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Old 08-01-2016, 12:59 PM
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Question Used 1998 X-Star Pricing

I'm looking to get into the Mastercraft family in the near future! I've grown up around boats with I/O's but want to get a family boat that we can surf/wake-board behind mainly. But with some slalom occasionally.

I've come across a 1998 X-Star locally, not v-drive, that has a new engine with 40hours on it.

The interior is shot and the hull needs a good polish and wax. I'm wondering if 11K is reasonable for the boat with a new engine but possibly 5-6K in vinyl and carpet needed? (I'm looking to use for a few months and redo the interior this fall/winter).

I love the idea of getting into a mechanically reliable boat for around 15K with the interior redone, but I'm wondering if I should hold out until the fall and look for a v-drive boat since we will be mainly wake boarding and surfing?
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:12 PM
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It is basically a Prostar 205. Your proper point of comparison would be how much you can get a similarly optioned 96-98 Prostar 205 for. I think good condition 205s typically go in the low 10s, 15 is for immaculate.
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:21 PM
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For a 96-98 205 in good condition you can get anywhere from 15-17 depending on your location, so I guess what you have to look at is if you pay 11k, put 4 or 5 more in it then you are at what its worth. I don't see the point in messing with something like that unless you can get in it for a deal. If you are going to have full price in it by the time youre done plus you are dealing with the headaches then I'd just buy one that's still nice.
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:30 PM
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Thanks guys, makes sense about comparing 205's since they are the same hull from what I've read. If I can't get a deal to make it worth my time to get the interior redone it's might not be worth it.

Secondary to that do you guys think I should seriously consider saving to get a v-drive boat? I've got a family of 5 with kids 7,5 and 2. I'm wondering about the room if I'm going to be adding ballast for wake boarding and surfing.
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:59 PM
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Thanks guys, makes sense about comparing 205's since they are the same hull from what I've read. If I can't get a deal to make it worth my time to get the interior redone it's might not be worth it.

Secondary to that do you guys think I should seriously consider saving to get a v-drive boat? I've got a family of 5 with kids 7,5 and 2. I'm wondering about the room if I'm going to be adding ballast for wake boarding and surfing.
I have a 98' 205 dd and I wish i had a vdrive. If you are worried about wakeboarding and surfing then definitely do what whats necessary to get in a v-drive. More room and youre going to really struggle to get a surf wave out of a 205. Plus there isn't alot of storage in the 205dd and once you start throwing bags in the floor it gets even worse.
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Old 08-01-2016, 02:12 PM
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Yeah, after browsing around the forums and google, it seems that is the consensus with a surf wake. It sounds like I just need to wait a bit, save a little more money and then pull the trigger.

I don't want to get into something I'll regret and want to upgrade immediately.
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:24 PM
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You can get a pretty good wave out of a 205. Just go over to the surf section and check the giant DIY surf shaper thread.
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:55 PM
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Is this the one?

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/boa/5665468946.html

He has been trying to sell that one for a long time.
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:18 PM
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Is this the one?

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/boa/5665468946.html

He has been trying to sell that one for a long time.
Yes, that's it. I've checked around locally here in Knoxville on reskining and carpet and it's going to run 4-6k depending on who does it.

Even with a new engine it seems high for the remaining work required. Plus, I really think I need a v-drive with a family of 5.

Decisions!😜
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Old 08-01-2016, 06:30 PM
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Solution: 2 boats, one for skiing and one for everything else.

Kidding aside, I think what you want to look for as a family boat is a Maristar. They're larger than the 205 and 205V, and are decent all around boats, especially the 210VRS.
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