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pram
06-04-2007, 02:28 PM
I was fortunate enough to go skiing this weekend with a guy who owns a 05? X7. Beautiful boat I must say. The fit and finish was very nice. He had a few issues with the boat in the first little bit but got them fixed up. The steering was like butter, the throttle response was crisp, overall beautiful boat. I found that it handled the rough alot better than my 190. The pull is amazing out of the hole. I really want my next boat to be injected. The only downside is that the wake is noticeably larger than the one behind my 91 - 190, but still is was ok. I really liked the open bow, I kinda went away from selling my boat and keeping it, but I think that this will be the last season with it and I will move onto a 205. Now if only I can find a cherry 205 with no hours and very little money:rolleyes:

JohnE
06-04-2007, 02:41 PM
I have an '05 197. I have read on this forum that the 91 -94 prostar wakes were the best ever. I guess that may be true. I also heard that the wake on the X7 is a bit different than the 197 possibly due to added weight. Not sure, though.

ProTour X9
06-04-2007, 02:54 PM
My 94's wake probably was the best ever, the X7 comes with a tower and ballast equip. so the wake is bigger.

Yes 91 through 94, very good years, if only MC could somehow get that hull back

georgea0731
06-04-2007, 10:22 PM
Pram, why go with an 205 when you can get an 197? 197 has better skiing wake, plus open bow and looks 10 times better than 205. Look for an 02 Tournement model which is same as 03-07 197s hull. If you can wait until the 08's come out in Aug/Sep, then you should be able to find a deal.
Good luck!

6ballsisall
06-04-2007, 10:43 PM
I have an '05 197. I have read on this forum that the 91 -94 prostar wakes were the best ever. I guess that may be true. I also heard that the wake on the X7 is a bit different than the 197 possibly due to added weight. Not sure, though.

As a former X7 owner that also ski'd a fair amount behind a 05' TT197 I can vouch for that comment. My X7 wake was still pretty nice in the course but was definetely larger (especially harder) than TT boat. Only other differences between the two I rode behind was mine was a 1:1 trans vs. the TT boat being a Powerslot. I understand those make a bit of difference in the wake characteristic too.

Hoosier Bob
06-04-2007, 10:53 PM
I skied MRCROWSON's X7 last year and it was hard to find fault anywhere. Sure the wakes are higher than my 94' but soft as all get out. Never felt them! I saw them but that was it! Nice rides!;)

Workin' 4 Toys
06-04-2007, 11:08 PM
Now if only I can find a cherry 205 with no hours and very little money:rolleyes:Get in line......;)