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quadracer111
07-09-2011, 08:54 PM
Currently we own a cheaper (~$20,000 18.5') stingray bowrider. It has your typical inboard that you would see on these boats. I am currently looking at various mastercraft boats due to their open floor plan on the smaller boats like a 20 footer ($75g's is going to be hard to drop on a boat lol, but the difference is amazing). Now with these boats having the type of drive they have (no clue how to explain it, so here is a picture).

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=45916&d=1239123460

These look like they require a lot deeper of a minimum water depth, how do people get by with these on a smaller lake?

Thanks

edit: I just answered my own question with this picture I found. Makes sense. If you tilt our motor up all the way it looks like it would still be just about even with a boat like these.
https://www.waterskis.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/6056_large.jpg

Skipper
07-09-2011, 09:01 PM
I was skiing in about four feet of water today behind my MC Prostar 190. Depending on the boat you can get as little as 18 inches of draft, much less than an I/O. The boats with the engine in the center are direct drive. Typically these are ski boats. With the engine in the back they are a V-Drive. Most V-Drives are on wake board type boats.

If you are looking to upgrade you don't need to drop $75k unless you demand to have a brand new boat. 1991-1994 MC Prostar 190's are still excellent ski boats. If you want an open bow then an MC Prostar 205 is just a little larger but with a spacious bow and still great ski wakes.

Welcome aboard.

quadracer111
07-09-2011, 09:07 PM
Thank you for the explanation and the welcomes. Yes, open bow is a must. I will see what I can find locally, a new 2011 would be nice, but ouch on the prices. A v-drive would be what I am after. I do not like the layouts with the direct drive.

Skipper
07-09-2011, 09:10 PM
The 205 comes in a V drive also. You may look at the older X series boats too. Plenty of good options for you. For a better idea of prices you can look in the market on this site (top left hand portion of the window).

quadracer111
07-09-2011, 09:13 PM
Perfect. Thank you.

Trig2275
07-09-2011, 09:18 PM
Not sure of your budget but someone is listing their 2010 X-15. Nice looking boat!
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=42253

10ptmust
07-09-2011, 09:19 PM
I wouldn't be afraid of a pre-owned MC at all. New is always nice, but as you read around this board you'll find a lot of the people here are fanatics about the upkeep of their boats.
You could find a good deal on a very well kept MC allowing you to get the boat you really want and only compromising a model year or two.

quadracer111
07-09-2011, 10:44 PM
Not sure of your budget but someone is listing their 2010 X-15. Nice looking boat!
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=42253

Same boat I was looking at at the dealer today but one year newer (obviously haha). By the time I drive down and get it (I am in Canada), deal with the border, I would rather spend the little bit more and buy a new one locally.