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Old 09-06-2014, 05:36 PM
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Advice for first time used Prostar buyer

I might be purchasing a 1996 205 Prostar - LT1 tomorrow...my first Mastercraft. I've done a ton of research here and elsewhere. I have a checklist for tomorrow, including putting it in a lake and getting a pull.

The seller (original owner, garaged, no salt water, ~700 hrs, clean) says he is unsure if it is a Power Slot. Is there a way I can tell by looking at the transmission?

Any other inspection advice?
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Old 09-06-2014, 05:40 PM
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I might be purchasing a 1996 205 Prostar - LT1 tomorrow...my first Mastercraft. I've done a ton of research here and elsewhere. I have a checklist for tomorrow, including putting it in a lake and getting a pull.

The seller (original owner, garaged, no salt water, ~700 hrs, clean) says he is unsure if it is a Power Slot. Is there a way I can tell by looking at the transmission?

Any other inspection advice?
Should be stamped onto a tag that is on the transmission. Shaft will be 1-1/8" diameter. 1.52:1 ratio if I recall well

Standard transmission is 1:1 / 1" dia. driveshaft
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Old 09-06-2014, 06:32 PM
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Not many Powerslot 205s around. Would be a unique find. Good luck with the purchase.
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:34 PM
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Awesome, I will check!

Thanks
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Old 09-07-2014, 09:24 AM
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Just do it . Good luck!

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Old 09-07-2014, 09:51 AM
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1996 - nice boat - LT1 nice find. 700 hours like new - have it hooked up to a ECU reader to find out actual hours - prolly less at hard rpms...

hope you read this...

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...4&postcount=47
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:38 AM
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I actually did read that article and put together a checklist from it. I found it posted on the Tyler Ski Club site.

Not sure I will get a chance to put it on an ECU. You are probably right, it has been owned by a family so I would guess there are some mild hours on the boat.
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Old 09-08-2014, 01:50 AM
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At 500+ hrs on my hr meter on my 96 LT1, the ECM hrs were almost 100 hrs less
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:17 PM
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Bought It!

I am now the proud owner of a 1996 205 LT1. Took it out last week to Lake Berryessa. Runs like a top and had no problems pulling with 6 people onboard.

Ordered a new impeller today and a new boat cover. Working on getting the correct lifters for the observer seat.

The kids want to name it "Soul of an eagle"...not too sure about that.
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:25 AM
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What a beautiful boat. Lots of info on this site, just search or ask and you will find your answers. Contrats!
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