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Old 07-21-2011, 08:26 AM
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Hi all. This is my first post and thought I would get some good advice here. We sold our old I/O and are in the market for a used mastercraft and have found some, but are no where near us and wondered what I could do for reassurance we aren't getting a lemon by doing a long distance deal? Or are there things to watch out for in these (i.e. are there bad year hulls, motors, etc). I should probably add we are looking at boats older than 10-15 years.

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Old 07-21-2011, 08:33 AM
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Please list the boats you are looking at and where they are located. You will get tons of response. If I or someone else is close to the boat you are interesed in then you can have it visually inspected.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:48 AM
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I did find this 93 maristar on boat trader in Plano, TX. It seems/looks clean....blue book has it listed lower than this though. I don't want to break the bank, but also don't want maintenance headaches later either.


http://www.boattrader.com/listing/19...istar-98634699
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:13 AM
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Have you tried onlyinboards.com? They might have a better selection of MC boats than boattrader.

Looking at that Maristar, I wonder what's up with the carpet/floor on the starboard side of the rear seat. Big stain, or torn up carpet?

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Old 07-21-2011, 10:18 AM
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I saw that too. I'm waiting to hear back from them.

I also found this one...

http://www.texascars.net/web/used/Ma...-Texas/643400/

Not sure if the prices I am seeing are good, normal, or high. I'm really only familiar with I/O since that's all I've been around.

I'll check out inboardsonly.com also.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:54 AM
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The 98 will have fuel injection, which is a plus in my book. Also you have at lease a grand in the wetsound speakers on the tower.

The v-block up front on the trailer needs to be replaced before it scores the hull. Engine compartment divider is laying flat on the floor. The little things on the 98 make me nervous. It's 5 years newer than the 93, but looks a little rougher.

The 98 is a foot smaller, but has more usable space in the boat since the swim deck counts as part of the boat length on the older Maristar's since it was part of the hull and not a teak deck attached to the hull.

I was close to selling mine last summer for $16.5 K. I had 3 buyers ready with cash, but I backed out of the new boat deal. Mine is a 95 225 VRS and it is cleaner than either of the 2 listed. ( a few more goodies too )

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Old 07-21-2011, 11:04 AM
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That 93, I could not see the pics, but I go through there almost daily, if you'd like me to take a look at it tomorrow after work... Just let me know.

Do you ski, board, trick, foot, or what?

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Old 07-21-2011, 11:35 AM
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Watch out for the carb on that 93. It has the Holley 4010. Several people, myself included, have had trouble with them hot stalling and poor idling. If you are not test driving it, beware of that. The 92--93 351 HO engines (285 hp) came stock with the 4010. Some have been replaced with 4160s, which were far more reliable.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:53 AM
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Welcome.

Watch out for the carb on that 93. It has the Holley 4010. Several people, myself included, have had trouble with them hot stalling and poor idling. If you are not test driving it, beware of that. The 92--93 351 HO engines (285 hp) came stock with the 4010. Some have been replaced with 4160s, which were far more reliable.
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:13 PM
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Check out craigslist too...

http://dallas.craigslist.org/search/...inAsk=&maxAsk=
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