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kdjose
05-04-2007, 05:43 PM
Hello everyone. I'm an old school show ski and tournament skier from Northern WI, and am getting all dried out here in the desert. Anyway, started feverishly looking for an older used Mastercraft (@$10k budget) and have seen that most advertized have exactly 700 hours. Is this some kind of magical number for breakdowns, or just a coincidence? I really appreciate the feedback.

kj

Fanta Se, NM

hester
05-04-2007, 05:55 PM
I just bought a '91 PS190 with 715 hours. It has been trouble free for the last 30 hours. I think it all depends on how the boat has been maintained by previous owners.

tex
05-04-2007, 06:22 PM
KJ-Welcome to the place. How old school are you? Where did you ski at? At had another brand boat with 1200 hours on it. Everything just depends on how you take care of it.
tex

pram
05-04-2007, 07:03 PM
The boats that are in $10,000.00 range are on average I would say the late 80's early 90's. 700 hours divided by 17 years = 41 hrs per year and that is about average use. I don't think that there is anything magical about 700 hours other than that

pram

kdjose
05-04-2007, 07:17 PM
Thank you all for the replies! Glad to hear 700 isn't a doomsday number. In reply to the inquiry: I'm pretty much a young'un in years (39) but old school in type of skiing: skied in the Manitowish Waters, WI Skiing Skeeters and Min-Aqua-Bats from age 7 to 21 as well as 3 event -- primarily trick and jump, with a dose of poorly executed barefooting thrown in -- never even stepped onto a wakeboard, though looks fun. I look forward to fully joining your ranks as soon as I find the right boat! May powerturns define my summer:D !

kj

pram
05-04-2007, 07:25 PM
You should look at this boat It is Ryans on here

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/member.php?u=86

Seems to be in good shape and must be close to you..

kdjose
05-04-2007, 07:31 PM
Thanks Pram. Already looking at it. Appreciate the lead.

kj

Monte
05-04-2007, 07:34 PM
Thanks Pram. Already looking at it. Appreciate the lead.

kj

Welcome aboard kj...

pram
05-04-2007, 07:39 PM
Any time I can help

kdjose
05-04-2007, 07:41 PM
Thanks for the welcome, Monte

Jesus_Freak
05-05-2007, 03:13 AM
Hello everyone....

Welcome to the wonderful world of MC.

shepherd
05-05-2007, 07:32 AM
My 1990 has a little over 800 hours on it. Still runs great.

(btw, it's for sale too: http://www.tmcowners.com/market/showproduct.php?product=1395)

TMCNo1
05-05-2007, 08:18 AM
Once you come on here, the average hours on any boat will go down dramatically, WELCOME!

pram
05-05-2007, 12:26 PM
Once you come on here, the average hours on any boat will go down dramatically, WELCOME!

I am sitting on the fence as to whether that is a good thing or a bad thing.

Low hours, will last longer, low hours, not out in it as much as one should be hmmmmmmmm

east tx skier
05-06-2007, 11:05 PM
Welcome. 700 hours isn't broken; it's just getting broken in.

PE4ME
05-07-2007, 04:04 AM
1500 hours after previous owner abuse, the last 250 have been GREAT.
(500 hours on new long block) Tranny is original, though I changed the damper plate last summer.
I also moved from the great Northwoods of WI to the desert, except I am in Saudi- No MC's around here...
Good luck in your search.

kdjose
05-07-2007, 08:15 PM
I appreciate all the feedback -- glad to hear longevity is in the genes!

kj

Ryan
05-08-2007, 12:10 AM
Thanks Pram. Already looking at it. Appreciate the lead.

kj

Last chance. Are you still interested?

Refresh my memory, are you the one from NM?