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rwschill
09-05-2011, 10:24 PM
I am new here so I hope this is OK to post here. I have never owned a tow boat before and need some guidance. This 1994 PS 205 is local and in rough condition. The rear seat, observer seat and the front V seat have seams that have ripped. Engine cover has about a 6 inch area where the seam has come apart. Entire interior is dirty and milddew covered. Floor is dirty with brown stains. Radio does not work. MC trailer is dirty but looks OK. The exterior is purple over white hull (is this original MC color? Also small amount of purple color inside)) with lots of fading and oxidation and the nose just above the rail has been hit and sort of fixed with bondo type material but not repainted. Windshield frames chipped need the black paint redone. Motor is 5.7 EFI and seems to check out. Mechanic who has serviced it the last several years claims motor is good. Shows 750 hours. Boat runs at 42-43 MPH. Has cover showing age. Is this boat worth $5000-$6000 as it sits. How much should a person plan on spending on fix-up assuming the motor is OK so that eventually it could be sold for I would have in it or so.
Thankyou for the help.

Double D
09-05-2011, 10:38 PM
I am new here so I hope this is OK to post here. I have never owned a tow boat before and need some guidance. This 1994 PS 205 is local and in rough condition. The rear seat, observer seat and the front V seat have seams that have ripped. Engine cover has about a 6 inch area where the seam has come apart. Entire interior is dirty and milddew covered. Floor is dirty with brown stains. Radio does not work. MC trailer is dirty but looks OK. The exterior is purple over white hull (is this original MC color? Also small amount of purple color inside)) with lots of fading and oxidation and the nose just above the rail has been hit and sort of fixed with bondo type material but not repainted. Windshield frames chipped need the black paint redone. Motor is 5.7 EFI and seems to check out. Mechanic who has serviced it the last several years claims motor is good. Shows 750 hours. Boat runs at 42-43 MPH. Has cover showing age. Is this boat worth $5000-$6000 as it sits. How much should a person plan on spending on fix-up assuming the motor is OK so that eventually it could be sold for I would have in it or so.
Thankyou for the help.

Pictures would help all of better evaluate the boat. Color sounds like one I have seen before. Everything sounds the same as mine so if you have any questions, let me know.

Pictures below. Mine is the Blue, Gray, Raspberry. The second pictures shows a Black, Gray, Blue color scheme.

jamisonsbrodie
09-06-2011, 11:45 AM
I would say yes, its worth the $$. In good condition, that would fetch 12-13K in the midwest. More if it wasn't purple.

east tx skier
09-06-2011, 12:02 PM
Hard to tell without pictures, but that price seems really low for that model, which is very popular because the 1st Gen. 205 only had two 100% fuel injected model years (FI was optional in 93). Seems to be consistent with the condition described.

Jesus_Freak
09-17-2011, 08:15 AM
Hard to tell without pictures, but that price seems really low for that model, which is very popular because the 1st Gen. 205 only had two 100% fuel injected model years (FI was optional in 93). Seems to be consistent with the condition described.

Agreed. If it is fully functional from a mechanical standpoint, it seems like a fair price.

JJMorris3
09-17-2011, 11:46 AM
I have the same boat. I would buy it 10 time again. Mine was dirty, horrible gel condition, and torn seats. These things are cosmetic. My family cringed when I bought it. I knew what I was getting since I skiied this boat growing up. Now they are proud of it all cleaned up. It pulls like a bull and runs super well, as ETS points out, EFI is a game changer. Post pix please. Here are some pix of ours...
http://www.johnjmorris.com/2009/20090702%20Boat%20Pix/index.html

To answer a few of your questions: yes, I think 5-6 is a good price. I bought mine for 7 and have put maybe a grand into it. It can be sold for that tomorrow, I believe. I have a couple friends lining up for when I upgrade. But I am not so sure I want to. This puppy fits in my garage, is paid for, and is super reliable.

JohnE
09-17-2011, 09:02 PM
If it is mechanically sound that is a very good price. Very desirable model especially with fuel injection. If you want a best in show stay away...if you want a fun boat then test it on the water, get a marine survey, and buy it and have a blast

MC205PSTAR
02-09-2012, 10:34 AM
Double D I ate at that resturant last year when i was traveling through. Nice boat same color as my 205

Double D
02-09-2012, 11:05 AM
Double D I ate at that resturant last year when i was traveling through. Nice boat same color as my 205

Upstairs or outside? Weekend or weekday? Its pretty good.

Footin
02-09-2012, 07:47 PM
DoubleD, that is a good pic of our boats together.

