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socceroneton
01-19-2012, 07:29 PM
1990 MasterCraft Tristar 190 ($18,000)

The Boat only has 142 original hours, Restored with new gelcoat paint, and new custom upholstery. It has the original 351 high output motor. It also comes with a tandem axel trailer
The boat looks brand new!!

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
01-19-2012, 08:51 PM
Boat looks good, but that trailer needs work, salt water use?

socceroneton
01-19-2012, 08:54 PM
it's never been in saltwater.... it hasn't ever left the Austin Lakes.

JMann
01-19-2012, 11:02 PM
Are you trying to sell it for 18k or do you have 18k into it?

socceroneton
01-20-2012, 12:26 AM
No, I'm asking 18,000... The boat is in excellent condition. I bought it from a good friend who got it new. The boat only has 142 hours on it and runs perfect. I had the paint and upholstery restored to original due to the wear and tear from time and weather. I hate having to part with the boat because I know it will be hard to find another in this condition later.

thatsmrmastercraft
01-20-2012, 12:29 AM
Nice looking boat.

Lumbergh
01-20-2012, 12:48 AM
Engine Pictures?

Good luck.

Jerseydave
01-20-2012, 08:40 AM
Good luck with the sale.....

TRBenj
01-20-2012, 10:58 AM
1990 MasterCraft Tristar 190 It has the original 351 high output motor.
Either the boat isnt a '90, the HO 351w isnt original, or its not really a HO. That option came later ('91 or '92, IIRC).

socceroneton
01-20-2012, 11:25 AM
Im pretty sure it's the 351w... here are the pics it says 5.8L R... isn't that the 351w? I know this is the original motor because I went with my friend to get it when he purchased it new.

TRBenj
01-20-2012, 11:47 AM
Im pretty sure it's the 351w... here are the pics it says 5.8L R... isn't that the 351w? I know this is the original motor because I went with my friend to get it when he purchased it new.
Yes, its the 351w (5.8L). What I believe you are incorrect about is the "High Output". You most likely have the standard 240hp version.

socceroneton
01-20-2012, 12:15 PM
I think you are probably right about the HO... it may just be the 351w. Do you know what the R stands for?

MIskier
01-20-2012, 12:18 PM
For only 142 hours that engine compartment looks pretty knackered...

O2BESOHUGE
01-20-2012, 12:34 PM
For only 142 hours that engine compartment looks pretty knackered...

THATS WHAT I WAS THINKING TOO...NO WAY SHOULD THAT ENGINE LOOK THAT BAD WITH THAT FEW OF HOURS

ttu
01-20-2012, 12:36 PM
Good luck with the sale.....

hmm, i will agree with you on that one!

O2BESOHUGE
01-20-2012, 12:48 PM
[QUOTE=socceroneton;811772]No, I'm asking 18,000... QUOTE]


$18,000.00 ??

WOW! GOOD LUCK! ILL BE NICE AND SAY THATS A LITTLE BIT HIGH FOR THAT BOAT!!!!

mayo93prostar
01-20-2012, 12:52 PM
I don't think the hours make as much difference as to how it was stored and maintained and it has been out there for a while based on the age. It looks like there has been a fair amount of moisture in the engine compartment. I think the price is almost double what it should be or at least be closer to 10k based on age and that it is a tristar and not a prostar. granted, I am biased to the prostar. My 93 engine looks better than that but I have done a fair amount of work on it.

socceroneton
01-20-2012, 01:04 PM
I dont think the engine and compartment have ever been cleaned and maybe I should have cleaned it up before posting the pictures. everything in that compartment is original as you can see from the pics. Austin is a very humid place so I'm sure the compartment does pick up moisture. The boat is in great condition and the hours are for real. I think for the age and the shape the price is good, "but I am open to offers".

shepherd
01-20-2012, 01:15 PM
Very sharp looking boat. But, I also think it's a bit overpriced. Have you looked at advertised prices for similar vintage Mastercrafts? I've seen late '90s Prostars in good shape for less money.

thatsmrmastercraft
01-20-2012, 01:19 PM
I think you are probably right about the HO... it may just be the 351w. Do you know what the R stands for?

