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Old 03-17-2016, 09:08 AM
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It's a cool boat without a doubt but it still is an 88 with all the issues that technology had back then (think points and carburetors). That style trailer for instance was a PITA with the lock bar which if you notice isn't connected and has been modified with a winch (so much for completely original). I'm not an engineer but I don't believe that is the best way to hold the bow in place. If I were buying it that would have to be fixed pronto.

Doing the quick math on hours (88/28=3.14) I'd be a bit concerned about the fuel system and carburetor being the victim of bad fuel. I mean how to you keep 20 gallons of gas fresh over 28 years when you're only running 3 hours a year? And then there's the soft parts like tires (which I don't believe are actual trailer rated tires due to the white lettering), hoses and belts that just deteriorate with time.

I'm lining up with SaltDog on this one but I do think the condition and hours will go a long way on bringing a premium, just not a $10K premium.While MasterCrafts do hold their value I don't see any vintage boat collectors out there paying vintage Cobra and Corvette prices except for maybe the select wood variety.

A lot is going to depend on finding the right buyer but I think the boat is worth $13K - $15K depending on how it runs when you take it out for a sea trial and what it looks like in person.
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:41 AM
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As mentioned above the low hours are good and can be bad as well. Super clean looking boat. I hope for all of us old boat owners you get close to your asking price but quite honestly I see $12k max, and that has to be to the right buyer.
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:52 AM
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Hmm, it's very unique to have such low hours.....rare for sure.
This boat is like finding a 1988 car (Corvette?) with only 5000 miles on it.

But Dave, do you think a 93 S&S with under 100 hours is worth $19K? Perhaps. Or maybe a very low hour 93 Limited. Harold's 89 probably isn't worth $19K and that is a trophy winner!

Yes it will be interesting to see how much this sells for considering a pretty clean 2003-2004 Prostar 197 could go for the same price.
Back when Harold and I were very close he wanted me to buy his boat. If we weren't in the big economic downturn I would have. And he wasn't asking close to $19K. But this virtually brand new '88 is intriguing.
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Old 03-17-2016, 01:18 PM
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Those 88 trailer hook ups suck .My 87 ps had the better trailer . When I was selling my boat a guy called with an 88 and Asked if I wanted to trade him trailers . Lol. Oh yeah let's trade a really good trailer with my boat for your trailer that gives you hassles . I was like suuuuuuurrrree...NO!
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Old 03-17-2016, 10:27 PM
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Doesn't look like the trailer has been modified. The bar isn't connected to the bow eye in the photo but the winch is in the correct place. Towing like this especially with no stern straps would get ugly in an emergency stop.
I have the same trailer, the bar can be a pain but the boat isn't moving fore or aft when it's connected. Lately I just usually float the boat on, get it close and hook up the winch strap. Pull the trailer up the ramp to level ground, tap the brakes and the boat slides 3" forward, right where it needs to be to connect the bar.
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Old 03-17-2016, 10:34 PM
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20K for a 88?? That boat was not much more new. Its a 8500-10k boat tops. Good luck!!!
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Old 03-17-2016, 10:42 PM
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nice looking 190! however tops out in that awesome condition at 11.5-12K! and yes that stupid slap bar bow strap sucks!!! I have always hated that thing!
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:06 AM
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As usual, you guys make some great points. Hopefully he gets rewarded for keeping this boat in such good shape. There was a 93 with an all white hull that had about 200 hours on it in similar condition on here a while back. Still had the cooler! Around 14k. I almost bought it. But that's a 93.
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:32 AM
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A like-new '88 is a gem. The only question is what it is worth. If you found a '93 S&S or Limited in the same condition it may get closer to the asking price.
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:46 AM
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It's a cool boat without a doubt but it still is an 88 with all the issues that technology had back then (think points and carburetors). That style trailer for instance was a PITA with the lock bar which if you notice isn't connected and has been modified with a winch (so much for completely original). I'm not an engineer but I don't believe that is the best way to hold the bow in place. If I were buying it that would have to be fixed pronto.

Doing the quick math on hours (88/28=3.14) I'd be a bit concerned about the fuel system and carburetor being the victim of bad fuel. I mean how to you keep 20 gallons of gas fresh over 28 years when you're only running 3 hours a year? And then there's the soft parts like tires (which I don't believe are actual trailer rated tires due to the white lettering), hoses and belts that just deteriorate with time.

I'm lining up with SaltDog on this one but I do think the condition and hours will go a long way on bringing a premium, just not a $10K premium.While MasterCrafts do hold their value I don't see any vintage boat collectors out there paying vintage Cobra and Corvette prices except for maybe the select wood variety.


A lot is going to depend on finding the right buyer but I think the boat is worth $13K - $15K depending on how it runs when you take it out for a sea trial and what it looks like in person.
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