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nordair
05-14-2005, 10:04 AM
I've been looking around for a while now and I was wondering what the average maximum life of the engine is, on a Prostar 190 and the Yamaha 200 for the Barefoot 200. Also, does anyone know what value or how many extra hour a new engine head will give you.
I'm looking in the 1989-1994 range.
Thanks.

bret
05-14-2005, 10:14 AM
buy a nice used 1994, best slalom wake of that group! The hulls were the same 91-94 but my 94 is the best; as I had a 91, 92, and 93 also(promo boats).

We have a member in the ski club with a 94 190, 987 hrs, starts with just a touch of the key and runs like a top. Mine has 465 hrs on it runs as new. There were a couple of nice 190s in the classifieds with less than 500 hrs or around there for $14-16k and I've seen them with 300 hrs on or less, for $16.9 to 17.2k. my 94 below.
http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/501/247master1.jpg

If you take care of these engines, the sky is the limit. Some people believe 1700 to 2000 hrs are time for a rebuild, but I know of a 81 Correct Craft with 2200 on it, new carb on the original engine and runs all over our lake.

André
05-14-2005, 10:15 AM
Been exchanging a couples of e mails lately with Nordair.Nice guy,another Canuck :banana: .I told him we could easily use all ours search power to find him a couples of boat to look to in his area and answer his questions he may have in his "Quest" for a MC.
He's looking for a Prostar and I'm sure his daughters would like to see a tower on that boat.Not sure the Barefoot 200 will give the wake you'll need for wakeboarding though,an inboard would be more useful for that but hey,it's your boat!
Nordair,can you tell us in what area you would be willing to check out and pick up a MC ?

André
05-14-2005, 10:19 AM
Nice pix Bret!
Got a 94 too with 596 hrs on it,200 in 2 seasons from me.A temp sensor 19.95 $ CDN in 2 years,that's it.
Glad i stick to what i wanted first ,EFI.

André
05-14-2005, 10:27 AM
Nordair
If you ever fly over my place,this is the boat to look from 30 000 feets!
:woohoo:

mbeach
05-14-2005, 10:37 AM
nordair

i have a 98 sportstar 19 w/ 243 hrs that i am thinking about selling. family no longer interested in boating and dog and i are only users now. she will be devistated, however. anyway, here are a couple of pictures of boat. pm me if interested and i can give you some more details and email you some pictures. tried to post pictures here, but too large and i do not have the tools to reduce resolution without sacrificing quality. it is in great shape, well maintained, and in the $15K range.

Farmer Ted
05-14-2005, 11:07 AM
buy a nice used 1994, best slalom wake of that group! The hulls were the same 91-94 but my 94 is the best; as I had a 91, 92, and 93 also(promo boats).

We have a member in the ski club with a 94 190, 987 hrs, starts with just a touch of the key and runs like a top. Mine has 465 hrs on it runs as new. There were a couple of nice 190s in the classifieds with less than 500 hrs or around there for $14-16k and I've seen them with 300 hrs on or less, for $16.9 to 17.2k. my 94 below.
http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/501/247master1.jpg

If you take care of these engines, the sky is the limit. Some people believe 1700 to 2000 hrs are time for a rebuild, but I know of a 81 Correct Craft with 2200 on it, new carb on the original engine and runs all over our lake.


Brett,

Please start a new post and give us a detailed account of how you polish and wax your boat.

I'm getting ready to do mine and I know you posted it once before but I can't find it. I'm clueless as what kind of a buffer to get and it would be a big help.

THanks!

FT

BriEOD
05-14-2005, 11:30 AM
Yeah that boat looks awesome!!

Leroy
05-14-2005, 01:35 PM
That is a classic, great colors. Just looking at it you know it has been well cared for.

Britt
05-14-2005, 02:10 PM
I have a Pro200 which is basically the barefoot 200. I have over 300 hours on the outboard and still runs awesome. It rips up to 50 in a flash. However with any outboard it is going to need rebuilding faster than any 4 stroke engine which has a dedicated oiling system opposed to a 2 stroke design. Funny this topic came up because just last night I had an awful dream that a marina ran a comp test and told me I had two dead cylinders....Thank god I woke up...

Britt

Cloaked
05-14-2005, 03:27 PM
I've been looking around for a while now and I was wondering what the average maximum life of the engine is, on a Prostar 190 and the Yamaha 200 for the Barefoot 200. Also, does anyone know what value or how many extra hour a new engine head will give you.
I'm looking in the 1989-1994 range.
Thanks.Is this you Erik? Did you acquire another screen nick? :D

rodltg2
05-14-2005, 03:29 PM
i was thinking the same thing.

bret
05-14-2005, 06:43 PM
Thanks for the compliments Gentlemen, I try to take good care of her.