Double D
02-09-2012, 08:12 PM
DoubleD, that is a good pic of our boats together.

Yes, yes it is!! Good looking 205's!!

jhall0711
02-09-2012, 08:35 PM
Pictures would help all of better evaluate the boat. Color sounds like one I have seen before. Everything sounds the same as mine so if you have any questions, let me know.

Pictures below. Mine is the Blue, Gray, Raspberry. The second pictures shows a Black, Gray, Blue color scheme.

Double D.... Sometime this coming summer we need to set up a Mastercraft Convoy from one of the ramps and all cruise over to The Harbor for beers... I know theres quite a few of us in the area... It would be fun to line up about 10 of us and drive around together... pull up at docks...

Double D
02-09-2012, 08:55 PM
Double D.... Sometime this coming summer we need to set up a Mastercraft Convoy from one of the ramps and all cruise over to The Harbor for beers... I know theres quite a few of us in the area... It would be fun to line up about 10 of us and drive around together... pull up at docks...

I am always up for something like that! I know MGBOYD goes to Portage a lot during the summer with his 04 X-7. JKSKI is also near by and I think he would be game to take his 40th Anniversary PS197. CAPTAIN PLANET is local but not sure if he has ever taken his 30th Anniversary PS190 to the lake to cruise. And that's just the people I can think of off the top of my head. Thats a nice line up of Direct Drives!!

Of course I would need to invite my brother but he has an 04 Ski Nautique 216 SE.... :rolleyes: It is a Direct Drive.

Where do you usually put in? I used to put in at the New State Park, but with the new ramps I have been putting in at the Old State Park.

jhall0711
02-09-2012, 09:25 PM
I am always up for something like that! I know MGBOYD goes to Portage a lot during the summer with his 04 X-7. JKSKI is also near by and I think he would be game to take his 40th Anniversary PS197. CAPTAIN PLANET is local but not sure if he has ever taken his 30th Anniversary PS190 to the lake to cruise. And that's just the people I can think of off the top of my head. Thats a nice line up of Direct Drives!!

Of course I would need to invite my brother but he has an 04 Ski Nautique 216 SE.... :rolleyes: It is a Direct Drive.

Where do you usually put in? I used to put in at the New State Park, but with the new ramps I have been putting in at the Old State Park.

Well add my 89 Prostar and my buddies 94 Maristar (DD) to that list and we got a possie....I live just off the corner of 619 and arlington so I usually use the Old state park ramp as it is closer to the bars... if im going out to drive in circles (the speed zone) then ill use the Manchester Ramp. Im pretty sure Mboyd is a kid I used to be good friend with in high school... so I sent him a PM the other day and it would be fun to hang out with him at the lake this summer....

jhall0711
02-09-2012, 09:26 PM
Of course I would need to invite my brother but he has an 04 Ski Nautique 216 SE.... :rolleyes: It is a Direct Drive.

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As long as he knows were all gonna give him crap ;)

mayo93prostar
02-09-2012, 09:45 PM
just make the nauti guy buy the beer.
what lake are you guys talking about?

Double D
02-09-2012, 09:53 PM
As long as he knows were all gonna give him crap ;)

He is used to with with all my MC friends. Of course I take it from his SN friends.

just make the nauti guy buy the beer.
what lake are you guys talking about?

Funny!! We are talking about Portage Lakes. Its just a cruising lake with a few restruants, a lot of beautiful homes, and two speed/ski circles that are regulated by times and worthless.

93Prostar190
02-09-2012, 11:12 PM
I am always up for something like that! I know MGBOYD goes to Portage a lot during the summer with his 04 X-7. JKSKI is also near by and I think he would be game to take his 40th Anniversary PS197. CAPTAIN PLANET is local but not sure if he has ever taken his 30th Anniversary PS190 to the lake to cruise. And that's just the people I can think of off the top of my head. Thats a nice line up of Direct Drives!!

Of course I would need to invite my brother but he has an 04 Ski Nautique 216 SE.... :rolleyes: It is a Direct Drive.

Where do you usually put in? I used to put in at the New State Park, but with the new ramps I have been putting in at the Old State Park.

Double D .. No invite for an ol 214?

Double D
02-09-2012, 11:17 PM
Double D .. No invite for an ol 214?

You know your always invited my Friend. For a two hour drive though you'll need to spend the day.

MC205PSTAR
02-10-2012, 07:17 PM
Upstairs or outside? Weekend or weekday? Its pretty good.

Outside on the weekday sat at the bar about where your boat was.