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moski
01-20-2013, 11:37 PM
2 Questions regarding my new to me 1997 Prostar 205.
1) Props: It currently has a 3 blade prop (its what was on it when i bought it). I enjoy slalom skiing and will be barefooting. Should I get another 3 blade prop if so which brand & model?, etc... Or should I get a 4 blade prop, if so which brand & model? Looking for advice from anybody and also people that have or have had a Prostar 205.

2) Barefoort booms: im looking at purchasing a barefoot boom. My windshield goes a little past the pylon. So would the Barefoort International "Deluxe Universal Contour Boom" be the one I should buy? http://www.barefootinternational.com/BOOMS.bifh
Also would i need the Boom Extension?

Thanks in advance for the adivce.

moski
01-20-2013, 11:38 PM
Also, forgot to mention on the boom. I plan on placing the boom on the driver side. Not sure if that information is important or not.

blakekrone
01-20-2013, 11:57 PM
Contour boom is the one you want on the 205. Can't offer anything up on the extender as I haven't put mine on my 205 yet, right now it's sitting in my apartment, probably going to run it up to the boat this weekend.

Barefooter92
01-21-2013, 07:24 AM
I have the contour boom on my '97 205 but it is on the port side. By the looks of the set up it should work on the starbord side.

I use mine for footing also. I have the standard three blade prop. Last summer I had three adults and four kids in the boat and I could still get a run in. I am not saying you dont need a prop upgrade at some point but the stock one will do just fine.

I currrently get 44-45mph at 4,600rpm. If anyone is getting more I am all ears.

Welcome to TT and enjoy!

Stritt
01-21-2013, 09:30 AM
We have a 97 205.

Prop-

Replaced with Acme #541, noticed I picked up 1 mph to get to 44mph. Smoother prop than the original OJ 3 Blade. However I am sure the OJ CNC equivalent would give the same results...try them out.

Boom-

BI contour boom is correct boom. The curve is what will place the boom behind the windshield. If you have a tower, different story. It will work with our New Dimensions tower. If you are teaching kids to ski you may want the extender bar to get them outside of the spray. If barefooting, doesn't matter your getting sprayed :)

Drivers side configuration considerations from experience:

It will mount correctly

Docking is impossible

If your tall with the seat back to motor cover....it will not work. If you are shorter it could work.

More difficult to setup for barefooting....the boat will want to turn to the right due to prop spin direction. You will have to accelerate at about 10 on the clock of your path.

End result...it can be done but not ideal..


Now lets see a picture of your new boat.

Rockman
01-21-2013, 10:01 AM
Contour bom will fit boths sides without any problem.

Get the boom extender that fits on the end NOT the one that goes in the middle...makes the boom very mushy...also, get the height adjuster as well...makes changing the boom height a snap. ;)

TxsRiverRat
01-21-2013, 10:10 AM
More difficult to setup for barefooting....the boat will want to turn to the right due to prop spin direction. You will have to accelerate at about 10 on the clock of your path.

Now lets see a picture of your new boat.

I would think the weight of the boom and the driver on the same side would also have an effect... ?

+1 on the pic - lets see her...

Rockman
01-21-2013, 10:39 AM
I would think the weight of the boom and the driver on the same side would also have an effect... ?

+1 on the pic - lets see her...

We have our boom on the BF200 on the driver's side as we have to go counterclockwise on the lake...when on the rivers down here by the house, we have the boom on the passenger side.

Either way is fine...no big difference.

Stritt
01-21-2013, 11:58 AM
Outboard versus inboard BIG diffferences. Inboard will pull to the right and exagerrated with boom and weight of skier.


We have our boom on the BF200 on the driver's side as we have to go counterclockwise on the lake...when on the rivers down here by the house, we have the boom on the passenger side.

Either way is fine...no big difference.

Jim@BAWS
01-21-2013, 11:59 AM
I would certainly encourage you to place the boom on the passenger side

Jim@BAWS

Rockman
01-21-2013, 01:02 PM
Outboard versus inboard BIG diffferences. Inboard will pull to the right and exagerrated with boom and weight of skier.

I know...we have both. Have a good driver...not an issue.

moski
01-21-2013, 02:18 PM
Thank you everybody. I apreciate all the advice. So it sounds like the boom extender that fits on the end (not the one in the middle) is the way to go. By this summer my two kids will be 6yrs old and 4 yrs old, which sounds like the extender is a must have for them. As far as prop, it sounds like either 3 blade or 4 blade is good. I will try and get some pictures up. I only have one picture on my phone, which is sad of me. I should have taken more. I might wait to get more pictures this summer and post all at once. My boat was well taken care of. Inside and outside looks great. Original upholstery, which looks good. I only had the driver seat reupholstered. It runs great too.