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john jones
03-05-2014, 10:59 PM
Posting for a friend of mine. 1993 Mastercraft Prostar 25th anniversary. 351 indmar 333 hours. Perfect condition, always garaged. Has DHL double axle trailer with swing tongue. Has hot water shower and heater. Yearly maintenance with records.

Only issue is that the fuel gauge needle has fallen off its mount. Where can a person get a fuel gauge?

He was told that this boat was ordered with this trailer because the original owner wanted a dual axle trailer. Has anyone heard of this? I know Mastercraft had dual axle trailers in 93, why would it be a DHL?

Interested in a realistic price.

Thanks

john jones
03-05-2014, 11:00 PM
oops, dual post

JohnE
03-06-2014, 08:40 AM
That boat looks to be very clean. As far as I know, dealers could always put the boat on any trailer they want. In the late 80's a lot of MC's would come with SMP trailers. I don't know when MC started manufacturing their own trailers but even today some dealers choose other brands, mostly Boatmate.

How many hours?

That boat is $10 -$14K IMO.

JohnE
03-06-2014, 08:47 AM
Oh, and from what I have read, DHL is an excellent trailer.

mikeg205
03-06-2014, 09:55 AM
Nice boat good condition - $7500 to $9000 is my estimate. higher side now that warm weather might finally be breaking.

JohnE
03-06-2014, 10:13 AM
Nice boat good condition - $7500 to $9000 is my estimate. higher side now that warm weather might finally be breaking.

That is what I'd put a decent '87 - '90 at. I think a nice '93 gets more, but again just my thoughts.

AZDave
03-06-2014, 10:30 AM
I have a potential buyer, PM a phone number

mikeg205
03-06-2014, 10:35 AM
That is what I'd put a decent '87 - '90 at. I think a nice '93 gets more, but again just my thoughts.

You're right it should get more - but spending time in Chiberia watching boat sales... there was a sweet 94 with lt1 that should have sold for 11,000 but did not just recently... as well as others. - I wish they would sell for more... would make my 1995 worth more.. :)

JohnE
03-06-2014, 11:12 AM
You're right it should get more - but spending time in Chiberia watching boat sales... there was a sweet 94 with lt1 that should have sold for 11,000 but did not just recently... as well as others. - I wish they would sell for more... would make my 1995 worth more.. :)

I saw that '94 and I thought that was worth more. Either prices of good slalom boats ('91 - '99 era) have dropped dramatically in a year or its an isolated aberration for the moment.

mikeg205
03-06-2014, 01:26 PM
I saw that '94 and I thought that was worth more. Either prices of good slalom boats ('91 - '99 era) have dropped dramatically in a year or its an isolated aberration for the moment.

The economy is not doing great and us who would spend this kind of money are holding off I bet.

I wonder what DatDude will be driving this season... :)

Cloaked
03-06-2014, 02:07 PM
Market price indicator - $12,000 (but I'd clean the carpet....)

What someone is willing to pay?????

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jk13
03-06-2014, 06:32 PM
What an interesting boat you have there.

Bear with me for a second:
First, every 1993 MC had "25th Anniversary" on it somewhere, usually on the steering wheel cap. But the only limited edition "Anniversary Edition" boats were the silver flake with red accents. You could pay for the optional Stars and Stripes package, but it was not limited in number.

Second--and what makes this one interesting--is that it's the ONLY 1993 I have ever seen with that gel coat package. It wasn't standard until 1995, which is the next hull and body style. Maybe the all white with accent stripes only was an option I haven't seen yet for the '93s. Heck, maybe I'm off base and there are a ton of them out there, but I've been interested in these boats for a while now and haven't seen one yet.

I agree with the 10-13k assessment in the condition I can see from the pictures. Very nice.

Jerseydave
03-06-2014, 09:06 PM
Nice boat.....less than 20 hours of use per year. Either is was stored for a while or the hour meter has been changed. Did your buddy use it much? Seems like a great buy for someone.

Powerslot? Or 1:1?

IIRC when I ordered my '94 new I could pick 4 colors....hull color, side hull color, 2 accent colors. It appears someone picked just 3 colors leaving the side hull the same color as the rest of the hull. Pretty cool.

john jones
03-06-2014, 09:43 PM
Boat has 1:1 trans. Hour meter is original. It is clean, almost perfect. Just needs new pitot tubes and the fuel gauge needs to be replaced. Carpet needs a cleaning.

Good observation on the Gelcoat, not sure what the answer is but if anyone has any ideas I would appreciate it.

I know that the original owner ordered the boat with the DHL trailer, maybe he picked a different gel coat option?

Thanks

Sydney Skier
03-07-2014, 05:32 AM
Bring it to Australia youll get stupid money for it. Down youd get around $28000. Don't believe me get on www.boatsales.com.au and have a look around

mikeg205
03-07-2014, 08:08 AM
Bring it to Australia youll get stupid money for it. Down youd get around $28000. Don't believe me get on www.boatsales.com.au and have a look around

wow - I wonder how much to ship a boat to Australia safely and easily insured... :D

Towboatcapt
03-07-2014, 11:37 AM
http://m.boatsales.com.au/boats/details/?R=16163221

Gezz he wasn't kidding! Here's a 98 205 for 32k US!!

mgs96ps
03-07-2014, 02:09 PM
http://m.boatsales.com.au/boats/details/?R=16163221

Gezz he wasn't kidding! Here's a 98 205 for 32k US!!

The hull number on the post is MBCUSC581798.