At one point it read "5.8 L FORD" is my guess

TRBenj
01-20-2012, 03:17 PM
I think for the age and the shape the price is good.
I think you are sorely mistaken (by at least a factor of 2, as mentioned above) but will also wish you luck! Have you checked NADA for a value comparison? I have found that they are usually low for ski boats (50% low isnt uncommon) but you'll find your initial asking price is over 300% of NADA.

The gel looks good in the pictures, but the rough condition of the trailer and filthy engine compartment, along with the obviously-recently-replaced interior, would lead me to believe that the boat had led a less than pampered life. Low hours wont increase value either- just as many potential buyers will view that as a negative as a positive. Lack of hours can often lead to neglect and lack of maintenance. And its not hard to disconnect an hour meter either. Boats of this age (20+ years old) are more often judged based on condition than hours... a compression test will reveal whether the engine is tired or not. Other items (electrical, steering cable, control cables) will go bad just from age and exposure to moisture, rather than use.

Just my 2 cents... take it for what its worth!

O2BESOHUGE
01-20-2012, 03:53 PM
I think you are probably right about the HO... it may just be the 351w. Do you know what the R stands for?



SOMEONE PUT STICKERS ON THE ENGINE COVER....IT USED TO READ 5.8 LITR. THE "5" AND THE "T" ARE MISSING

JohnE
01-20-2012, 04:09 PM
You are priced way too hight IMO. If the boat and trailer came out of the factory and sat in a bubble for the past 22 years it would still be way too high. Many comparable boats are selling for under $10K.

With that said I hope you do get near what you are asking.

JohnE
01-20-2012, 04:14 PM
Many thought this boat was overpriced (myself included) and it is less than that in the OP and completely refurbished trailer... http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=36611

See post 75

Jerseydave
01-20-2012, 06:25 PM
socceroneton,

Just a suggestion here, so take it for what it's worth

1. PM Sodar or JohnE and have this thread deleted.
2. Clean and detail the engine, detail the boat also so it shows no dirt or footprints on the gelcoat.
3. Refurbish trailer or take pics of boat in water without trailer in present condition.

4. Take new pics set a reasonable price for boat only. The trailer is not worth much in this condition so maybe price boat without trailer and say "trailer available for $??? more.

Just my $.02

shepherd
01-20-2012, 07:05 PM
That seems kinda sneaky? :twocents:

Jerseydave
01-20-2012, 07:37 PM
That seems kinda sneaky? :twocents:

Just saying he may want to start over with the marketing of his boat. That includes better pics, pricing and presentation. Nothing sneaky about it, but the dirty engine and trailer in the pic does nothing to compliment that beautiful interior and gelcoat.

If you had your house on the market with weedy landscape you would start over with better pics too. :D Just sayin'

wheelerd
01-21-2012, 01:48 AM
Having bought and sold a 91 TriStar within the last few years, ditto to what the guys above said re: price.
Heck, I bought my 01 X5 in Nebraska for $15k two years ago. Boat and trailer were in excellent condition and had only 400 hrs.

JohnE
01-21-2012, 08:11 PM
I would be glad to delete this thread so he can start over. But he may be better served by leaving it and cutting original price by $10k and letting buyer think its a steal...

mikeg205
01-22-2012, 01:16 AM
Im pretty sure it's the 351w... here are the pics it says 5.8L R... isn't that the 351w? I know this is the original motor because I went with my friend to get it when he purchased it new.

hmmmm... compared the engines in the engine thread...this one has not seen the lovin' the other's have had... and you know...those exhaust hoses need to be checked..."cloaked" should post his notorious pic ...just in case... :D