View Full Version : Older boat, low hours. Concerns?

07-17-2013, 10:42 AM
Newbie here, both to forum and Mastercraft. I am looking at purchasing a 2001 Pro 190 with 105 hours on it. It has been serviced regularly. What do I need to be aware of? Thanks for any help!

07-17-2013, 10:54 AM
A 105 hrs boat should look showroom if service regularly.
That s 2 oil change.
Got pictures...

07-17-2013, 10:56 AM
Water test... check steering... should be silky smooth... engine should look spotless... follow these instructions from EastTX here http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=257514&postcount=47

07-17-2013, 10:58 AM
Actually, it should be changed at least once per season, at least to me. The idea that it might have sat for years never being used would be a concern, but a quick inspection by a mechanic should confirm that it's in perfect condition and that the hours are accurate.

07-17-2013, 11:04 AM
Yea, just check it out good. I bought my 94' about 3 years ago with 200 hours on it. I'm now at 430 hours and it's been great! So, in my case, no issues with low hours.

07-17-2013, 11:05 AM
Were the 105 hrs were 9 hrs a season or a 100 hrs season with no use for a couples of years...That could matter.
But he did mentionned service regularly...

07-17-2013, 11:24 AM
Elderly, a few hours each summer. Pic's to follow tomorrow.

07-18-2013, 05:36 PM
Stale gas? You may want to keep the tank full as much as possible to rid or dilute the old gas.