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airdrew99
01-23-2006, 02:00 AM
I found a 1991 Prostar 190 for sale in my area. It has a 351W, power slot, new bimini top, CD player, new 3-blade OJ prop, hot water shower, single axle MC trailer. This is the cleanest '91 I've ever seen (inside and out). The engine has 650 hours. What is a fair price? Also, what is the horsepower rating for a stock 351W for the 91's?

Cloaked
01-23-2006, 06:44 AM
I found a 1991 Prostar 190 for sale in my area. It has a 351W, power slot, new bimini top, CD player, new 3-blade OJ prop, hot water shower, single axle MC trailer. This is the cleanest '91 I've ever seen (inside and out). The engine has 650 hours. What is a fair price? Also, what is the horsepower rating for a stock 351W for the 91's?Standard HP is 240, with the 4th space in the engine serial number being "D". If the 4th is a "P", it is 290 (carbed), 300 (multi port injection), or 310 (throttle body injection).

I'd look for 11 - 13k for a price, 14 tops if it's pristine.

airdrew99
01-23-2006, 09:30 AM
Thanks for the good info sporty. I'm pretty sure it has the "D" on the engine s/n.

stump
01-23-2006, 09:50 AM
I found a 1991 Prostar 190 for sale in my area. It has a 351W, power slot, new bimini top, CD player, new 3-blade OJ prop, hot water shower, single axle MC trailer. This is the cleanest '91 I've ever seen (inside and out). The engine has 650 hours. What is a fair price? Also, what is the horsepower rating for a stock 351W for the 91's?
I had a shot at a 91 in KY that had 906 hours, 1:1 trans. and was in decent shape. (some dock rash, but it was the original owner and she had maintained it) Due to the distance from my home (18 hrs) I didn't get to see it other than through pictures and email contact, so I was moving slow and cautiously. At one point she was amenable to taking 7500.00 for it, but she felt she would have to get more if I waited until spring. It also had a single axle MC trailer and a non-factory cover. This seemed to be a solid deal, but the condition of the boat doesn't seem to be as good as what you're looking at, plus you get the cool prop and bimini. BTW, this boat is still in the Marketplace on this site even though it's sold, so you can see the condition (she's asking 8500.00 in the ad and I believe it's on the second page of the Prostar section) Also, I'm pretty sure you could only get the one engine option in 91, and that was the 351 carbed with 240hp. However, the Powerslot option gave the boat the tournament certification; it didn't have it with the 1:1.

east tx skier
01-23-2006, 10:47 AM
Standard HP is 240, with the 4th space in the engine serial number being "D". If the 4th is a "P", it is 290 (carbed), 300 (multi port injection), or 310 (throttle body injection).

I'd look for 11 - 13k for a price, 14 tops if it's pristine.

Was the 285 hp motor even an option in 91? I thought it showed up in 92? I'm guessing that those are just examples as the fuel injected motors weren't options that year either.

Other than the 240 hp 351W, what other motor options were there in 91? 454?

Cloaked
01-23-2006, 12:23 PM
Was the 285 hp motor even an option in 91? I thought it showed up in 92? I'm guessing that those are just examples as the fuel injected motors weren't options that year either.

Other than the 240 hp 351W, what other motor options were there in 91? 454?ETS, I'm not positive on the breakdown of the year in this instance. I was just offering up all available info for the sorting out through engine serials or hull ID, etc.... Those specs are PCM's specs without year model (specified) availability.

Good point indeed..... :guitar:

BrianM
01-23-2006, 12:43 PM
Was the 285 hp motor even an option in 91? I thought it showed up in 92? I'm guessing that those are just examples as the fuel injected motors weren't options that year either.

Other than the 240 hp 351W, what other motor options were there in 91? 454?

I think that a carbed GM 350 was also available. I know in '88 they offered the Ford 351 the GM 350 and the GM 454. Don't remember the hp on them though except the 240hp 351w.

jake
01-23-2006, 01:13 PM
I'd look for 11 - 13k for a price, 14 tops if it's pristine.

I would think you'd be able to get a boat like that for right around $10K or a little less. 11-14 seems steep to me. Not that it's a bad boat (I'm sure it would serve you well), but '91 isn't exactly the most desirable year for a 190 and the price should reflect that fact.

east tx skier
01-23-2006, 01:23 PM
Sporty, I figured that was what you were getting at.

Brian, my manual seems to indicate that, by 93, there were two Ford offerings (the 250 hp 351W and the 285 hp 351W HO (GT40)) and two Chevy offerings, 350 and 350 HO (LT1 @ 310 hp).

I don't know where, but I've read somewhere that they were offering chevies before Indmar went 100% chevy.

Kevin 89MC
01-24-2006, 02:58 PM
I think that a carbed GM 350 was also available. I know in '88 they offered the Ford 351 the GM 350 and the GM 454. Don't remember the hp on them though except the 240hp 351w.
According to the '88 Owner's Manual, you could get a Chev 350 or 454 in addition to the Ford 351. HP on the 350 was 260 rather than 240 for the 351F. Has anyone ever had or seen a 350 in an older boat? It seems like all the older boats have a 351 Ford. I think I saw somewhere that the 350 was an added cost, maybe that's why?
Kevin

6ballsisall
01-24-2006, 03:11 PM
Any pics of the boat? What's he/she asking for it?

slalomskifreak
01-24-2006, 03:29 PM
The 454 c.i. was either 330 or 425 h.p. per my owners manual, although they only list the 425 h.p. option on the original brochure as a $2500 addition. Yes, the 350 was a $750 option.

Curt

canadianskier
01-25-2006, 01:24 AM
Hey airdrew99, I don`t know if this will help you out or not but I just bought a `92 prostar190 with 311hours, tandem axle, new bimini top, skylon pole, and a spare prop for $13000 us. that boat is over $20000 up here in canada so I made the 18 hour round trip to get it, plus the boarder hasle. just my two cents worth.

Hoosier Bob
01-25-2006, 05:37 PM
I paid 12k for a 93 PS190 in mid 04' with 260 hours. This was a cottage boat that I felt was in very excellent condition. Very little use with the 285 HO 351. I would knowing what I know now have had no problen paying a little more especially going into spring rather than fall. If you pay a little more and the boat is pristine go for it. I would look at a bunch of different year and hour boats and then buy the most your cash/financing will allow. To me term is not that big of a factor due to resale of the boat if it is maintained. :D
Good luck

rodltg2
01-25-2006, 06:18 PM
Hey airdrew99, I don`t know if this will help you out or not but I just bought a `92 prostar190 with 311hours, tandem axle, new bimini top, skylon pole, and a spare prop for $13000 us. that boat is over $20000 up here in canada so I made the 18 hour round trip to get it, plus the boarder hasle. just my two cents worth.


i should have sold my 93 stars and stripes in canada!

airdrew99
01-30-2006, 11:58 AM
Any pics of the boat? What's he/she asking for it?
I just purchased the 91 prostar 190 for $10,500. The boat is in immaculate condition. I'm hoping to ski behind it this weekend. Thanks for everyones input.

stumbledog
01-30-2006, 12:26 PM
Pics?..............................

Cloaked
01-30-2006, 04:44 PM
I just purchased the 91 prostar 190 for $10,500. The boat is in immaculate condition. I'm hoping to ski behind it this weekend. Thanks for everyones input.You are not allowed to post anything else until we see pics of the boat. :firejump:

jraben8
01-30-2006, 04:52 PM
South, can we be a little more specific??? You might need some company.

airdrew99
01-31-2006, 06:28 PM
Pics?..............................
I don't have any pictures of it yet, but if the weather is nice this weekend I will take some.