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pbgbottle
06-03-2012, 11:17 AM
hey guys ive been curious lately about how many tristars are still cruising around the lakes these days . and I was also wondering if the ones found in canada
are all imported from the US. or could we purchase these boats new up here?
i know mine is from the US

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-03-2012, 06:01 PM
My 89 is still running strong at 335 hours...

dmminfla
06-03-2012, 06:19 PM
There is a barefoot 190 which is a Tri star with a BB in the lake behind my house as we speak. They seem to be just floating and soaking up the FL sun.

pbgbottle
06-03-2012, 07:24 PM
nice thats a couple, i know there are more out there.

pbgbottle
06-03-2012, 07:25 PM
what years was the barefoot 190 offered , is it shown in any brochures.

what are the differences other than a huge motor?

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-03-2012, 09:36 PM
It's a closed bow and has different decals, I still have my 89 original brochure which has the barefooter in it, let me scan it and ill post it up.

pbgbottle
06-03-2012, 10:11 PM
that would be cool .thanks , i can't wait to see the brochure.

cheers mccreight

wow i had to go back and edit one of my posts for spelling errors.
i guess i should slow down when i type :D


It's a closed bow and has different decals, I still have my 89 original brochure which has the barefooter in it, let me scan it and ill post it up.

pbgbottle
06-03-2012, 10:13 PM
335 hours wow on original engine?
,mine has 780 hours.


My 89 is still running strong at 335 hours...

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-03-2012, 10:48 PM
24 pages of 1989 Mastercraft Pro-Star and Tri-Star Brochure

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-03-2012, 10:51 PM
cont......

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-03-2012, 10:54 PM
cont........

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-03-2012, 10:58 PM
cont.........

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-03-2012, 11:01 PM
and still more...

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-03-2012, 11:03 PM
last set....

CruisinGA
06-03-2012, 11:08 PM
Nice brochure, James. I will never get over the 220 walk around...

Our good friends 1 house down on the lake have an extremely clean '88 Tristar 190 they bought new. ~750 hrs

pbgbottle
06-04-2012, 12:29 AM
Cool ,thanks a bunch for posting

Stefan
06-04-2012, 04:30 AM
Nice brochure, James. I will never get over the 220 walk around...


my friend here in Germany actually got a 220 walkaround '89 maybe '90, i'm never sure

...mabe one day he'll make it to sign up here...

psychobilly
06-04-2012, 06:49 AM
Saw this one on the lake the other day. ;)

79734

JohnE
06-04-2012, 08:19 AM
My friend still has my '88 Tristar 190

c_craig
06-04-2012, 08:34 AM
My mother-in-laws Tristar, towing my 2008 X-15. Humbling...

michiganTristar
06-04-2012, 08:36 AM
Not far from Canada, near Detroit. 365 original hours, previous owner took care of the engine... but thats about it, tons or work just to get it back to a quality piece.

dmminfla
06-04-2012, 08:49 AM
1989 Wrap around for sale (salt?)

http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/boa/2977746681.html

pkskier
06-04-2012, 09:30 AM
My '87 is still going strong with 1612 hours on it. I noticed that the brochure was from Premier Mastercraft, did you buy the boat from Ron Douglas? I bought mine from him but the dealership was called Skier's Choice then.

Fletchx7
06-04-2012, 09:40 AM
My 88 is still going strong up in Michigan. Over 1000 hours and on it's 4th owner. She still looks great and runs like a bat outta hell.

jenglin
06-04-2012, 09:43 AM
I have an 88 and still running strong (700 hours). The older the kids get (3&6) the more we get to use it and they want to use it. Haven't turned a wrench on it in the six years I've owned it. It's been a great starter boat and look forward to many more summers with it.

pbgbottle
06-04-2012, 11:41 AM
Nice pic, i like it. thanks for posting.


My mother-in-laws Tristar, towing my 2008 X-15. Humbling...

CantRepeat
06-04-2012, 12:09 PM
< 9000

ahhudgins
06-04-2012, 12:25 PM
Saw this one on the lake the other day. ;)

79734

Oops. That's a Maristar 200VRS (V-drive). I have one of those...no tower.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-04-2012, 12:39 PM
My '87 is still going strong with 1612 hours on it. I noticed that the brochure was from Premier Mastercraft, did you buy the boat from Ron Douglas? I bought mine from him but the dealership was called Skier's Choice then.

