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Old 03-31-2014, 12:01 AM
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Looking for some opinions on value for our boat. We have been talking about how nice it would be to have PP, a Bimini, closed bow, fuel injection, and a trailer on 15" wheels that doesn't drag on the driveway. For the cost of all that I could probably upgrade boats.I've come across a few 190s that have caught my eye and some 197s (wife is still invested in the open bow).
We have a carburated 1993 ford 351 HO with 850 or so hours. Gel coat is in "good" condition. To the boats advantage it is a nice grey red and blue color scheme, 1-2 spots of gel coatneeding to be touched up. PO allowed the crank to hit the bow..... Vinyl is original and some seams are pulling apart in the driver and observer seats. Trailer is in good shape. New boat buddy, removable tongue, fits into a standard length garage straight next to an f150 no problem. Teak is in great shape. Put nearly 100 hrs on it last year without an issue.
Ideas on sale price if we go that route?
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:03 AM
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:26 AM
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:33 AM
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nice boat - I bet that boat could fetch $11-13K this time of year. Why do you want fuel injection? A well carbureted 351HO is a great motor.
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:51 AM
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I'm confused... You have a great boat that only needs upgrades. If your set on changing, losing the open bow will be a problem with the loss of space, so shoot for a 197.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:30 AM
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I'm thinking that for the money spent on those upgrades I could consider a different boat. Certainly it would cost more than the upgrades but I don't know how much money I want to put into this one that I may never get back out if it.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:07 AM
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1993 Prostar 205

What are you using the boat for?
It will be hard to beat that ski wake at longer line lengths (15 - 22, maybe 28) by going newer.

Newer (02+ 190/197) boats are wider and look nice, but you currently have a great skiing boat that you know works well.

Check ski it again for used pp stuff. You may be able to add pp and a new Bimini for under $1000.

FI is nice but many are ok with carb as well. If you must have it then get a new boat. That would be way to much dough to upgrade unless you are handy, have time and find an insane deal on a motor.

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Old 03-31-2014, 12:13 PM
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Nice boat. Come up with a price, my brother in law is looking.
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:38 PM
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For the cost of all that I could probably upgrade boats.

Nope...
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:42 PM
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Have a 91 190 and love the boat but would like to have a 205 for the extra room. If I were you, I would keep it unless you just want a new boat. It's going to be hard to beat the wake your current boat has.
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