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CharlesRodenkirch
02-18-2013, 05:29 PM
Hello,

This is my first post to the forums! I'm the president of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's waterski and wakeboard team. We are looking to purchase a new boat for this upcoming spring season. We are looking for something similar to the Mastercraft X7/Prostar 197. We need a tournament level hull for our waterski practice and our wakeboarders would really enjoy the full size tower and ballast. We'd be willing to road trip anywhere in the country to pick up the right boat. Right now we are looking to spend $30k or less (hopefully less).

Let me know if you guys have anything for sale, or if you have any ideas for any other models that would match our requirements. We looked at prostar 205's but would like something newer.

Thanks!

D3skier
02-18-2013, 05:53 PM
here's a great boat that would give you a lot for your money

http://www.ski-it-again.com/php/skiitagain.php?topic=Search&category=Comp_Boat&postid=22049

barefoot
02-18-2013, 06:15 PM
What about the boys at Redline? They should be able to help you out.

CharlesRodenkirch
02-18-2013, 06:25 PM
D3Skier, that tournament Team Mastercraft is definitely slick, I think we'll need something with a tower though. (Have to keep the wakeboard side of the team happy) I guess if I could find a Prostar 197 for around 27000, then I supposed i'd have enough money to put a tower on it myself.

barefoot I checked out redline's website, and their inventory was pretty much empty as far as used boats. Perhaps I'll shoot them an email and see if they know of any other boats for sale in the area.

Does anyone have any other good sites to look at besides ski it again and only inboards?

Thanks!

jeff shelton
02-18-2013, 07:20 PM
2002 X7 It has almost 1400hrs for $23000. Seller says he motivated. Might be able to get a good deal if you can see past the hrs.

http://www.onlyinboards.com/Details.aspx?ID=36524

jeff shelton
02-18-2013, 07:26 PM
2003 197 with 180hrs for $28500 with tower

http://nashville.craigslist.org/boa/3594220034.html

JohnE
02-18-2013, 07:33 PM
Nice TT on either Only Inboards or SIA (I forget which one) for $32. '11 IIRC. Black and red 'flake

CharlesRodenkirch
02-18-2013, 09:42 PM
Thanks for the replies guys! We'll be throwing a lot of hours on the boat once we get it, so I think we're looking for something with lower hours to start out. That prostar 197 out of Nashville would be the ticket, but it looks like it doesn't have perfect pass or zero off which would make it a no go.

Jerseydave
02-18-2013, 09:49 PM
Thanks for the replies guys! We'll be throwing a lot of hours on the boat once we get it, so I think we're looking for something with lower hours to start out. That prostar 197 out of Nashville would be the ticket, but it looks like it doesn't have perfect pass or zero off which would make it a no go.

That Nashville boat looks real nice, maybe negotiate a better deal and have PP installed once you get it home. PP with Stargazer should cost around $1300-1400.

jeff shelton
02-18-2013, 09:56 PM
2006 X7 50hrs in Indianapolis $30000

http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/boa/3618208435.html

jeff shelton
02-18-2013, 10:28 PM
2006 X7 50hrs in Indianapolis $30000

http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/boa/3618208435.html

My mistake 250hrs

sd209
02-23-2013, 05:34 PM
thts a sweet boat ill have to tell my brother about tht one, hes in the market for the x7

jeff shelton
02-23-2013, 06:42 PM
I had a 2002 X7 with the 310hp RTP engine, it is a very good all around engine I pulled a very good wakeboarder with it and he added additional fatsacs and he said that the wake was very good considering the boat. The boat is capable of a good wake and a good crossover. I traded for a 2003 197 with the 6.0 for more top speed and barefooting.

I would not buy the boat if you are a barefooter. Recreational footer it will be fine.

Rockman
02-23-2013, 07:27 PM
What about the boys at Redline? They should be able to help you out.

Doesn't Redline sponsor the UW team anymore?:confused:

CharlesRodenkirch
02-24-2013, 09:36 PM
They do sponsor us, but at this point in time nothing in their used inventory fits our needs.

dstone124
02-25-2013, 11:49 AM
I had (2) people look at my X-7 this past weekend. I've got (1) guy requesting a test drive once the ice thaws on the lake for us to do so. (maybe today)
Charles, I know you're waiting around in hopes that your current tug sells before your group pulls the trigger.

First $30,000.00 will take it home!

http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/boa/3618208435.html

TayMC197
02-26-2013, 07:14 PM
I'll sell you my PTT 197 for 26k. Tower and all the accessories, trailer has been updated, upholstry has been updated.