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slogeman
02-09-2013, 02:23 PM
97 prostar 205 Forrest Green Asking $12,500
new vinyl, titan tower w/ bimini and racks, WB perfect pass, barefoot/trainer pylon, 750 lb fat sack, 800lbs of leadfoot ballast, bean bag back seat, professionaly serviced, custom cover, 840 hours...trailer in good shape, radial tires + spare, mechanically sound....Gel coat could use buffing and polishing....404-375-9950

Double D
02-09-2013, 02:33 PM
Confused... Did you do that to the outside? Looks like it needs some help.

slogeman
02-09-2013, 02:43 PM
didn't do it...just has been in the Georgia Sun....

madcityskier
02-09-2013, 03:00 PM
Beyond the fading, I think the question is the paint. Might want to clean up the interior, throw in the back seat and take some new pics. These make your boat look fairly distressed.

petermegan
02-09-2013, 04:52 PM
Beyond the fading, I think the question is the paint. Might want to clean up the interior, throw in the back seat and take some new pics. These make your boat look fairly distressed.

*2. Not in the market but you really need to clean that up before you post photos on here. When you market a boat in that condition it sends a message to prospective buyers that it is a workhorse and certainly a long way from meticulously maintained. Whilst maybe completely honest in the description it needs the gel sanded, buffed, maybe new decals, steam clean the carpet and a general tidy up if you want to get good money for it. Not trying to offend but my .02c. Have fun.

Table Rocker
02-09-2013, 05:05 PM
Personally, I think the price of $12,500 is a fair price for a boat in this condition. Sure, the owner could clean it up and get more for it, but for a '97 with PerfectPass, a tower, a boom, ballast, good vinyl, etc. I think the price makes it desirable. Provided it checks out mechanically, I think someone could be very happy with a deal like this.

JohnE
02-09-2013, 05:18 PM
Maybe it's just a boat that has been used hard and the price reflects condition. What's the big deal?

Table Rocker
02-09-2013, 05:22 PM
Maybe it's just a boat that has been used hard and the price reflects condition. What's the big deal?
That's the way I see it. If he polished it out and was asking $17,000 for it, would it be better?

petermegan
02-09-2013, 06:10 PM
I can definitely see both sides of the story here. I have just been caught before and was thinking that regardless of the price effectiveness argument a boat quite often scares people off if presented in as is condition. Just about every time I buy something that I think is a bargain and will clean up ok, I end up spending heaps on it with all the hidden problems. I do accept that this sort of deal is appealing to some however.

petermegan
02-09-2013, 06:13 PM
That's the way I see it. If he polished it out and was asking $17,000 for it, would it be better?

Would be for him if it only took a couple of days work.:)

Table Rocker
02-09-2013, 06:18 PM
Would be for him if it only took a couple of days work.:)
That is for certain.

Jerseydave
02-09-2013, 06:18 PM
slogeman, you should advertise it as the "original X-star" since that would draw more attention to it. Post it on Wakeworld, I'm sure it will sell quick.

For $200 you could probably get a local boat shop to shine it up nice or even wet sand it if needed.

slogeman
02-09-2013, 06:20 PM
The boat has been in the southern sun... a lot.....i admit it may 'look' a bit rough around the edges....but quite frankly when it is in the water you can't see it....and that is where I have had it the most...in the water....I dumped the back seat because you can't get the metal brace plate from the manufacture any more...and it got in the way of the fat sack ...so I have 2 bean bag seats that quite frankly are more comfortable, match the interior and also fit in between the sides and the engine cover when i have the fat sac filled....so I don't lose seating....sorry for the ugly duckling post....

Double D
02-10-2013, 01:01 AM
slogeman, you should advertise it as the "original X-star" since that would draw more attention to it. Post it on Wakeworld, I'm sure it will sell quick.

For $200 you could probably get a local boat shop to shine it up nice or even wet sand it if needed.

So is this the original X-Star? A Direct Drive 205??

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
02-10-2013, 01:07 AM
So is this the original X-Star? A Direct Drive 205??

yes the a few x-star's debuted in 1997 and was 205 dd, no tower single sac etc. but most were '98 models

http://web.archive.org/web/19980112141451/www.mastercraft.com/showroom/98models/xstar.html

jhall0711
02-10-2013, 01:51 AM
yes the a few x-star's debuted in 1997 and was 205 dd, no tower single sac etc. but most were '98 models

http://web.archive.org/web/19980112141451/www.mastercraft.com/showroom/98models/xstar.html

A good buff and someone has a classic

MC209
02-10-2013, 07:10 PM
IMO great boat for the price. Not everybody has the time or the care to keep their toys in show room condition. Good luck on the sale!

slogeman
02-11-2013, 09:51 AM
thanks...

Whisky
02-11-2013, 05:44 PM
Slogeman ~ sent you a PM. Looking forward to hearing from you.

tdjaster
03-12-2013, 03:48 PM
97 prostar 205 Forrest Green Asking $12,500
new vinyl, titan tower w/ bimini and racks, WB perfect pass, barefoot/trainer pylon, 750 lb fat sack, 800lbs of leadfoot ballast, bean bag back seat, professionaly serviced, custom cover, 840 hours...trailer in good shape, radial tires + spare, mechanically sound....Gel coat could use buffing and polishing....404-375-9950

Is the boat still for sale? Do you have any better pictures?