The boat was originally bought from premier mastercraft, we purchased it from the original owner in 2009 with 255 hours. Now its called Waterski America a malibu and axis dealer.

LakeWorth
06-04-2012, 01:23 PM
We had our '89 out this weekend for the first time this season. It ran great!

BrooksfamX2
06-04-2012, 03:16 PM
heres one........'88

http://portland.craigslist.org/nco/bod/3047252530.html

02ProstarSammyD
06-04-2012, 04:27 PM
Spotted 2 at hyco lake over memorial day. I rarely see 1 but 2 was a real treat. Pretty boats

AZX45OD
06-04-2012, 06:55 PM
What is the history behind the "tri" star. Does the "tri" refer to anything specific like "triple-sport"? What was their purpose? Just trying to educate myself on the MC history.

swatguy
06-04-2012, 10:42 PM
I was just on one this Saturday here in IL. My buddy owns an 89. Runs strong and has a monster tower. I have get to board behind it tho.

I believe the tri refereed to the hull design that kind of was short lived. It had to do with the 3 step hull in the bow if I recall correctly.

wheelerd
06-05-2012, 10:20 AM
There's a thread here http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=5242&highlight=tristar+history that gives a bit of the TriStar history.

My former 91 is now near Saskatoon, SK.

During the couple years I had mine I kept an e-file of all the TriStar for-sale ads I saw on Ebay, Craigslist, Kijiji, etc. I think there must have been 75 or so on the list. So obviously there are many more than that still out there.

jcb62
06-05-2012, 10:23 AM
I had an 89 Open Bow Tristar ( the white with black & yellow accents) I bought new for $20k, had it 10 years, sold it for $11k to a buddy who had it 10+ years and sold it for $12k. I loved that boat, but I got tired of climbing over the engine 'hump'. Moved up to a 2000 Maristar 210, which I still have. Much more family friendly boat. There are still a few TriStars on my lake. Most look pretty beat up at this point.

nitro5238
06-05-2012, 01:09 PM
Wow...thanks for posting the brochure...while l have a 90 Prostar and not a Tristar it was cool to see the old brochure. By the way l did see two different Tristars last weekend on Lake Allatoona ga.

Miss Rita
06-05-2012, 04:50 PM
When bought my '89 TriStar almost 3 years ago it had 121 hours, has about 180 now. The boat was a garage queen for years, part of a divorce settlement. Fortunately, the father of the (former) bride is a true boat fanatic, kept the boat properly cared for while stored. It's all original, looks new, nothing at all like you'd expect for a 23 year old boat.

The brochure lists a top speed of 46 mph. My boat runs strong, but the fastest I've seen was GPS-verified 42 mph at 4200 RPM with a 13 x 13 OJ. I usually go to a lake that sits at 4600 feet. I suppose if I want to faster I should move to sea level or get a 13 x 11 prop.

johnlanguab
06-06-2012, 09:01 AM
89' Barefoot 190, 454 w/ 870 hours. Still going, and running strong, even after surviving a flood a couple years ago.

Jason.H.
06-06-2012, 11:01 AM
First post :) I purchased my first boat last October. 1990 Mastercraft tristar 190 open bow. 275 original hours. Boat and trailer are all original down to the tapedeck radio! haha. I absolutely love it! A ton of fun to wakeboard behind after I installed a fly high pole. Boat is white and teal

pbgbottle
06-06-2012, 11:15 AM
Nice first post welcome to the site. How do you like your fly high pole
I haven't tried my 10 foot pole yet


First post :) I purchased my first boat last October. 1990 Mastercraft tristar 190 open bow. 275 original hours. Boat and trailer are all original down to the tapedeck radio! haha. I absolutely love it! A ton of fun to wakeboard behind after I installed a fly high pole. Boat is white and teal

pbgbottle
06-06-2012, 11:19 AM
I'm going to have to gps mine mine only turns 4200 also
With a 13x13. At sea level




The brochure lists a top speed of 46 mph. My boat runs strong, but the fastest I've seen was GPS-verified 42 mph at 4200 RPM with a 13 x 13 OJ. I usually go to a lake that sits at 4600 feet. I suppose if I want to faster I should move to sea level or get a 13 x 11 prop.

thatsmrmastercraft
06-06-2012, 01:07 PM
First post :) I purchased my first boat last October. 1990 Mastercraft tristar 190 open bow. 275 original hours. Boat and trailer are all original down to the tapedeck radio! haha. I absolutely love it! A ton of fun to wakeboard behind after I installed a fly high pole. Boat is white and teal

Welcome to Team Talk! Sounds like you have a great boat........would like to see some pictures of this beauty.

