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Old 08-05-2004, 03:28 PM
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I have been told that Mastercraft has dropped its only closed bow, the ProStar 190.

Is this true?

It would'nt suprise me to much as the 197 is so sweet!

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Old 08-05-2004, 03:53 PM
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I hope not otherwise my next boat will have to be a different make. Jamie
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Old 08-05-2004, 03:58 PM
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No this is not true....Where did you hear this...? You just don't as many of the new one's anymore because everyone wants the open bow. Regardless, they are still in production.
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Old 08-05-2004, 03:58 PM
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I tend to agree. Even though I have not driven a 197, I find it hard to believe that it could hang with my 190.

Somebody argue with me, cause me wife would sure love to have the extra room.
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Old 08-05-2004, 03:58 PM
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I've heard the same thing. In their defense I'll say around here the marketability for a closed bow is limited to serious slalom skiers on private lakes. I guess the best part is now the big three make great open bows with awsome wakes.
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Old 08-05-2004, 04:08 PM
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From everything I've heard, the 190 and 197, from the skier's perspective, are the same. I could see myself going closed bow on my next boat. So, just for me, keep producing those 190s.
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Old 08-05-2004, 04:13 PM
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Thanks TTAdmin and others.

I was told this by someone who was out boat shopping a couple of weekends ago. He hit dealers from all the brands.

He was leaning towards the SN and was using this as one of the reasons. I gotta get him straightened out before he makes a big mistake!
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Old 08-05-2004, 07:00 PM
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I can't imagine MC not offering a closed bow. I have nothing against open bow's, I just like the closed bow. We are only a family of four, but if I had more than two kids, the open bow would be the way that I would go. It would be nice to see the next anniversary edition with a closed bow option. After all, that's what started it all for MC. Can you imagine the early S&S's without that beautiful bow scoop!
I'm not sure if any of the majors besides MC are even offering closed bows at this point.
TT Admin, it's good to see your replies ( I almost said "response") to the post's. Nothing like hearing it from "The horse's mouth"!
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Old 08-05-2004, 07:28 PM
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The 197 is my dream boat, but if I bought a new boat next week, it would be a 190!! As far as the room, one of my cousins said I needed an openbow boat. I told him he needed a boat!!
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Old 08-05-2004, 07:33 PM
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Brad, , get a boat, I love it!
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