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blakekrone
12-28-2012, 09:02 PM
I'm looking to get our first MasterCraft, I have it narrowed down to 96+ 205 preferred, would entertain other options as well such as a 190 but really leaning towards open bow for cruising. Main uses would be wakeboarding, barefoot, and non-competition skiing. Looking to stay under $16k.

Thanks!

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
12-28-2012, 09:11 PM
http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=51693

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
12-28-2012, 09:16 PM
http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=51669

blakekrone
12-28-2012, 09:26 PM
Thanks James, I've been talking to Jason already on that 1996 205, hadn't seen that 94 yet.

CC2MC
12-28-2012, 11:05 PM
I know you are looking for an open bow, and if that is what you want, I would get it, otherwise you will always be wanting one. That being said, if you cannot find a 205, here is a 190 that looks to be pretty clean and has the upgraded LT-1 engine. Not sure if you have done your research or not, but in 94 MC went to all fuel injected engines. In 93 they offered the LT-1 engine, but the standard engine was carbureted. Good luck with the search. The spring may offer a little better selection as well.

http://bham.craigslist.org/boa/3466266231.html

blakekrone
12-28-2012, 11:18 PM
I know you are looking for an open bow, and if that is what you want, I would get it, otherwise you will always be wanting one. That being said, if you cannot find a 205, here is a 190 that looks to be pretty clean and has the upgraded LT-1 engine. Not sure if you have done your research or not, but in 94 MC went to all fuel injected engines. In 93 they offered the LT-1 engine, but the standard engine was carbureted. Good luck with the search. The spring may offer a little better selection as well.

http://bham.craigslist.org/boa/3466266231.html

I keep going back and forth in my head over the 205 vs 190. How often would I need the front bow? Is it actually comfortable enough to hold say two average sized adults?

My main concern is with someone skiing you lose the backseat unless they ski from the top of a tower which for the people that would be skiing with me wouldn't be a big deal. One could also use the rear eyelet for them as well.

I have a line on a great 97' 190 LT1 in awesome shape that I might grab.

CC2MC
12-29-2012, 12:48 AM
Well, for me, I really wanted the open bow and, though I do not use it every time I go out, it is nice to have the extra seating. Yes, two average size adults can sit up there and be comfortable, but remember what this boat is made to do. Not really made for cruising in comfort. Think about the amount of people you would typically ride with too. I think the 190 is rated for 7 where the 205 is rated for 10. Not that I ride with 10, or would even know where all 10 would sit, but at least I know I have the option. I do not really do too much skiing so I do not run into the problem of worrying about those in the back seat, but you do have a point. I have tied the tube up to the ski pole and I think the people who were sitting in the back did move to the bow, but I mostly just tie up to my tower now.

If you have a good line on a 190, I would say go check it out. If you have any questions about it, just post them on the forum and you will probably get more answers and opinions than you might expect. And welcome to Team Talk!

blakekrone
12-29-2012, 12:53 AM
I'm armchair searching at the moment, nothing in MN with it being winter. Been looking all over the place, the 190 is in CO but I know the dealer it is at and trust them for a blind buy. Main concern with the 190 besides space is wake for wakeboarding, while I won't be doing huge tricks (prior concussions) I still enjoy straight airs.

Found a few I'm going to email about, hard part will be figuring out how to "look" at them. I have buddies in the areas of the first 2, so that should work.

1996 Mastercraft ProStar 205
http://houston.craigslist.org/boa/3488945201.html

1996 Mastercraft ProStar 205
http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/boa/3470671259.html

1999 Mastercraft ProStar 205
http://tulsa.craigslist.org/boa/3469295024.html

1996 Mastercraft Prostar 205
http://goldcountry.craigslist.org/boa/3467803481.html

Ben
12-29-2012, 10:09 AM
Unless you are planning for a lot of slalom, I'd stick w 205. 94-95 is suppose to be a better ski wake. 96+ is probably better for boarding. One thing that would help is to find / buy / make a jumpseat for the walkthru like "east tx skier" did. That way, you and 3 buddies could go skiing, and use the pylon. IMO, Two guys on a 205 observer seat is a bit tight....

mikeg205
12-29-2012, 12:42 PM
Unless you are planning for a lot of slalom, I'd stick w 205. 94-95 is suppose to be a better ski wake. 96+ is probably better for boarding. One thing that would help is to find / buy / make a jumpseat for the walkthru like "east tx skier" did. That way, you and 3 buddies could go skiing, and use the pylon. IMO, Two guys on a 205 observer seat is a bit tight....

