Go Back   TeamTalk > General MasterCraft Topics > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-14-2014, 06:43 AM
Aussieskier Aussieskier is offline
TT Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Boat: 1995 Mastercraft Prostar 190 LT1 powerslot
Location: Australia
Posts: 28
Barefoot Bar

Hi guys.

I'm thinking of purchasing a Barefoot International Deluxe barefoot boom for my Prostar 190. Overtons can ship to Australia for $250 USD

3 questions if I may?

Does anyone have any experience with this bar, good or bad?
Can anyone confirm if this is the correct bar for my boat?
Are they able to be mounted either side of the boat?

Cheers

Cameron


http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...r-Boom&i=19296
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-14-2014, 07:14 AM
2RLAKE's Avatar
2RLAKE 2RLAKE is online now
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Boat: '13 x10 with 6.0 and '93 25th Anniversary Limited Edition
Location: Cincinnati OH & Lake Norris TN
Posts: 2,622
1 yes BI are great .... i've had a few of them and they are great
2 BI makes many different ones .. sounds like you are getting a generic one that you can adjust the two cables for your specific boat
3 i don't know

make sure that you order the hull protector pad

I have a Beeman's for my '93 .... single cable and hollow meaning its much light ... this is the 2nd Beeman i have and its my favorite simply because of the weight

have fun!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-14-2014, 07:21 AM
kyfooter's Avatar
kyfooter kyfooter is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2007
Boat: 2013 197 WTT / 1992 Barefoot Sanger
Location: Louisville
Posts: 273
The BI boom is the heaviest boom on the market.

I have used Bemman's booms for 20+ years and have had no problems. Scarpa used these at his ski school. They will make it exactly for your boat, and if you tell them to dill for use out both sides of the boat, they will do so. They are much lighter and quicker to set up than BI.

http://www.bemmanscustomdesign.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-14-2014, 10:26 AM
Rockman's Avatar
Rockman Rockman is offline
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Boat: 1995 Barefoot 200 Yamaha ProV 200, 1994 ProStar 190 LT1 1:1
Location: SW Burbs of Chi-Town
Posts: 2,767
Check with Mike and make sure you get the right boom...think the one you need is the B2 which is bent far enough to compensate the room needed for the driver seat if you plan to use it on the driver's side.

Otherwise, putting it on the passenger side does not require anything special.

We have used our booms on both sides of our BF200 and 94 190 without any issues.

Get the height adjuster as this will save you alot of headaches and makes adjusting the boom very easy.

We use a shamee (sp) wrapped under the boom where it meets the gel coat to prevent any scratches. No issues on this since we got the BF200 back in '96.

I like BFI products and they have stood up to all the abuse we have offered them!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-14-2014, 10:53 AM
H2ORidr H2ORidr is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Boat: 2007 X14
Location: St. Paul
Posts: 463
Ping Barefoot International by email and I am sure Mike or one of the others there will contact you and let you know exactly what you need. Mike at one point was the Mastercraft rep or something like that so he knows MC boats very well.

I needed one of the convoluted bars because the windshield on my X14 comes back so far behind the pylon. Mike called me and told me exactly what I needed and told me I would want the height adjuster because of my boat. He also said I needed the extender because of the spray from my boat. He told me to call him any time when I was ready to install it and it would talk me through it. Sure enough he answered on a Saturday and walked me through installing the height adjuster essentially upside down so the doghouse did not hit it. I would not have thought about that until I had installed it and then could not open the doghouse. He saved me a doh! experience.

Ditto on the wrap something around the pylon to keep it from getting scratched. I got a piece of silicone 1/8" thick and used that. I got it from our scrap bin at work but other places should have it.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-14-2014, 12:05 PM
thatsmrmastercraft's Avatar
thatsmrmastercraft thatsmrmastercraft is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 1977 Stars & Stripes
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 15,203
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rockman View Post
Check with Mike and make sure you get the right boom...think the one you need is the B2 which is bent far enough to compensate the room needed for the driver seat if you plan to use it on the driver's side.

Otherwise, putting it on the passenger side does not require anything special.

We have used our booms on both sides of our BF200 and 94 190 without any issues.

Get the height adjuster as this will save you alot of headaches and makes adjusting the boom very easy.

We use a shamee (sp) wrapped under the boom where it meets the gel coat to prevent any scratches. No issues on this since we got the BF200 back in '96.

I like BFI products and they have stood up to all the abuse we have offered them!
You must mean a ShamWow.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Peter

SPECIAL PACKAGE PRICING
4 ST205/75R14 Kenda KR03 radials
4 wheels of your choice
Mount, balance & free shipping
$529




CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $125 + PARTS
LED lights, Hubs, Spare Tire Carriers, Chrome & Powder Coated Lug Nuts

PM or email me tiresplease@gmail.com
*** FREE DELIVERY ON ALL ORDERS ***[/center]

Coming soon.......TrailerEssentials.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-14-2014, 12:07 PM
thatsmrmastercraft's Avatar
thatsmrmastercraft thatsmrmastercraft is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 1977 Stars & Stripes
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 15,203
And I also have had great customer service from Mike at Barefoot International. Not too many places the owner of a business will actually answer the phone and take the time to make sure his customer's are satisfied.
__________________
Peter

SPECIAL PACKAGE PRICING
4 ST205/75R14 Kenda KR03 radials
4 wheels of your choice
Mount, balance & free shipping
$529




CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $125 + PARTS
LED lights, Hubs, Spare Tire Carriers, Chrome & Powder Coated Lug Nuts

PM or email me tiresplease@gmail.com
*** FREE DELIVERY ON ALL ORDERS ***[/center]

Coming soon.......TrailerEssentials.com
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-14-2014, 01:54 PM
2RLAKE's Avatar
2RLAKE 2RLAKE is online now
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Boat: '13 x10 with 6.0 and '93 25th Anniversary Limited Edition
Location: Cincinnati OH & Lake Norris TN
Posts: 2,622
Quote:
Originally Posted by thatsmrmastercraft View Post
And I also have had great customer service from Mike at Barefoot International. Not too many places the owner of a business will actually answer the phone and take the time to make sure his customer's are satisfied.
you are very right .... i bought a double contour for my old X14 and called him direct .... he was great to talk with and made sure i got what was needed ... it fit perfectly
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-14-2014, 02:23 PM
Rockman's Avatar
Rockman Rockman is offline
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Boat: 1995 Barefoot 200 Yamaha ProV 200, 1994 ProStar 190 LT1 1:1
Location: SW Burbs of Chi-Town
Posts: 2,767
Quote:
Originally Posted by thatsmrmastercraft View Post
You must mean a ShamWow.
LOL...I even got the blue one to match the 190...and the purple one to match the BF200!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-14-2014, 02:43 PM
orbeamlb's Avatar
orbeamlb orbeamlb is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Boat: 1988 ProStar 200, 1991 Mercury 2.5L 200hp XRi Outboard
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 881
Same great experience for me with BFI. Emailed them a question one night and Mike S. called me the next morning.

Ask them what model and accessories would fit your boat the best.

Also consider their Boom Bag for storing it. It holds both my boom and one-piece FlyHigh pole.
__________________
Mike B
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:23 PM.