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barefoot
08-28-2012, 02:32 PM
What's the difference? :confused: Year?

Rockman
08-28-2012, 02:43 PM
What's the difference? :confused: Year?

ProStar 200 was the late 80s thru 1992 barefoot boat while the BF200 was started in 1993 if I recall correctly.

Design was totally different between the models.

jeffbare
08-28-2012, 04:55 PM
The BF200 was built from 1991 to 1996 I think. I know the first year was the 1991 (I have a 1991).
they are great boats, we have a friend that sold his BF200 and bought a Powerstar, and thinks the BF200 is a better wake. We live on the saltwater, so the outboard is a huge plus. My opinion is based on salalom, we don't barefoot.

thatsmrmastercraft
08-28-2012, 05:17 PM
I don't recall which model it was, but one of them had an in-floor fuel tank mounted forward vs. the rear mounted fuel tank. Made a HUGE difference in hole-shot. Bow stayed where it was and just took off.....no bow rise.

milkmania
08-28-2012, 05:36 PM
I don't recall which model it was, but one of them had an in-floor fuel tank mounted forward vs. the rear mounted fuel tank. Made a HUGE difference in hole-shot. Bow stayed where it was and just took off.....no bow rise.

slight thread jack.....
always loved this "take-off":headbang::steering:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO5MkcBXBBs

jeffbare
08-28-2012, 06:04 PM
I don't recall which model it was, but one of them had an in-floor fuel tank mounted forward vs. the rear mounted fuel tank. Made a HUGE difference in hole-shot. Bow stayed where it was and just took off.....no bow rise.

Our 1991 BF200 has a 38 gallon tank that runs from the pylon to about 18" of the transome. With the power of the Yamaha ProV200, there is never a problem getting on plane. With a full tank, cooler, and my wife I accelerate at 2500 - 2700 RPM's to get on plane without a skier.

TRBenj
08-28-2012, 06:28 PM
slight thread jack.....
always loved this "take-off":headbang::steering:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO5MkcBXBBs
Ha, if you think thats cool, you should see his most recently completed project. It'll take a 60mph jetski out of the hole (and hold it off up top). Then pull wakeboarders for 8 hours... crazy.

barefoot
08-28-2012, 07:37 PM
Saw this on CL last night. Right price, but wrong engine hanging off the back... (http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/boa/3224992159.html)

Sledge
08-28-2012, 09:51 PM
I don't recall which model it was, but one of them had an in-floor fuel tank mounted forward vs. the rear mounted fuel tank. Made a HUGE difference in hole-shot. Bow stayed where it was and just took off.....no bow rise.

1990 ProStar 200, can't see the whole tank in this pic, but all 29 gallons are in front of the pylon. Very little bow rise, but doesn't last long.

orbeamlb
08-30-2012, 10:13 PM
I don't recall which model it was, but one of them had an in-floor fuel tank mounted forward vs. the rear mounted fuel tank. Made a HUGE difference in hole-shot. Bow stayed where it was and just took off.....no bow rise.

My 88 ProStar 200 has the fuel tank under the floor between the observer and driver's seats. Throws a very flat wake like the PS 190 of the same vintage. And yes, it has a great holeshot and top end.

thatsmrmastercraft
08-30-2012, 11:11 PM
My 88 ProStar 200 has the fuel tank under the floor between the observer and driver's seats. Throws a very flat wake like the PS 190 of the same vintage. And yes, it has a great holeshot and top end.

.................nice:cool:

barefoot
08-31-2012, 08:33 AM
That's a beautiful looking bote! I know I've said it before, but it deserves the recognition again.

orbeamlb
08-31-2012, 10:42 AM
Thanks all. It draws alot of attention wherever I take it. Seems not many people knew MC made boats with outboards. Would love to find one of those little MC Jump Boats as a stablemate.

thatsmrmastercraft
08-31-2012, 10:47 AM
Thanks all. It draws alot of attention wherever I take it. Seems not many people knew MC made boats with outboards. Would love to find one of those little MC Jump Boats as a stablemate.

Those jump boats are very cool.

barefoot
08-31-2012, 11:10 AM
There was a jump boat for sale CL or EBay not too long ago. That's the only one that I've ever seen for sale. That might possibly be the rarest boat MC made.

thatsmrmastercraft
08-31-2012, 11:57 AM
As far as I know, they were never sold. They were provided to ski shows and some just sort of worked their way around the country.

orbeamlb
08-31-2012, 05:34 PM
Watched Caddy Shack last weekend and my boys got to see those jump boats. Of course they want one now.

orbeamlb
08-31-2012, 05:39 PM
While on the subject of PS200 and BF200, what are my fellow outboard powered MC owners running for Props? I'd like to retire my current prop to backup duty and put a new one on. My Merc 200 XRi is supposed to have a 5800-6000 rpm redline. Can't tell what the pitch is on my current prop but it gives the boat great acceleration and power across the board.

kyfooter
09-01-2012, 06:03 AM
17-21 pitch high five seems to be quite popular. 19 is the most common.

