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erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:01 PM
Well, as you all know, I have been searching for the right boat for quite some time now. I have pondered many models, many brands, and many model years, and this has all led up to the big choice.

Barring no hassels with the financing, I should be the owner of a 1997 Mastercraft ProStar 190. Hopefully all will be finalized tomorrow afternoon.

bradamerry
05-10-2005, 05:04 PM
Good looking boat!!! Hurry buy that damn thing... :D

tex
05-10-2005, 05:04 PM
Well, as you all know, I have been searching for the right boat for quite some time now. I have pondered many models, many brands, and many model years, and this has all led up to the big choice.

Barring no hassels with the financing, I should be the owner of a 1997 Mastercraft ProStar 190. Hopefully all will be finalized tomorrow afternoon.
Does that appear to be gel coat damage under the decal?

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:05 PM
Real funny, where? I hope you are joking.


If not, let me know.

jsonova99
05-10-2005, 05:09 PM
Looks good Erk, enjoy!

tex
05-10-2005, 05:10 PM
Real funny, where? I hope you are joking.


If not, let me know.
No, the gel coat looks clear. I guess it's the sagging trailer that gives it that illusion.

LakePirate
05-10-2005, 05:12 PM
Does that thing have Georgia Numbers on it?

bcampbe7
05-10-2005, 05:13 PM
Very nice looking ProStar Eric.

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:13 PM
No, the gel coat looks clear. I guess it's the sagging trailer that gives it that illusion.

Because of you, I just went back and looked at all my photos of it that I have looking for imperfections.

Here is the description:

19 foot 1997 Mastercraft Prostar 190 with a 330HP LT1 Corvette engine!! Only 66 hours! Runs great! It's the perfect ski boat! The interior has no flaws! The seats are like new!

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:14 PM
another: :D

bradamerry
05-10-2005, 05:14 PM
No, the gel coat looks clear. I guess it's the sagging trailer that gives it that illusion.
Might have been fixed, two different colors of purple???

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:15 PM
:toast: :toast:

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:15 PM
:steering: :steering:

tex
05-10-2005, 05:16 PM
Because of you, I just went back and looked at all my photos of it that I have looking for imperfections.

Here is the description:

19 foot 1997 Mastercraft Prostar 190 with a 330HP LT1 Corvette engine!! Only 66 hours! Runs great! It's the perfect ski boat! The interior has no flaws! The seats are like new!

Erk-Just having fun with you. The thing looks beautiful! You will have to trade in your new barefoot suit for something in purple!

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:16 PM
Does that thing have Georgia Numbers on it?


Sure does...

bradamerry
05-10-2005, 05:16 PM
:steering: :steering:
Tex, maybe a rebuild on that engine to.... New head gasket!!!!!!! :eek:

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:18 PM
Tex, maybe a rebuild on that engine to.... New head gasket!!!!!!! :eek:


With 66 hours, it better not need a rebuild for another 2000 hours!

bcampbe7
05-10-2005, 05:21 PM
What are those knobs above the cup holders on the engine cover?

VTJC
05-10-2005, 05:22 PM
What are those knobs above the drink holders on the back of the engine cover, Shower Controls? Boat looks beautiful! Thanks, Jamie

bradamerry
05-10-2005, 05:23 PM
With 66 hours, it better not need a rebuild for another 2000 hours!
97' model with only 66 hrs., maybe because it had trouble.... New head gasket!!!

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:24 PM
What are those knobs above the cup holders on the engine cover?


Hot/Cold water shower controls.

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:26 PM
97' model with only 66 hrs., maybe because it had trouble.... New head gasket!!!


I have inquired about the hours. The boat was boat by a gentlemen in FL from an auction in GA for his daughter and her family 3years ago or so. She decided she didn't like the closed bow, so they have only used it once each year. Prior to that, not sure. I will be putting it through a regiment of tests before accepting it.

bcampbe7
05-10-2005, 05:27 PM
So many questions...


What is the vertical thing to the left of the stereo?
What is the switch looking think above the throttle?
I see it has a depth finder in pace of the clock, so what is the round guage to the left of the stereo?

Brad if it needs new head gaskets they better put them on right this time. From the picture it appears the left one is on the right and the right one is on the left. How can I tell you might ask? Look at the oil cap, it's right-side up.

peason
05-10-2005, 05:27 PM
Good luck - very nice looking boat.

bradamerry
05-10-2005, 05:28 PM
I have inquired about the hours. The boat was boat by a gentlemen in FL from an auction in GA for his daughter and her family 3years ago or so. She decided she didn't like the closed bow, so they have only used it once each year. Prior to that, not sure. I will be putting it through a regiment of tests before accepting it.
Dude check all GASKETS!!!!!!!!!

tex
05-10-2005, 05:30 PM
Tex, maybe a rebuild on that engine to.... New head gasket!!!!!!! :eek:
Did you notice the fluid?

bradamerry
05-10-2005, 05:30 PM
So many questions...


What is the vertical thing to the left of the stereo?
What is the switch looking think above the throttle?
I see it has a depth finder in pace of the clock, so what is the round guage to the left of the stereo?

Brad if it needs new head gaskets they better put them on right this time. From the picture it appears the left one is on the right and the right one is on the left.
Hey, you may be right.. I just notice they were new.

Scot
05-10-2005, 05:30 PM
Dude check all GASKETS!!!!!!!!!

Alright, Ill bite... what's the deal with the gaskets...?

bradamerry
05-10-2005, 05:31 PM
Did you notice the fluid?
We better send JimN to look at this thing for miniMark!

tex
05-10-2005, 05:32 PM
empty cupholders. never trust a boat with empty cupholders!

bradamerry
05-10-2005, 05:32 PM
Alright, Ill bite... what's the deal with the gaskets...?
Did you read all the posts??

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:34 PM
So many questions...


What is the vertical thing to the left of the stereo?
What is the switch looking think above the throttle?
I see it has a depth finder in pace of the clock, so what is the round guage to the left of the stereo?

Brad if it needs new head gaskets they better put them on right this time. From the picture it appears the left one is on the right and the right one is on the left. How can I tell you might ask? Look at the oil cap, it's right-side up.

I called the dealership, she is going out to look at the gauges right now. She will be getting back to me in a few minutes.

dmac
05-10-2005, 05:34 PM
I have inquired about the hours. The boat was boat by a gentlemen in FL from an auction in GA for his daughter and her family 3years ago or so. She decided she didn't like the closed bow, so they have only used it once each year. Prior to that, not sure. I will be putting it through a regiment of tests before accepting it.
So, a GA boat located in Florida? You gotta go get it?

LakePirate
05-10-2005, 05:34 PM
It has a key float so you can be sending any extras you have to the board.

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:35 PM
Did you notice the fluid?


