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ssippiriverrat
10-02-2011, 04:42 AM
I'm finally selling my baby. I'm graduating soon, and its time for an upgrade. As much as I want to keep her...its time for some more bow space....(im eyeing a 209 prostar). I'm technically the 3rd owner of this boat (the second owner had it for a month) and I've owned it since 2002. I have put alot of blood, sweat, and tears into this boat, and she runs like a champ. This boat has to find a good owner...I really hope someone on this forum will give it a good home.

It has a 351 Ford W with 1139 hours, and is water ready. It has a marine stereo with aux input for the ipod etc with two speakers. In the last year it has gotten a new carb, new tires, new prop shaft, new battery, and 4 cup holders. Since 2002 I have done a ton of things on the boat including adding a back seat that can move forward so passengers can sit and watch the wakeboarder/skier and still have room for ballast in the back. Trailer is in good working order with little to no rust. Tires and spare are 1 year old. Please ask or PM me for the complete detailed history. I am also willing to sell my fly high pole for wakeboarding along with the boat. Some of the gauges don't work (i think most are a wiring issue) and the blower doesn't work), and I never got around to redoing the decals on the outside (although I bought 2 Mastercraft 79 decals--just haven't put them on yet--and would be willing to include them in the price). Otherwise it runs awesome. For a tour of my boat check out:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ssippiriverrat77?feature=mhee#p/a/u/1/XypLgoEF1Eo

to hear how she runs check out:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ssippiriverrat77?feature=mhee#p/a/u/0/wOF08ZxQn3U

to check out what wakeboard tricks you can do behind the craft:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ssippiriverrat77?feature=mhee#p/a/u/2/e13HecK0i08

My price ($3500) is quite firm. I love this boat and it kills me to sell it...and if I cannot find a buyer at the right price...ill just hold on to it. Please call if interested. My number is 319 594 4041.

ssippiriverrat
10-02-2011, 04:45 AM
here are some more pics

bbymgr
10-02-2011, 09:32 AM
Love that color combo!!

thatsmrmastercraft
10-02-2011, 02:54 PM
Nice looking boat. Good luck in finding a new home for her.

ssippiriverrat
10-02-2011, 03:00 PM
Nice looking boat. Good luck in finding a new home for her.

thanks, really tough to sell...its like giving up a classic muscle car that you know you will regret later...its time though...

thatsmrmastercraft
10-02-2011, 03:04 PM
thanks, really tough to sell...its like giving up a classic muscle car that you know you will regret later...its time though...

I hear you. I often think of the '69 Mustang convertible I sold and never should have. I imagine there will be a time when I will be looking to upgrade my boat and be faced with the same problem.

ahhudgins
10-02-2011, 08:43 PM
I would buy it if the wife didn't find out about it. ;)
That's identical to the first MC I ever bought, it was a great boat and easy to work on.
Good luck with the upgrade.

ssippiriverrat
10-03-2011, 03:39 PM
I would buy it if the wife didn't find out about it. ;)
That's identical to the first MC I ever bought, it was a great boat and easy to work on.
Good luck with the upgrade.

:) she doesn't need to know, does she? hehe, thanks--i have a friend who is selling his 03 prostar 209--and im finally going to have a bit more money--it will be a good grad present :D

ssippiriverrat
10-15-2011, 11:06 AM
still available if anyone is interested

mikeg205
10-15-2011, 01:02 PM
nice...and nice to see you don't need to spend $100K or digital ballast control to do cool wake board tricks...

ssippiriverrat
11-19-2011, 07:57 PM
Sold....time to start the next search


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I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=41.635056,-91.524435

Jerseydave
11-19-2011, 08:08 PM
Congrats on the sale! Hope you find a sweet MC as your next one!

(BTW, you should consider a V-drive since you wakeboard alot)

mikeg205
11-19-2011, 08:35 PM
hope the new joins the forum to see the fun their gonna have for the great price...

Cloaked
11-19-2011, 08:54 PM
Nice looking 79. I owned that model new in 1979 with the deluxe edition interior. Same color scheme and all...
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mikeg205
11-19-2011, 08:55 PM
Nice looking 79. I owned that model new in 1979 with the deluxe edition interior. Same color scheme and all...
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love the old style baby moon wheels...

Cloaked
11-19-2011, 09:01 PM
love the old style baby moon wheels...
That's where it all stared with me and inboards, 1979. Never looked back at another drive system since then....

SkiDog
11-20-2011, 10:00 AM
Sold....time to start the next search


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I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=41.635056,-91.524435

I got a great looking 92' 190 for sale! ;)

ssippiriverrat
11-20-2011, 06:26 PM
I got a great looking 92' 190 for sale! ;)

thanks, got my eye on my buddy's 03 prostar 209...we'll see if that goes through...

I told the guy that bought it about this site...invaluable for maintenance and problems you run into

Indiana
11-21-2011, 08:24 AM
I'm the new owner. Thanks to ssippiriverrat for the great boat, she'd been well taken care of and he was very helpful! This is my first boat so ill probably lurking around here from now on. She's gone to a good home man.

ssippiriverrat
11-25-2011, 07:04 PM
I'm the new owner. Thanks to ssippiriverrat for the great boat, she'd been well taken care of and he was very helpful! This is my first boat so ill probably lurking around here from now on. She's gone to a good home man.

good to hear buddy...enjoy!

dog paw
11-25-2011, 08:19 PM
nice...and nice to see you don't need to spend $100K or digital ballast control to do cool wake board tricks...

I'm going to have to steal your "driver lean" sandbag idea, should have thought of that 20 years ago.... No doubt I'll need more than one;)

Good luck with the new purchace venture

Cloaked
11-25-2011, 08:22 PM
I'm going to have to steal your "driver lean" sandbag idea, should have thought of that 20 years ago.... No doubt I'll need more than one;)

Good luck with the new purchace ventureLean or porpoising. I have seen cases of both that folks have tried to fix with weight. The 79 was noted for porpoising on some of the boats (depending on mold).