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ride_gnu
11-26-2009, 10:42 AM
I have a 1996 Mastercraft Pro Star 209 with 650 hours on a Corvette LT1 engine.

I am wondering how many hours these engines can go before a rebuild or major overhaul is eminent.

justinglow
11-26-2009, 10:46 AM
I have seen LT-1's with close to 2000 hrs on them and still run great. It's all in how you maintain and take care of them.

Jim@BAWS
11-26-2009, 11:56 AM
I have a 1996 Mastercraft Pro Star 209 with 650 hours on a Corvette LT1 engine.

I am wondering how many hours these engines can go before a rebuild or major overhaul is eminent.


All depends on compression. If is good KEEP GOING

Jim@BAWS

jipster43
11-26-2009, 01:15 PM
Hey Ride GNU! I grew up with all the folks at Mervin. Where are you located?

Welcome to the site! I'm a veritable newbie myself, but you're not going to find a better resource for your boating needs than this site. Enjoy!

JP :)

Muttley
11-26-2009, 03:09 PM
I think the ski boat with the highest hours I've seen that hasn't been rebuilt is about 2600 hours. I've seen some that still look good and run great with 1800.

I've been told you can get 5,000, but I think realistically about 3,000.

All about the maintenance.

gatorguy
03-02-2010, 11:24 AM
I知 trying to find an old prostar for under $10k. I know there are some good ones out there, but I知 concerned about the engine hours. I can do some small engine work, but I知 not really looking to tear down an entire engine. So my question is, how many hours is a lot, and what is the ball park average that the average engine should last without a ton of work. Any general guidelines would be helpful.

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03-02-2010, 11:47 AM
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bcampbe7
03-02-2010, 11:47 AM
2000 hours seems to be the agreement for rebuild time for these engines. Will all depend on how the boat was maintained.

dmminfla
03-02-2010, 11:49 AM
or this http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/search.php?searchid=2359647

Thrall
03-03-2010, 05:48 PM
I知 trying to find an old prostar for under $10k. I know there are some good ones out there, but I知 concerned about the engine hours. I can do some small engine work, but I知 not really looking to tear down an entire engine. So my question is, how many hours is a lot, and what is the ball park average that the average engine should last without a ton of work. Any general guidelines would be helpful.

I wouldn't pass up one with 1000hrs if the owner had a good maint schedule.
Try www.jaxed.com. Go to the "Mash." Go to boats, mastercraft, plug in your key words and location to search and watch the Prostars pop up. It's a combo of all CL and Ebay adds nationwide.
FWIW, I got $13k for my LT-1 96 PS 190 with 500hrs and a nice ND Tower, racks, etc. Took about 4 months to sell, wrong season though. Finding a decent one for $10k with lower hrs shouldn't be too hard these days.

JohnE
03-03-2010, 05:55 PM
I知 trying to find an old prostar for under $10k. I know there are some good ones out there, but I知 concerned about the engine hours. I can do some small engine work, but I知 not really looking to tear down an entire engine. So my question is, how many hours is a lot, and what is the ball park average that the average engine should last without a ton of work. Any general guidelines would be helpful.

For less than $10K find one with under 2K hours as others have said and work it till it absolutely needs a rebuild.

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Just give us you opinion........don't make us work for it.:D

TMCNo1
03-03-2010, 06:24 PM
Just give us you opinion........don't make us work for it.:D

My opinion is, "I ain't his readin' teecher!":rolleyes: Some just need to do it themselves.

gatorguy
03-05-2010, 04:03 PM
Thanks for all the info. I got plenty to chew on. Basically I needed to know if 800+ hrs was too much. Now I know it's not.