What fluid? Stop messing with me like this its not funny, and you are making me crazy.

Zach S
05-10-2005, 05:35 PM
66 Hours? They must have rolled the hour meter back. :purplaugh

bradamerry
05-10-2005, 05:35 PM
I called the dealership, she is going out to look at the gauges right now. She will be getting back to me in a few minutes.
Have her check that trailer thing too....

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:35 PM
So, a GA boat located in Florida? You gotta go get it?


Unless you wanna bring it to me? :rolleyes:

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:36 PM
Have her check that trailer thing too....


***, what trailer thing?

Tom023
05-10-2005, 05:36 PM
Yep, those gaskets go fast in a salt water boat. You did say Florida didn't you!

bcampbe7
05-10-2005, 05:37 PM
Where in FL is it? Or is it in Georgia?

LakePirate
05-10-2005, 05:37 PM
Well there is only one way to and from florida from where you are so when you are in Macon I expect you to stop and give me a pull. If it will even run. You might want to have it water tested before you buy it...just a thought.

LakePirate
05-10-2005, 05:38 PM
I think I saw a paperclip in the hour meter...

tex
05-10-2005, 05:38 PM
66 Hours? They must have rolled the hour meter back. :purplaugh
Did you notice the hour meter. It's off a 97 moomba boomerang!

bradamerry
05-10-2005, 05:39 PM
Yep, those gaskets go fast in a salt water boat. You did say Florida didn't you!
Yea, check for rust on them there gaskets and maybe the trailer too..

bcampbe7
05-10-2005, 05:39 PM
Did you notice the hour meter. It's off a 97 moomba boomerang!
:uglyhamme Oh that's low...

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:40 PM
Where in FL is it? Or is it in Georgia?


Pensacola FL

John B
05-10-2005, 05:40 PM
I was looking at the pictures of that boat yesterday. It looks really good. The one thing that I see is, there looks like rust on the flywheel.
Ask the seller about that.

LakePirate
05-10-2005, 05:41 PM
Damn, the only place in florida that to get to you don't go through Macon. I guess I won't be getting a ride in the Moomba after all.

Crash
05-10-2005, 05:41 PM
'Causes me to reminisce back to how happy I was when I bought my first boat....then every day there after as I wish for 'bigger and better' :) Looks great! I hope it all works out for you!

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:41 PM
Okay, the gauge to the left of the stereo says Hummingbird, so I am assuming a depth finder???? But then there is the screen to the right of the stereo, what could that be??? She is going to call the owner and ask.

The switch is for the heater.

dmac
05-10-2005, 05:42 PM
I was there last weekend. That's a nice little road trip from Illinois. Not a whole lot of fresh water to test it out in, I would ask where the annual trip on the water was taken.

bradamerry
05-10-2005, 05:42 PM
The guide post pads are bent to... Could have been a loading- unloading thing!!! They should be straight..

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:43 PM
I will ask about the saltwater issue. If it has been in saltwater, what are the issues that can present themselves? Is it still worth buying the boat?

bcampbe7
05-10-2005, 05:44 PM
If you don't mind me asking what is the price?

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:45 PM
The guide post pads are bent to... Could have been a loading- unloading thing!!! They should be straight..


They are aerodynamic! Not sure about those, but not a big issue.

bcampbe7
05-10-2005, 05:45 PM
The guide post pads are bent to... Could have been a loading- unloading thing!!! They should be straight..


I wish my guide post were bent. I can't use the post covers because the slightest rub leaves white paint on the rub rail.

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:46 PM
If you don't mind me asking what is the price?


The asking price was 21,900.
I offered him 18,000 and he accepted.
Deal not finalized until after water test.

bradamerry
05-10-2005, 05:46 PM
They are aerodynamic! Not sure about those, but not a big issue.
If you say so, your boat..

Tom023
05-10-2005, 05:47 PM
I think the LT1 is closed cooling so salt water shouldn't be an issue. Check the trailer for rust. Painted trailers, if dunked in salt water, tend to rust from the inside out and it can be difficult to spot unless your really look.

bradamerry
05-10-2005, 05:47 PM
The asking price was 21,900.
I offered him 18,000 and he accepted.
I would asked for more than that off, for the saltwater use issues and stuff like that.

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:47 PM
If you say so, your boat..

I guess I should say its not a deal breaker. Somebody must have had some trouble loading and unloading.

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:48 PM
I would asked for more than that off, for the saltwater use issues and stuff like that.


If saltwater presents itself, we will talk price, AGAIN! What are the issues that this presents?

bradamerry
05-10-2005, 05:48 PM
I guess I should say its not a deal breaker. Somebody must have had some trouble loading and unloading.
It can be tricky, be careful, not too much cold beer now!!! :)

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:48 PM
I think the LT1 is closed cooling so salt water shouldn't be an issue. Check the trailer for rust. Painted trailers, if dunked in salt water, tend to rust from the inside out and it can be difficult to spot unless your really look.


I'll ask about rust on the next phone call, I think this lady is getting sick of me!

bcampbe7
05-10-2005, 05:49 PM
The asking price was 21,900.
I offered him 18,000 and he accepted.
Deal not finalized until after water test.

Sounds like a good price to me...

dmac
05-10-2005, 05:49 PM
The engine would have to be flushed thoroughly with fresh water after use in salt water. I did this with our old outboard in the years I lived there. As long as it was done and the engine has been serviced regularly there should not be a problem.

tex
05-10-2005, 05:50 PM
Are you buying it from an individual or boat yard?

LakePirate
05-10-2005, 05:50 PM
That would be a great deal at half the price.

:D

bradamerry
05-10-2005, 05:51 PM
Are you buying it from an individual or boat yard?
Tex, take care of this for me for awhile, Leroy can help, I must go!!!! :uglyhamme

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:52 PM
I think that the boat is on consignment? It is at a marina right now, and the paperwork will go through them.

tex
05-10-2005, 05:54 PM
I think that the boat is on consignment? It is at a marina right now, and the paperwork will go through them.
What marina? I have some friends in that area.

Ric
05-10-2005, 05:56 PM
I think this lady is getting sick of me!
no way

no way

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:57 PM
The place is called Frontier Motors, so it is not a marina.

Ric
05-10-2005, 05:58 PM
erk I assume you've skiid this boat since you've already made an offer

??

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 05:59 PM
erk I assume you've skiid this boat since you've already made an offer

??


The offer is contingent on a water test, but I have skied, driven, and ridden the same year PS 190.

dmac
05-10-2005, 06:00 PM
No they are not a marina. But, to their credit they have always been straight shooters. I was living in P'cola when they started business in I believe the mid 90s, had some work related interaction with them and I think they will be good to work with.