^^+1 - I have '95 205. Great wake for slalom, makes an ok wake for boarding. If your going to board get one with a tower. You run out of space really quick. I use my open bow mostly for stuff and people. Even when boarding with a tower + ballast - not great sitting in back seats.

Most of the time my back seat stays home. If you look ones with towers take a close look at the installation points. These boats were not designed to have towers so make sure they were installed properly and not causing stress cracks at the deck/tower union.

jakethebt
12-29-2012, 12:44 PM
I'm armchair searching at the moment, nothing in MN with it being winter. Been looking all over the place, the 190 is in CO but I know the dealer it is at and trust them for a blind buy. Main concern with the 190 besides space is wake for wakeboarding, while I won't be doing huge tricks (prior concussions) I still enjoy straight airs.

Found a few I'm going to email about, hard part will be figuring out how to "look" at them. I have buddies in the areas of the first 2, so that should work.

1996 Mastercraft ProStar 205
http://houston.craigslist.org/boa/3488945201.html

1996 Mastercraft ProStar 205
http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/boa/3470671259.html

1999 Mastercraft ProStar 205
http://tulsa.craigslist.org/boa/3469295024.html

1996 Mastercraft Prostar 205
http://goldcountry.craigslist.org/boa/3467803481.html

The only one of those I would be interested in is the last one. Houston is not in good shape, Dallas is custom. That does not appear to be factory gel. It is either paint or a wrap. Also custom leather? It may be ok but it is a long way away from you to take a chance. The third is not that great of shape and that model year is not that hot on resale. The last one looks really nice.

XtwentyNot
12-29-2012, 01:19 PM
The only one of those I would be interested in is the last one. Houston is not in good shape, Dallas is custom. That does not appear to be factory gel. It is either paint or a wrap. Also custom leather? It may be ok but it is a long way away from you to take a chance. The third is not that great of shape and that model year is not that hot on resale. The last one looks really nice.

I'll second that, I was going to link it but noticed you already had it. That's a nice boat. There's this one too:
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/boa/3469159928.html

But I'd be calling the guy with the one for $16 and seeing how motivated he is to sell.

Whisky
12-29-2012, 01:37 PM
I have been looking for a 205 for quite awhile as well. I think the listing in goldcountry is a buy and flip from this summer. I spoke to the previous owner earlier this year and he was asking less than $12k at that time.

blakekrone
12-29-2012, 05:21 PM
I'll second that, I was going to link it but noticed you already had it. That's a nice boat. There's this one too:
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/boa/3469159928.html

But I'd be calling the guy with the one for $16 and seeing how motivated he is to sell.

Saw that one as well, with it being a 95' it's first gen hull, 2nd gen is better from what I've been told/read.

blakekrone
12-29-2012, 05:22 PM
I have been looking for a 205 for quite awhile as well. I think the listing in goldcountry is a buy and flip from this summer. I spoke to the previous owner earlier this year and he was asking less than $12k at that time.

Talked to current owner a bit, I was trying to do some research to see if it was previously listed as well, he did mention he was the 3rd owner.

The boat is in great shape from the pics, tempted to make him a blind offer and see what he says.

Jerseydave
12-29-2012, 05:25 PM
The 190 is a pure slalom boat. If you want multi-use including wakeboarding get a 205. My buddy has one and it can be weighted for a nice wakeboard wake.
'96 and newer will be more roomy than the older ones, an LT-1 would be the best choice.

blakekrone
12-29-2012, 05:26 PM
The 190 is a pure slalom boat. If you want multi-use including wakeboarding get a 205. My buddy has one and it can be weighted for a nice wakeboard wake.
'96 and newer will be more roomy than the older ones, an LT-1 would be the best choice.

