View Full Version : My new Stars and Stripes

08-24-2005, 02:35 AM
I have just bought an immacculate 1984 boat. I cannot wait to get hold of it.

I slalom into 31 off (13m), with Perfect Pass and a four blade is this boat going to do it? (It has powerslot). My recent boats have been brand new ProStar 197s. I wanted something different.



08-24-2005, 07:39 AM
Congratz! Pictures pleazzzze!

08-24-2005, 08:00 AM
Congrats MCNZ!! Of course the boat will do it. You'll like the lack of wake the 84' puts out compared to a 197. The difference is in short line you are going to get spray whereas the 197 that isn't an issue

08-26-2005, 08:01 AM
Welcome MCNZ!

1984 is a great slalom boat, from what I recall. My friend had one (blue on grey) very classic look! Only complaint was a hard ride in the chop.
Where do you ski? Hope it's mostly smooth water. :D

east tx skier
08-26-2005, 11:28 AM
Welcome. Can't wait to see pictures.

08-26-2005, 01:41 PM
Differences are almost too numerous to list. Short line spray has already been mentioned. 22 bump is larger. In course tracking is night and day different. Space/storage is about 20% of what you're used to with your 197. Carb v. FI. etc...

The mid 80's boats are a blast to drive and cut up in though! You'll probably have fewer trips to the mechanic as well.

08-26-2005, 01:54 PM
is this guy for real? 31off? i hope thats a typo, becuase i dont have that line take offf on my rope. if you really get into 32 off you should know your boats by now.

08-26-2005, 02:37 PM
He actually claimed 13m... unless my math is wrong, doesn't that work out to 42.65 feet off??

08-26-2005, 03:11 PM
No disrespect to those older 80's stars and stripes owners but there is no way I'd go from a 197 to something that old. A 93 Anniv ed. possibly, but no way to a mid 80's.

08-26-2005, 08:28 PM
Hi guys, sorry about my typo it should have said 32off. I am originaly from England and now live in New Zealand and we measure the slalom shortenings by the total length of rope in Metres. I.e. 18M (15off), 16M (22off), 14M (28off), 13M (32off) and I dont get any further than that. I have to think hard what the equivalent feet off is when talking about shortenings to you guys.

I did ski behing a S&S about fifteen years ago when I first started skiing but think I was only just running the course then so could not make any sort of judgement as to how good it was or otherwise. I did have 1988 ProStar a few years ago which I found great to ski behind right down to 32off but it never got tested further than that.

I have will attach a picture of the boat.

08-26-2005, 08:59 PM
1984 Stars and Stripes with PowerSlot

08-26-2005, 09:07 PM
Very sharp boat!

08-26-2005, 09:24 PM
Ditto, very nice!

08-27-2005, 12:59 AM
Congrats on the boat, and the trailer appears to be in great condition also!

08-27-2005, 01:02 AM
Very nice looking machine. I saw that on the Boat Trader a few weeks back. If I'd have had the room in my garage, you'd not own that boat now!! :D :D

Very nice machine indeed. Congrats. I'm glad for you. I like the trailer too... :steering:

08-27-2005, 09:09 AM
That boat looks spotless. Any pics of the interior?

Rod, Ease up on the line length typo. You need to relax, get some action this weekend, or go to a Tony Robbins power of positive thinking seminar.

08-27-2005, 10:17 AM
That thing is CHERRY! Where are you located at MCNZ?

08-27-2005, 10:24 AM
i thought about that afetr seeing your name. NZ

08-27-2005, 10:53 AM
That boat looks spotless. Any pics of the interior?

Rod, Ease up on the line length typo. You need to relax, get some action this weekend, or go to a Tony Robbins power of positive thinking seminar.

I'll second that, would love to see the interior pics :D

08-27-2005, 06:03 PM
Hi Guys

I have posted some more pictures as requested. I am glad you managed to forgive me for my typo!

Funny story with this boat, I have been looking for a S&S for a while and found one that fitted the bill but was not quite as peachy as I hoped, so went head and bought it along with all the things I thought I would need to restore it. This first boat arrives with me within the week. Just after I bought the first boat this red S&S appeared on Ebay and made me wish I had waited. I requested some more photos of the boat but having just bought one could not really justify buying another.

A short time later (I did not bid for boat) the owner contacted me and said his Ebay sale had fallen though and did I want to buy the boat? This I saw as fate and went ahead and bought the boat.

So I know own two S&S, when the red boat gets here (New Zealand) I will have to sell the first one (black and grey)!


PS Why cant I see the photos on the swim suit thread?

08-27-2005, 07:35 PM
Again, very nice boat! And to think for a while you are going to have 2 S&S's!

How are you having them shipped over to NZ? I bet the shipping is close to the price you paid for them.

As for the swimsuit pictures.......... They are only for the viewing of us in the northern hemisphere...........
Kidding, I believe quite a few of them along with photos on many other threads got "accidently" deleted by on of the site administrators. :(

08-27-2005, 10:22 PM
Congrats on the dual boat ownership! :D Those pics are amazing....