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Old 10-24-2011, 10:05 AM
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How long Have you had your boat?

I was just reading a thread which has me wondering what the average lifespan of a boat is with its owner.

So the question is, what year is your boat and how long have you owned it? What modifications have you made?
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:10 AM
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I have owned my boat since 04. The only modifications I have made, so far, are small upgraded stereo (4 speakers and HD Radio/iPod Receiver), Relocated battery to under OB seat from back beside the fuel tank, Custom bimini, Custom dash light to work in junction with warning buzzer and a OJ CNC 4 blade prop.

EDIT: I remembered more modifications I made.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:23 AM
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Bought my 1989 PS 190 in 1997 with my sister. Mods so far: 4 blade prop, removable platform brackets, Perfect Pass, hot water shower, Boat Buddy and LED taillights to the trailer, and recently upgraded to GT40 heads due to overheating and blowing my headgasket. Pretty big increase in HP, resulting in much better holding power while skiing & footing, and several more mph at the top end.
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1989 ProStar 190 with "Safe T Top", 351 Ford, GT 40 heads painted Ford Blue, Elec. Ign, 1:1, 720 hours, 4 blade prop, PP 6.5, removable platform brackets, custom color from factory, hot water shower, Boat Buddy & LED lights on trailer
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:29 AM
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First MC was a 1982 Stars and Stripes. Bought it used in 1983 (8 yrs). Traded it for a new 1991 ProStar190. (11 yrs)
Traded the 1991 for a new 2002 ProStar 197. (My present boató9 yrs)
My first two boats required only routine maintenance and:
1991 replaced Upholstery for pink spots---warranty.

2002 ProStar 197: replaced the MMDC in 2009, trailer axle in 2010 and the fuel pump this summer.

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Old 10-24-2011, 10:57 AM
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I've owned my '83 for 4 years now.

I put on a new prop and stereo. Aside from that, it's been routine maintenance. I'll keep this until I'm able to replace it with a 214/x14.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:05 AM
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I have a 2000 Mari-Star 210VRS, bought it when I came home for mid-tour leave from iraq a little over a year ago, mods so far-none, but i have been doing alot of "tooling" to get to know the boat alot better, right now i am in the middle of doing my own winterization so i can put it away until i get moved to california early next year.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:09 AM
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We have had our 14 for two years, we had our 190 for three years before that but had to upgrade because of a growing family. We still have our '89 SN that we bought new back at the family lake house. No mods for that one other than a Bimini. Just 23 years of oil changes and regular maintainence.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:21 AM
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1991 Prostar 190, 408 hours. It is my first boat and I have only owned it for 5 months. I have done nothing so far, except clean up the battery terminals. Hope to keep it for years to come.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:39 AM
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I bought my boat on May 18, 1997 - the day I graduated from college. Just winterized it after our 15th summer. Until 2008, the dealer performed all maintenance. Since then I have performed all maintenance and made all improvements. I wish I had the courage/knowledge to do so from the beginning.

2000 - bilge pump & starter
2003 - replaced both exhaust manifolds (waited too long to winterize)
2005 - ignition
2006 - new rubrail
2007 - prop recondition; new stereo; speakers; amp
2009 - blower; repair seams for front backrest; perfect pass stargazer; auxiliary batter/isolator; re-upholster front seat cushions & observer seat; new gas shocks
2010 - New carpet; heated seats; shower; sending unit
2011 - full trailer restoration (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=43985)
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:41 AM
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Boat: 1994 Mastercraft, ProStar 205, 350 Indmar with 275 hp
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I bought my 1994 Pro Star 205 in July of 2001. That makes her a 17 year old boat that I have owned for 10 years, and with the current market on things, and kids who want to go to college soon, I have no plans to upgrade (even though I tend to look).

Modifications I have made are:
  • Updated the trailer with guide poles, black paint, new rims, a V-Nose pad and drive in V-pad with a winch. Also a new axle and springs but that was needed.
  • Added the Monster Tower with racks, a mirror and now speakers.
  • Added Depth Finder
  • Added new Bimini.
  • Updated the stereo and added front bow speakers, tower speakers, sub-woofer, tweeters and two amps.
  • Upgrade to a 4-balde prop
  • Added a second battery and isolator
  • Added blue neon to the storage areas along the sides.
  • Added Perfect Pass.
  • Added a new ski platform. (original was too thin from sanding)
The rest was regular maintenance items.

Future Plans:
  • LED Speaker Rings
  • Really considered Chrome Exhaust Tips.....
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