Once a year(Spring) I use Meguiars 3 step process: #1 Cleaner, #2 Swirl Remover, and #3 Carnuba wax. I use different terry cloth applicators for each product, on a hand held 6" orbital buffer - the top of it will fit in your hand, Wal Mart $29.95. I take each coat off by hand and after the carnuba coat, I use a 6" lambswool pad to go over the whole boat. About the middle/late summer, I just wax the water line to aid in the wipe down after each outing if I start to get a line on her from being out on the lake. The picture was taken last spring after putting her back at the marina. I just waxed the boat last month with the same process, takes about 2.5 hours but I think it's worth the time.

http://hitches4less.com/6waraorwapo.html

I use Lexol Vinylex on the interior, as it doesn't have any harsh stuff like the other "vinyl shiners" and it's easy on the threads and recommended by several German car manufactures for vinyl.

Nice boat Andre...and that water!!!

erkoehler
05-14-2005, 11:18 PM
no, it is not me.

milkmania
05-15-2005, 12:43 AM
I'm soooo confused

FarmerTed referred to Brett, and we have Brit and Bret posting to this thread....took me a couple of minutes to figger that one out:purplaugh

Cody
05-15-2005, 05:40 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=63686&item=4550363715&rd=1

Looks nice enough to me.

Jorski
05-15-2005, 10:30 AM
Hey Andre,

I never noticed these in your photo before; but, what are the two silver things on either side of the front deck of your boat ?

André
05-15-2005, 10:39 AM
Holy cow,i've been caught !
Those are mounts for a Titan 1 tower that has been sitting in the shed for 3 years now.

MasterMason
05-15-2005, 10:49 AM
Holy cow,i've been caught !
Those are mounts for a Titan 1 tower that has been sitting in the shed for 3 years now.


Ahh the truth comes out, andre is a closet wakeboarder, he just takes the tower off for the pics.....

pjm
05-15-2005, 11:14 AM
I have an excellent '96 prostar with a high fly pole , 340 hrs, marina , maintained , VT, bought a new 209 will make a great dealBeen exchanging a couples of e mails lately with Nordair.Nice guy,another Canuck :banana: .I told him we could easily use all ours search power to find him a couples of boat to look to in his area and answer his questions he may have in his "Quest" for a MC.
He's looking for a Prostar and I'm sure his daughters would like to see a tower on that boat.Not sure the Barefoot 200 will give the wake you'll need for wakeboarding though,an inboard would be more useful for that but hey,it's your boat!
Nordair,can you tell us in what area you would be willing to check out and pick up a MC ?

pjm
05-15-2005, 11:17 AM
1996 prostar with high fly pole, excellent inside and out, 340 hrs, marina maintained, in VT/NYI've been looking around for a while now and I was wondering what the average maximum life of the engine is, on a Prostar 190 and the Yamaha 200 for the Barefoot 200. Also, does anyone know what value or how many extra hour a new engine head will give you.
I'm looking in the 1989-1994 range.
Thanks.

nordair
05-15-2005, 04:13 PM
What is a great deal on this 1996?

nordair
05-15-2005, 04:22 PM
Thanks for all your input.
As for which area I am shoping, I would drive about 15 hour from Toronto to pickup a good deal.
Thanks again all.

nordair
05-15-2005, 04:27 PM
Nice BOAT, I wish I had one, so does my kids!!!!!

André
05-15-2005, 04:36 PM
In the meantime, you're more then welcome to come and wax mine...I mean come skiing!
Did you look out the taxes part when bringing a US boat in Canuckland?

Laurel_Lake_Skier
05-15-2005, 05:31 PM
As was mentioned before, the inboard engine will have a longer life than the 2 stroke outboard. When it does come time for a rebuild, the inboard will be much less expensive to have overhauled. I've got a friend with a Flightcraft outboard and when I started looking, he suggested going inboard for that reason. The inboard is also a better handling (turning) setup.....they can really change directions in a hurry. Depending on the kind of water you are skiing on, and type of skiing you do this can be important. I ski and barefoot with my 190 and the only up side I see to an outboard is top speed.....they can really crank!

east tx skier
05-15-2005, 11:33 PM
To answer the question about engine life, the inboards are rated for 2,000 hours, but that number could be more or less depending on how well it was/is cared for.