Hard enough to find a 205 let alone one with an LT-1 engine!

Ski-me
12-29-2012, 07:30 PM
Hard enough to find a 205 let alone one with an LT-1 engine!

Be patient! It's worth the waiting around. I'm more for skiing so I wanted the 94-95 era. I also got the LT1 and love it! It would definitely be good to wait a bit for the right one. It's not like you can use it right now anyways.:cry::D

I also agree with all the others on the 205 vs. 190. I definitely like the 205 space up front much better. And, the 96+ era actually give you more room than mine which is a nice bonus. My friend has a 2000 205 and it feels HUGE compared to mine when considering room. I can't imagine a 190 and wakeboarding in the same sentence.

Also, even the newer 197 open bow is way smaller than the 205's. At least the 205 can fit adults.....the 197 even felt small with 2 of my kids up there, let alone adults.

The last one looks the best of the group you gave. Keep in mind that in 1999, the interior and engine box are a little different. I don't prefer the 99' specifically just for that.

XtwentyNot
12-29-2012, 08:02 PM
I hate to even ask if something like this would suit your needs?
http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/boa/3482329011.html

blakekrone
12-29-2012, 08:08 PM
I hate to even ask if something like this would suit your needs?
http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/boa/3482329011.html

Quite a bit out of my range and not sure I'm looking for a v-drive. Thanks though.

madcityskier
12-29-2012, 10:16 PM
Check on this one? Not too far, good dealer, local to me if you need someone to look.


http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=51693

blakekrone
12-29-2012, 10:27 PM
Check on this one? Not too far, good dealer, local to me if you need someone to look.


http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=51693

Yeah I talked to Jason, great guy sounds like a great dealer but as I don't live on a lake a solid trailer is important to me and this one is damaged. Albeit just cosmetic if I'm paying $16k for a boat I expect the trailer to be damn near perfect. It also doesn't have a tower, so adding the cost of a tower + trailer fix I'd be better off getting something in another state that is in excellent shape and paying shipping.

Bouyhead
12-29-2012, 10:49 PM
[QUOTE=blakekrone;898537]I'm looking to get our first MasterCraft, I have it narrowed down to 96+ 205 preferred, would entertain other options as well such as a 190 but really leaning towards open bow for cruising. Main uses would be wakeboarding, barefoot, and non-competition skiing. Looking to stay under $16k.

Thanks![/QUOTE

If your patient and keep on top of the guys on his board with all their knowledge and leads you will find yourself in a sweet,unmolested 205 MasterCraft. Trust me, I've been here a short time but I've seen it go down more then once! BTW, I'm on Long Island so I don't have any leads for you:o

mikeg205
12-30-2012, 12:43 AM
[QUOTE=blakekrone;898537]I'm looking to get our first MasterCraft, I have it narrowed down to 96+ 205 preferred, would entertain other options as well such as a 190 but really leaning towards open bow for cruising. Main uses would be wakeboarding, barefoot, and non-competition skiing. Looking to stay under $16k.

Thanks![/QUOTE

If your patient and keep on top of the guys on his board with all their knowledge and leads you will find yourself in a sweet,unmolested 205 MasterCraft. Trust me, I've been here a short time but I've seen it go down more then once! BTW, I'm on Long Island so I don't have any leads for you:o

^^+1 - I waited and was patient... pulled trigger when it was right and found my pristine '95 205. You'll know when it's right. Going into my 4th season with mine... :)

CC2MC
12-30-2012, 01:31 AM
Well patience is definitely the name of the game. Although for me, mine kind of fell in my lap. I was just doing as I normally do and looking on Craigslist and came across one at the end of this past summer. To be honest I had not even considered a MC bc I used to work for Correct Craft, building their boats. The only reason I even started considering them was bc I rode behind a friend's and saw what a great boat, even the older ones can be. These boats really hold their value well, and the right one will come along. I will continue to keep my ear to the ground as I'm sure many others here will as well. Good luck with the search!

