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erkoehler
09-12-2004, 01:02 PM
Does anyone know what the last year of production was for the Mastercraft Barefoot 200? I am trying to find out the production year that still had the closed bow.

I know the Powerstar took over after that, but did they come in closed bow? So far, I have only seen open bow versions.

If you have any pictures, or find any pictures of the last production year Barefoot 200 please post.

Footin
09-12-2004, 01:49 PM
The last year for the Barefoot 200 was 1996.

T Scott
09-12-2004, 03:39 PM
Footin is right...the last year the BF 200 was in production was 1996. The hulls form 1991-1996 were all the same. No changes whatsoever. THe only difference is what brand of motor is hooked to the back. I have a 1994 with a 200hp Yamaha Pro V and love it! Runs like a top. I have seen some other BF 200's with Merc's and I'm sure they're fine, but I have always had good luck with the Yamaha's. BF 200's are great all around boats that are faster than ANY inboard ski boat.....period! Lets see an inboard do 65mph!!

MasterCrafting
09-12-2004, 04:14 PM
I've seen some BF200's and the look really cool but, they dont have the SOUND of an inboard.

erkoehler
09-12-2004, 04:31 PM
tscott,

Does the 94 still have the original engine, and if so how does it run?

Footin
09-12-2004, 05:03 PM
I just sold my 91 BF200 and it was still running great. I owned the boat for eight years and during that time I did nothing but regular maintinance (fuel filter and pulgs).

erkoehler
09-12-2004, 05:46 PM
Anybody have any pics they can post of the BF 200?

Footin
09-12-2004, 05:52 PM
This is the 91 I just sold.

JimN
09-12-2004, 06:55 PM
TScott- who do you think has been making the bigger Merc outboards?

I think 97 may have been the last year they were available, unless they had some motors in stock later. The first dealer I worked for had a '97 with the wrap around 2 piece windshield with the '97 deck, not the faceted corners and the '96 style deck.

erkoehler
09-12-2004, 08:18 PM
if you don't mind me asking, what did you get for the boat? Was that the 91 engine?

T Scott
09-12-2004, 08:31 PM
Yes, I still have the original engine on the boat. It has about 350 hours on it and runs like a champ. I have heard of these outboards going 2000 hours before needeing a rebuild. I have a compression guage and checked each cylinder of my boat at the begining of the summer and found that each cylinder was at 133-136 psi. Very close to new. One thing I have learned is not to go cheap on the oil. I use exclusively Yamalube and ring free fuel additive. It is very fun having the fastest boat on the lake. I don't think I'll ever sell it.

T Scott
09-12-2004, 08:33 PM
jimN- I don't know who makes those monstrous Merc's. I have seen some that are rated at 300 hp. Mostly on drag boats and Bass boats. Just unbelievable! I don't think I'd want one of those on my BF 200 anyway. It is plenty fast with just 200hp.

JimN
09-12-2004, 08:37 PM
The race motors are Merc, as far as I know. That's a special products division. Come to think of it, .....DOH! The big 4 cycle outboards were made with Yamaha's help.

Footin
09-12-2004, 09:02 PM
Yes the engine was a 91 and it still ran great.

Rockman
09-13-2004, 02:40 PM
erkoehler,

I do believe the last BF200 was actually 1995. I do not think MasterCraft made the Barefoot boat in 1996, only inboards. We bought ours (1995) but had them put a 1996 Yamaha 200 on it. We have not had any problems with it besides replacing the impeller which is common after about 150 hours (or less). The Yamaha is alot stronger than our neighbors Merc 200, and also not as noisy.

The max capacity of the motor on the BF200 is set at 225. Not sure if this is due to the weight of the engine along with the way the rear end is built, or for safety due to speed.

I can send you some pics via email as these are probably larger than this site will allow to post. Let me know.

There are also some pictures available at barefoot central.com. Check under "Jan's Fans" and you will see our boat, either one of the years should be there.

The inboards are nice for running the rivers and not having to worry about water depth. But the outboards have a huge advantage when it come to torgue when pulling long lines and also the wake behind the outboard at 40pmh is not even comparable.