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 06:01 PM
No they are not a marina. But, to their credit they have always been straight shooters. I was living in P'cola when they started business in I believe the mid 90s, had some work related interaction with them and I think they will be good to work with.


Finally, I hear something positive. I thought buying a boat would stop the hazing!

Leroy
05-10-2005, 06:02 PM
Looks nice ERK, make sure it isn't hot! I've done interstate deals before but always worry about the title, etc.

Leroy
05-10-2005, 06:03 PM
With only 66 hours it should look like new inside. Wonder if it was stored inside all these years?

Footin
05-10-2005, 06:03 PM
Bout time you made the leap.

Congats!

"imagine powerboating.....stand in a cold shower and rip up 100 dollar bills"

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 06:05 PM
With only 66 hours it should look like new inside. Wonder if it was stored inside all these years?


It sure does look like it!

P.S. Whoever was interested in doing a "Deal" on water line covers, PM me I am definetly interested in one now as this guy won't give me the cover.

Ric
05-10-2005, 06:05 PM
look, seriously, what about the bunks on that trailer?

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 06:08 PM
What about them?

6ballsisall
05-10-2005, 06:08 PM
Bout time you made the leap.

Congats!

"imagine powerboating.....stand in a cold shower and rip up 100 dollar bills"


Thats SO true!! Welcome to the world of shell out another grand!! :D

Cross your fingers everyone and hope he can be an owning member of the MC site very soon! :dance:

Erk, if you come down thru Cincy stop by if you want!

rodltg2
05-10-2005, 06:09 PM
the hour meter is a definate roll back, ive seen it a hundred times and done it too. where was the after market paint job done. mc did not offer purple that year!

BriEOD
05-10-2005, 06:10 PM
Hey Erk, pull your head out of your arse and quit being so dam naive. These guys are messing with you. Everything appears to be fine and normal. The only thing that jumped out at me is why you would mount a depth finder on the other side of the radio. Good luck with the purchase. That's a long way to tow a boat. When you go to Pensacola stop in McGuires and have a Guiness for me.

Ric
05-10-2005, 06:10 PM
What about them?
just ask them beforehand if these are the composite bunks or was this year model still using wooden bunks. Another thing you won't have to worry about later

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 06:14 PM
Hey Erk, pull your head out of your arse and quit being so dam naive. These guys are messing with you. Everything appears to be fine and normal. The only thing that jumped out at me is why you would mount a depth finder on the other side of the radio. Good luck with the purchase. That's a long way to tow a boat. When you go to Pensacola stop in McGuires and have a Guiness for me.


Thanks, but if you want the guiness you'll have to come with me! I am still underage :D

dmac
05-10-2005, 06:14 PM
Hey Erk, pull your head out of your arse and quit being so dam naive. These guys are messing with you. Everything appears to be fine and normal. The only thing that jumped out at me is why you would mount a depth finder on the other side of the radio. Good luck with the purchase. That's a long way to tow a boat. When you go to Pensacola stop in McGuires and have a Guiness for me.
The line outside of McGuire's on Sunday was championship caliber, everyone wanted to take Mom in for a burger. Glad I was not planning on it, but I do love that place. One of my kids even kissed the moose!

tex
05-10-2005, 06:16 PM
The place is called Frontier Motors, so it is not a marina.
Oh,...well, how do I break this to you? I heard that they are owned by the same guys who own Powerhouse Marine. You might want to PM H20girl.

BriEOD
05-10-2005, 06:17 PM
When I was stationed at Eglin AFB in Fort Walton Bch/Destin we used to go there all the time. Cool place.

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 06:18 PM
Oh,...well, how do I break this to you? I heard that they are owned by the same guys who own Powerhouse Marine. You might want to PM H20girl.


Deals Off.

BriEOD
05-10-2005, 06:18 PM
Oh,...well, how do I break this to you? I heard that they are owned by the same guys who own Powerhouse Marine. You might want to PM H20girl.

Come on guys cut the kid some slack...He's post happy but he is attempting to purchase a boat.

Footin
05-10-2005, 06:19 PM
Here is my guess on the double depth finder issue;

The one were the clock use to be is may be a Lowrance water temp gauge, they look just like a depth finder.
The one next to the stereo is a hummingbird depth finder.

Just a guess.

I really like were they put the shower knobs. I wonder were the outlet for the shower handle is? I may copy this set up if and when I decide to install a shower.

tex
05-10-2005, 06:21 PM
Deals Off.
As I said before-Beautiful boat! I wish my first was that nice. Still-Ask alot of questions and take a ski ride! Good Luck!

X2M
05-10-2005, 06:21 PM
I would worry about the hour meter too. Only 66 hours, hmmm. Just sold a 97 205 that had a brand new LT-1 engine installed in 2002. When we sold it it had 169. But if that is the boat you want, and everything looks good to you, then congratulations!! Good luck!

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 06:21 PM
So, since it is currently titled in GA, I will have to get it registered in IL. Has anyone ever done this before? Difficult? Time consuming? Expensive?

John B
05-10-2005, 06:21 PM
Eric, for 18k it looks like a good buy to me. One thing you went to be sure of is the trailer ready for a long road trip? Make sure the wheel bearings are greased.

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 06:22 PM
I would worry about the hour meter too. Only 66 hours, hmmm. Just sold a 97 205 that had a brand new LT-1 engine installed in 2002. When we sold it it had 169. But if that is the boat you want, and everything looks good to you, then congratulations!! Good luck!


I am going to look it over real well, but from the pics it doesn't look to have been used all that much.

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 06:24 PM
Eric, for 18k it looks like a good buy to me. One thing you went to be sure of is the trailer ready for a long road trip? Make sure the wheel bearings are greased.


I already spoke with her about insuring all lights function 100%, wheels aired up, spared also, and the bearings ready for the trip.

It is about 967 miles one way!

BriEOD
05-10-2005, 06:25 PM
You will need to take the old registration, title (in your case bill of sale), a pencil sketching of the hull ID and go to your DNR and get it registered probably 25-50$.

Also, I don't know if IL requires you to register a trailer (SC does not). So you may have to also make a trip to the DMV.

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 06:26 PM
Yep, I know we have to have plates for trailers. Maybe I can get the ones transfered from my snowmobile trailer?

Footin
05-10-2005, 06:26 PM
I bought my 205 in Tennessee last fall. Here is how it worked for me:

Bought the boat and brought it home, did not pay tax in TN.

Took bill of sale and all paperwork given to me to our local license bureau, paid taxes and got my new title.

Went to local marina and got new numbers assigned and bought state sticker.

Overall it was pretty easy; however this may vary in your state.

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 06:28 PM
I bought my 205 in Tennessee last fall. Here is how it worked for me:

Bought the boat and brought it home, did not pay tax in TN.

