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Old 02-18-2017, 03:42 PM
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Anyone own a PowerStar ?

Hi Guys! I'm looking at a 98 powerstar with a 200 EFI Outboard. Has the 2nd row swivel seats. Needs some engine TLC but has new upholstery and overall in very good condition.

I know it's a barefoot boat, but how is the slalom wake ?

Any known issues with these boats ?

The reason for the draw is the outboard engine and semi v bottom (we use some choppy lakes at times) Don't plan to ski the course with this boat, just free skiing.

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Old 02-20-2017, 09:01 PM
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I looked for a couple years to find Powerstar and we finally bought one last September. You will find out that they tend to sell very fast as they were only made for a few years 97-99 and are such a niche boat. I found mine on Craig's list thanks to help from another Team Talk tip. I called the next day, made the deal & drove 3,400 miles in four days to buy it before someone else did.

My son is 9 years old and loves to barefoot and slalom ski. We were looking for an outboard that had additional rear facing seating while pulling a skier or barefooter long line. The 2nd row swivel seats are perfect for that. The back bench seat is easy to take out for added room as well. My wife & daughter love to ride in the open bow when we are cruising. It's a great blend of ski, barefoot, and family boat. As most hybreds, you will find purest pick it apart, but it is everything we wanted as family boat. From one SkiDad to another I recommend one. My brother in law was able to get a couple serious slalom runs and loved it (not through the course as it was already pulled out for the winter). Be careful as there has been some scams of Powerstars for sale in the past.

Here are some pics our boat and my son footing that will give you an idea of the wake. Feel free to PM me and I would share more info if you are interested. Update us with your decisions and provide pictures too.
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:59 PM
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wow that awesome - i've never seen anyone that young barefoot - still trying to talk my 9 year old into skiing - my teenage boys ski.

about how fast is he barefooting there ?

thanks so much - I will PM you
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:11 PM
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I just saw this Powerstar advertised. It may be worth looking into. http://boats.oodle.com/detail/1998-m...-la-crosse-wi/
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Old 03-16-2017, 02:19 PM
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Old 03-16-2017, 03:15 PM
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I just saw this Powerstar advertised. It may be worth looking into. http://boats.oodle.com/detail/1998-m...-la-crosse-wi/
I live pretty close to LaCrosse. If you're interested in this boat, I can probably take a ride down lay eyes on it for you.
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Old 03-16-2017, 03:25 PM
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holy smokes batman is he barefooting in that picture?
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