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gsxrjtt
03-01-2013, 02:39 PM
Looking to upgrade current 85 S&S. looking for 1994-2000 seems to be the price range im looking for .. Located in tampa but willing to travel for a good deal. Dont mind a little fixer upper depending on how far it needs to go. Thanks everyone Jessie T

east tx skier
03-01-2013, 03:45 PM
Several different hull designs in that year range. Look at the 93 as well. From what I can tell, you want fuel injection. There were some LT-1s in 93.

Good luck.

gsxrjtt
03-01-2013, 05:12 PM
Ehh im just looking for the next step up from the 85 and those years seem to the the next of what people like.. any suggestions are welcome.

east tx skier
03-01-2013, 06:44 PM
Some light reading for your if you have not seen it already.

Link (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=29236)

cbryan70
03-01-2013, 07:35 PM
Ehh im just looking for the next step up from the 85 and those years seem to the the next of what people like.. any suggestions are welcome.

I would look into the 88-90.....great ski wake just has some spray issues in short line.

87 as well...I just dont like the layout of the 87 compared to the other years

gsxrjtt
03-01-2013, 07:46 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, But To old for my taste looking to get into newer ski.. Nothing against mine just Always wanted the look of the 94 and up 190..

east tx skier
03-01-2013, 09:40 PM
91--94 shared the same hull. Minor differences other than that. Maintenance carries more weight than age, in my humble opinion. Like I said before, if fuel injection is important, then 94 is a good cutoff. If not, you can expand your search to 91.

Jerseydave
03-01-2013, 11:30 PM
91--94 shared the same hull. Minor differences other than that. Maintenance carries more weight than age, in my humble opinion. Like I said before, if fuel injection is important, then 94 is a good cutoff. If not, you can expand your search to 91.

Eastie brings up some good points. 95-97 were nice slalom machines too, all fuel injected.
'93-94 LT-1 powerslot=holy grail. IMHO :D

gsxrjtt
03-02-2013, 02:57 PM
Many people have Proabs with the fuel injection being coming up on 20 years old on a boat?? Ill be looking from 94 up but i dont like the windshield on the " I think 93-95" not sure.. where it is connected on the sides, prefer it in the middle or down on the sides like a 98 .. I know nit picking but i just have a certain "boat" in my mind so to say.

rodltg2
03-02-2013, 03:32 PM
Many people have Proabs with the fuel injection being coming up on 20 years old on a boat?? Ill be looking from 94 up but i dont like the windshield on the " I think 93-95" not sure.. where it is connected on the sides, prefer it in the middle or down on the sides like a 98 .. I know nit picking but i just have a certain "boat" in my mind so to say.

you getting your model years all mixed up. 87-90, 91-94, 95-97, 98-00, 2001-2002, 2003-current.

gsxrjtt
03-02-2013, 03:45 PM
I know lol to many to keep track of and everyone has an opinion of every single year.. Cant complain though just more info to retain on what I want to find. Thanks for the break down Just been going through the link from EAST TX, Also any specials between the maristar and sport star

rodltg2
03-02-2013, 03:54 PM
My suggestion go with a 93/94 with EFI.

jeff shelton
03-02-2013, 05:10 PM
2000 prostar 190 Decatur, AL
http://nashville.craigslist.org/boa/3612171632.html

2000 prostar 190 Nashville, TN (No Pics)
http://nashville.craigslist.org/boa/3615641350.html

Jerseydave
03-02-2013, 11:14 PM
Many people have Proabs with the fuel injection being coming up on 20 years old on a boat?? Ill be looking from 94 up but i dont like the windshield on the " I think 93-95" not sure.. where it is connected on the sides, prefer it in the middle or down on the sides like a 98 .. I know nit picking but i just have a certain "boat" in my mind so to say.

Here's a pic of two 1993's. Note 3-piece windshield, flat center section with no middle divider. ('91-'94 are this style)
The '95-'97 has the middle divider, curved center section.

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h2oskifreak
03-03-2013, 12:05 AM
Here's a pic of two 1993's. Note 3-piece windshield, flat center section with no middle divider. ('91-'94 are this style)
The '95-'97 has the middle divider, curved center section.

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That is quite the picture. One of the best ever poster here IMO.

