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Whalenjf
08-16-2013, 10:29 AM
Came across this ad while skimming through onlyinboards.... I'd love to know the story behind this.

http://www.onlyinboards.com/Details.aspx?ID=33071

VP46
08-16-2013, 10:33 AM
I think this was a factory console design.

jschildm
08-16-2013, 10:37 AM
I think it was a wrap around as opposed to the walk-thru. It was an option from the factory. I had a Tri-Star 220, I believe '89, that was the wrap-around. It was nice for having some open space, not quite as nice for the observer to see whats going on behind the boat. Mine didn't look that nice either, haha.

SkiDog
08-16-2013, 10:37 AM
This boat is called the 220 wrap-around. There's not another boat on the planet that will do a power turn like this one will! Its also got tons of room in it too!

CantRepeat
08-16-2013, 10:38 AM
Someone recently post a brochure about the Tristar and the three configurations you could order it in. I believe this model is called wrap around bow seating.

CantRepeat
08-16-2013, 10:39 AM
Well that didn't take long to triple answer up.

Whalenjf
08-16-2013, 11:02 AM
Haha wow, thanks guys. I had no idea this configuration even existed. Learn something new everyday!

JMLVMI
08-16-2013, 11:02 AM
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=968684&postcount=8427

JohnE
08-16-2013, 12:25 PM
There were 2 walk-around tristars. The 190 and 220.

Lars
08-16-2013, 12:31 PM
There's not another boat on the planet that will do a power turn like this one will!

Why is that?

AZX45OD
08-16-2013, 01:15 PM
Wow, interesting concept. Had no idea.

SkiDog
08-16-2013, 03:00 PM
Why is that?

I don't know. but trust me, it'll turn on a dime and give you .9 cents change!

fletch_n_me
08-17-2013, 07:31 AM
I've never cared for the looks o these but they have a ton of room - there was a 190 wraparound on my lake a few years ago and the consistently had 10 people in that boat.

d2jp
08-17-2013, 09:46 AM
You guys might laugh, but one of those in good condition, low hours for cheap - add a tower and I think that would make a pretty fun family boat!

madcityskier
08-17-2013, 09:53 AM
There's a 190 walkaround in the craigslist/ebay thread for 4000 that needs an interior. In Michigan and there's an offer to run check it out if anyone is interested. Love the seating in those for entertaining. It's kind of like a mix of a deck boat,little seadoo/yamaha jet boat, and add in a skiable wake with reasonable tracking and a great engine. What's not to like? I'd say not first choice for any one thing, but high on the list for everything.

Wingnut
08-17-2013, 11:37 AM
Jim at Bay area water sports had one of these up for sale just recently. May still have it.

JohnE
08-17-2013, 04:40 PM
I've never cared for the looks o these but they have a ton of room - there was a 190 wraparound on my lake a few years ago and the consistently had 10 people in that boat.

10 is a bit ambitious, IMO. Still a very functional layout. Just butt ugly. I'd apologize to Monte but he left the room long ago.

Miss Rita
08-18-2013, 01:29 AM
Originally Posted by SkiDog
There's not another boat on the planet that will do a power turn like this one will!
Why is that?

I think it's because it doesn't have a flat bottom like the 190 does. When you look at it from the rear there's horizontal curve to the bottom of the hull, and not much of a keel. It sort of looks like a barrel stave.

JohnMC
12-08-2013, 11:30 PM
I've got one of these, 1986 TriStar 220, I like the layout, good family boat. Holds lots of people in front, nice to share the drivers seat.
Planning to add a tower, haven't achieved a good surf wake yet, using 2 x 55gal drums, one on swim platform the other where back seat sits.
I can think of a few design flaws but we like the boat!


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lashburn1
12-08-2013, 11:43 PM
Kind of a cool layout.
Great day boat for a lot of friends

madcityskier
12-09-2013, 12:13 AM
Any pictures of the setup and the surf wake? It'll never be like a v-drive, but you should be able to make a surfable wave. Going port side or starboard would make a difference. Might need a bit of weight forward as well.



I've got one of these, 1986 TriStar 220, I like the layout, good family boat. Holds lots of people in front, nice to share the drivers seat.
Planning to add a tower, haven't achieved a good surf wake yet, using 2 x 55gal drums, one on swim platform the other where back seat sits.
I can think of a few design flaws but we like the boat!


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