Jason.H.
06-06-2012, 03:32 PM
Nice first post welcome to the site. How do you like your fly high pole
I haven't tried my 10 foot pole yet

I like it pretty good. I picked it up used locally and it came with two different board racks (Im going to sell one of them) for a great price. Its the one piece alluminum x-pole. I park the boat in my garage so i have to take the pole down each use. Would have rather had the two piece but I'll live. Mine is I think seven foot from floor.
And im working on getting some pictures up. On my work computer and they have everything blocked.

pbgbottle
06-06-2012, 11:38 PM
bump ! a little off track for a second small thread highjack .
here is my pole .i have never used it yet,
how exactly does it go on ?
i have all the hardware i think ,accept when i drop the pole on itis a loose fit and just rattles around on my pylon and doesn't go to the floor because of the ski tow eye .does this thing just drop on the ski pylon and sit there? I know it will get tight when i snug up the cable.but something just doesn't seem right to me.
i could use a board rack ,,,,,,, also does the cable get in everybody's face who might be sitting up front ,it seems a bit dangerous for passengers who might be sitting up there.
i guess if i use it i just have to make sure nobody is up there. .


end of highjack.


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wheelerd
06-07-2012, 01:35 AM
I had a Fly High pole like yours on my TriStar. Mine had a mesh "sock" that fit over the top of ski pylon to create a snug fit. Maybe you could fashion something similar. Like yours, mine didn't go all the way down because of the tow eye. And yes, the cable running to the bow is annoying for passengers up front. The foam tube shield that goes over the tensioner adds some protection though
You can get wakeboard racks like this http://www.boardstop.com/product_info.php?ref=5&products_id=436&affiliate_banner_id=1 I found one on eBay.

Jason.H.
06-07-2012, 09:38 AM
Yeah the pole isn't supposed to go all the way to the floor so that is normal. I cut a tennis ball and put it over the ball on top of the factory ski pylon so it doesnt get scratched and fits a little more snug. my fly high pole is plastic coated on the inside, not sure if yours is or not. But yeah it still rattles around a bit. As far as the cables to the front tow strap eye they are not too badly in the way, just have to lean around them while walking to the bow. Once you are seated in the bow they are completely not in the way.

Spence
06-07-2012, 05:32 PM
Wow...thanks for posting the brochure...while l have a 90 Prostar and not a Tristar it was cool to see the old brochure. By the way l did see two different Tristars last weekend on Lake Allatoona ga.

Im lake allatoona with a 'new' 94 prostar 205. Just sold my 90 Tristar earlier this year. What part of lake do you guys frequent?

supturb89
06-07-2012, 09:24 PM
There's a Barefoot 190 on the lake I ski back home. I've never seen it pull anything but a tube. :(

damaged442
06-07-2012, 09:33 PM
My 89 is still running strong! Up to 450 hours now, I picked it up with 190. Has never left me stranded and always fires right up. Still a great boat, of which I absolutely love the lines.

Arisenagain
06-07-2012, 11:55 PM
1990 Tristar 220. My first boat. I will likely have dozens of questions as I learn. Runs strong and is in excellent condition with a Indmar 454 Chevy Big Block. Here some pictures at Lake Mead and The Colorado River on Memorial Weekend:

wheelerd
06-08-2012, 12:09 AM
Very nice. Looks well maintained.
And welcome to TT. You'll find a crew of willing, helpful mates ready with answers to any and all questions.

johnlanguab
06-08-2012, 10:24 AM
Nice looking 220. How many hours are on the engine?

giantjoe
06-11-2012, 09:21 AM
Hey all, I'm a new guy looking at a 220 walk around. It seems like a good deal as for condition and stuff. I know it's primarily a ski boat, but has more room than the typical Mastercraft at the time. Is the table very hard at speed? We're coming off a smaller SeaRay with an outboard, so we're used to a smaller wake than the typical runaround that's pretty soft. Additionally, I was wondering if the boat was surfable?

Arisenagain
06-14-2012, 04:17 PM
It has 280 hours.

Holman J.B.F
06-15-2012, 02:31 PM
+/- 15 hours a season?....:0

tockit
06-16-2012, 11:50 AM
I just bought a 1989 Tristar 190 with 400 hours on it. Boats in pretty good condition for its age and runs great !!! The open bow was what I was after and 205's in my price range were few and far between.