Took bill of sale and all paperwork given to me to our local license bureau, paid taxes and got my new title.

Went to local marina and got new numbers assigned and bought state sticker.

Overall it was pretty easy; however this may vary in your state.


The dealership stated that I would pay taxes on my own, so I am assuming that will be the situation.

Does that mean I can't use the boat in IL until then?

Footin
05-10-2005, 06:29 PM
I drove from TN to Ohio with no trailer plate, dealer told me I did not need one since I just bought and was transfering to to my home state.
He said if I got pulled over to just show all my paperwork and confuse the hell out of the police. It would probably be easier to have a plate.

Footin
05-10-2005, 06:30 PM
I doubt use can get insurance with out the title in your name. To get the title you must pay taxes first.

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 06:31 PM
I am not so much concerned about the drive w/ the boat on the trailer, but once home can I launch the boat with the GA registration, or do I need to wait until the IL is done?

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 06:32 PM
I doubt use can get insurance with out the title in your name. To get the title you must pay taxes first.


I will have my insurance quote in about 30 minutes. I will find out then.

Footin
05-10-2005, 06:33 PM
You can launch it all you want, it's a matter of being legal or not.

If you would get inspected by the DNR of local police, they WILL ask for you registraition. (trust me, I got inspected last weekend)

Ric
05-10-2005, 06:34 PM
Yep, I know we have to have plates for trailers. Maybe I can get the ones transfered from my snowmobile trailer?
ok Bri's got me off your ***, so take the sno trailer tags for the trip and then register it properly when you get home as I doubt you can do a transfer of the tags from one trailer to the next legally

Good looking boat but all bs aside you need to go down there and spend some time in that thing before you know how much to offer for it
It is funny to me that they took your lower offer over the phone?

Ric
05-10-2005, 06:35 PM
oh ya and don't even think about driving that boat off the lot without something showing coverage by your ins. company

Farmer Ted
05-10-2005, 06:35 PM
So, since it is currently titled in GA, I will have to get it registered in IL. Has anyone ever done this before? Difficult? Time consuming? Expensive?

Is it titled in GA or registered in GA? Big difference.

I bought my boat from a Bubba in GA and the boat had never been titled. Big hassle for you if IL is similar to Louisiana. Be ready to get a notarized bill of sale from every person who has ever owned the boat if it's not titled. MCO doesn't count either, if it's not titled and the ownership list is too long you can always try and register it in Iowa. That's what I did.

Oh yeah, if it's not titled be prepared to pay some taxes on it.

Farmer Ted
05-10-2005, 06:37 PM
I doubt use can get insurance with out the title in your name. To get the title you must pay taxes first.

He won't get a check from the bank until he has a policy all you need is the HIN and trailer VIN

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 06:38 PM
It is registered in GA, I will ask about the title.

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 06:39 PM
:rolleyes: So, I could technically never register it in IL and keep the GA registration current and avoid taxes?

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 06:40 PM
oh ya and don't even think about driving that boat off the lot without something showing coverage by your ins. company

Learned my lesson about that the HARD way. NEVER AGAIN...

Farmer Ted
05-10-2005, 06:42 PM
:rolleyes: So, I could technically never register it in IL and keep the GA registration current and avoid taxes?

Probably not, unless you have some family that lives in GA. I live in Louisiana but titled my boat, trailer, and truck in Iowa because I'm in the military and we're allowed to do that.

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 06:43 PM
Probably not, unless you have some family that lives in GA. I live in Louisiana but titled my boat, trailer, and truck in Iowa because I'm in the military and we're allowed to do that.


Gotcha! I would not want to do that anyway.

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 06:51 PM
Can anybody tell me what kind of trailer that is in the photos?

Leroy
05-10-2005, 06:55 PM
Basically yes.



The dealership stated that I would pay taxes on my own, so I am assuming that will be the situation.

Does that mean I can't use the boat in IL until then?

rodltg2
05-10-2005, 06:55 PM
its an ez-loader :D

Leroy
05-10-2005, 06:59 PM
I believe the goodyear Marathons are the good tires. Remember one thread where someone had a tire pop and come to find out that was a very bad brand for boat trailers. Pretty sure the problem tires were Carlisle.

milkmania
05-10-2005, 07:11 PM
One of my kids even kissed the moose!

heck, I've even kissed a moose..long time & many many beers ago.

geez, I can't believe I just told someone this:uglyhamme

Stritt
05-10-2005, 07:12 PM
Late to the thread....

I think I remember Liquid Sports having a purple 190 back in 97.

LT1 has aluminum heads and did not come std with closed cooling. Someone help me out, but I'm think Saltwater and aluminum was not a good thing.

Boat looks nice. I personally think the boat is a little high in price. Check out www.liquidsportsmarine.com. They have a nice 96 205 (same hull) for 17,900.

A MC dealer could check that the computer relates to the hours shown. Maybe have this written into the contract, if the hour meter does not agree with the computer clock it would be a $x.xx reduction in price per hour.

Regardless, if it is the boat you want, GET IT! :)

milkmania
05-10-2005, 07:12 PM
I bought my boat from a Bubba in GA and the boat had never been titled. Big hassle for you if IL is similar to Louisiana. Be ready to get a notarized bill of sale from every person who has ever owned the boat if it's not titled. MCO doesn't count either, if it's not titled and the ownership list is too long you can always try and register it in Iowa. That's what I did.

Oh yeah, if it's not titled be prepared to pay some taxes on it.


first mistake.......
dealing with a guy named "bubba":eek3:

RackAtak
05-10-2005, 07:13 PM
Can anybody tell me what kind of trailer that is in the photos?
I'll tell you I have a 2001 ProStar and my trailer looks identical to yours except with different aluminum wheels. Mine has Goodyear tires and I towed it 300 miles from the dealer to home with no problems...have fun. Don't forget to get the right trailer light/brake connector before you go to pick it up. My trailer had a 5 flat so I had to get a 5 flat to 7 round adapter to work on my Chevy truck. Looks great...

Rockman
05-10-2005, 07:48 PM
Erk,

Are you sure that boat is a '97? That color scheme wasn't available in '97. May be an older model or alot of gel coat work done to it. :eek:

Rockman
05-10-2005, 07:49 PM
Just kidding :D

Rockman
05-10-2005, 07:50 PM
Hey,

Congrats! I hope all goes well. If you need someone to test the wake for footin, you know where I can be reached. :toast:

Better put a good coat of wax on it before you put it in the Fox. :D

Mag_Red
05-10-2005, 08:07 PM
Nice looking boat! :banana: What are you going to pull it with??

stevo137
05-10-2005, 08:26 PM
Editing option. I'm staying out of this one!

