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10-06-2004, 06:26 PM
Most of us have another boat or two laying around. Had or Still have It'd be interesting to see what else mastercraft owners have. :dance:

10-06-2004, 09:17 PM
Here is one of my other boats. It it now time to use it for ducks and fish! :D

Farmer Ted
10-06-2004, 09:22 PM
Dude don't forget slalom course tender....

10-06-2004, 09:25 PM
It is a great boat for putting out the course!!!!! The trolling motor helps a bunch. :woohoo: !

10-06-2004, 09:48 PM
I've got a couple of Whalers. A 15' with a Merc 70 and this one that we enjoy just cruising in.

10-06-2004, 10:09 PM
is that a Johnson SeaHorse motor on that whaler? we have a 14' 4 seater ski boat thats been in the family for a couple of generations that has a 60hp seahorse outboard on it...its the boat my moms dad bought brand new, her and her brothers all learned how to ski behind it and so did my little brother and me....heres a pic of it, not a great pic but still a pic

10-06-2004, 10:11 PM
When I'm not skiing...

10-06-2004, 10:17 PM
When I'm not skiing...

I hear there is a big Dolphin run expected off of Charleston the next couple of weeks. I'm up for it if you are.

Is that a Luhrs?

10-06-2004, 10:22 PM
No its a Hatteras Sportsman 50. Is their a Fin run, hadn't heard that.

10-06-2004, 10:28 PM
No its a Hatteras Sportsman 50. Is their a Fin run, hadn't heard that.

I only heard it from 1 customer. Normally big stuff like that I hear about from lots of people, but he claims to be in the know.

10-06-2004, 11:08 PM
We have three other boats. 14 foot Lund with 20 Johnson.(I learned to ski behind that and skied behind it untill this season) 14 foot marimade with 9.5 Johnson. 8 Foot SeaMitch (Johnboat) 5 Johnson. As well as a few antique Johnsons and another twenty or two. I'll see if i can find a pic of the Lund its my moms pride and joy!

10-06-2004, 11:33 PM
Our lunchtime refuge...

10-07-2004, 08:19 AM
This was my first boat. I sold it about a month ago. 1981 CVX-16 w/115 Merc

10-07-2004, 08:35 AM
This was my first boat right out of college. 1988 SN 2001. My wife and I were looking at cars and one night she said, "lets buy a boat" that next Sat. I was towing it home. :steering:

10-07-2004, 03:54 PM
My first boat was a 10' "Surfer" A fiberglass two person speed boat. Max hp rating for the hull was 20 hp. I had a 50 horse Merc on there w/overbored carbs and advance timing. It sould run 50 mph, and also pull a slalom skier up, deep water. The wake if left on plane made my PS 190's wake look like a tidal wave. We;re talking a 3-4" tall wake here. And yes, it did track very well, believe it or not.

My next boat and the last before my MC, was a 1984 Hydrostream "V-King" It featured:
*Floor mounted gas pedal
*Steering wheel mounted trim buttons
*Jack plate
*Dual steering
*Land and Sea fixed speedo pitot
*26" chopper prop
*25" Cleaver prop
*Nose cone
*Rigid motor mounts
*200 Merc w/milled heads, and advanced timing
*Ski pylon

It would run over 85 mph easy, It could launch the hull completely out of the water...without hitting a wave, and it produced a smaller wake than my '92 PS 190. It was a great boat. I owned it for 12 years (about 1000 hours), ran the sh!t out of it, and sold it for $1k less than I paid for it. Oh, I never lost a race with it either! :D

KTN CMU, I like that last pic of your Glasstron. "Flying the hull" Great pic, IMO! :)

east tx skier
10-07-2004, 05:10 PM
Brian, nice!

Here's a pic of our old boat, a 17'10" "Ski Deck" made by the Deck Boat company of Gatesville, TX. This hull is still used, I think, by Galaxy Boatworks. I think it was powered by a Ford 5.0 @ 185 HP. Stern Drive was OMC.

10-07-2004, 06:24 PM

10-07-2004, 07:09 PM
18 ft. VIP fish & ski, would run about 69mph on the GPS.

10-07-2004, 08:34 PM
Here's my other boat.

10-07-2004, 09:02 PM
Laurel Lake Skier

Beautiful Whaler WOW ! I owned a KATAMA same
color interior. I have owned about 15 Whalers
from 1968 - 2003 13 Footer. We currently have a 15
Footer set up for skiing. A great website for Boston Whalers is


Check it out.
As a Mastercraft Dealer myself I often use the analogy
of how Mastercraft are put together in a simliar fashion
to Whalers

Great looking Boat

Jim @ Bay Area WaterSports TAMPA


10-07-2004, 09:17 PM

10-07-2004, 11:27 PM
' Bought it brand new, used it for 3 seasons, and put 107 hours on it. It'd do 62 on the GPS with the 5.0L TBI, great cruiser, sipped gas, but....