Micnic
06-16-2012, 09:27 PM
1990 Tristar 550 hrs. Running strong!!

BJ_one
06-19-2012, 01:16 AM
Hi, my first post here. I just purchased this 88 tri star, 351w. 750ish hours, Had it a month and only have test drove it, finally finshing it up. I completely restored the trailer, all new paint of course, carpet, wood, lighting, wiring and removed the clear coat off the wheels as it was chipping and looked terrible in my opinion. I spent many many many hours buffing, installed LED interior lighting onder the gunwales, replaced every bulb in the dash and the bow and stern lights all with LEDS, dash lights of course in red. Cant wait to get it out on the lake. Forum is great and actually used it for a little info along the way of my mini resto but just now finally getting some more free time. Just glad there is somewhere i can show it off like here. -Brad

wheelerd
06-19-2012, 07:19 AM
Welcome to our motley crew, a.k.a. Team Talk.
Your TriStar looks pristine. Well done. Post some pics of the interior.

Jason.H.
06-19-2012, 11:00 AM
BJ one, where did you keep your boat while restoring the trailer? My trailer is in need of some work but I dont know what to do with the boat. Almost just want to buy a new trailer and call it a day but im sure mastercraft trailers arnt cheap by any means.

thatsmrmastercraft
06-19-2012, 12:21 PM
Hi, my first post here. I just purchased this 88 tri star, 351w. 750ish hours, Had it a month and only have test drove it, finally finshing it up. I completely restored the trailer, all new paint of course, carpet, wood, lighting, wiring and removed the clear coat off the wheels as it was chipping and looked terrible in my opinion. I spent many many many hours buffing, installed LED interior lighting onder the gunwales, replaced every bulb in the dash and the bow and stern lights all with LEDS, dash lights of course in red. Cant wait to get it out on the lake. Forum is great and actually used it for a little info along the way of my mini resto but just now finally getting some more free time. Just glad there is somewhere i can show it off like here. -Brad

Welcome to Team Talk. That is a great looking boat. Would like to see more pics, as well as a before and after shot.

pbgbottle
06-19-2012, 01:57 PM
i dont think i posted a pic of mine . i too just purchased mine last october .ripped it all apart .retightened ,resealed everything .replaced all the important , shaft packing ,impeller,damper plate,strut bushings,fuel filters, added electronic ignition,rudder o-rings,
brake master ,all the brakes ,also stripped the clearcoat off of the wheels , added a second battery ,and bit of a stereo,with amp and sub,
i have only had it out 3 times , twice with the family ,boat worked flawlessly ,its going to be a fun summer.




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BJ_one
06-19-2012, 09:40 PM
Thanks everyone for the compliments, Jason, i had the local marine store lift it off and they offered to let it sit on a trailer laying around for a couple days, so i sanded and striped everything off it that i could with boat on it, then it was four restless nights of sanding, painting and new bunks. i have yet to do the brakes on the trailer tho, that will be this week or next. i attached some pictures of the interior and i found one decent before picture, i regret not taking any close ups when i first got it. thanks!

pbgbottle
06-19-2012, 10:13 PM
wow that is nice and clean .great job on the boat . is that the original upholstery and carpet ?

Arisenagain
06-19-2012, 10:18 PM
LONG LIVE THE TRISTARS!

Nice boats guys. I'll be restoring some things on my trailer and boat down the line also.

What was the cost/time into the trailer restoration?

BJ_one
06-19-2012, 10:31 PM
Thanks again, Pbgbottle, yes i do believe everything is original except the bottoms to the observers and rear seat have been done, your tri star looks very nice as well, have never seen a blue one, i like that color. Arisenagain, i easily have under 500 in the trailer that does not include what will be needed for the brakes, and i also just sprayed the trailer with a industrial paint, nothing fancy like an automotive finish system but better than it was and the cost was right. I also did everything myself and i was fortunate enough to have the boat removed from the trailer for free. I would guess 50 - 75 soild hours in trailer, i never kept track. completed all of it after work everynight within a month and that includes the work on the boat.

wheelerd
06-20-2012, 06:35 AM
Here's a pic of my former '91 TriStar. I completely redid the interior stem to stern -- carpet and upholstery -- and then sold it. It was a fun boat. On board are my skipper (aka. my wife) and my spotters (aka. my kids.)

