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jipster43
09-27-2009, 06:25 PM
Alright. I've been pouring over every post regarding the 1986 hull, but I have yet to get a definitive answer. The third generation hulls were two inches wider than the fourth generation hull, so if the '86 was the same as the '87 wouldn't the hull width be the same? Or is the '86 hull it's very own design - slightly different than both the '85 and '87? In which case my question would be - how does it ski? Is it more like an '85 or an '87? Does it suffer from spray at about 28' off?

Thanks! I've been trying to get my mind around this question for a while now and I finally realized I needed to ask some true experts.

JP :)

Covi
09-27-2009, 06:37 PM
Anybody? Anybody?

Cloaked
09-27-2009, 07:20 PM
It's like the others. You'll never know any difference of a milimeter nanosecond microinch of any changes. About the only difference in 86 was the graphics. By 1986 that hull was chined to reduce spray but I suspect that you may have a few sets to see 28 off. Enjoy the boat for what it is or just look for a newer model.

Please identify the generation of hulls by their year model(s).

Best

jipster43
09-27-2009, 08:35 PM
The third generation hull spanned the years of 1980-1985.
The fourth generation hull officially ran from 1987-1990.
The 1986 Skier straddles the two eras. I'd just like to know once and for all where it falls - if it's closer to the '85 or the '87.

My curiousity is piqued.

JP :)

TMCNo1
09-27-2009, 08:43 PM
The third generation hull spanned the years of 1980-1985.
The fourth generation hull officially ran from 1987-1990.
The 1986 Skier straddles the two eras. I'd just like to know once and for all where it falls - if it's closer to the '85 or the '87.

My curiousity is piqued.

JP :)

All things considered, PCM engine, deck, interior, probably closer to a '85. The rainbow decals was basically the only visual difference and the Prostar model designation. Then the '87 to '90 ProStar 190 changed the whole thing.

Covi
09-27-2009, 09:20 PM
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=6507

C36 has had many great write ups. This might help. I've always been under the assumption that the hull was the same as the 87 model years?

jipster43
09-27-2009, 10:12 PM
Thanks Harold! But my main concern is the hull. Is it the same as the '85, '87, or is it its own beast altogether? I've heard all three possibilities as gospel.

JP :)

justinglow
09-27-2009, 10:41 PM
Thanks Harold! But my main concern is the hull. Is it the same as the '85, '87, or is it its own beast altogether? I've heard all three possibilities as gospel.

JP :)

I have had an 85 and now I own an 86. I am pretty sure the hull of the 86 is the same as the 85 stars and stripes. They drove and ski identical IMO.

tph
09-28-2009, 12:49 AM
I have had an 85 and now I own an 86. I am pretty sure the hull of the 86 is the same as the 85 stars and stripes. They drove and ski identical IMO.

Didn't MC close the slot in the hull for the first time on the '86?

TMCNo1
09-28-2009, 07:43 AM
Didn't MC close the slot in the hull for the first time on the '86?

No, here it is on our '89.
52201

JohnE
09-28-2009, 09:45 AM
Jim offers the best explanation I've read yet...

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=578769&postcount=35

tph
09-28-2009, 12:23 PM
No, here it is on our '89.
52201

That's what I meant by a closed slot. Up until '85 the slot went all the way to the transom.

TMCNo1
09-28-2009, 12:36 PM
That's what I meant by a closed slot. Up until '85 the slot went all the way to the transom.
Apparently by closing it along the transom, it must have gave the transom/hull a little lift in the rear and changed the slalom wake somewhat like a hook on the hull/transom running surface.

tph
09-28-2009, 12:49 PM
Apparently by closing it along the transom, it must have gave the transom/hull a little lift in the rear and changed the slalom wake somewhat like a hook on the hull/transom running surface.

I think they were trying to lower the rooster tail as well.