Bought a 94' Prostar 205 - fix up thread
My name is Matt and just recently joined this forum. My in laws just picked up a lakehouse and we all decided to chip in for a ski boat. I used to go boating all the time in my 20's, and that kind of came to an end when I got married and started having kids. Kids are now ages 6, 4.5, & 2.5.
The lake is 162 acres or so and is glass all day long. On busy days, I see about 3 boats out, and usually only one of them actually moving.
Plan is to do all the watersports: tubing, skiing, slalom, wakeboarding, & wakesurfing.
So we picked up this 94' for 9100. Asking price was 9800.
600hrs on hull
<100hrs on Jasper motor. (PO cracked block winterizing it. MC dealer installed. $4300)
3 & 4 blade props
2x single tubes
1x double tube
2 pairs of skiis
Pull over cover
Problems I need to address:
Oil pressure gauge does not work
Thermostat gasket leaking and temp hovers at 130
Alternator is shot
Trailer surge brakes do not work
Buff & new decals
Blower hose is torn near blower motor
Gas shocks are missing for motorbox
New head unit and speakers
Congrats on the new boat and welcome to TT. Not sure about wakesurfing behind that thing but you picked up a great boat! I am a bit bias since I have owned one since 2001. Let me know if you have any questions and I will try to help.
If you didn't tell us the motor was changed I would have never known. Everything looks similar to my Indmar 350.
Very nice. Definitely a good all around boat. My parents have had their '93 205 since '98 and always been happy with it. Doesn't look like it will take much to have yours in great shape. Once you start, MCOCD will kick in though. Team talk is like group therapy for it.
Great Choice. Welcome to TT. I also have a 94.
Nice boat, congrats on the purchase.
Oil Pressure Gauge
The gauge read 40psi with key on engine off and 80psi when running. PO replaced sending unit right before we showed up and did not fix problem.
Once I got it home, I ohmed out the sending unit with engine off and got 240 ohms. I also tested this at gauge and received the same value. Did the same while boat was running and recieved 100 ohms at both locations. So I assumed gauge was bad.
So I bought this gauge which is the closest match I found:
Teleflex 30180 Prism Series Boat Oil PSI Gauge
It's 95% correct, the lens and bezel is different and does not have the star on the face:
Discount inboard marine will be a resource. skidim.com I'd contact them to get a catalogue sent sooner than later. They're very knowledgeable.
Nice boat, you're gonna love it.
The thermostat housing was leaking, so I took it all apart and found no gasket. Also, the temp gauge hovered around 130 during water test. I took the thermostat out and dunked it in hot water. I noticed that is started to open/close at the 120° mark. I ordered a new 142° and gasket. Same hot water test with new t-stat shows open/close as advertised. So hopefully the temp will go to normal now.
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