MikeyOrange88
10-18-2012, 10:01 PM
Bumping the thread forward here. I've had my '88 Tristar Sport (closed bow) since '98, 620 hours. 351W that I just had to replace the heads on (refurbished GT40s). It has been a great boat. Still has the original interior and carpet (what's left of it) pretty good condition, but I should be replacing it. I'm second owner and both of us have kept it garaged, which helps. I have a Big Air pole that slips over the pylon, with a flat bimini that is completely supported by the pole, no attachment to boat. I haven't seen any other pics on TT with one of those (yet). Don't have it on in the attached picture though.

john jones
10-19-2012, 12:01 AM
Here is a nice one for sale :) 1989, 675 hours $8,000

lakeoz tristar
10-22-2012, 09:03 AM
Just got my first mastercraft last January... As you can see it needs SOME work.. I did get to enjoy it this summer even in its condition and plan on doing some work in the winter thanks to this site I have lots of ideas and projects to do.

wheelerd
10-22-2012, 10:13 AM
Congrats. From the looks of it, as long as the mechanicals are fine, there is nothing that some hard work (and a few $$:)) can't take care of.

Miss Rita
10-23-2012, 07:10 PM
Here's one more, my '89 with 201 hours:

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr312/edzintars/A047C585-B7CD-45A9-8ECE-E23FBF5349AE-1107-000002F82A7B8A4A.jpg

Kind of a small pic, can't figure out how to enlarge it.

Here's how I spent last Saturday:

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr312/edzintars/4D85D28D-633C-420C-9C52-AA7732B3B41D-1107-0000030E7A9A80AA.jpg

bsharer
10-23-2012, 10:26 PM
Here is my 87 Tristar from one of the other threads.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=756&pictureid=4539
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=756&pictureid=4540
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=756&pictureid=4541
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=756&pictureid=4542

wheelerd
10-23-2012, 10:44 PM
Great pics. Love the sunset shot.
What's the horizontal extension on your FlyHigh pole?

bsharer
10-23-2012, 11:21 PM
Its a rope guide that I made. Keeps the rope out of the boat when turning around to pick up one of my kids. Way less hassle to get the rope to the skier too. It will keep the rope off of the board rack when I finally put one on the pole. Super simple to make.

wheelerd
10-23-2012, 11:45 PM
Cool. Great idea. Is it intended to flex when there is tension on the rope from a rider?

bsharer
10-23-2012, 11:59 PM
Yes it will flex, or spring, when the rope pulls on it. When pulling a wakeboarder the rope is still straight from the roller to the rider. It swivels easily too. There is a nylon bushing inside the vertical pipe and it is sandwiched between nylon spacers.

It would be cheap and easy to fab up a camera mount that uses the rope to point it.

wheelerd
10-24-2012, 12:22 AM
Patent and market it my man! (Although, I suppose, there are fewer and fewer extended pylons as more people switch to boats with towers.)

cas17013
10-30-2012, 05:15 PM
First post to the site, here is a Tristar 220 walkaround I picked up a few days ago. 311 hours on a freshwater cooled motor, but it is not in the greatest shape. Spent a lot of time tied up at the slip, and it shows. Interior is gone, hull is bottom painted, and it took me a few hours to pressure wash off the alge, and scrape the barnacles. Sitting around in the sun, and in the water has taken it's toll even though the hour meter says otherwise.

It needs lots of work to be respectable again, but is a solid starting point. I only spent a few hundred including the fuel to haul it home. No trailer in the deal, but I have a spare that is almost perfect once I replace the rollers with bunks.

I am considering some modifications to make it a little more utility oriented for my uses, but I havent decided yet.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b165/cas123z/3E83L73J85Fd5X05Mdcak634a034f327114c3.jpg

wheelerd
10-30-2012, 09:53 PM
Welcome to TT and congrats on the new boat. Restoring and repairing is half the fun of an older boat, particularly if you can do it on your own terms . . . and not in the middle of the lake at sundown.:D With the cars and boats I've owned, it's the time working on them that really creates the personal value above and beyond the $$ value.

You'll find tons of helpful info on here if you ask questions and post lots of pics.

cas17013
10-31-2012, 12:18 PM
Thanks for the welcome Wheelerd. I have read through a lot of the old posts trying to find some information, but I have been reluctant to post any questions yet.

