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D3skier
07-17-2013, 10:32 AM
looking at a 2000 205V boat that I've found for extremely good price but concerned if it would fit the bill or not. I have several concerns about the boat and needed everyone's opinion. Showed it to the wife last night and she seems to like the layout better and figure it will give us more seating options and still be able to ski but yet get a much better surf wake as well. I know it won't be the wake of a 197 by any stretch of the means but figure if I shorten the rope to 28 off or 32 off I can get in front of the wake and still tear up the course. Biggest concern is it's been ran in salt water. Seller states was washed off after every use but concerned if the engine was flushed as well. Any and all input on this would be greatly appreciated


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ttu
07-17-2013, 10:36 AM
man that is just sad to look at!!!

CruisinGA
07-17-2013, 10:44 AM
If a test run checks out, and it's the right price, I wouldn't be scared. From what I've read on here, it sounds like you can plan on replacing the exhaust manifolds.

maxpower220
07-17-2013, 11:24 AM
Washed with what?????

If the price is right and you can do repair/maintenance on it, then go for it.

Don't know anything about the wake quality for skiing on that boat.

sppeders
07-17-2013, 11:30 AM
Washed with what?????

If the price is right and you can do repair/maintenance on it, then go for it.

Don't know anything about the wake quality for skiing on that boat.

From what i remember, it's better as a long liner.... the shorter you get 32off and closer, the tougher it is.

itch2ski
07-17-2013, 11:33 AM
If I were in your position I would run the other way. Unless you are looking for a project or the price is so good you can pay someone else to do it. The way I see it is there are a ton of boats out there that are older than a 2000 that look like new compared to that thing. Generally if the surface looks neglected I can only imagine what condition the heart is in...

mayo93prostar
07-17-2013, 11:37 AM
I have free skiied behind a similar 205v and it is definitely a bigger wake than my 93 prostar 190 but it is doable. "Tearing up the course" is another challenge both with the larger wake and having a v-drive vs direct drive. I much prefer to ski behind my boat over the 205V. I recommend if you want to ski the course go with a direct drive, if open water, free skiing and you want to wakeboard or surf, then the 205V is a good boat. Additionally, salt water is not a total killer. I still have the original exhaust manifolds on my 93 prostar and it has been operated in brackish water in the rivers of the chesapeake bay its entire life. However, the engine has been flushed after every use as long as I have owned it. The mold on the seats is another issue but many say that can be cleaned up.

gsxrjtt
07-17-2013, 12:10 PM
I called the owner after seeing the boat also but it sounds a little suspect considering how long it takes to mold up like that.. just giving my two pennies

D3skier
07-17-2013, 12:11 PM
I guess to give more insite to my skiing level would be good to decipher my abilities. I've ran the course at speeds from 30-36 with my PB being 3@15 off at 36mph I've also made a full passes at 22 off at 34mph Several years ago when we had the CSM and had a course on the lake I was messing around and started shooting much shorter lines and even got in several full passes running at 32-34mph and ran full passes up to 38 off and almost ran a full pass at 39 1/2 we later came to find out the course was very narrow by 10' but boy was that a total thriller to run that deep

mikeg205
07-17-2013, 12:21 PM
Yeah noticeable bump in 205v but if your on edge and not competing it's not bad... Maybe putting some ballast upfront my lessen the bump on the v

JMLVMI
07-17-2013, 12:31 PM
man that is just sad to look at!!!

X2 :(

sand2snow22
07-17-2013, 07:24 PM
Try straight bleach in a spray bottle. Spray, let sit, wipe, repeat...You might be surprised at the results.

rodltg2
07-17-2013, 08:20 PM
Try straight bleach in a spray bottle. Spray, let sit, wipe, repeat...You might be surprised at the results.

That opens up a whole new can of worms.

sand2snow22
07-17-2013, 08:29 PM
No it doesn't. Done it many times. The can of worms has been opened already, if you haven't noticed.....:)

D3skier
07-18-2013, 10:40 PM
I called the owner after seeing the boat also but it sounds a little suspect considering how long it takes to mold up like that.. just giving my two pennies

how did you get a hold of him/get his number? I sent him a message on eBay but have had no response from him