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dmminfla
03-24-2009, 09:36 PM
I looked at a 1997 PS 205 today and put down a refundable deposit until tomorrow at 10 AM.
My current boat is a 1986 PS 351w velvet 1:1

Questions
1. What years was thathull produced?.
2. The motor is the 5.7 EFI what tranny did it come with( I thought it said Hurth on the tag but the lighting was bad and the owner had no clue what a tranny was.
3.There was no hour meter on the boat, Is that common? Where I tohught the hour meter would go there was a clock.
4. The mechanic is coming out tommorow AM to install a new battery and he said he could verify the hours with the engine code reader. I have only delt with old school 351's Is this true.

east tx skier
03-24-2009, 10:29 PM
1. That generation of 205 was produced as a direct drive from 1996--2000. It is still produced as the X1 v-drive.

2. ZF Hurth 1:1. The powerslot 1.52:1 was an option.

3. Should be on the tach.

4. Yes, on a chevy, you can read the actual hours from the engine.

Good luck.

stx22
03-24-2009, 11:08 PM
I think East Tc Skier answered your queries, but the lack of an hour meter is a bit weird. Shoud be on the tach as E.T.S. mentioned.

I bought my '97 PS 205 new and I have been extremely pleased with it. I have skied behind a lot of boats (older and newer) and found that this boat does it all pretty well. To include, slalom, barefoot, and wakeboarding. In other words, I haven't upgraded yet. Not sure what your inteded use is, but I will say that in my opinion, this is a great all around boat.

coz
03-25-2009, 08:38 AM
I think East Tc Skier answered your queries, but the lack of an hour meter is a bit weird. Shoud be on the tach as E.T.S. mentioned.

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Like eastie said, it should be in you tach. Here's my 98 205 hour meter :confused:

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/001-21.jpg

dmminfla
03-25-2009, 06:26 PM
Thanks, I went back this morning and it was on the tach like you said. I brought my glasses this time. I am going to pick it up Thursday.

russlars
03-25-2009, 06:43 PM
Thanks, I went back this morning and it was on the tach like you said. I brought my glasses this time. I am going to pick it up Thursday.
Good luck. I'll bet you are going to love it!:D

russlars
03-25-2009, 06:46 PM
Like eastie said, it should be in you tach. Here's my 98 205 hour meter :confused:

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/001-21.jpg
Not many hours there on that '98, coz. With the great weather you have in Arizona you need to spend more time skiing and less time taking pics so you can get that thing broke in!:rolleyes:

coz
03-25-2009, 07:33 PM
Not many hours there on that '98, coz. With the great weather you have in Arizona you need to spend more time skiing and less time taking pics so you can get that thing broke in!:rolleyes:

I bought it in 06 with 66 hrs. :D as you can see by the pics it's used :rolleyes:

JohnE
03-25-2009, 07:45 PM
Coz, I assume that the hourmeter pic is old. How many hours on that boat now? Or was that a recent pic?

coz
03-25-2009, 08:01 PM
Coz, I assume that the hourmeter pic is old. How many hours on that boat now? Or was that a recent pic?

That pic was taken this morning for this thread :D so that's what she has as she sits :D

We'll be putting on a couple more this weekend :cool:

JohnE
03-25-2009, 08:04 PM
That pic was taken this morning for this thread :D so that's what she has as she sits :D

We'll be putting on a couple more this weekend :cool:


I might be putting on a few this weekend, too. It might break 50 Saturday.:o

coz
03-25-2009, 08:13 PM
I might be putting on a few this weekend, too. It might break 50 Saturday.:o

I found mine behind 2 toy haulers in an inside storage and the guy bought the boat cuz all his buds had boats :confused: so he took it out a few time and realized he didn't like boating so he put the cover on and let it sit until I bought it :D