Sledge
09-01-2012, 10:51 AM
I am running a stainless 3 blade Mercury Mirage Plus 17P.

I am also interested in seeing what others are running.

Footin
09-01-2012, 11:13 AM
When I had my 91 BF200 with a Yamaha 200 I had three props:

14x19 three blade
13 3/4 x 17 three blade
? x 20 four blade (I think)

All were stainless. I almost always used the 14x19, it was the best of all worlds.

duckguy
09-01-2012, 01:00 PM
19p High 5, end of story

barefoot
09-01-2012, 11:51 PM
Duck...do you still have that boat are did you sell it?

orbeamlb
09-02-2012, 09:00 AM
Thanks for all the prop info. Time to start shopping.

Oneill
09-06-2012, 03:43 PM
I use 14,5 x 23 pitch prop with the Yamaha vmax 3,1 L EFI.. top speed over 60 knots.. but the boat doesn't like that kind of speed. It starts wobbeling.. The engine came with 25 pitch prop originally.

5300 rpm at top speed.

If anyone knows of a new dashboard for the bf 200 please pm me! :) I know there is one on ebay, but he won't sell it outside the US.

aquaman
09-06-2012, 04:26 PM
four blade 14 X 23 pitch......4 stroke Yam 225....

good hole shot + top end and sips fuel.

Hanse1
09-06-2012, 05:10 PM
I am running a 3 blade stainless 19 on my Yamaha 200 Pro V. I also have a 17 alum backup. The 19 is a great all around prop. The 17 will get up and go but over rev on the top end.

duckguy
09-06-2012, 05:41 PM
It was sold to Texas

jeffbare
09-06-2012, 06:43 PM
I have a 21" High Five, and have no doubt a 23" would work well, and give a better top end.

Oneill
09-06-2012, 07:09 PM
It was sold to Texas

The dashboard?

barefoot
09-06-2012, 09:44 PM
I think he's talking about the boat...

Oneill
09-06-2012, 10:24 PM
I think he's talking about the boat...

Got it!.. :)

Sydney Skier
03-25-2014, 05:26 PM
just purchased a 19 vengeance prop for my BF200 with the Pro V Ill keep you posted as to the results

kellett5261
04-03-2014, 08:06 PM
Iam looking for a Prostar 200 or Barefoot 200 or Powerstar 200....if you see any for grabs let me know? thanks

thatsmrmastercraft
04-03-2014, 08:28 PM
Iam looking for a Prostar 200 or Barefoot 200 or Powerstar 200....if you see any for grabs let me know? thanks

Don't know how far you are willing to travel, but this one has been for sale foe quite a while.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/bod/4350867862.html

orbeamlb
04-03-2014, 10:26 PM
Don't know how far you are willing to travel, but this one has been for sale foe quite a while.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/bod/4350867862.html

Looks pretty nice. A bit underpowered with a 150 though.

thatsmrmastercraft
04-03-2014, 10:34 PM
Looks pretty nice. A bit underpowered with a 150 though.

Probably why it hasn't sold. Easy to sell a 150. Just need to get in touch with a local ski show to buy one of their used outboards at the end of the season.

Sydney Skier
04-16-2014, 06:36 PM
While on the subject of PS200 and BF200, what are my fellow outboard powered MC owners running for Props? I'd like to retire my current prop to backup duty and put a new one on. My Merc 200 XRi is supposed to have a 5800-6000 rpm redline. Can't tell what the pitch is on my current prop but it gives the boat great acceleration and power across the board.

14.75 x 19 laser 2 by quick silver. good alround prop stainless steel 3 blade. Made a huge difference when up skiing and towing. I pulled my fiacee and a good mate of mine out of the water from the deep. to see what it would do. Pulled them with ease and I actually had to back off. those 2 2 up were skiing at 3800 rpm. I was skiing at 4900 rpm with a 13.25 x 17. put the 19 on with more pitch and a bigger diameter and came down to 4000rpm. that was with half a tank of fuel and me a mate in the boat. I last night scored a 23' 3 blade so i think that will become the crusiing prop and ill keep the 19 for skiing. Its time to retire the tired old 17 to the waterski gods and screw it to the wall as a momento.

17-21 pitch high five seems to be quite popular. 19 is the most common.

orbeamlb
04-16-2014, 10:48 PM
Glad the new prop is working well for you. I put a new 4 blade prop on mine last year and it made a world of difference.