I traded it on the MariStar, and, in one season, I've put on over 125 hours... More fun!

10-08-2004, 12:02 AM
This is the previous one.. Bought it new in '95, with a 150hp Johnson.
Real pocket rocket. Great waterski wake. We tried putting a 'Big Stick' and later a tower on it, but it was too small when you had 3 or 4 riders with skis and wakeboards.

10-08-2004, 01:02 AM
94 Four Winns Freedom, 140 Johnson, Great OB boat, 1st boat was a Vanguard Calis with 115 Yamaha

10-08-2004, 01:04 AM
2000 Glastron Carlson CSX 17, Evinrude 175, 68mph, So So wake for skiing, OK Boat

10-08-2004, 01:06 AM
2001 Air Nautique, Great all around Boat, but more wakeboard than ski and my family is more ski then wakeboard!!

10-08-2004, 01:10 AM
Ahhhhh 2002 Mastercraft Pro Tournament 197, Cadillac LQ 9, Powerslot, PP 6.5, Great ski boat and solid wakeboard boat

gene dobies
10-08-2004, 07:54 AM
Ahhhhh 2002 Mastercraft Pro Tournament 197, Cadillac LQ 9, Powerslot, PP 6.5, Great ski boat and solid wakeboard boat

10-08-2004, 12:04 PM
I run at two lakes both are at altitude, at 2100 ft I am at 47 mph, and at 4200 ft around 45mph.
Very smooth and quiet motor, awesome pull. I do not find the gas consumpsion that bad as some have suggested, no worse than my Nautique with a GT 40.

Zach S
10-08-2004, 12:22 PM
1930 Model 101 triple cockpit. 283 Chevy transplant.

10-08-2004, 02:33 PM
My first boat was an 84' Ski Supreme. It was a great boat, but no MC. My other boat is a Playbouy pontoon. It gets more hours than my Mastercraft!

10-08-2004, 04:15 PM
Zach S,

Is that really your boat? Awesome! :worthy: While I was at Disney a couple of weeks ago, I rode in a 1984 Grand Craft replica of that Chris Craft. Great ride!

east tx skier
10-08-2004, 04:18 PM
They've got a couple gorgeous Chris Crafts down at Lake LBJ. My cousin bought and restored my father in law's fist boat, which is a beautiful mahogony outboard. Since he sold his 87 Supra Comp, the Wooden boat resides in his garage.

Zach S
10-08-2004, 04:19 PM
Not really my boat. Its my parents boat. Actually it is for sale. The picture really doesn't really do it any justice either. It is in very nice condition and runs like a top. It is a real head turner.

10-08-2004, 04:53 PM
How much are they asking?

Zach S
10-09-2004, 08:33 AM
They are asking $25K. That includes a trailer that is in perfect condition as well. I dont remember how old the trailer is, but it is a fairly new tandem axle.

10-09-2004, 09:53 PM
I've restored it to running condition, but am always on the lookout for a good old outboard mechanic to help keep it that way. Bill Z

10-09-2004, 10:04 PM
On the move. Bill Z

10-10-2004, 07:16 PM
I have a 1963 16' Cruisers with a 75hp Super Seahorse on it. I will try to get a digital of it before my brother-in-law arrives this week to tow it to it's new home. It was purchased new by my Dad in '63. I would probably keep it if I had a 2 stall boathouse. :smile:

10-10-2004, 08:34 PM
At least your keeping it in the family... :)

10-23-2004, 03:36 PM
The old 86...

10-23-2004, 03:40 PM
Do two bad photos make one good one?

10-23-2004, 03:45 PM
Oh well the pictures didnít work that well but thatís all I found. The 86 Nautique was my last boat. Sold it just before I became a stay at home dad and we got our weekends back..

A sad sad thing to do (sell a boat)

10-23-2004, 06:28 PM
The pics are fine and that was a great looking boat! ;)
It's good that you still have the pics!

10-24-2004, 11:31 AM
Thanks Stevo

That was the boat that SOLD me on the direct drive boats..

10-24-2004, 10:50 PM
BriEod - holy shizzle. 'bout time I made a trip down there, isn't it?

And MarkL - I was born a sailor - skier by necessity - what is that? and nice broach in the avatar.

10-26-2004, 10:40 AM
This doesn't really fit this thread, but I didn't want to start a new one just for this.

I was driving home last week and passed a Ford F650 pulling a huge Fountain center console off-shore fishing(?) boat with three 250hp Mercury outboard engines on it. Both the truck and the boat were black, and both were pretty awesome.

(Yeah, but I'll bet the wake was terrrible.)