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Datdude
08-31-2005, 04:23 PM
There is a small repair shop on my way home from work that will occasionally have a Mastercraft sitting outside. It turns out the owner of the shop is a former MC dealer mechanic that went out on his own last year. He works on boats in the Summer and snowmobiles in the Winter. I stopped in today to check on oil change and winterization prices and asked him what was up with these two MCs he has had outside for about a week. The 1st boat is a 1995 or 1996 PS 190 with 2000 hours and is in for a valve job because there is a small amount of blue smoke. The other boat is a 1999 Sportstar closed bow with 1500 hours. Both boats looked to be in good condition, and belong to a local girls summer camp. I have seen a fair amount of MCs approaching 1000 hours, but 2000 hours!?! What are the most hours you have seen on a Mastercraft?

6ballsisall
08-31-2005, 04:28 PM
There is a small repair shop on my way home from work that will occasionally have a Mastercraft sitting outside. It turns out the owner of the shop is a former MC dealer mechanic that went out on his own last year. He works on boats in the Summer and snowmobiles in the Winter. I stopped in today to check on oil change and winterization prices and asked him what was up with these two MCs he has had outside for about a week. The 1st boat is a 1995 or 1996 PS 190 with 2000 hours and is in for a valve job because there is a small amount of blue smoke. The other boat is a 1999 Sportstar closed bow with 1500 hours. Both boats looked to be in good condition, and belong to a local girls summer camp. I have seen a fair amount of MCs approaching 1000 hours, but 2000 hours!?! What are the most hours you have seen on a Mastercraft?

Most I've seen was 3200 on a 91 MC. Original engine, still ran like a top. 2000 hours is fairly common for a well cared for boat.

shepherd
08-31-2005, 04:29 PM
Mine has 870+ hours on it. Still running strong though seems to be smoking a little. Always starts right up, assuming the battery is charged :rolleyes:

Ric
08-31-2005, 04:30 PM
NOT to threadjack but what do you guys think is a fair price to pay for oil changes? I've always done them myself but am thinking of having a dealer do it because I hated it so much.

brianaw26
08-31-2005, 04:31 PM
im about 50 away from 1500.

RickDV
08-31-2005, 04:35 PM
1990 PS190: 1325 hrs.

Datdude
08-31-2005, 04:38 PM
I suppose it is more common down south where the boats are getting used most of the year. Up here in Northern Wisconsin, we have a 5 month season if you are lucky. These camp boats are only used from the middle of June through the middle of August, so those hours are impressive to me in such a short time

RickDV
08-31-2005, 05:01 PM
I suppose it is more common down south where the boats are getting used most of the year. Up here in Northern Wisconsin, we have a 5 month season if you are lucky. These camp boats are only used from the middle of June through the middle of August, so those hours are impressive to me in such a short time

I talked to the owner of a ski camp in Ontario a couple of years ago. He runs his camp 8 hours every day and then puts on a waterski show 5 nights a week throughout the entire summer.

They usually run up about 750 hours in a season. They get a couple new PS197's each year and sell them at the end of the season.

87Craft
08-31-2005, 05:02 PM
2245 on mine

milkmania
08-31-2005, 05:55 PM
91 prostar and Lord only knows how many hours...

no hour meter:rolleyes:

milkmania
08-31-2005, 05:56 PM
They get a couple new PS197's each year and sell them at the end of the season.

that might just seem like a source to get a good solid boat, don't you think?

mcprostar197
08-31-2005, 06:44 PM
that might just seem like a source to get a good solid boat, don't you think?

Before we bought ours, we were thinking of buying one used from the waterski show at the end of the season.

rodltg2
08-31-2005, 06:47 PM
i sold my 91 brendella in 2000 with 1200 + . i disconnected it for two years.

dog paw
08-31-2005, 07:24 PM
Hehe I had a bud that unhooked his hourmeter (early 80's S+S) not knowing it was wired through the alternator field exciter wire. Left him floating dead in the water a couple times before he figured it out :D

Thadd
08-31-2005, 08:27 PM
Ehere is this shop located? Is it in northern Wisconsin?

The Governor
08-31-2005, 08:43 PM
91 PS190, 738 hours.....and going up fast! :D

parks_jr_55
08-31-2005, 08:48 PM
Brett is servicing our sleds right now.
He is very knowledgable.

That blue Sportstar looked in pretty good shape.

Datdude--I saw you with your ram and MC at the Citgo station on 70 last weekend. Boat looked real nice.

It is Island City Motorsports in Minocqua, Wisconsin.

RickDV
08-31-2005, 09:56 PM
that might just seem like a source to get a good solid boat, don't you think?

From what I was told they did a good job of maintenance and oil changes, etc. so they can get top dollar.

Their web site lists boats and lots of other stuff for sale:
http://www.summerwatersports.com/main.php

Keep in mind that they are located in Ontario, so prices will be in Canadian dollars.

milkmania
08-31-2005, 10:33 PM
Datdude--I saw you with your ram and MC at the Citgo station on 70 last weekend.

How'd you know it was him?

was he leaning against his truck's fender holding his head in his hands, quietly sobbing???

parks_jr_55
08-31-2005, 10:49 PM
Thats how i knew.

http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=1302&cat=500&ppuser=1777&sl=d

parks_jr_55
08-31-2005, 10:50 PM
Before we bought ours, we were thinking of buying one used from the waterski show at the end of the season.

I think those boats get beat up pretty bad.

mcprostar197
08-31-2005, 11:04 PM
I think those boats get beat up pretty bad.

Probably, I dunno.

Datdude
09-01-2005, 10:19 AM
How'd you know it was him?

was he leaning against his truck's fender holding his head in his hands, quietly sobbing???


*** is that supposed to mean? :uglyhamme

erkoehler
09-01-2005, 10:24 AM
I think those boats get beat up pretty bad.


I now the Min-Aqua Bats boats usually are maintained pretty well, and don't have more than 200 hours on them.

However, four times a week minimum they are being hammered pretty hard for shows. And driven EVERY DAY for practice from June through mid August.

Datdude
09-01-2005, 10:25 AM
Datdude--I saw you with your ram and MC at the Citgo station on 70 last weekend. Boat looked real nice.


thanks a lot

Datdude
09-01-2005, 10:28 AM
I now the Min-Aqua Bats boats usually are maintained pretty well, and don't have more than 200 hours on them.

However, four times a week minimum they are being hammered pretty hard for shows. And driven EVERY DAY for practice from June through mid August.

I looked at their boat last year with the Spider Tower and it was in really good shape. If I remeber correctly they were asking $32,900 for it. I don't recall the hours on the boat though?

milkmania
09-01-2005, 10:32 AM
*** is that supposed to mean? :uglyhamme

crying over the gas prices:D

Datdude
09-01-2005, 10:36 AM
crying over the gas prices:D

That is what I thought you were talking about :uglyhamme . Luckily I only needed 1/2 tank in the boat, and the truck is diesel (20mpg and cheaper fuel)

parks_jr_55
09-01-2005, 04:55 PM
I now the Min-Aqua Bats boats usually are maintained pretty well, and don't have more than 200 hours on them.

However, four times a week minimum they are being hammered pretty hard for shows. And driven EVERY DAY for practice from June through mid August.

I thought that Spider tower Nautique had somethign like 650 hours on it. Those boats are run alot and are driven by people who know what they are doing and have inboards themselves.

I really like one of the members Orange Air Nautique that they use in the show sometimes.