Originally Posted by CC2MC
I know you are looking for an open bow, and if that is what you want, I would get it, otherwise you will always be wanting one. That being said, if you cannot find a 205, here is a 190 that looks to be pretty clean and has the upgraded LT-1 engine. Not sure if you have done your research or not, but in 94 MC went to all fuel injected engines. In 93 they offered the LT-1 engine, but the standard engine was carbureted. Good luck with the search. The spring may offer a little better selection as well.
I keep going back and forth in my head over the 205 vs 190. How often would I need the front bow? Is it actually comfortable enough to hold say two average sized adults?
My main concern is with someone skiing you lose the backseat unless they ski from the top of a tower which for the people that would be skiing with me wouldn't be a big deal. One could also use the rear eyelet for them as well.
I have a line on a great 97' 190 LT1 in awesome shape that I might grab.