Ski-me
12-30-2012, 10:48 AM
^^^^^ ahhhhh, now your name makes sense! :D

I was also looking at CC SNOBs but the ski wakes had less favorable reviews. Even looked at the 206. Love my MC and the value has held steady for a number of years now. I paid $13k for mine 3 or 4 years ago with 200 hrs. I'm sure I can still sell mine for at least $13k. :cool:

blakekrone
12-30-2012, 03:00 PM
Tulsa owner won't send HID via email, only phone due to scammer issues lately, heh. I might entertain it and see what he says. So far the 96 in Sonora is the best I've found and hopefully that will still be there the week of Jan 7th when I'm in town. Anyone know of a good MC dealer in that area in case I do pick it up? I'll need to get it winterized and wrapped before transit back here.

blakekrone
12-30-2012, 04:18 PM
1999 Mastercraft ProStar 205
http://tulsa.craigslist.org/boa/3469295024.html

The scoop on that one is that the PO had service done by a dealer, they didn't put the oil drain plug in right (really?) and they ran it till it seized on them. To me that says that the PO didn't take care of it if they didn't notice a puddle of oil in the compartment or oil wasn't even put back in.

Current owner says 15 hours on new engine.

Table Rocker
12-30-2012, 04:36 PM
The phone number for the Tulsa boat is the same as the number for "Josh" mentioned by tdjaster in the 7th post in this thread:
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/archive/index.php/t-46941.html

CC2MC
12-30-2012, 11:57 PM
^^^^^ ahhhhh, now your name makes sense! :D

I was also looking at CC SNOBs but the ski wakes had less favorable reviews. Even looked at the 206. Love my MC and the value has held steady for a number of years now. I paid $13k for mine 3 or 4 years ago with 200 hrs. I'm sure I can still sell mine for at least $13k. :cool:

Ha, I have wondered if anyone has even gotten my name, or figured it out. Don't get me wrong, CC makes an awesome boat and I would still love to have one, but my eyes have definitely been opened to MC now.

I was actually a fiberglass engineer for CC and I can tell you that they put the utmost care into the manufacture of a Correct Craft boat.

I have also been to the MC plant, as my former boss works there for Hydra Sports so I got to see a good bit of stuff that most probably do not get to see. I even got to hop on one of the new models and do a little problem solving. It made me miss it. Since I was in the business, I probably noticed a little more than the normal person would about how MC makes their boats. They make a nice high quality boat and I am happy to be able to own one.

Bouyhead
12-31-2012, 12:07 AM
^^^^^ ahhhhh, now your name makes sense! :D

I was also looking at CC SNOBs but the ski wakes had less favorable reviews. Even looked at the 206. Love my MC and the value has held steady for a number of years now. I paid $13k for mine 3 or 4 years ago with 200 hrs. I'm sure I can still sell mine for at least $13k. :cool:

I was in FL. Two weeks ago two help a buddy pick up a 04' SNOB 206. Beautiful boat but quite a kick @ 22/28 off.

Cloaked
12-31-2012, 08:43 AM
...I was actually a fiberglass engineer for CC and I can tell you that they put the utmost care into the manufacture of a Correct Craft boat. So I ask... is fiberglass itself or a similar make of fiberglass/epoxy resin (for example a floor stringer that is supposedly all fiberglass makeup) conducive to tensile strength in the manner of, let's say, inserting a 3/8" x 16 x 2" lag screw into the material, holding something such as an engine mount, in place for setting the engine? The stipulation to this question is that there is no wood or other composite in-lay of material involved. Strictly a fiberglass stringer, per se.....

I ask this on the same theory of a concrete masonry unit... the CMU is great in compression but is very weak in tension.

Will fiberglass take good hold with a lag screw in a tension load?

