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Supra Launch SSV (2001-2004) 0 0%
Malibu Wakesetter (2000-2003) 1 1.67%
Super Air Nautique (2000-2003) 7 11.67%
Mastercraft X-Star (2000-2003) 52 86.67%
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:34 AM
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The vinyl went downhill in 1999 through approximately 2004. The reason is because the EPA decided that the emissions from the vinyl producers was excessive and so they changed the regulations on emissions. The manner in which this was done was a hasty and the manufacturers didn't have time to reformulate properly and thus the quality of the vinyl was poor. You will find this to be the case across the marine industry. The distance between stitches is a new one on me, but I could see where the more holes you put in an inferior product the more rapidly it is going to fail.


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Old 01-29-2015, 01:51 AM
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01 X9 here, 900 hrs on original vinyl.
That's awesome to hear - 900 hours is a long time for any vinyl to be baking in the sun!
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:45 AM
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We bought our '01 205V about 4 years ago from the original owner and it has the original vinyl, the boat now has 800+ hours. The vinyl is now starting to show some wear. One stiching on the back seat (cosmetic) is sailing and there is split starting to develop on the rear seat where everyone gets in/out of the boat.. I think it all depends on how it was taken care of.

and we love the boat..
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:59 AM
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Are you specifically interested in a 20' boat?

I have a 2000 Maristar 230V (23') with tower that I am going to put on the market once I receive the updated upholstery back. I have it all dialed in for Surf and Wakeboarding - excellent surf wake.

I am not sure of the hours as it did not have a Tach when I got it in 2009. I upgraded the perfect pass that was in it to Stargazer.

I expect to have it for sale in late Feb or early March with new Carpet and Upholstery - likely for $22K.
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:59 AM
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Replaced the vinyl on my 02 at 650 hours. The boat wasn't exactly a garage princess during its previous 400 hours of ownership. The vinyl was still in fine shape minus some holes etc by idiot owners and some stitching that was on the way out. Most of the problem with the previous vinyl was using harsh cleaners on it. The stitching would dry up and then it was just a matter of time before it was out the door. Was it great vinyl? Nope. Was it an automatic death sentence when cared for? Nope
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Old 01-29-2015, 12:24 PM
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I'd also stay away from that year Supra unless you just come across a great deal. Most of the "deals" you'll find though are the direct drive versions, so there's that too. I haven't really heard the bad vinyl talk on the Supra's like I have with MC's, but MC's outnumber those boats like crazy, so that's not a surprise.

2005/2006 is when Supra modernized their hulls, depending on the model you look at. I'd stick with those, but unless you run across a steal like I did, you likely won't get into one at your budget.

There's your Supra info
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:08 PM
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Thanks for the responses and knowledgeable information. This has definitely been the most friendly and active forum I have visited. Wake faller that is a good looking boat, that is the type of boat I want to find. A person on the forum that does not have their boat listed yet, but is willing to sale. I would feel better about the boat being "taken care of" that way.
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:11 PM
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Thanks for the responses and knowledgeable information. This has definitely been the most friendly and active forum I have visited. Wake faller that is a good looking boat, that is the type of boat I want to find. A person on the forum that does not have their boat listed yet, but is willing to sale. I would feel better about the boat being "taken care of" that way.
This is a great forum. Regardless of what boat you choose... stick around. The powerplants are all similar, and the people on this site are incredibly knowledgeable. It's worth hanging around.
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:13 PM
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i wouldn't be scared off by vinyl. to me thats not a horrible fix and definitely a DIY project that you can do over several seasons. you can also use the vinyl as a pretty strong negotiating tool. i'm about 1/2 way into replacing my 02 vinyl. i do a few pieces an off season. the only down side to doing it this way is that i've had to keep the factory look. there are some guys on here that have taken some early 2000s boats and redone the interior to match a new MC. they look pretty great, but would look silly if done piecemeal. good luck.
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:04 PM
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This is a great forum. Regardless of what boat you choose... stick around. The powerplants are all similar, and the people on this site are incredibly knowledgeable. It's worth hanging around.
Unless you buy the supra....
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