Go for the 205. The 197 was not the boat it is today in 2001 unless you are a barefooter. And the 209 was not really better at slalom or wakeboarding.
The 2nd generation 205 (1996--2000) is about as well as MC ever did at a perfect crossover boat.
Previous: 1993 Prostar 205
Red 1998 Closed Bow Ski Boat, PCM GT40, 310 hp, Standard Gear Reduction, Acme 4 blade, Perfect Pass SG/Zbox.
Tyler Ski Club
Be kind. Have fun.