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Old 05-16-2015, 04:16 PM
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Great choice, I loved my 205. I was sad to see it go last year.
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Old 05-16-2015, 04:36 PM
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Welcome to the family! Congrats on finding a fantastic boat. If you ever need an extra hand, I'm in St. Paul and would be happy to help.

The first thing I did after I got my boat was stop by Midwest Mastercraft and introduced myself. They are a great bunch there and it is amazing how well they treat their customers (I'm sure it doesn't hurt that they are my customer too ).
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Old 05-16-2015, 05:31 PM
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Congrats on a nice find and welcome to TeamTalk. I'll echo a few things already stated but I love my 94 205.

Engine Temp: Mine also hangs around the 130 mark. Correct or not, no issues.

Tower: Keep it for when your future kids say: Dad, I want to Wakeboard, or when you do have extra people in the boat they dont have to all sit up front. If you dont like the design and plan to upgrade ever, get a New Dimensions..

Open Bow: Just be careful with extra weight in the bow or if your stationary and large rollers coming from someone surfing.. Be ready to power through them so you dont sink the bow..

Prop: I also recommend the ACME 541 3-blade. I started with the stock 3 blade and just felt sluggish on the hole shot. So I changed to a 4-blade and gained in hole shot but lost 2 mph. I lived with that for a while until I kept reading about the 541. Bought it last spring, first time out barefooting with 5 full sized guys, I kept or even improved my hole shot and gained my top end back. Yippie!!

Reccomendation: If you any kind of particular to a great consistent pull, and your wife plans to drive sometimes (not sure of her experience level), I recommend the "marriage saver" Perfect Pass. Boy-O-Boy, we struggled when I didn't have it...

Thats it for now, except the proverbial picture of mine...

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Old 05-16-2015, 06:53 PM
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Congrats on the purchase. You mentioned that you may have paid for spring inflation or what ever. I would take comfort that the PO knew the boat and took care of it. That is worth way more than "I got a good deal".

Tons of great advice on here. I would look to fix the lockout on the throttle. It should be a simple fix. If you are new to boating or you have new boat drivers, you can not have too many safety devices.

As for the open bow, it is the only way to go. Boating is more fun with a group of family or friends. And you have been warned about water over the bow, but some lessons just have to be learned the hard way. You will take water over it at some time but that is no big deal. It dries out...
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:28 PM
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Looking Good west,

That prop looks fine to me, mine is way worse and it gets us outa the hole!
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:07 PM
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They have a sale..

http://www.wakemakers.com/props?utm_...campaign=Props
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:29 PM
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Great looking boat, glad to hear it was taken care of! I don't think anyone had chimed in on your water leaking, or lack there of... I wouldn't worry about it, I just picked up a similar boat, 1993 205, and the po was similar to yours. Very particular. He installed some type of Kevlar seals, mine doesn't leak much at all either. We've spent as much as 6hrs on the water without the bilge pump kicking on.
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:54 PM
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Welcome and congratulations on the MC!

We have the same colors on our 95 BF200!

Perfect timing for the summer!
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:04 AM
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Great looking boat, glad to hear it was taken care of! I don't think anyone had chimed in on your water leaking, or lack there of... I wouldn't worry about it, I just picked up a similar boat, 1993 205, and the po was similar to yours. Very particular. He installed some type of Kevlar seals, mine doesn't leak much at all either. We've spent as much as 6hrs on the water without the bilge pump kicking on.
My boat came with gore-tex packing already installed. Very little leakage.

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Old 05-17-2015, 03:49 AM
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nice work one the that 205 welcome to the team. youll get plenty of advice around here. And remember we all love a photo or 10!!!!!!
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