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Old 03-13-2017, 01:02 PM
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I believe the hull is identical to the 96-98, just the edges of the boat are brought up a little higher for freeboard.

A friend has a 2000 205 DD, and compared to my 94 205, very different. His feels like it has a lot more room than mine, however mine does sit lower in the water. Probably some of that "sleek looking" is due to the lower freeboard edge.

We did ski behind both boats, and we both prefer my older one. This is not monumental, but you can tell a difference. However, he can surf better than mine. And you have potential to add more weight to the newer ones due to the higher freeboard.

Keep in mind, the later model interior stitching does not hold up very well (1999,2000). Sorry to put a slight damper there. So pay attention to the condition of any 2000 era MC interior.
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Old 03-13-2017, 01:31 PM
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I believe the hull is identical to the 96-98, just the edges of the boat are brought up a little higher for freeboard.
No. Hull different after 95.

92-95 ski great except the 22 off line. All other wakes ski as good as the closed bow. The 190 is better about spray in that era.
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Old 03-13-2017, 01:43 PM
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No. Hull different after 95.

92-95 ski great except the 22 off line. All other wakes ski as good as the closed bow. The 190 is better about spray in that era.
He was speaking about the 1999-2000 boat. To better clarify....1996-2000, same hull. Hence the reason I have a 94 (older hull design).
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Old 03-13-2017, 03:48 PM
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http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ead.php?t=5337 <-- everything you need to know about the 205 right there. The freeboard is indeed higher on the 99 and 2000 models.

As for the 20i, I really don't know. I have always wanted to ski one to find out. From the limited information I could find online, it appears it is good at 15 off (finding the right TAPS setting is critical), but gets harder as the line length is shortened. I fairly sure that it will be better than any V drive.
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:19 PM
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Having owned a 2002 X-30, the upholstry was indeed very delicate! We took extra precautions to keep it in tip top shape (no shoes in the boat, towels spread over the seats, no standing on the seats or engine cover, etc.

I've read the 205 model year post a couple of time... great info! A 96-97 seems like a reasonable compromise between capability and price. I know I'd prefer the ski wake on the 92-95, but prefer a little more surf capability and higher freeboard. 99-00 gets a bit more expensive and harder to find.

I suppose what I need is an early 90's Prostar 190 for slalom and an 89 Supra Sunsport with thousands of lbs ballast and a 454 for surfing! ...Or maybe a 2007 Malibu VTX Diamond Hull (oops...I didn't say that here)
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:54 PM
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I've read the 205 model year post a couple of time... great info! A 96-97 seems like a reasonable compromise between capability and price. I know I'd prefer the ski wake on the 92-95, but prefer a little more surf capability and higher freeboard. 99-00 gets a bit more expensive and harder to find.
We have an 05 X2 which is the same hull as the 96 and on PS205. We surf, board, and ski.
We surf no problem with 750s in the rear lockers, the stock KBS, and an IBS up front. We use a homemade wakeshaper. Skiing at 34 mph is almost but not quite 190 or 205DD quality. I also installed a wakeplate which helps with both surfing and skiing.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:30 AM
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97.....pretty sharp!

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=78762
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Old 03-14-2017, 03:12 PM
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Rbuss, really appreciate you sharing your setup and experience... very helpful. Obviously you've invested a lot towards getting the best wave possible, and what you've achieved sounds amazing!

Tsumi, the Tige 20i has a narrower beam which would fit my single garage door. I understand the V hulls produce better surf wakes... just not sure to what extent the slalom wake is sacrificed? I'm a bit unclear if the 19990-2000 205 has a different freeboard or if the interior is just redesigned to appear that way?
Here's a video of the wake from my 205V. I think this was at around 32mph.

https://youtu.be/HHNWDpvlAZs
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Old 03-15-2017, 12:24 PM
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I own a '99 Prostar 205. It is an awesome all around boat. We regularly surf, board, kite, and slalom behind it. The wake at slalom speeds is nearly perfect. I have only ever skied 1 better-and that was a PS190 of the same era(closed bow, less storage, less people) Our boat hes every bit as good of a surf wave as a 8 year newer Moomba Vdrive that we also surf behind. You will never have the best boat for any one sport, but will have a better than average one for anything you want to do.
What is kiting?

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Old 03-15-2017, 12:55 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1IPnnttL9k ???
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