MBC = mastercraft boat company

798 = made in 97 with 98 production year

USC581...can you break that down?

east tx skier
03-07-2014, 02:22 PM
Nice boat.....less than 20 hours of use per year. Either is was stored for a while or the hour meter has been changed. Did your buddy use it much? Seems like a great buy for someone.

Powerslot? Or 1:1?

IIRC when I ordered my '94 new I could pick 4 colors....hull color, side hull color, 2 accent colors. It appears someone picked just 3 colors leaving the side hull the same color as the rest of the hull. Pretty cool.

May have picked white as the accent color.

east tx skier
03-07-2014, 02:39 PM
The hull number on the post is MBCUSC581798.

MBC = mastercraft boat company

798 = made in 97 with 98 production year

USC581...can you break that down?

The U position is typically the engine/transmission combo.
The S position is typically the boat type
The C doesn't figure because the 6, 7, and 8 spots are usually the serial number.
I always thought the 9 spot was a letter for the production month, with 10 (as you note) being the last number of the production year.

They may have done it differently in the 90s. Or, that HID might be a typo.

At any rate, the info that could be derived from the number that you might be able to pick out from the pictures is:

1. Predator Vortec engine (308 hp) throttle body injected.
2. Looks like a 1:1 transmission from what is visible behind the engine. Power slots take up a bit more room.
3. It's a Pro Star 205.

So you're missing the serial number and production month.

TRBenj
03-07-2014, 03:17 PM
I always thought the 9 spot was a letter for the production month, with 10 (as you note) being the last number of the production year.

They may have done it differently in the 90s. Or, that HID might be a typo.
HIN convention has been consistent amongst all manufacturers since the early 80's. Youre correct about the 9th and 10th digits. $5 says digit 9 is an I and not a 1, which would mean it was built in Sept 1997.

DooSPX
03-07-2014, 05:13 PM
2. Looks like a 1:1 transmission from what is visible behind the engine. Power slots take up a bit more room.

So you're missing the serial number and production month.

can't really tell from the pictures even on a 42 inch HD LCD. The only real physical size difference is the extra "hump" or "bulge" at the rear of the trans. A 1:1 just stops flat and the 1.52:1 has an extra large "bulge" at the end.

east tx skier
03-07-2014, 05:17 PM
can't really tell from the pictures even on a 42 inch HD LCD. The only real physical size difference is the extra "hump" or "bulge" at the rear of the trans. A 1:1 just stops flat and the 1.52:1 has an extra large "bulge" at the end.

Fair enough. But I'm willing to be it's 1:1. I haven't seen too many 205s with power slots.

east tx skier
03-07-2014, 05:18 PM
HIN convention has been consistent amongst all manufacturers since the early 80's. Youre correct about the 9th and 10th digits. $5 says digit 9 is an I and not a 1, which would mean it was built in Sept 1997.

That's a strong possibility.

The 1's loo like I's and vice-versa.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=42877&stc=1&d=1229116850

jakethebt
03-07-2014, 09:42 PM
Posting for a friend of mine. 1993 Mastercraft Prostar 25th anniversary. 351 indmar 333 hours. Perfect condition, always garaged. Has DHL double axle trailer with swing tongue. Has hot water shower and heater. Yearly maintenance with records.

Only issue is that the fuel gauge needle has fallen off its mount. Where can a person get a fuel gauge?

He was told that this boat was ordered with this trailer because the original owner wanted a dual axle trailer. Has anyone heard of this? I know Mastercraft had dual axle trailers in 93, why would it be a DHL?

Interested in a realistic price.

Thanks

Back to the original question on value. I agree with the $10k-$13k range based on condition. If it were an open bow 205 it would draw the higher $13k. That color combo is awesome and rare for what ever reason. Based on condition and color I say that boat draws $10k all day long. There are too many people looking for a nice clean boat and many in that price range and year have more wild gel coat colors. With spring coming up I would probably start at $12 or $13k.

east tx skier
03-07-2014, 10:20 PM
Back to the original question on value. I agree with the $10k-$13k range based on condition. If it were an open bow 205 it would draw the higher $13k. That color combo is awesome and rare for what ever reason. Based on condition and color I say that boat draws $10k all day long. There are too many people looking for a nice clean boat and many in that price range and year have more wild gel coat colors. With spring coming up I would probably start at $12 or $13k.

Agreed. You only have once chance to be unreasonable. And I don't even think that price is unreasonable. You start on the high end or higher as long as you can out wait the buyers looking for a steal. You'll get your fair price on a pretty well sought after boat in good condition if you are patient.

Traxx822
03-07-2014, 10:44 PM
So what year is this thing? That paint scheme and interior color scheme mirrors my 95 (originally)

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DooSPX
03-08-2014, 12:30 AM
Fair enough. But I'm willing to be it's 1:1. I haven't seen too many 205s with power slots.

That sir I believe you are correct my friend. I do not recall ever seeing a PS205 with the gear reduction now that you mention it. I wonder if MC is use the PS trans in option on the 205?

DooSPX
03-08-2014, 12:36 AM
So what year is this thing? That paint scheme and interior color scheme mirrors my 95 (originally)

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Its a fifth gen PS190 hull. I.E. 91-94. Judging by the decal and stripe kit, I assume its a 93-94. So it's fair to say that the boat is indeed a 93. It's a great looking boat. Love the scheme. Steam the carpet and she's good to go.

93Prostar190
03-08-2014, 05:33 AM
Looks like a very clean 93 with the GT40 carb engine right? 9k to 13k

jay
03-27-2014, 09:24 PM
The fuel gauge is likely just the sender magnets have come loose. You can replace sender or re-epoxy magnets.