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46Chief
01-11-2013, 01:27 AM
One thing I don't like about Prostar 205's and 209's is the walk through between the driver and observers seat....I know I should of got a 197 or something else.

I've been driving tournament boats for the last 25 or more years and have become acustomed to tight quarters, this time around I wanted a wakeboard boat, I also think I'll rarely use the bow and will miss close company behind the windshield. I have been searching this site alot lately and have seen many examples of additional seating and would like to see what you guys have built, seen on the web, or just came with your boat. My favorite so far is this one.

So please post up some inspiration for future projects.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=84198&stc=1&d=1347336494
Lifted from a for sale thread on this site.

coz
01-11-2013, 07:06 AM
I made a few of these, nothing fancy, just functional. Fits by the engine cover or at the bow opening.

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/004-9.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/002-10.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/001-11.jpg

Opens for ropes, handles and flags

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/003-8.jpg

clrussell
01-11-2013, 08:30 AM
Coz do you sell those?? Or just made a couple for you?


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02ProstarSammyD
01-11-2013, 08:51 AM
46 did yours not come with the seats inbetween the captains and the passenger?

To me looking at it seems fairly easy to fabricate and would prob cost 100-200 bucks to get the seats made once the bottoms/backs were made. If you honestly have interest I'm tearing my skins off this week to be sent and could take detailed pictures of the assembly. If its not bad bad could fab you up a set and let you get them covered up there

46Chief
01-11-2013, 10:02 AM
Nope mine didn't come with it, I'd like to build two like coz, jumpseat behind the driver and the observer seat. Something about open bows has always made me nervous, so I figure use it as little as possible and make accommodations to put them behind the windshield.

I google searched the TT site this time and came up with this.
Pics are linked from this thread
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=77428&d=1334353084
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=77429&d=1334353084

East TX Skier knocked it out of the park with a functional but more permanenet solution.
Link to his thread (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=5615&highlight=observer+jump+seat)
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=77926&stc=1&d=1335365742
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=77928&stc=1&d=1335365742
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=77929&stc=1&d=1335365742
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=77930&stc=1&d=1335365804

02ProstarSammyD
01-11-2013, 10:13 AM
Nope mine didn't come with it,

You want me to mail you a template for the base or top? If you are looking to keep the seat in permanently I would disregard the folding leg and go with a permanent base similar to tx skiers.

If it were me I would make the base permanent and use the slide in top like the factory 209. That way if you had a full boat you could leave the base in and remove the top section easily to allow access to the bow without having to remove the base.

2RLAKE
01-11-2013, 10:21 AM
sorry i dont have a picture ... but i added a seat to the top of a cooler for my X14 ... it works great and we use it as a seat often

02ProstarSammyD
01-11-2013, 10:32 AM
sorry i dont have a picture ... but i added a seat to the top of a cooler for my X14 ... it works great and we use it as a seat often

I have considered this in the past. Just out of curiousity is it a hinged cooler or non hinged. I thought about doing the same thing and hinging it opposite of the traditional way so the seat could be folded up without hitting the sides. And now we are all gonna want pics btw

46Chief
01-11-2013, 10:43 AM
02ProstarSammyD I was thinking the fold down seat is the way way to go, I think my ski locker will have a ballast bag in it but if I use it for a ski then I'd want to have it accessable. Don't worry about a template, I think I probably would make a cardboard mockup when I start that project.

I'm just dreaming right now anyway because I can't work on the boat right now. I don't want to call it MCOCD because I can't imagine spending days upon days buffing scratches and worrying about dog hairs. but I have been spending alot of time searching this site since I started boat hunting last summer.

TxsRiverRat
01-11-2013, 10:49 AM
I have considered this in the past. Just out of curiousity is it a hinged cooler or non hinged. I thought about doing the same thing and hinging it opposite of the traditional way so the seat could be folded up without hitting the sides. And now we are all gonna want pics btw

sorry i dont have a picture ... but i added a seat to the top of a cooler for my X14 ... it works great and we use it as a seat often

Can you get a pic of this? I would like to see the design. Anything to make this easier would be a great thing.

CC2MC
01-11-2013, 11:15 AM
What about a seat where the back folds down flat as well? That way walking to the bow would be a little easier. You could make the backrest similar to a pool lounge chair that is notched at certain points to go flat or at different angles. Just thinking out loud.

02ProstarSammyD
01-11-2013, 11:30 AM
^that would be optimal where it would function as a bow filler. The engineering of it all screws me up

coz
01-11-2013, 09:27 PM
Coz do you sell those?? Or just made a couple for you?


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I sold a couple on another site and on craigslist.

east tx skier
01-11-2013, 09:58 PM
I have the measurements for mine for the early 205 owners.

/edit. Well, I thought I did. Seems I do not.

