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hester
05-01-2008, 10:21 AM
Pre-purchase inspection Friday for a 1999 Prostar 205. I've got a loaner trailer but will need my own if the deal goes through. Anybody got one or know of one please PM me.

Also, what is the distance between the bunks on a stock 205 trailer?

My 1991 Prostar 190 red/white with powerslot should be in the marketplace soon.

Thanks

endl
05-01-2008, 10:34 AM
Check this trailer out. These guys make nice trailers and looks like you might be able to buy this right. This guy is close to me if you need any help let me know.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-Boat-trailer-Malibu-Mastercraft-Tige-Nautique-Supra_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ66469QQihZ016QQit emZ260235489123QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

hester
05-01-2008, 10:39 AM
I saw those and they look great but they're 2100 miles away from me in NC. I'm willing to drive about 10 hours one way but not 30. Thanks

BrianM
05-01-2008, 10:39 AM
Rambo Marine the MC dealer in Hazel Green Alabama has a bunch of used MC trailers. You might want to give them a call and see if they have one that will fit the 205. (256)-828-3590

hester
05-01-2008, 10:45 AM
Thanks, I've talked with Caleb there and he is on the lookout for me. Right now they have a bunch of 190s and some others that are not a good fit.

Rich_G
05-01-2008, 11:03 AM
just a word of advice..., don't do the deal until you have the trailer lined up. I bought an inboard years ago without a trailer cause I don't really need one; but I had to buy one to be able to sell the boat. And don't assume you can always find a used one at a reasonable price.

Oh, and the distance from the inside edge of the bunks on mine (99 205V) is 35"

russlars
05-01-2008, 11:10 AM
When I purchased my '99 205 it came with a DHM trailer. Check out their link: http://www.dhmtrailers.com/online/home.php
It is a a tandem axle trailer and there are some things about it that I like better than the stock MC trailer. I'm sure that it could be shipped to you.
By the way, hope the deal goes through on the 205. It is a great all around boat and I think that you will really enjoy it!

hester
05-01-2008, 12:57 PM
Thank you for the measurement.

Oh, and the distance from the inside edge of the bunks on mine (99 205V) is 35"

uawaterskier
05-01-2008, 05:05 PM
yeah years ago when we had a correct craft we never had a trailer. So the day came to sell it and it was harder to find a buyer that wanted a boat with no trailer.

lazypiper
05-02-2008, 10:23 AM
I just sold my trailer from a 01 xstar. I still have pictures with different measurements posted online.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lazypiper/Trailer

hester
05-02-2008, 03:53 PM
I just sold my trailer from a 01 xstar. I still have pictures with different measurements posted online.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lazypiper/Trailer

Great pics and info, thanks.

hester
05-08-2008, 12:01 PM
BUMP....Still in the hunt for a used trailer (or equivalent) for my 99 205. I've check the obvious places so hitting the board up one more time. Thanks

hester
05-12-2008, 09:54 PM
Bump......

92 190 PS
05-12-2008, 10:12 PM
http://www.yachtsalvage.com/list.htm

http://www.yachtsalvage.com/photos/YS070244_ph/YS070244_01.jpg

SODAR posted this link this morning on the ebay finds for TMC....Looks like they have at least a couple to choose from. Good luck.

hester
05-12-2008, 10:43 PM
I saw that post this morning but cannot get anyone to say for sure the 190/197 will work. Oviously it is going to be a little smaller but I'm wondering how bad it would really be.

Also, the Maristar 210 trailer, at that site, looks excellent. I'm wondering what modifications I could make to get it to work.

hester
05-14-2008, 10:15 PM
Anyone have a 205 riding on a PS190/197 trailer? Looks like it would be fine especially for the short distances that I drive to the lake. I would still prefer a 205 trailer but they are hard to find used. There are a bunch of 190s out there.

Sodar
05-14-2008, 10:19 PM
Just ask about the width between fenders... that is all that matters, the rest can be modified for very little money (ie. raise of lower bunks, move winch post forward or back). Plus, if you find a newer trailer that will work, you can readily find touch-up paint to fix the trailer where they will be welding.

hester
05-15-2008, 01:35 PM
Last question and I will give it a rest. The New 2005 MS210 trailer in post 15 is available for a very good price. When I compared it to a 205 trailer it appears that the crossmemebers and axel are notched to accomodate the tracking fins. I've heard that some or all Maristars don't have tracking fins. I'm wondering if this year the frame and axels are the same for the maristar and the prostar but the bunk configurations are different. Therefore I would only need to modify the bunks and buddy and I would be good to go. Any ideas?

Sodar
05-15-2008, 01:39 PM
Last question and I will give it a rest. The New 2005 MS210 trailer in post 15 is available for a very good price. When I compared it to a 205 trailer it appears that the crossmemebers and axel are notched to accomodate the tracking fins. I've heard that some or all Maristars don't have tracking fins. I'm wondering if this year the frame and axels are the same for the maristar and the prostar but the bunk configurations are different. Therefore I would only need to modify the bunks and buddy and I would be good to go. Any ideas?

The 210 is going to have a much deeper V than your 205. It also appears in the picture that the 210 trailer's notch is just as deep, if not deeper than my 197 trailer. I think that the tracking fins will clear the crossmember and axle without problem, plus there is always the option of raising the bunks slightly to clear the axle and crossmembers, but I really do not think it is neccessary.

hester
05-15-2008, 01:42 PM
That is what I was thinking. Actually when I did the comparison the MS bunks are higher in the back than the PS bunks by a few inches and that may be carried all the way to the front. I guess my biggest concern would be getting the tow ring hit the latch just right. Thank you for your reponse.

Sodar
05-15-2008, 01:50 PM
It REALLY will not be hard to get the boat to sit just right. Are you planning on doing it yourself? If not, I have seen how the trailer shops do it. What they will ask you to do is bring the boat and trailer in. They will get the boat on stands over the trailer and get it as close to the trailer, without hitting anything and then level the boat to the trailer. Then, they will hack off the old bunk mounts. Next, they will weld on new bunk mounts that contour the hull, and slap some bunks on. It is really not difficult.

If you wish, I am sure that you can use the 210 trailer, as is. It will just not cradle the hull and be a bit harder to get it centered on the trailer, but I have no doubt that it will fit.

If it were me, I would buy the trailer, spend the money to have the trailer customized to the boat and enjoy it. I think you can get the trailer and the customizing done for WELL under the purchase price of a new trailer.

Sodar
05-15-2008, 01:53 PM
By the way, what kind of boat is that in your Avatar? Is it a center console or walkaround?

hester
05-15-2008, 02:01 PM
That is my fathers Pursuit 3070 center console with twin 225s. We were making the 68 mile run back from the gulf stream to Sunset Beach, NC and the ocean was glass for the majority of the run. Conditions like that you never forget.

Sodar
05-15-2008, 02:04 PM
Looks familiar! :D

hester
05-15-2008, 02:07 PM
That day helps us deal with these days....

hester
05-15-2008, 02:09 PM
And another.....bow is diping under water but the fish are biting hard so shut up and keep reeling!!!!!:D

hester
05-15-2008, 02:10 PM
Last one.....pretty cool pic of the ride home hitting the swells.

Sodar
05-15-2008, 02:15 PM
I don't have anything out there, but this is on the way back in...