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Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,401
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I pulled the trigger and went with a 2013 Prostar...

I pulled the trigger and went with a 2013 Prostar 197. Love everything about it, especially zero off. The 1992 205 was tough to sell, but the 197 is awesome. It handles completely different than my...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,401
Posted By shoe
Is the X9 hull and dimensions roughly the same as...

Is the X9 hull and dimensions roughly the same as the 209 for the same model year? The video gives me a good idea of what to expect at 22 off. I ski around 34-35 mph so perhaps the wake will be a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,401
Posted By shoe
You all convinced me to keep my 205. Sold the...

You all convinced me to keep my 205. Sold the pontoon in a day so now I am going to find a V drive or 209. My wife has a 20 pairs of shoes, I can handle to MC's.
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,401
Posted By shoe
It is a good weekend for me to digest the...

It is a good weekend for me to digest the responses, and they are all good. Just to close a few gaps, I'm only considering a MC, although I know that there are other ski boats that are good. I also...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,401
Posted By shoe
I'm starting to see a pattern here...a lot of...

I'm starting to see a pattern here...a lot of doubt on the 209 wake from most of you. I'm not sking a course anymore but routinely ski 22 off at 34 MPH. Maybe at my ski level, a 209 would work? ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,401
Posted By shoe
Prostar 209 Dilemma

I am thinking about getting into a larger MC, the 209. Based on previous posts, it sounds like I had better keep my ’92 205 for skiing and let the rest of the family tube behind the 209. I do not...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-03-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By shoe
I have the HO 285 HP with a powerslot. I'm about...

I have the HO 285 HP with a powerslot. I'm about 180 lbs, thanks to the holidays, but I can easily do a deep water start with 2-3 people in the boat. I did upgrade my prop to a 4-blade Acme...
Forum: General / Other 05-31-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 716
Posted By shoe
After tinkering around, it appears that during...

After tinkering around, it appears that during idle or fast idle (2000 rpms), the water really doesn't circulate through the heating system well. At faster speeds, the water flows across the heater...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,685
Posted By shoe
The weld is holding up well. I have a couple of...

The weld is holding up well. I have a couple of teenagers (200 lbs) that use the platform and so far I have not had any problems. Between the solid weld and he powder coating, the bracket looks...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,665
Posted By shoe
Welcome to the forum! The members on this site...

Welcome to the forum! The members on this site have helped me through a problem or two over the past few years regarding my 92 Prostar 205. As for the temp, I experienced several issues with the temp...
Forum: General / Other 05-14-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 716
Posted By shoe
Prostar 205 Heater Flow

The heater on my 92 Prostar 205 crapped out. The heater amounts to a small radiator core with an input from the top of the manifold and a return to the circulating pump. There is not a Y adaptor as...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By shoe
Thanks, as always excellent advice and pics. I'm...

Thanks, as always excellent advice and pics. I'm hoping my wife will like this for our 30th anniversary this fall.
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,685
Posted By shoe
Teak update, albeit late

Thanks for the 14-step process. Attached is a photo of the welded bracket. I was able to have both brackets powder coated for $50 (incl. weld). The only deviation from the original 14 steps is...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By shoe
Speed Control Options - 92 Prostar 205

Does anyone have experience in using perfect pass on a 1992 Ford 351 HO Ford (or similar)? I don't need anything fancy, just a way for my wife to stay at 34 mph. Since she asked about it, the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-12-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,850
Posted By shoe
It took me a couple of days to try all of the...

It took me a couple of days to try all of the suggestions above. This is a little embarrassing, but I found the problem: a bad temp sending unit. I'm a little ticked because I replaced the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-09-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,850
Posted By shoe
Here is new information which I think is not...

Here is new information which I think is not good. Skied tonight and my wife abruptly stopped the boat while in flight. The engine temp climbed to to 210. When she idled down, I noticed that very...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-07-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,850
Posted By shoe
I had my wife (you did say wife, right?) touch...

I had my wife (you did say wife, right?) touch the engine riser, manifold, and head cover for a temp check. The riser and manifold were warm. The head cover was the hottest, but not burning...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-06-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,850
Posted By shoe
High Engine Temp - I'm stuck

My 1992 Prostar 205 has a 351 Ford Windsor engine. As of two weeks ago, the engine temp has been inching towards the 200 degree mark. The engine sounds good, starts fine, and has 750 hours on it,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,685
Posted By shoe
I ended up using some wood filler as a quick...

I ended up using some wood filler as a quick repair - I have about 4 weeks left in the season. However, I'm going with the 14 step process above this winter.

Meantime, I got a little crazy on ebay...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,685
Posted By shoe
Stopped at the dealer today and he had a...

Stopped at the dealer today and he had a replacement (including the transom mount) for $150. So, plan B. I unscrewed the remaining bracket and noticed that the teak wood is rotted. I'm trying to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,685
Posted By shoe
92 Prostar 205 teak platform

The bracket on the teak swim platform broke. After a quick inspection, I noticed that the screw holes for most of the screws are stripped. Any ideas on finding a bracket or simply replacing the...
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