JDC
01-12-2013, 11:30 AM
I would love to have that center seat depicted in the first photo of the X9.

2RLAKE
01-12-2013, 01:24 PM
I have considered this in the past. Just out of curiousity is it a hinged cooler or non hinged. I thought about doing the same thing and hinging it opposite of the traditional way so the seat could be folded up without hitting the sides. And now we are all gonna want pics btw

its a hinged cooler ... looked and dont have a photo ... will get one next month

maristardd
01-12-2013, 04:56 PM
WRT to a cooler jump-seat in a direct drive, my 6 year old son loves 'his spot' behind the driver on the "cooler-seat".
- Igloo 54 qt Marine Elite Cooler (stainless latch)
- Igloo Cushion for 54 quart permanently attached to lid.
- Probably not needed, but I do it anyway, non-skid cooler mat under the cooler (has never moved with that).

With the cooler tucked against the gunwale (??/side) and back of driver's seat, he just using either of those as his backrest.

I don't have a picture of the combination behind the drivers seat, but here's the two parts.

ricford
01-12-2013, 06:46 PM
This is the interior of the new 214. I really like the seat behind the driver.

georgea0731
01-13-2013, 11:07 AM
Do remember who's this is, but I hope it helps.
I got 2 of these generic jump seats from Bass Pro Shop and put 1 behind the driver's seat and the other in the aisle once in a while.

east tx skier
01-13-2013, 11:43 AM
Actually, that's the measurements picture I posted. The seat is am OEM seat for a first gen 205. The measurements are from my seat.

Rockman
01-13-2013, 11:58 AM
This is the interior of the new 214. I really like the seat behind the driver.

WHat's with the brown interior? :confused:

Kinda like wearing black pants with brown socks...:twocents::noface:

ricford
01-13-2013, 01:32 PM
WHat's with the brown interior? :confused:

Kinda like wearing black pants with brown socks...:twocents::noface:

Yeah, I wasn't wild about the color scheme either. The outside is metallic red and blue, kinda looks a little off. Sweet boat, though. This was taken at the Toronto boat show this week.

east tx skier
01-13-2013, 03:54 PM
WHat's with the brown interior? :confused:

Kinda like wearing black pants with brown socks...:twocents::noface:

That's kind of grown on me a bit since I first saw it. And what's wrong with wearing black pants with brown socks. Those to colors are right next to each other in the crayon box.

madcityskier
01-13-2013, 03:58 PM
That's kind of grown on me a bit since I first saw it. And what's wrong with wearing black pants with brown socks. Those to colors are right next to each other in the crayon box.

That got me laughing. Nicely done.

rhsprostar
01-13-2013, 05:42 PM
Jump seat???..........I have one of those somewhere..........
It's from my old 96 205........who needs it? Make me a reasonable offer and it's yours!

saltybalty
01-13-2013, 05:50 PM
I want I want! How much you thinking 100 plus shipping?

rhsprostar
01-13-2013, 06:49 PM
It's your lucky day! I am cleaning house......$100 plus shipping and its yours:D

blakekrone
01-13-2013, 06:53 PM
It's your lucky day! I am cleaning house......$100 plus shipping and its yours:D

Can we start a bidding war?!

I call dibs if we can! Get on a plane and miss out on a deal.

Rockman
01-13-2013, 09:07 PM
That's kind of grown on me a bit since I first saw it. And what's wrong with wearing black pants with brown socks. Those to colors are right next to each other in the crayon box.

Just my opinion but the brown just doen't match...beautiful boat until you see the interior...

Too funny....

saltybalty
01-13-2013, 09:08 PM
I called it first, consider it sold!

byronic
01-13-2013, 09:17 PM
WRT to a cooler jump-seat in a direct drive, my 6 year old son loves 'his spot' behind the driver on the "cooler-seat".
- Igloo 54 qt Marine Elite Cooler (stainless latch)
- Igloo Cushion for 54 quart permanently attached to lid.
- Probably not needed, but I do it anyway, non-skid cooler mat under the cooler (has never moved with that).

With the cooler tucked against the gunwale (??/side) and back of driver's seat, he just using either of those as his backrest.

I don't have a picture of the combination behind the drivers seat, but here's the two parts.

I have the same cooler but my cushion has two flaps with snaps to hold the cushion on. Works great, but must be an older model.

blakekrone
01-13-2013, 10:47 PM
I called it first, consider it sold!

Might be hitting you up for some pics and measurements when you get it!

maristardd
01-13-2013, 11:48 PM
I have the same cooler but my cushion has two flaps with snaps to hold the cushion on. Works great, but must be an older model.

The cushions made for the larger cooler had that, that seems like better system. For this size the cushion was flap with velcro, with velcro you put on cooler - that pulled up first time I used it (when folks grabed cushion to open lid). So I just used heavy-duty two sided tape to 'permanently' attach cushion to cooler.