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mastercraft1995
09-30-2004, 04:43 PM
I sold my 1995, 205 yesterday. It was a sad day for me :( . It's time to move on. :D I'm now in the market for a used X-Star, 01/02, X2, 03 or 205v, 01/02 with the ballast package. Before I rush out a buy a new/used boat I need to how long the above boats are with the tongue folded and the swim platform removed. I need to make sure that the boat will fit in my garage. I can go up to a total length of 21 feet. Will these boats and years work?

If a 01 X-Star is longer than 21 feet with the tongue folded and swim platform off, I might as well mark it off my list and not waste my time or the owners time looking at it. What are the lengthes of the above boats?

Thanks

mcprostar197
09-30-2004, 04:56 PM
do the lengths of the boats change from year to year? why not go to mastercraft.com and see what they are for this years models......they cant be that much different on the same model boat.....

G-man
09-30-2004, 05:01 PM
Be careful, not all Mastercrafts come on factory trailers. Different trailer manufactures have different length trailers for the same boat.

mastercraft1995
09-30-2004, 05:03 PM
I think (and that's a big I think) the 01/02 X-Stars are a little bit longer than the new ones.

east tx skier
09-30-2004, 05:18 PM
The 205s (the boat) maxed out at 20'7", not including the swim platform. Even with a folding tongue, the MC trailer tounge still sticks out a little further than the front of the boat to accomodate the winch. My guess is that twenty-one feet may not be enough room. If it was, I'd do a folding tounge mod on my 93 PS 205 (20'5").

Have you considered putting the boat in your garage at a diagonal. This is what I do. No folding tongue. No removing the swim platform. Cars stay outside.

lakes Rick
09-30-2004, 05:40 PM
I have seen garage doors with a small section cut out to accomodate the trailer tongue sticking out..

mastercraft1995
09-30-2004, 05:45 PM
With my 95, 205 I was able to remove the swim platform and tilt the tongue and put it in at an angle and still get the Honda in the garage. It was very tight but I could do it. My 205 was about 20'7" with everything removed and folded. I could go with a X-9 or 10 and get it in the garage but then the Honda would have to park in the driveway and we want to stay away from that if we can.

bfinley
09-30-2004, 05:59 PM
This guy has a hole in his garage for the trailer tongue!!

http://www.malibuboatowners.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=11965

JimN
09-30-2004, 06:12 PM
If you have some room on your lot behind the garage, you might consider adding a bump-out to the back wall. It wouldn't need to go all the way down, and you could put some shelves above it to store boat maintenance stuff.

Diesel
10-01-2004, 10:56 AM
Here are the specs from MC on the 205V/X Star

LENGTH
20'7' / 6.27M

ADD FOR PLATFORM
23' / .58M

WIDTH AMIDSHIP
90' / 2.29M

LENGTH W/TRAILER
22'7' / 6.88M

LENGTH W/PIVOT TONGUE FOLDED
20'10' / 6.35M

OVERALL WIDTH W/TRAILER (SINGLE-AXLE)
95' / 2.41M

OVERALL WIDTH W/TRAILER (TANDEM-AXLE)
96' / 2.44M

BOAT WEIGHT
3050 LBS / 1383.48 KG

You biggest problem is going to be the tower. Although it will collapse most will not fit in to a 7' standard garage door. It seems to depend upon the trailer and the angle into your garage. Some say it will fit some say it will not. I know of three people persoanlly that cannot fit their X Stars into their garages unless they remove the upper portion of the tower. I have not seen one in person that will fit without removing the upper tower, but other owners on this board claim it will fit.

I would measure the each boat you concider buying to ensure it will fit in the garage (both length and height). ;)