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Old 02-07-2012, 05:14 PM
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The 99' and 00' towers were different for sure but I think the hulls and decks were the same thru 05' at least. I have read that the hull and deck configuration could be found under one name or another as late as 07' some say 09' but with the towers changing in 06' and again in 07'. When I talk to the cover rep.s on the phone they stop listening when I say I'm putting a tower on a 205. I'm thinking I'll get the cover and have it handy while im installing the tower to make sure everything lines up and fits right. I think if i put the cover on, mark where the holes are and see if that has any effect on the rest of it. I'm probably over thinking it but all I've got is time right now. (still 40 degrees out) Thanks for the input. I'm really excited about this boat. Even though it's 13 years old I really feel like Im a big shot to have such a fine machine at my disposal. Now it's time to part ways with my old centurion.
Hull and deck were the same through 2011. 1999-2002 it was the xstar, 2003-2005 as the X-2, and 2006-2011 as the X-1. I believe towers were the same 1999-2000, 2001-2004, 2005 was unique, then 2006-2011. This thread explains some of the history, but I'm not sure it's been updated in a while.
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=15198
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:15 PM
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I have the factory mastercraft cover on the 205 now. I had the seams re-sewn at a local shop because the thread dry rotted. It would probably be ok if I weren't adding a tower. Also the stock cover is gray and I want either black or red, haven't decided. The boat is black on white, white interior with black seams. My Westland cover on my centurion seems to be as good or maybe even better constructed than the stock MC cover. The sharkskin does seem to trap a lot of moisture underneath. I'm probably gonna get some sort of dehumidifier to stick in the engine bay. I can get the Westland sharkskin with choice of about 10 colors for 302.00 with 5 year warranty from boatinggearcenter. I got a membership with them awhile back that's good for an additional 5% off and they ship free over 100.00.
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:18 PM
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Thanks! That's exactly what I was looking for.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:15 PM
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We went with a custom cover and a non-breathable but very durable fabric. To avoid the wet interior as well as the scorching hot interior on sunny days we had a 12" by 14" zipper opening put in the front (over the open bow area) and the back (behind the motor cover). The opening has a nylon screen to prevent any foreign material getting in the boat. When open we get a nice air flow that keeps the interior cooler and allows it to dry out while being covered. Zip it closed and it prevents rain etc. from getting in.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:11 PM
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Beware black covers if you are thinking of going that direction, I've seen where black covers have cooked vinyl if left in the sun.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:09 AM
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Just ordered my cover. $303.00 shipped. I went ahead and ordered a new impeller while I was at it so I could get the 5% and free shipping on that too. With the graphics on my boat I just couldn't resist the black cover. I haven't had any issues with my other black one on my centurion. The MC will be in the barn when it's not on the way to the lake so I hope the black doesn't cause any vinyl issues. I had read on here somewhere that some of the black canvas factory covers were staining white vinyl but I think that was more of a mold or mildew issue. This cover won't have the Mastercraft logo over the windshield so I think I'll stencil it on with some vinyl paint.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:43 PM
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whered you get the cover? That vinyl paint is a waste of time if its going to be exposed btw.
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