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fx4u
05-03-2012, 10:58 PM
I am looking for a 2000 or newer wakeboarding v-drive boat on a small budget. I don't mind if it needs work, but I only have $20,000 to work with. I have always dreamt about owning a mastercraft... I sold my crownline 2 years ago and mis having a boat. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

jafo9
05-04-2012, 07:27 AM
for that budget you will be looking at a 205v, 210 or maybe even a 230. the 210 and 230 are the same hull '98-'05. 205v is the 1st gen star hull which will give the best wakeboard wake for that price. biggest downside is less interior room and harsh rough water ride.

fx4u
05-04-2012, 09:23 AM
Jaf09... Thanks for your response! The reason for wanting a v-drive is that I have 3 kids (+ some friends) and a wife that likes to anchor and layout on the sun deck. Are these boats v-drives or direct drive?

CruisinGA
05-04-2012, 10:35 AM
They are V.

Common misconception regarding v drives always having more room. I find our 2001 X9 direct drive to have much more room and more spacious layout than most smaller v drives. The rear seat sits on top of the armrests to make a full sun pad.

We bought ours loaded with all the options and 450 hrs for $20000 3 years ago. We have put a trouble free 300 hours on it since then.

fx4u
05-04-2012, 10:56 AM
CruisinGA... Thanks for the helpful information. I didn't realize you could do that with a directdrive...

Brian B
05-04-2012, 11:24 AM
If having room for your wife to lay out is your reasoning for wanting a v-drive, you do not want a v-drive.........

ttu
05-04-2012, 11:31 AM
If having room for your wife to lay out is your reasoning for wanting a v-drive, you do not want a v-drive.........

now why would you say that? don't forget the swimsuit pics thread!!:D

with that said you will be hard pressed finding a vdrive in the $20K area. i have seen a few nicer looking x2's around the 27K area.

fx4u
05-04-2012, 11:59 AM
BrianB... The wife isn't the only reason... I thought they were layed out better for space.

Ttu... I knew 20k was low for what I was asking, that is why I said that I'm ok if it needs work. Picks will be uploaded when I get a boat. :)

I posted on here since I knew people on here know more than I do about layout and space... And I appreciate all the advice! :)

Brian B
05-04-2012, 12:20 PM
The layout is great! Interior is comfortable. Sundeck is huge!

Driveability is only good for one thing. Thats pulling skiers. If I wasnt obsessed with water sports, I would own an i/o hands down. You can get into shallow water, beach them, maneuver them, trim through chop, ect.....

mzimme
05-04-2012, 12:39 PM
http://kansascity.craigslist.org/boa/2918019251.html

Slightly out of your price range, and 1 year older.... But maybe you can talk him down a bit?

helton333
05-04-2012, 12:48 PM
I have a 205V (2003) and it has plenty of room. The same boat that year could have also been an X2 (dealer told me to save money, look for 205V and that is how I got an amazing deal on a boat others overlooked. And many of those have towers are for a couple grand, you can do that and do it right.

fx4u
05-04-2012, 01:10 PM
Thanks mzimme!

BrianB... I have owened 2 different i/o's and have installed waketowers on both. I have wakeboard behind an x-45, maristar, and '90 supra... and neither of my boats were as comfortable to ski & wakeboard behind than the 2 Mastercrafts. That is why "I" (not wife) want a mastercraft. I don't know how Malibu's, tige, moomba, cenurion, or newer supra are compared to mastercraft but if they are as nice, I would check them out as well. Thanks

fx4u
05-04-2012, 02:00 PM
I have a 205V (2003) and it has plenty of room. The same boat that year could have also been an X2 (dealer told me to save money, look for 205V and that is how I got an amazing deal on a boat others overlooked. And many of those have towers are for a couple grand, you can do that and do it right.

Thanks! I will keep an eye out for one.

ttu
05-04-2012, 02:05 PM
this one is in your price range. i am sure if interested there are a few member's here that could look at it for you.

http://austin.craigslist.org/boa/2988287473.html

fx4u
05-04-2012, 02:07 PM
this one is in your price range. i am sure if interested there are a few member's here that could look at it for you.

http://austin.craigslist.org/boa/2988287473.html

Thanks!! That would be great!!

Trojan Fan
05-07-2012, 02:29 AM
I have a 2000 205v in excellent condition with low hours. Shoot me an email if you are interested....thanks

mark9340273@aol.com

Hogwild
05-07-2012, 10:07 PM
One I found that looks pretty clean. http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/boa/2998789572.html

jafo9
05-08-2012, 11:09 AM
only downside i found during my recent hunt was that the 98's didn't seem to have an armrest by the throttle. doesn't appear to be a ND tower and no PP. that should lower the price.

Hogwild
05-08-2012, 12:50 PM
only downside i found during my recent hunt was that the 98's didn't seem to have an armrest by the throttle. doesn't appear to be a ND tower and no PP. that should lower the price.

Didn't know that about the armrest. My 99 has one. No perfect pass on my boat either, but that tower looks pretty good IMO. Looks kinda like a Samson tower, which was my 2nd choice. You can't beat the fact that it has crazy low hours and the Vette engine either.

Hogwild
05-08-2012, 06:04 PM
Saw this today. A little more than 20K but might be able to negotiate. http://http://sacramento.craigslist.org/boa/3002694411.html

redraider08
05-25-2012, 12:18 PM
We bought a 2000 X-star with 170 hours on it a couple of months ago for 18K. We have put about 10 hours on it and have really enjoyed it!