Thanks

Table Rocker
12-31-2012, 05:03 PM
Here is a '97 205 w/LT1 and PP in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area listed at 16K:

http://imgc.classistatic.com/cps/poc/120831/683r1/2449156_20.jpeg
(http://tulsa.ebayclassifieds.com/boats/cleveland/1997-21-mastercraft-pro-star-205/?ad=23117528&msg=OUT_OF_AREA)
http://tulsa.ebayclassifieds.com/boats/cleveland/1997-21-mastercraft-pro-star-205/?ad=23117528&msg=OUT_OF_AREA

blakekrone
12-31-2012, 05:19 PM
Here is a '97 205 w/LT1 and PP in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area listed at 16K:

http://tulsa.ebayclassifieds.com/boats/cleveland/1997-21-mastercraft-pro-star-205/?ad=23117528&msg=OUT_OF_AREA

Saw that one and emailed about it, not sure if it is legit or not. When I contacted the boatrvgroup via another site I found it on they directed me to another person who hasn't responded. I also think that was posted awhile ago. That ad at least is from this month. Anyone in Tulsa area up for a peek if I hear from them?

Table Rocker
12-31-2012, 05:28 PM
Saw that one and emailed about it, not sure if it is legit or not. When I contacted the boatrvgroup via another site I found it on they directed me to another person who hasn't responded. I also think that was posted awhile ago. That ad at least is from this month. Anyone in Tulsa area up for a peek if I hear from them?Good point. BoatRVGroup has ads all over the country. It looks like they handle listing ads for owners who don't want to deal with it.

http://www.boatrvgroup.com/boatadvertisingcampaign.htm

blakekrone
12-31-2012, 05:35 PM
Good point. BoatRVGroup has ads all over the country. It looks like they handle listing ads for owners who don't want to deal with it.

http://www.boatrvgroup.com/boatadvertisingcampaign.htm

I also found it odd that they list a joystick tower but don't show it on the boat. I also can't tell from any of the pics if it does in fact have mounts for said tower.

blakekrone
12-31-2012, 06:53 PM
Here is a '97 205 w/LT1 and PP in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area listed at 16K:

http://imgc.classistatic.com/cps/poc/120831/683r1/2449156_20.jpeg
(http://tulsa.ebayclassifieds.com/boats/cleveland/1997-21-mastercraft-pro-star-205/?ad=23117528&msg=OUT_OF_AREA)
http://tulsa.ebayclassifieds.com/boats/cleveland/1997-21-mastercraft-pro-star-205/?ad=23117528&msg=OUT_OF_AREA

This one sold for $15,500. not bad.

Table Rocker
12-31-2012, 06:57 PM
It looks like there are some serious ownership issues on the Owasso, OK boat.

This pic is from a listing in Atlanta for a 1/3 ownership:
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/boa/3505016314.html
http://images.craigslist.org/3k53M43Ib5Na5Ic5Jeccr302d27107e3913df.jpg (http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/boa/3505016314.html)

and it looks a lot like the lake scene from the Owasso listing.

http://images.craigslist.org/3k23L13N65Ia5G25Mecca7093876c9b171107.jpg (http://tulsa.craigslist.org/boa/3469295024.html)

I also doubt there are many houses with golf cart garages in Owasso, but who knows.
http://images.craigslist.org/3Fe3L83Mf5L35Hf5R2cca901115485d1c133c.jpg

blakekrone
12-31-2012, 06:59 PM
It looks like there are some serious ownership issues on the Owasso, OK boat.

This pic is from a listing in Atlanta for a 1/3 ownership:
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/boa/3505016314.html
http://images.craigslist.org/3k53M43Ib5Na5Ic5Jeccr302d27107e3913df.jpg (http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/boa/3505016314.html)

and it looks a lot like the lake scene from the Owasso listing.

http://images.craigslist.org/3k23L13N65Ia5G25Mecca7093876c9b171107.jpg (http://tulsa.craigslist.org/boa/3469295024.html)

I also doubt there are many houses with golf cart garages in Owasso, but who knows.
http://images.craigslist.org/3Fe3L83Mf5L35Hf5R2cca901115485d1c133c.jpg

Good research! That is why I joined here prior to buying something! I have come across that partial ownership one quite a lot and that is interesting. I'm pretty sure that is the same boat.

CC2MC
01-03-2013, 01:02 AM
So I ask... is fiberglass itself or a similar make of fiberglass/epoxy resin (for example a floor stringer that is supposedly all fiberglass makeup) conducive to tensile strength in the manner of, let's say, inserting a 3/8" x 16 x 2" lag screw into the material, holding something such as an engine mount, in place for setting the engine? The stipulation to this question is that there is no wood or other composite in-lay of material involved. Strictly a fiberglass stringer, per se.....