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 09:07 PM
Hey,

Congrats! I hope all goes well. If you need someone to test the wake for footin, you know where I can be reached. :toast:

Better put a good coat of wax on it before you put it in the Fox. :D


I'll be sure to give you a call, many times this summer! Have to go for some evening footin runs.

rodltg2
05-10-2005, 09:08 PM
buy the boat already, summer almost here. i want to see some swim suit pics! that boat should get some yummies for you!

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 09:08 PM
Nice looking boat! :banana: What are you going to pull it with??


I have a new durango.

rodltg2
05-10-2005, 09:08 PM
do have a mastercraft sticker on it yet?

jsonova99
05-10-2005, 09:13 PM
Erk, welcome to the wonderful world of payments! :D

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 09:22 PM
do have a mastercraft sticker on it yet?


No, not yet! I did finally find somebody willing to send me a hitch cover.

Feel free to PM if you want to send me a MC sticker! Otherwise, it'll have to wait.

Mag_Red
05-10-2005, 09:26 PM
I have a new durango.Well that should get-r-done :toast:

wakesport
05-10-2005, 09:27 PM
Nice boat eric. Did you check out the ones for sale here. There's a '97 PS190 with 200 hrs for $17,000. I've skied behind the boat it is a nice boat too. It's a lot closer to you than Ga or Fl. It's located on the Wi river near Lodi.

wakesport
05-10-2005, 09:29 PM
I bought a boat from a guy in Ga last year. He met me half way. They don't have titles but it was not a big deal to get one here. Once I applied and paid my fees I was legal to take the boat out even though I did not have the new registration numbers. I just needed to carry all the paper work.

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 09:46 PM
I bought a boat from a guy in Ga last year. He met me half way. They don't have titles but it was not a big deal to get one here. Once I applied and paid my fees I was legal to take the boat out even though I did not have the new registration numbers. I just needed to carry all the paper work.

I am thinking about registering it in WI, but am not sure where yet.

wakesport
05-10-2005, 09:54 PM
Eric, did you check this one out?

http://www.tmcowners.com/market/showproduct.php?product=317&sort=1&cat=5&page=1

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 10:27 PM
I did see that one, and it just didn't catch my eye like the 97,

wakesport
05-10-2005, 10:35 PM
I did see that one, and it just didn't catch my eye like the 97,

I wonder why when it's the same year and model and I think same color? I'm not trying to sell you the boat. If you like the Ga boat go for. Just curious.

Cloaked
05-10-2005, 10:44 PM
Nice boat eric. Did you check out the ones for sale here. There's a '97 PS190 with 200 hrs for $17,000. I've skied behind the boat it is a nice boat too. It's a lot closer to you than Ga or Fl. It's located on the Wi river near Lodi.May be a viable option Eric... Closeness counts for me.... Don't sweat the difference in the hours... Check it out my friend... Now, where's the link? :D

rodltg2
05-10-2005, 10:47 PM
Eric, did you check this one out?

http://www.tmcowners.com/market/showproduct.php?product=317&sort=1&cat=5&page=1

ok, how many of you guys supersized the pic to check out the girl?

furevo
05-10-2005, 10:56 PM
You guys are killin' me.
I thought Bradamerry calling the posting king "boatless" in an earlier thread was hysterical, but ya'll are on a roll now.
Congratulations on the new boat erk.

6ballsisall
05-10-2005, 10:56 PM
ok, how many of you guys supersized the pic to check out the girl?

I think you just nominated yourself to do this for us!

BriEOD
05-10-2005, 11:05 PM
You guys are killin' me.
I thought Bradamerry calling the posting king "boatless" in an earlier thread was hysterical, but ya'll are on a roll now.
Congratulations on the new boat erk.

Hey dude, no disrespect intended here my friend, and yes young master Erk has rung up some posts. But, he can't hold a candle to MarkP when he was snooping for a boat. We waited all winter to here about a test ride he took 5 months later. It was hilarious. We were all going to call the guy to get the boat out of storage so Mark could go check it out.

JEREMY79
05-10-2005, 11:16 PM
Finding the right boat is tough.

milkmania
05-10-2005, 11:41 PM
ok, how many of you guys supersized the pic to check out the girl?

/me holds up hand:o



:headbang:

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 12:05 AM
I wonder why when it's the same year and model and I think same color? I'm not trying to sell you the boat. If you like the Ga boat go for. Just curious.


I will keep it in mind, but as of now, I am tied to the boat in FL. If the financing falls through, or something else happens I may just be coming up to take a look at that one.

Leroy
05-11-2005, 12:15 AM
erk; Are you doing the water test in FL or after it is shipped to WI?

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 12:18 AM
I will be driving down there if all goes as planned.

MasterMason
05-11-2005, 12:19 AM
I think the LT1 is closed cooling so salt water shouldn't be an issue. Check the trailer for rust. Painted trailers, if dunked in salt water, tend to rust from the inside out and it can be difficult to spot unless your really look.



The closed cool LT-1 is the one with the problems, if it over heated you're going to have problems. There is also a fresh water cooled LT-1, which is what I have

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 12:21 AM
somebody already responded it was not closed cooled in a later post.

MasterMason
05-11-2005, 12:21 AM
Sounds like a good price to me...


I got a year newer, with tower, and dual axel trailer for the same....

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 12:26 AM
I have a feeling the low hours are the reason for the higher price. As long as it is in a good of shape in person as in the photos, I am fine with it.

John B
05-11-2005, 12:30 AM
Has the boat in FL. been in salt water??
The other boat has not?
66 hours and rust
200 hours and no rust.
I know which one I would buy.

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 12:31 AM
The only rust I saw on the boat was on the bottom of the prop guard.

John B
05-11-2005, 12:32 AM
Has it been in salt?

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 12:33 AM
The lady at the dealership said no, and that she would double check w/ the owner but was pretty sure that it had never seen salt.

John B
05-11-2005, 12:40 AM
Well welcome to the world of boat ownership.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ :D

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 12:41 AM
There are supposed to be less money signs...

John B
05-11-2005, 12:45 AM
You know what they say about boats.
"A hole in the water that you though money in"
But I love my boat and it is worth it.(the money) :D

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 12:49 AM
You know what they say about money,

You can't take it with you, so you might as well spend it!

Holtrodj
05-11-2005, 12:49 AM
Isn't that the boat that's on e-bay right now? How'd you manage to get them to end the auction early?

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 12:50 AM
Isn't that the boat that's on e-bay right now? How'd you manage to get them to end the auction early?


The boat is also for sale locally, so they reserved the right to end the auction. Also, there is a buy it now option.

djhuff
05-11-2005, 09:23 AM
ok Bri's got me off your ***, so take the sno trailer tags for the trip and then register it properly when you get home as I doubt you can do a transfer of the tags from one trailer to the next legally

Do not do this, it is a misdemeanor to transfer tags to another vehicle. It may keep you from getting pulled over, but won't do you any good if you DO get pulled over.