TN Barefooter
03-03-2013, 09:14 AM
The silver metal flake is a favorite of mine. Excellent picture of two beautiful boats.

gsxrjtt
03-03-2013, 03:35 PM
thats pretty much what im looking for love the silver flake.. Any opinions on the 205's

Ski-me
03-03-2013, 04:47 PM
205's are also an excellent choice if you want more room up front. Depending on the year, there are some excellent wakes out there too for skiing (91-95).

CC2MC
03-03-2013, 07:01 PM
What he said ^^^^ It all depends on what you want to do and how many people you want to take with you.

Footin
03-03-2013, 08:03 PM
Really nice 205's from that era are getting harder and harder to find.

Maybe I should sell mine? ;)

Ben
03-03-2013, 09:18 PM
thats pretty much what im looking for love the silver flake.. Any opinions on the 205's

What are you using the boat for? 190 is obviously hard core slalom. You know this from the current ride you have.

205 will add more space / seating at the sacrifice of ski wake. 92-95 205 will be better for slalom (supposed to be almost like the 190), after that supposed to be not quite as good for slalom but better for wake boarding than the 92-95. Maristar will likely not get a great slalom review.

Many good folks giving advice on this board. Suggest you give more into on what / where / how you intend to use. Price range helps too. Otherwise everyone will guess and suggest away.... Which is fun too.

Just be happy you get a nice long season in Tampa.

gsxrjtt
03-04-2013, 11:35 AM
Well There is the trouble.. What I really need is Proab A Newer style x-star and salt water series or I just need two different boats lol.. I want The 190 prostar 93 and up "Child hood dream we could never afford one" .. But the space of the 205 for friends, But I live close to the bay and bay areas So Its nice to have something like the bigger x-star to handle bigger waves and be good in salt water areas. Budget is depending but under 15k proab, have seen deals on even up to 2000 prostar 190's for under that. Just waiting on the right deal to catch me also trying to sell my 85 S&S at BAY AREA WATERSPORTS ...

h2oskifreak
03-04-2013, 03:49 PM
190 won't be good at rough water, really a smooth water boat. Depending on how diehard of a slalom skier you are, I wonder if you wouln't do better w/ something besides a newer 190??

Ski-me
03-04-2013, 03:58 PM
Well There is the trouble.. What I really need is Proab A Newer style x-star and salt water series or I just need two different boats lol.. I want The 190 prostar 93 and up "Child hood dream we could never afford one" .. But the space of the 205 for friends, But I live close to the bay and bay areas So Its nice to have something like the bigger x-star to handle bigger waves and be good in salt water areas. Budget is depending but under 15k proab, have seen deals on even up to 2000 prostar 190's for under that. Just waiting on the right deal to catch me also trying to sell my 85 S&S at BAY AREA WATERSPORTS ...

This pretty much is confusion. You've talked about a ski boat 190 in the beginning, then open bow 205. OK, that's all in line with one another......then the bomb!

Mention of X-Star, Saltwater and big waves. None of these go along with a 190 or 205 (very flat bottoms on the eras mentioned).

So, are you more after a true waterski boat (dedicated ski boat) or more an all around boat that can handle a lot of people and big waves? Two very different types of boats.....:confused:

gsxrjtt
03-04-2013, 04:08 PM
Yes I know What i have said ... But there is a difference between my Wants,needs and current budget.. I was just saying in a perfect world the boat would be able to do all this.. but at his time i do not want to afford an 30k boat do i have the means to purchase yes i do but. At this time will keep the money in the bank and stick to my guns on the budget i have set for myself and finding the best mastercraft that will fit most of my needs not ALL. I would not be taking it out in big waves yes but will be taking it out around certain areas in tampa tampa bay... If a flats skiff can make it around in the bigger stuff and i know they can, the master can do it also.. and as far as salt water series that is one of those "i wish it had it on it " thoughts. Dont mind cleaning and flushing after use.

Ben
03-04-2013, 04:32 PM
96+ 205 then. It is taller than the 95 and before model. Better in the bay and you get the open bow over a 190.

You will need to pay attention with waves if you have a lot of weight (people) in the front. I think the 96+ may be better for this too.

Good luck.