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capitaladvantage
05-03-2005, 10:49 PM
I am looking to buy a 1999 Sportstar. How can I find out the exact length of this boat?

(I live at a private lake and they only allow 20' 6" max lengths.)

Thanks in advance.

John from California

bcampbe7
05-03-2005, 10:58 PM
I am looking to buy a 1999 Sportstar. How can I find out the exact length of this boat?

(I live at a private lake and they only allow 20' 6" max lengths.)

Thanks in advance.

John from California

Should be OK. I think that one is 19'. May have to give the length without the swim platform. Should be ubder 20' without the platform.

6ballsisall
05-03-2005, 10:58 PM
Your cool as long as they don't count LOA to include the swim platform. Manufacturers don't but our lake does unless you remove them when it comes time to get measured.

capitaladvantage
05-03-2005, 11:02 PM
Thanks for the quick response. Does the Mastercraft site have the exact specifications? (I don't want to drive across the state to look at a boat that is ONE inch too long)

Mag_Red
05-03-2005, 11:09 PM
Thanks for the quick response. Does the Mastercraft site have the exact specifications? (I don't want to drive across the state to look at a boat that is ONE inch too long)Why not ask them to measure it for you???

Leroy
05-03-2005, 11:10 PM
Just looking on the internet several sites showed the 1999 at 19' 0", but this site shows 2000 at 19' 6"

http://www.epinions.com/boat-Boats-All-MasterCraft_SportStar_19/display_~full_specs

bcampbe7
05-03-2005, 11:11 PM
You may be able to google it...

1999 Sportstar (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=1999+MasterCraft+Sportstar&btnG=Google+Search)

Farmer Ted
05-03-2005, 11:11 PM
Just looking on the internet several sites showed 19' 0", but this site shows 19' 6"

http://www.epinions.com/boat-Boats-All-MasterCraft_SportStar_19/display_~full_specs

boat should be 19' 6" without the swim platform

USC8791
05-03-2005, 11:11 PM
The 2002 19 skier is 19'8'' w/o platform. 21'7'' w/platform. I believe this is the same boat (hull) as the Sporstar you are looking at.

MarkP
05-03-2005, 11:16 PM
Thanks for the quick response. Does the Mastercraft site have the exact specifications? (I don't want to drive across the state to look at a boat that is ONE inch too long)
I don’t think you will find any but current specs on the MC site.. You may find it in that year WS mag boat buyers guide. I’m not sure if we have that uploaded to this site yet or not. I think someone has a lot of the buyer guide stuff on cd though..

sten76
05-04-2005, 12:07 AM
Let your people who regulate the lake to not worry about it, it will all be forgotten when you "round" the numbers...Are they really going to break out the tape measure? You should be fine, but if they are breaking out the measure, those are some people who have too much time on their hands.

sfitzgerald351
05-04-2005, 01:20 AM
What kind of lake measures boats...? I've never heard of such a thing!

erkoehler
05-04-2005, 01:21 AM
I have heard of lakes having rules regarding the overall length of boats, but usually you can petition them and get a reasonable boat on any lake.

sizzler
05-04-2005, 02:09 AM
What kind of lake measures boats...? I've never heard of such a thing!
my X9 is as large as they allow on our lake....gotta be under 21 ft

erkoehler
05-04-2005, 05:46 AM
Those X9's are pretty nice! You just make it under the limit then...

6ballsisall
05-04-2005, 07:46 AM
I can tell you they DO measure them on our lake. Before getting a pass you have to bring the boat up and they pull out the plumb & bob and measure it twice! :(

sizzler
05-04-2005, 08:27 AM
Those X9's are pretty nice! You just make it under the limit then...


by an inch ;)

jraben8
05-04-2005, 11:32 AM
I have an OB Sportstar at home. I'm almost positive that it is 19' 6" but I'll try to remember to verify it for you tonight.

east tx skier
05-04-2005, 11:56 AM
As luck would have it, I had the 2000 X5 WSM review at work. Here's the page with the specs. You can also go to the boat section of www.nada.com.

Hope this helps. I'll repeat that if anyone wants all the boat buyer's guides, since they have not been posted here, you may email me for my address, send me a cd and a postage-paid return envelope, and I'll burn you a copy.

/edit. Since the length isn't really legible, I'll attest that it says 21'1". That's got to be with the platform. Without, as people have said, 19'6" sounds about right.

jraben8
05-05-2005, 12:22 PM
I confirmed this morning that my '99 OB Sportstar is definately no more than 19' 6". All of my kids toys are stacked around it.

lakes Rick
05-05-2005, 03:10 PM
I can tell you they DO measure them on our lake. Before getting a pass you have to bring the boat up and they pull out the plumb & bob and measure it twice! :(

Sounds like your homeowners assoc. needs some of my bumper stickers... You know "Another A$$hole with a Mastercraft"....

east tx skier
05-05-2005, 03:39 PM
You think that's bad? In the Woodlands, Texas, the HO Assoc. has, at least in one instance of which I've been made aware, commissioned fly-overs of a property to photograph trampolines that do not comport with the color-scheme outlined in the HOA's regs. Just in case they were wondering what their dues were funding. When a friend of one of our relatives received the arial photo and complaint in his mailbox, he wrote them back and told them that they could serve him with the lawsuit at his residence when they decided they couldn't live with the color scheme any longer. He has yet to hear another word from them on the subject.

VTJC
05-06-2005, 09:24 AM
According to 99 WS Magazine review a 99 SportStar Closed Bow is 21’ 1” with platform. So I would think without the platform you would be under 20’ 6”. Stock SportStar’s didn’t come with platform quick disconnects, but you can upgrade. Are you looking at a closed or open bow? Send me your email address and I can send you digital copies of the review. Jamie

erkoehler
05-06-2005, 09:29 AM
WOW, gotta love the HO associations. I have yet to hear anything positive about them.

east tx skier
05-06-2005, 11:39 AM
According to 99 WS Magazine review a 99 SportStar Closed Bow is 21’ 1” with platform. So I would think without the platform you would be under 20’ 6”. Stock SportStar’s didn’t come with platform quick disconnects, but you can upgrade. Are you looking at a closed or open bow? Send me your email address and I can send you digital copies of the review. Jamie

Just reread his post. I don't know why I thought he was looking at an OB. The 98 closed bow, according to the 98 WSM was 19'6" as hsa been noted. Interestingly, the 98 article says the Sportstar 19 had a removeable teak platform standard.