I ask this on the same theory of a concrete masonry unit... the CMU is great in compression but is very weak in tension.

Will fiberglass take good hold with a lag screw in a tension load?

Thanks

With fiberglass, it really depends on the particular strand type and thickness used. Temperature and the type of resin used also plays a big factor. Generally speaking the tensile strength for fg is okay, but it is always a good thing if you can, to put a backing plate behind it and thru bolt it. I would not try to bolt the engine mount to a fiberglass stringer as the stringers are usually around 1/4" thick and filled with foam. I am not sure of the exact laminate schedule of a MC, but the size lag bolt you are talking about using is a pretty good size one and the tensile strength would not be great enough to support the load from the engine, unless it was built into the stringer from the factory. We would always thru bolt anything when we could bc it holds much better over time due to the amount of stress a fiberglass part is put thrugh. Why do you ask out of curiosity?


Sorry for the thread jack. Btw Blake, did u see the newest listing for a 96 205 in the boats for sale section? http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=51414

waterbug
01-03-2013, 10:49 AM
My buddy has one you may be interested in.....

2000 Sammy Duvall 205
330 LTR with 510 hours
New Cover
Heater
Etc.....

A little more than you wanted to spend, but a pretty good price..

$18500

blakekrone
01-03-2013, 10:52 AM
That is a nice one but no tower. With it being above my mark already having to add a tower is hard as well. The plus for sure is that it is in MN.

Ski-me
01-03-2013, 02:28 PM
1998 205 with LT1 in NC.

http://greensboro.craigslist.org/boa/3421107168.html

blakekrone
01-09-2013, 11:16 PM
My search is over, was in San Fran for work so I ran up to Sonora and test drove the 96, was just as clean as the pics shown and ran great. Was able to get him to drop the price enough to offset the shipping costs so it all worked out in the end. Was also able to take over his climate controlled storage unit so I have some time to work out shipping it back.

Now to find a boom and get it home!

Double D
01-09-2013, 11:23 PM
My search is over, was in San Fran for work so I ran up to Sonora and test drove the 96, was just as clean as the pics shown and ran great. Was able to get him to drop the price enough to offset the shipping costs so it all worked out in the end. Was also able to take over his climate controlled storage unit so I have some time to work out shipping it back.

Now to find a boom and get it home!

Nice 205!! Congrats!! What year?

blakekrone
01-09-2013, 11:28 PM
Nice 205!! Congrats!! What year?

Thanks, 1996 with the 351. Gets up and goes, engine was in great condition.

Ski-me
01-10-2013, 11:03 AM
Thanks, 1996 with the 351. Gets up and goes, engine was in great condition.

96'....isn't that the GM 5.7 350? Not the Ford 351.

I assume not LT1.

Regardless, looks awesome! Nice colors too. Congrats!:D

blakekrone
01-10-2013, 12:49 PM
96'....isn't that the GM 5.7 350? Not the Ford 351.

I assume not LT1.

Regardless, looks awesome! Nice colors too. Congrats!:D


Yes, 350, typo :)

It was sad to leave it at the storage facility 2.5 hours away, but at least it's mine and safe!

CC2MC
01-11-2013, 01:13 AM
Congrats on the purchase! It's a pretty boat. Post more pics after you get it.

mikeg205
01-11-2013, 09:58 AM
Sweet.... way to go... :)

blakekrone
01-11-2013, 11:39 AM
Some more pics.

mikeg205
01-11-2013, 12:29 PM
return it...there's a smudge on rear of driver seat.... ;) - sweet ride... :)

Ski-me
01-11-2013, 12:52 PM
Looks to be in GREAT condition.....way to go!

JohnE
01-14-2013, 11:03 AM
My buddy has one you may be interested in.....

2000 Sammy Duvall 205
330 LTR with 510 hours
New Cover
Heater
Etc.....

A little more than you wanted to spend, but a pretty good price..

$18500

Where is this listed? I may be interested.

blakekrone
01-14-2013, 01:05 PM
Where is this listed? I may be interested.