The other owner should leave the tags on if they are already there, if not, you should be OK until you get back to IL.

jsonova99
05-11-2005, 09:49 AM
As far as rust goes, those painted steel trailers will start to rust if they see no water at all! :twocents:

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 09:50 AM
Do not do this, it is a misdemeanor to transfer tags to another vehicle. It may keep you from getting pulled over, but won't do you any good if you DO get pulled over.

The other owner should leave the tags on if they are already there, if not, you should be OK until you get back to IL.


I am pretty sure that you have a 30 day grace period on things like this, so I won't use the snowmobile trailer tags.

jsonova99
05-11-2005, 09:52 AM
I am pretty sure that you have a 30 day grace period on things like this, so I won't use the snowmobile trailer tags.

I would think they would atleast give you a temp tag or something. Getting pulled over would be a hassle I'm sure with nothing

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 09:57 AM
I know that when I first bought my snowmo trailer, they stated just to keep the purchase order with you so that if there were any problems then you could show them that, so that is what I'll do.

P.S. I don't plan on getting pulled over!.

Leroy
05-11-2005, 10:01 AM
That's a big AMEN brother!



As far as rust goes, those painted steel trailers will start to rust if they see no water at all! :twocents:

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 10:13 AM
If I wanted to put as many skiers behind this boat as possible on combo skis, how many do you think it would do?

tex
05-11-2005, 10:14 AM
If I wanted to put as many skiers behind this boat as possible on combo skis, how many do you think it would do?
depends on the skis and skiers

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 10:16 AM
They would be jump skis, easy to get up on and very bouyant. Skiers are all strong and stable.

tex
05-11-2005, 10:18 AM
They would be jump skis, easy to get up on and very bouyant. Skiers are all strong and stable.
what is the purpose-just to see how many or pyrimid?

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 10:20 AM
Just to see how many, I am just curious how many the boat would do. I guess we could build a pyramid, but I just wanted to know what kind of power I have got?

tex
05-11-2005, 10:24 AM
Just to see how many, I am just curious how many the boat would do. I guess we could build a pyramid, but I just wanted to know what kind of power I have got?
at least 20.

bcampbe7
05-11-2005, 10:32 AM
I know that when I first bought my snowmo trailer, they stated just to keep the purchase order with you so that if there were any problems then you could show them that, so that is what I'll do.

P.S. I don't plan on getting pulled over!.

You just need to have the bill of sale or statement from the dealer that you bought the boat from. You will be fine getting it home.

ski_king
05-11-2005, 10:36 AM
Play it safe and make sure it is insured for the trip home.

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 10:38 AM
Play it safe and make sure it is insured for the trip home.


Already got my insurance quote, 538 annual premium.

Granite_33
05-11-2005, 11:14 AM
Erk,
Congratulations on boat ownership.

Now hurry up and get out of school........your boat has needs...... :D

They're almost the same as a kid....... :eek3:

Zach S
05-11-2005, 11:40 AM
I bought my boat in Indiana and brought it back to IL. They provided a temporary plate for the trailer. Be prepared to pay tax on the trailer and the boat. If memory serves there are different tax rates for the boat and the trailer. Boat is registered through DNR and trailer is registered throught the Sec. of State. If the trailer is valued a little more than it may be worth, it could save you a couple of bucks. Again, I am not sure exactly of the difference. You might want to take a look. You will have to have the receipt from the tax man before DNR will register your boat in IL. Welcome to boat ownership. You will notice a wooshing sound. That is the money being suck right out of your wallet. Worth every penny. :twocents:

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 11:45 AM
I bought my boat in Indiana and brought it back to IL. They provided a temporary plate for the trailer. Be prepared to pay tax on the trailer and the boat. If memory serves there are different tax rates for the boat and the trailer. Boat is registered through DNR and trailer is registered throught the Sec. of State. If the trailer is valued a little more than it may be worth, it could save you a couple of bucks. Again, I am not sure exactly of the difference. You might want to take a look. You will have to have the receipt from the tax man before DNR will register your boat in IL. Welcome to boat ownership. You will notice a wooshing sound. That is the money being suck right out of your wallet. Worth every penny. :twocents:

I looked it up, and I believe it to be 6.25% tax on the boat! Once you file for the registration, you get a 120 day temporary permit. That ought to get me through the majority of our warm weather.

OhioProstar
05-11-2005, 11:59 AM
$525 is high, you must have gone through a home/car insurer. They only look at HP not the type of boat. Call SkiSafe and get a quote. In the mean while your current insurance company should cover the boat for 30 days after purchase. Call to check.

OhioProstar
05-11-2005, 12:00 PM
Oh...And CONGRATS!!!

Evan Jones
05-11-2005, 12:01 PM
Does this mean you are ready to get a cover from skiboatcovers.com? They said free shipping if we all order the same day.

peason
05-11-2005, 12:02 PM
You may want to register the boat in WI if you spend the majority of your time up north. It may be cheaper - I would look into it.

Jorski
05-11-2005, 12:51 PM
When I bought my boat in Ohio and pulled back to Canada, the dealer lent me his dealer plate for the trip, then I mailed it back to him when I got home.

JEREMY79
05-11-2005, 12:52 PM
You dont have to register trailers in Kentucky. But you still have to pay the tax on them :confused:

planoboy
05-11-2005, 12:58 PM
Nice boat.
FYI, I purchased a boat in Tenn last year and paid tax and registration in Tex. Sales tax was only paid in Tex. Clerk at Texas DMV stated "be glad you did not buy the boat in FLA, as FLA wants sales tax and so does Texas".
Also, find out if you can get it shrinkwrapped for the trip home. Worth it. imho.
Regards, from Plano

Diesel
05-11-2005, 01:07 PM
I would worry about the hour meter too. Only 66 hours, hmmm. Just sold a 97 205 that had a brand new LT-1 engine installed in 2002. When we sold it it had 169. But if that is the boat you want, and everything looks good to you, then congratulations!! Good luck!

The only real way to know how many hours are on the engine is to have the ECM scanned at the dealer with the Tech I or Tech II. Most boats with non-computerized hour meters do not correctly refelct the engine hours. They only display hours with the key in the "on" position, and are very easy to disable. I would not buy the boat without having it scanned. It takes all of 2min.

BriEOD
05-11-2005, 01:15 PM
Does this mean you are ready to get a cover from skiboatcovers.com? They said free shipping if we all order the same day.

Where were you about 6 weeks ago when I bought mine!!