I want to make it a little more friendly for some occasional fishing, while still having the towing capacity for skiing, etc. At the moment, I am seriously considering installing a center console/ t-top, and removing the original helm. While I am at it, I may also raise the floor a few inches to install some floatation foam, and get the hull to be somewhat self bailing. I will be using it in the East Coast bays on good days, but while I have it under construction it will take just a little extra time, and money to increase the safety factor if/when I get caught in a little rough water.

I am not sure if this is the place to ask the questions I have, and I am sure some will take offense to my "modifications". I plan to hang out, and get a feel for the site before I decide if this is the right place to discuss such a project in any great length. At the end of the day, it was a free boat that was suffering a slow death floating out in the open so I am ok with changing it up a little to give it a second life, and make t work best for me.

wheelerd
10-31-2012, 10:54 PM
The fact that you're saving a MasterCraft from "a slow death" warms all our hearts. You'll find some purists on here who feel that every boat should be restored to its original pristine condition. I'm more pragmatic -- it's your boat, do with it as you wish. In your case, it sounds as though you have a plan in mind that has a basis in functional logic.

Be sure to post pics as you go. Chances are there are other people who, now or later, will find your posts to be useful in one of their projects.

wheelerd
10-31-2012, 10:57 PM
BTW, what year and what engine? Some 220's had the 351 Ford and some had the 454 Chevy.

91tri190
11-01-2012, 09:55 AM
91 190 open. 403 Hours and still running great in St. Paul. I regularly see another teal open bow 190 on Balsam Lake, Wisconsin where we keep our boat.

There are enough of us out here that we should have a Mod create our own thread or topic specific to this boat.

Steve

cas17013
11-01-2012, 04:16 PM
BTW, what year and what engine? Some 220's had the 351 Ford and some had the 454 Chevy.

I have the 351, it is an 89. The 454 would be fun, but frankly the 351 seems like it should be just fine for my needs. I have no plans of getting into rough water, but I expect the norm. will be just choppy enough I will not run WOT anyhow. I also have no plans to weigh it down with ballast so that should be to my advantage with the lesser motor.

Thanks for the encouragment on my plans, I am sure there will be some purists who do not see things my way. Frankly, I found the Tristar looking for a "freebie boat" with a 200+hp motor to repower a Chris Craft Lancer I have that needs an extensive restoration. Once I laid my eyes on the Tristar, I knew there was no way I could scrap such a nice boat just to rob the running gear. There is no such thing as a perfect boat, but with a few small changes this one should do very well, and unlike my others will not require a one ton truck to haul around.

MasterTri
01-22-2013, 01:03 PM
I have a 1986 MasterCraft TriStar 220 (hull #22). It has the 351 Indmar. I test drove the TriStar 22' when it came out in the Spring of '86 and had Mastercraft Rep come up to Massachussets in the Spring of '86 with one to test. It had the 454 in it and had it up to about 54mph. The boat turned heads bigtime on the lake back then and still gets great compliments on the styling and open design. This boat was way ahead of its time.

I have restored the interior (cushions and carpet) back about 10 years ago to exact factory / orginal condition and ordered the material from MC. I just became a member and registered for teamtalk today and will have to post a pic of the boat.

wheelerd
01-24-2013, 05:31 PM
Welcome! Looking forward to the pics.

KingQuad700
07-27-2014, 06:00 PM
1990 Tristar 190 OB, 351w, ACME 541 Prop

orbeamlb
07-27-2014, 06:19 PM
Beautiful TriStar KingQuad700!!!

bcrouch
08-03-2014, 11:00 AM
Still have my 1989 Tristar 220 454/425 HP...just turned 405 hours...runs like dream!!!

bcrouch
08-03-2014, 11:32 AM
Still purrs like a kitten...

wheelerd
08-03-2014, 11:38 AM
A beauty!

thatsmrmastercraft
08-03-2014, 11:55 AM
A beauty!

You can say that again!

john928
08-06-2014, 10:28 AM
I have a 1988 tristar 190 I purchased in 1991. The 350 motor dropped a cyl. about 3 years ago. I replaced it with a 300hp/350 Vortec and had the interior redone locally.
Been a favorite to ski the course with for many years.

wheelerd
08-06-2014, 10:30 AM
Pics, John, pics!

KxCorky
08-06-2014, 06:37 PM
Here is my old boat. I saw it on Craigslist a few months ago. I think two or three people have owned it since I have.

http://i60.tinypic.com/ao6pnm.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/34rgncn.jpg