Has MN registration, if it's around the cities or within reason I can probably take a look at it for you if you need.

JohnE
01-14-2013, 03:49 PM
Has MN registration, if it's around the cities or within reason I can probably take a look at it for you if you need.

Thanks, if it gets to look promising and if it isn't too far away I may ask you to do that.

waterbug
01-14-2013, 07:39 PM
I live in Alexandria, he is just a few miles away from me....

Whisky
01-14-2013, 10:19 PM
Gorgeous!! Great colors. Interior, exterior, and even the trailer appear to be in pristine condition.

saltybalty
01-15-2013, 08:52 AM
Blake, can we be boat brothers? I just bought a 205 too. You actually asked me about getting jump seat dimensions in the additional seating thread. I'll send measurements as soon as I get it. Think you could help me with making a template for the transom cushion? Your vinyl is nicer and so is your trailer, no perfect pass for me either yet what did you end up dropping?

blakekrone
01-15-2013, 11:34 AM
Blake, can we be boat brothers? I just bought a 205 too. You actually asked me about getting jump seat dimensions in the additional seating thread. I'll send measurements as soon as I get it. Think you could help me with making a template for the transom cushion? Your vinyl is nicer and so is your trailer, no perfect pass for me either yet what did you end up dropping?

Sure thing, I can dimensions once I get it back to MN unless I run up to the storage facility on one of my trips to San Fran.

I ended up at 15,500 for the boat which yes I think is still a little high but worth it for the condition the boat + trailer are in. It's completely water ready, nothing to do other than mods that I want to do to personalize it so I was fine with paying a little more to get an excellent boat.

Double D
01-15-2013, 11:40 AM
Sure thing, I can dimensions once I get it back to MN unless I run up to the storage facility on one of my trips to San Fran.

I ended up at 15,500 for the boat which yes I think is still a little high but worth it for the condition the boat + trailer are in. It's completely water ready, nothing to do other than mods that I want to do to personalize it so I was fine with paying a little more to get an excellent boat.

I don't think you paid too much! I think my 94 is worth that much or more. IMO

blakekrone
01-15-2013, 11:42 AM
I don't think you paid too much! I think my 94 is worth that much or more. IMO

That's good to hear, it's hard to judge what is the best price when all the guides have to be thrown out simply due to demand and costs of new boats.

Ski-me
01-15-2013, 11:47 AM
That's good to hear, it's hard to judge what is the best price when all the guides have to be thrown out simply due to demand and costs of new boats.

Yea....and mine is worth WAY more than DD because I have the LT1:uglyhamme

Jokes aside, you did not overpay. It's in great shape! :cool:

Double D
01-15-2013, 11:50 AM
Yea....and mine is worth WAY more than DD because I have the LT1:uglyhamme

Can't argue with that!

Ski-me
01-15-2013, 11:51 AM
Can't argue with that!

Oh, wait....but you have a tower! ;) Guess we're even!

blakekrone
01-15-2013, 12:32 PM
Oh, wait....but you have a tower! ;) Guess we're even!

Hah!

Been meaning to ask where you ride at in the springs? I used to work at Current and lived on Woodmen Road & Rangewood. I would always run up to Boulder and ski with my aunt and uncle on their private lake next to Boulder Reservoir. They are the ones that spoiled me with their SD ProStar 190.

Ski-me
01-15-2013, 12:46 PM
Hah!

Been meaning to ask where you ride at in the springs? I used to work at Current and lived on Woodmen Road & Rangewood. I would always run up to Boulder and ski with my aunt and uncle on their private lake next to Boulder Reservoir. They are the ones that spoiled me with their SD ProStar 190.

Yea, that will spoil you! We go downtown to Prospect Lake. Very small and if another boat or 2 are on, there goes the water. But if we're patient, we can get a few decent runs in. No course or anything but at least it's close!

Ric
01-15-2013, 10:10 PM
That's good to hear, it's hard to judge what is the best price when all the guides have to be thrown out simply due to demand and costs of new boats.
You did good! that one looks nice and I wouldnt sell you my 96 205 that cheap 8p ...ask anybody