TEX P205
05-11-2005, 01:25 PM
Erk, I bought a 97 P205 w/ LT1 and 228 hrs last year. Great boat, I am extremly happy that I got the 205 instead of 190, more room, personal preference. That LT1 has more power than you will ever need. I've pulled more handles out of peoples hands before they got up when giving a pull. 66 hours is not necessarily better than 200. That boat has been sitting for a long time. As mentioned before, gaskets and seals dry up. Taken out once a year by the daughter's family, probably no maintenance was done on it in the past three years. Probably has the original tires on the trailer. They may have low miles, but those are 8-9 year old tires, they will not make a 900 mile trip. I was told my boat's previous owners just replaced the tires. I replaced all three tires 3 months after I bought my boat. I can almost gaurante you will be buying at least one tire on your trip back, if not three.
I know you are excited to buy a boat, I don't mean to degrade you choice of boat. I went through this whole process last year. My LT1 w/ 228 hours, now 298 runs like a champ, starts no problem. 66 hours has barely even broken in the engine. I bet the oil has only been changed once or twice.
That boat looks sharp and will pull more skiers than you can fit in the boat. If you do buy the boat, be ready to buy new trailer tires and have the engine checked and the oil changed at a minimum.
Sorry to be long winded. Buying a boat is a big deal, just sharing my experience.

Evan Jones
05-11-2005, 02:10 PM
Where were you about 6 weeks ago when I bought mine!!

Sorry ?!? :eek:

dmac
05-11-2005, 02:40 PM
/me holds up hand:o



:headbang:
The moose at McGuire's made me do it.

dmac
05-11-2005, 02:46 PM
I would think they would atleast give you a temp tag or something. Getting pulled over would be a hassle I'm sure with nothingYou should get a temp tag because here in GA we keep our tags when we trade out vehicles. Frontier will make sure it is a clean deal for you.

Ric
05-11-2005, 02:48 PM
You should get a temp tag because here in GA we keep our tags when we trade out vehicles. Frontier will make sure it is a clean deal for you.
dmac, congrats on post 200 in erk's big thread!

dmac
05-11-2005, 02:51 PM
....erk's big thread!I think we should change the name. :uglyhamme

BriEOD
05-11-2005, 02:59 PM
Hey Erk, you better hurry up dude your boat is on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=4549085699&category=63686

I might buy it. I cannot believe it is on eBay. LMFAO!!! :D

dmac
05-11-2005, 03:07 PM
My dealers name is on the trailer guide covers.

Rockman
05-11-2005, 03:09 PM
Get the boat registered in WI and get a WI plate as well.

Even though we live in IL, ours is registered at the cottage in WI but travels all summer to IL and MN.

You might not need a plate in WI because the boat and trailer are under 4000 lbs. But I would recommend getting one anyways ($24.95 each year for the license plate sticker). It just prevents you from getting pulled over. In IL, you do need a plate no matter what.

But in the end, it really doesn't matter where the boat is registered. As long as your registration is current, they can't prevent you from entering a lake out of state.

Ric
05-11-2005, 03:19 PM
Do not do this, it is a misdemeanor to transfer tags to another vehicle. It may keep you from getting pulled over, but won't do you any good if you DO get pulled over.

The other owner should leave the tags on if they are already there, if not, you should be OK until you get back to IL.
better listen to dj because i have no idea what the laws are in the states you will be travelling.
For the record, I have had a dealer boat for a couple of months and am towing with no tag at all and no reg's on the sides of the boat
no problems to date (knock's on wood) but if I do get stopped by a cop who actually cares about license tags, I have the paper ones in the truck somewhere. Murphy's law says.......

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 03:35 PM
Get the boat registered in WI and get a WI plate as well.

Even though we live in IL, ours is registered at the cottage in WI but travels all summer to IL and MN.

You might not need a plate in WI because the boat and trailer are under 4000 lbs. But I would recommend getting one anyways ($24.95 each year for the license plate sticker). It just prevents you from getting pulled over. In IL, you do need a plate no matter what.

But in the end, it really doesn't matter where the boat is registered. As long as your registration is current, they can't prevent you from entering a lake out of state.

So, then I would pay the tax for it in WI??? I think that is probably a good idea since it will evently live up there.

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 03:40 PM
The boat is still on ebay since I am waiting for the financing guys to call....

Ryan
05-11-2005, 04:19 PM
Salt or no salt - The boat will be more honest than an eager seller.

1) That trailer hasn't been in salt, not more than twice anyway. Those chrome wheels would be a disaster if it had.

2)However; there is a lot of corrosion on the front engine mount. I have never seen mounts that oxidized from fresh water like this, but it could be from a mineral rich lake.

3) The exhaust manifolds and risers would show more rust if it was used in salt...unless they were replaced, or re-painted. Remove the exhaust hose from the riser and take a look inside to see how rusted they are. If they're still painted black, they're new and may mean the engine is rusty.

Check the oil after your water test to make sure it's not milky too. If all that passes go for it.


BUT! I bet you can get the WI boat for $16k then you can buy some gear and put on some new decals like mine! Ha! If you go for the GA boat, I bet you can still dicker down the price further if they were willing to take your initial offer over the phone.

bcampbe7
05-11-2005, 04:21 PM
My engine mounts have corrossion on them like that and it has never seen salt water....I think. :)

captkidd
05-11-2005, 04:22 PM
I can't believe 21 pages in less than two days! Whenever anyone mentions buying a boat, you guys are like sharks with blood in the water. :D (I also can't believe I read them all)

FWIW, I would go with the 200 hour boat also. It's a lot closer, hasn't been near salt water, and is from a fellow MC owner. I'd at least go check it out before buying anything else.

Is it just my bad memory or is the tach in that picture from an older MC? I didn't remember newer MCs having the Star logo with the lines through it. I certainly could be wrong, but someone verify that the '97 boats had this tach. It is possible that someone replaced the tach with a different one, and it has 66 hours on the new tach (had to have mine replaced because it stopped working, and they didn't reset it, so it has about 40 hours less than it should). I'm not trying to scare you, just don't want to see you get taken for a ride (a long ride). In any case, good luck.

captkidd
05-11-2005, 04:24 PM
This is my imitation

captkidd
05-11-2005, 04:24 PM
of why Eric

captkidd
05-11-2005, 04:25 PM
has so many posts! ;)

Ryan
05-11-2005, 04:31 PM
CaptKidd - The best three posts I've read in months!!!! No offense Erk, but that's pretty freakin' funny!

rodltg2
05-11-2005, 04:48 PM
whats the deal? boat go through yet? or did everyone scare you away?

TEX P205
05-11-2005, 05:41 PM
I don't remeber that star logo w/ lines on my tach (97 P205). I will double check tonight after work.

Ric
05-11-2005, 05:41 PM
what's the bidding up to?
erk, you can still back out on this deal

H2OGirl
05-11-2005, 05:49 PM
What happened to the stars and stripes you were looking at?

