wake always looks better from the boat and the only way to tell for yourself is to get behind one. I loved the boat, it just depends on what is more important to you.

I just purchased a 2000 Maristar 210 that I am restoring and haven't skied behind yet - I know, I know, I know - try it first.

Anyway has anyone tried weight in the bow of the MS to help with the slalom wake?

A bit of the thread-jack - sorry.

landscape
03-14-2007, 07:58 PM
I just purchased a 2000 Maristar 210 that I am restoring and haven't skied behind yet - I know, I know, I know - try it first.

Anyway has anyone tried weight in the bow of the MS to help with the slalom wake?

A bit of the thread-jack - sorry.
A good friend of mine has a 2001 Maristar 210 and I have been slalom skiing behind it ever since he bought it new and I love the wake. In my opinion the wake is much nicer than the PS 205 V hull for slalom. It is definitely a softer wake. I have never heard any complaints from the people we ski with. I have found the wake to be better at slower speeds than the PS 205 V. I will say that the 205 V handles a little better due to the narrower beam and tracking fins. I think the 210 was a great hull design and am sorry to see they don't make it any more. I have a wake photo somewhere I will try to find it and post. you will love the boat.

lawless1
03-14-2007, 08:09 PM
A good friend of mine has a 2001 Maristar 210 and I have been slalom skiing behind it ever since he bought it new and I love the wake. In my opinion the wake is much nicer than the PS 205 V hull for slalom. It is definitely a softer wake. I have never heard any complaints from the people we ski with. I have found the wake to be better at slower speeds than the PS 205 V. I will say that the 205 V handles a little better due to the narrower beam and tracking fins. I think the 210 was a great hull design and am sorry to see they don't make it any more. I have a wake photo somewhere I will try to find it and post. you will love the boat.

Thanks for the input and insight landscape - I'm looking forward to finishing the project and putting her to the test. I love the PS 190 wake but I plan on being on some bigger water and wanted more interior space.

landscape
03-14-2007, 08:14 PM
Thanks for the input and insight landscape - I'm looking forward to finishing the project and putting her to the test. I love the PS 190 wake but I plan on being on some bigger water and wanted more interior space.
It handles the bumps really well. We ski a lot with just one or two people in the boat and have never had a need for weight in the bow. The wake is so good there is no need for the weight.

etakk7
03-14-2007, 11:13 PM
When did MC start manufacturing the 205V? I'm sure there is a thread on the history of the 205V / X1.

1999 was the first year - there were significant changes (mainly to seating) in 2000 and changes to the rear hatch in 2001 - pretty much the same from there through 2005

UTAHWATERSPORTSGUY
03-15-2007, 07:26 PM
The 205v Is Sweet For Skiing And Wakeboarding. Although Rough Water Ride Isn't As Good As The Others But I Can't Complain. The 205v Came Out In 98'

d36yzrider
03-16-2007, 12:00 AM
I havent been behind the 205V but I have been behind the 205 direct drive and the wake is big. It might just be beacuse im use to my 85 Mastercraft there is no wake whatsoever at 35 at 30 its just a small ripple.

landscape
03-16-2007, 06:02 PM
Maristar 210 wake

ecelis
03-17-2007, 02:32 PM
If you are free skiing it will be great. My son ran the slalom course at 36mph, but is is a hard wake to cut through. But better than most other V's I'm sure.

landscape
03-17-2007, 07:15 PM
If you are free skiing it will be great. My son ran the slalom course at 36mph, but is is a hard wake to cut through. But better than most other V's I'm sure.
I will second that, the 205v is a hard wake to cut through if you are not a strong slalom skier. I had the opportunity to test ski a 2006 x-2 (maristar 200 hull ) last year and I found the slalom wake to be much softer and easier at 28-32 mph wich is a much better speed for beginners. I think MC did a good job with the stepped up hull to make it an excellent crossover boat. Although to me the 205 V is more fun to drive because of the excellent handling. If you mostly board and need the room get a V drive but if you are serious about slalom skiing go with a direct drive. But if I was going for a crossover boat it would be the new 2006 and later X-2 or Maristar 200 unless you can find a Maristar 210.

lawless1
03-21-2007, 07:15 PM
Thanks for the pic landscape - looks good to me and I can't wait to get out.