Hope this helps!

Rockman
09-13-2004, 02:48 PM
My Bad,

There was a 1996 Barefoot 200. I thought there was a year around 1996 to 1997 that the BF200 wasn't offered and then MC went into making the Powerstar (which took off like my neighbor's old Bayliner) the next year. :confused:

"Sorry but the data on the BF200 was inaccurate." :eek:

JimN
09-13-2004, 03:55 PM
Don't know about '96 being the last, but the one we had was definitely the '97 deck and interior. I think it also had a '97 hull #, so they must have had some parts in stock so they could make one or two up, if needed.

Rockman- your name refers to the Rock River, or because you really like rock?

Rockman
09-13-2004, 07:14 PM
Name came from my college years when I was like the guy on the movie "The Italian Job." I was the one who had speakers so loud, they would blow women's clothes off. :banana:

Kinda pissed off some of my dorm neighbors one night and the rest is history. Originally started out as Spicoli :headbang: from Fast Times but Rockman stuck once College was over.

erkoehler
09-13-2004, 07:42 PM
I checked out the site. I also participate in the MS walk as my Aunt was diagnosed probably close to 10 years ago.

Please send any photos to erkoehler@noctrl.edu

sizzler
09-14-2004, 04:13 AM
i had a 95 barefoot which was the last ones made for england...pro v 200 yam was awesome....pulled your arms out and went on to 65mph fully trimmed up.......they are as rare as rocking horse sh#t nowadays this side of the pond!!..i bowed to trend and bought the X9...(Boarding wife,daughters)......still keep my toes up behind the x9 but wake crosses are wobbly......

jimmer2880
09-14-2004, 08:14 AM
.....they are as rare as rocking horse sh#t nowadays this side of the pond!!........
:uglyhamme

wakesk879
03-05-2007, 08:11 PM
n e one got a bf 200 for sale?

TMCNo1
03-05-2007, 08:47 PM
n e one got a bf 200 for sale?


Whut??????????????????????

Footin
03-05-2007, 08:48 PM
Jim at BAWS has a prostar 200 for sale.

Jim@BAWS
03-05-2007, 09:00 PM
I've seen some BF200's and the look really cool but, they dont have the SOUND of an inboard.


What brought you to that conclusion HA HA HA

BriEOD
03-05-2007, 09:48 PM
LMAO...I'd call that a "clue." ;)

Sodar
03-05-2007, 09:52 PM
I've seen some BF200's and the look really cool but, they dont have the SOUND of an inboard.

In some cases a big outboard all wound up sounds much better than an inboard! I also love the way the wackers sound without through-prop exhaust!

atlfootr
07-26-2008, 12:21 AM
How in the world did I ever miss this thread :confused:
Posted by Erkman back in 09-12-2004, 12:02 PM

atlfootr
07-26-2008, 12:30 AM
Now I know, how I missed it ...
My Join Date was 11-12-2004

atlfootr
07-26-2008, 11:36 AM
Does anyone know what the last year of production was for the Mastercraft Barefoot 200? I am trying to find out the production year that still had the closed bow.
Hey Erkle,
Did you ever find an ansawer to your 2 year old question :rolleyes:

There's noth'n that compares to the sound of a scream'n Outboard' ...

SkiDog
07-26-2008, 11:49 AM
Hey Erkle,
Did you ever find an ansawer to your 2 year old question :rolleyes:

There's noth'n that compares to the sound of a scream'n Outboard' ...

Sure there is! How bout 350 horsepower of an MCX! I'll bet you like crotch rockets too!:D

erkoehler
07-26-2008, 12:33 PM
Man, this is an old thread............the answer to the question has come in an orange/white 197!

Sodar
07-26-2008, 12:35 PM
Man, this is an old thread............the answer to the question has come in an orange/white 197!



Did they MAKE you buy that thing!?!?! :D

atlfootr
07-26-2008, 04:42 PM
Well ???????????
Did they ??????????

erkoehler
07-26-2008, 05:11 PM
Not yet......but we aren't too far away from that :(