Ryan
05-11-2005, 06:02 PM
Just in case that Gay purple (did I just say that?) gets old, here's a slick lookin' red one (http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/7/2/78884072.htm) in IL.

I am starting wonder if this is a raise-the-post-count scam. Call me a sucker. I have MCOCD (MC Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and from the looks of this thread, I'm not the only one. :woohoo:

Ever Use this site? FlipSell (http://www.flipsell.com/Phase3/home/BrowseCategorys.asp?DeptID=1)

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 06:22 PM
What happened to the stars and stripes you were looking at?


It is still for sale, I just came upon this one and liked it. Low hours, looks great, price was right.

Just got home from work, so haven't called bank yet, it is on the list of things to do ASAP!

tex
05-11-2005, 06:39 PM
Just in case that Gay purple (did I just say that?) gets old, here's a slick lookin' red one (http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/7/2/78884072.htm) in IL.

I am starting wonder if this is a raise-the-post-count scam. Call me a sucker. I have MCOCD (MC Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and from the looks of this thread, I'm not the only one. :woohoo:

Ever Use this site? FlipSell (http://www.flipsell.com/Phase3/home/BrowseCategorys.asp?DeptID=1)
Erk-Go with the red one. That way, you could wear your Super Target uniform to the lake!

MarkP
05-11-2005, 06:47 PM
Erk-Go with the red one. That way, you could wear your Super Target uniform to the lake!
Iím glad I didnít have a mouthful when I read that!! How true though.

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 06:48 PM
Erk-Go with the red one. That way, you could wear your Super Target uniform to the lake!

HAHA, FUNNY FUNNY.

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 06:50 PM
I just talked with the dealership, and they said that the bunks are composite not wood.


Also, she thought it was a 3 prong lighting connector??? Is that normal? I thought that they were 5? My truck has a hook up for 4 flat and 7 round.

Tires are in good condition (like new) no dry rot, and the bearings have been greased and are in good condition.


Lastly she stated that I would pay my IL state taxes in FL and that I would then let them take care of all the paperwork for me.

east tx skier
05-11-2005, 07:35 PM
A little late on my part, but congrats. Great boat! You realize you'll need to reset your post counter due to purchase. Sorry man, not my rule.

Andrť
05-11-2005, 08:03 PM
Just in case that Gay purple (did I just say that?) gets old... Call me a sucker...
My boat!
Sucker !Sucker! Sucker !!!

BriEOD
05-11-2005, 08:04 PM
Erk--you should buy a Bayliner.

TEX P205
05-11-2005, 08:04 PM
I don't remeber that star logo w/ lines on my tach (97 P205). I will double check tonight after work.
I was mistaken, my 97 p205 does have the star w/ lines symbol on the tachometer. That tach looks exactly like mine.

Ric
05-11-2005, 08:10 PM
I just talked with the dealership, and they said that the bunks are composite not wood.


whew!

at least they are honest :huh:

bradamerry
05-11-2005, 08:18 PM
Erk--you should buy a Bayliner.
Mastercraft, Bayliner

Pool, Pond, Pond would be good for you!!!! :uglyhamme

just alittle Caddie Shack for the thread...

RackAtak
05-11-2005, 08:30 PM
Also, she thought it was a 3 prong lighting connector??? Is that normal? I thought that they were 5? My truck has a hook up for 4 flat and 7 round.
If she is saying 3 prong I would bet it is a 4 flat.

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 08:47 PM
It is the four flat, I got a picture from her. With that connector, does the trailer still have brakes? What is the difference between the 4 and the 5 prong?

Ric
05-11-2005, 08:50 PM
5 prong is reverse lockout
you cannot know by looking at a photo of a plug whether or not the trailer has brakes man! get your arse down there and put this thing thru the rigors before some ebay slut beats you out

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 08:52 PM
5 prong is reverse lockout
you cannot know by looking at a photo of a plug whether or not the trailer has brakes man! get your arse down there and put this thing thru the rigors before some ebay slut beats you out


I put a down payment on it already....well, a refundable one anyway

Ric
05-11-2005, 08:53 PM
why is it on ebay?

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 08:54 PM
can you tell by any of these pictures? The trailer would have come standard w/ brakes right?

Ric
05-11-2005, 08:59 PM
it looks like it should have brakes
look at the tongue to see if it has surge brakes, they should've been standard
the 5th prong simply activates an electric switch when you are in reverse to deactivate the surge brakes
if this trailer has brakes, you will most likely need to use the "keys" for backing up
someone on here probably has a pic of the key and the sliding mechanism on the trailer tongue that the key stops.
get the seller to shoot a pic of the axle from underneath
why is this boat on ebay?

RackAtak
05-11-2005, 09:01 PM
Maybe the previous owner put a new plug on it. Ask if there are any unconnected wires. Get a close up of the first 18" inches or so of the coupler. You'll find out soon enough.

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 09:01 PM
The ad was posted on ebay, that is where I found the boat. I guess they just haven't pulled it yet. Probably waiting till I hear from the bank.

Ric
05-11-2005, 09:03 PM
The ad was posted on ebay, that is where I found the boat. I guess they just haven't pulled it yet. Probably waiting till I hear from the bank.
hmmmmmmmm

I was b'sing you about composite bunks
apparantly, so was the salesperson
or are you b'sing me erk?

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 09:04 PM
hmmmmmmmm

I was b'sing you about composite bunks
apparantly, so was the salesperson
or are you b'sing me erk?


I asked her, and she said that they were composite! Maybe she thought I meant carpeted???

Ric
05-11-2005, 09:07 PM
maybe she also heard you wrong on the saltwater question
get over there man!

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 09:08 PM
maybe she also heard you wrong on the saltwater question
get over there man!


No, I said saltwater like ten times, I think she is getting pissed w/ all my questions.

I also made sure that they had FRESH water close by for a test run.

BriEOD
05-11-2005, 09:11 PM
No, I said saltwater like ten times, I think she is getting pissed w/ all my questions.

Who gives two sh!ts, it's your dough and I would want my stuff to be right!!

sten76
05-11-2005, 09:14 PM
You'll have to bring it on over to Big St Germain someday this summer.

MarkP
05-11-2005, 09:17 PM
Bring it down to PA too, :steering: . That would ROCK:headbang:

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 09:21 PM
Bring it down to PA too, :steering: . That would ROCK:headbang:


whats your zip code, I want to see how long it would take?

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 09:22 PM
You'll have to bring it on over to Big St Germain someday this summer.


Definetly will! You are only 20-30 Minutes away from me when I am up there.

MarkP
05-11-2005, 09:24 PM
whats your zip code, I want to see how long it would take?Cant be more than 12-14 hrs 16066