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kycat2007
09-02-2008, 09:39 PM
I came across a 2000 Mastercraft and was considering buying it. I noticed that the seats were very worn especially in the front. The hours are 400. The sundeck has lots of mildew on the underside. I guess I look for perfection is that unreal in todays market?

FHMan1905
09-02-2008, 09:43 PM
400 hours are nothing...and depending on the price...mildew can be removed and seats can be repaired....if the price is right i would go for it

kycat2007
09-02-2008, 09:47 PM
But is it a reflection of how the previous owners kept the boat??? I guess that is what I was thinking. Maybe it would be worth a peek at. How much are new skins for a Mastercraft of that year?

coz
09-02-2008, 09:47 PM
I guess I look for perfection is that unreal in todays market?

In the used market yes :rolleyes: what model and what's the asking price? we can go from there :D

kycat2007
09-02-2008, 11:05 PM
It is a 2000 xstar. The pics are in the marketplace but but the cushions are hard to see unless you zoom.

Willski
09-02-2008, 11:11 PM
I don't know. I guess it depends on how the rest of the boat looks. I tend to baby mine. It has probably never seen the sun for more than 8 hours at a time in its entire 25 years. Interior has been redone, but more than 12 years ago and still looks good, except for a tear in the driver's seat back. I put a fan in mine when I get home if it is wet. I also remove any wet items from the boat, wipe down every time and prop up the engine cover EVERY time I come in. No engine rust.........Sorry, went a little crazy, but I'm sure if i was eyeing used boats I would be looking for one someone took great care of. I'm with you kycat, but it all comes down to price huh?

coz
09-02-2008, 11:13 PM
It is a 2000 xstar. The pics are in the marketplace but but the cushions are hard to see unless you zoom.

If it's this one I'd say good price but try to negotiate, whats the NADA?

http://www.mastercraft.com/market/data/6/X-STAR_in_Water1.JPG

erkoehler
09-02-2008, 11:14 PM
Skins are no longer available from MC for a 2000. Those had the single piece cover over the motor, many of our customers do not open the rear hatch which seals in moisture. When you don't open the hatch to let it dry out, your going to get mold.

dapicatti
09-02-2008, 11:22 PM
Good reason to always open everything up after a full day on the water.

kycat2007
09-02-2008, 11:24 PM
I am just worried the previous owner was not too meticulious. Erk are you saying that the skins would have to be made by an upholstery shop?

erkoehler
09-02-2008, 11:26 PM
Yes, you would have to have the skins custom made.

I have a 2001 ProStar 205V w/ 350hours on it that is navy/white. Interested?

Willski
09-02-2008, 11:26 PM
Okay, If this is the boat, I'm sorry,but when you're trying to sell a boat, at least clean it. If you don't care about your boat, then I'm not sure what else you did to it.

At least clean up the dirt so your footprints don't show in the pictures.

kycat2007
09-03-2008, 12:51 AM
look at these seat cushions

kycat2007
09-03-2008, 12:51 AM
what kinda shape is it in Erk?

erkoehler
09-03-2008, 12:52 AM
Boat obviously hasn't been taken care of, what is the price?

erkoehler
09-03-2008, 12:53 AM
what kinda shape is it in Erk?

The boat we just took in is really nice. One scratch by the gas cap, no rips in the interior, tandem axle trailer!

Navy blue hull, white sides, and white deck......it is a cool looking boat!

kycat2007
09-03-2008, 01:08 AM
the price is $25500 but neg.

What are you asking? Does yours have tower and Kgb ballast etc?

kycat2007
09-03-2008, 01:09 AM
Erk, send me pics at kycat2008@yahoo.com thanks

erkoehler
09-03-2008, 01:09 AM
205V, no tower/ballast.

kycat2007
09-03-2008, 01:13 AM
I was kinda looking for that on my next boat. thanks

JohnE
09-03-2008, 08:05 AM
I wouldn't buy a boat that looked like it was neglected unless it was a STEAL. It would have to be at least $5K less than what a boat in good shape is worth.

D3skier
09-03-2008, 09:24 AM
I'd have to agree with JohnE due to the fact that having the seats redone is not going to be cheap

6ballsisall
09-03-2008, 09:28 AM
KY that boat is way overpriced for it's condition. When you buy one thats not immaculate you can almost certainly guarantee there will be things to fix that you don't know about. Generally they are things the current owner doesnt know either, except that the lack of proper care takes it toll on parts. If you can't get at least 8k knocked off the price of the boat then walk away IMO

kycat2007
09-03-2008, 01:39 PM
I kinda did the "whats your lowest price on this boat and he said make an offer. Sounded like $24000 was where he was leaning to. The swim platform doesn't look like it ever had any oil on it. the back of the boat looks like it was waxed out but may have some sun damage as well. Probably not what I am looking for.

6ballsisall
09-03-2008, 01:42 PM
I kinda did the "whats your lowest price on this boat and he said make an offer. Sounded like $24000 was where he was leaning to. The swim platform doesn't look like it ever had any oil on it. the back of the boat looks like it was waxed out but may have some sun damage as well. Probably not what I am looking for.

Walk away KYCat. This boat smells like trouble.

btriantos
09-03-2008, 01:47 PM
I agree with your skepitism. If the boat looks like this, how was the rest of the routine maintentance handled? If it's as neglected, I'd be cautious. If you can have some/all docs on service work, it might calm your nerves. Otherwise, go with your gut.

zberger
09-03-2008, 05:36 PM
http://omaha.craigslist.org/boa/825315773.html

http://omaha.craigslist.org/boa/825270106.html

a bit of a drive.. but just thought i'd toss em up.

kycat2007
09-03-2008, 06:09 PM
those were nice but I was looking for a small update not a refinance on the house lol. I am sure I will find something someday. My Maristar will have to find a new home as well.

thanks
Brad

Scott
09-03-2008, 06:35 PM
cosmetics are costly, but can be done. make deal to have mc dealer check over engine and tranny. then figure what repairs will cost.deduct repairs from asking price and see where it goes from there. compare to nada and see what pristine used boats are going for, but remember, looks arent everything. i have friends who take excellent care of interior and exterior, but neglect the engine!!

kycat2007
09-03-2008, 11:40 PM
I talked the owners. Two brothers bought the bought the boat from TNT watersports. They are in their late 20's and have had the boat for two years. They said the previous owner bought it for his teenage son. I wonder about that. The seats can be redone but to the tune of $5-7000 for full interior. I think I will wait and try to find another bargain.

thanks