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Old 07-21-2012, 02:13 PM
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Tell me about the 209

What can you tell me about the 209? Don't know much about the boat...saw one this past weekend and stopped to admire.

Curious about:

* When was it introduced/retired?
* Specs
* Engine & tranny options
* Wake
* Options
* etc

What can you share?
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:45 PM
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All off the top of my head so someone will correct me I'm sure. Introduced in 2002 I believe and production ended in 2006 as the 214 replaced it as a mid season release in 2007. Same engine options as the others. Which would be the predator and LQ-9 in the early years and the RTP/ MCX/ LY6 in the later years. Slot was available. If I were betting Id say that it began as a 1.52:1 and later was 1.23:1 ratio. V bottom boat that didn't have the best slalom wake though a lot of guys here say it is under rated. That's all I got for now.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:18 AM
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From what I'm seeing, it came out in 2001 and was replaced by the 214 in '07. Man, I love the 214, but you can pick the 209 up for half the price!

Any first hand knowledge about the wake from anyone?
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:18 AM
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LTR 330 is pretty common as well.

Big boat for a direct drive. In my opinion (I have one) great all round boat for the family that likes to do other things as well as wakeboard. I barefoot behind mine weekly, surf it occasionally, wakeboard pretty much every weekend. I've had better slalom wakes, but also much worse.

I have no desire to have anything else! Great boat for us, put 300 pretty much trouble free hrs on it in 2 years
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:15 AM
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The wake is wide. Jumping wake to wake is pretty much out without a really short rope.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:55 AM
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The wake is wide. Jumping wake to wake is pretty much out without a really short rope.
Not a problem for this guy... Just ride at 22.

Myself and the couple guys I rode with don't have any problem wake to wake, tantrums, back rolls, scare crows etc etc.
Nothing crazy but plent of fun!
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:50 AM
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My limited experience is that the wake is not any wider than other mastercrafts wakes. Actually wakeboards well with some weight and the slalom wake was pretty good for free skiing.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:23 AM
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I would love to own a 209, I will be selling my 205 and looking for a 209/X9 in the next year or two.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:40 AM
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Not a problem for this guy... Just ride at 22.

Myself and the couple guys I rode with don't have any problem wake to wake, tantrums, back rolls, scare crows etc etc.
Nothing crazy but plent of fun!
Agreed... Learned to board behind it and now doing many advanced tricks w2w at 75ft 22mph
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:46 AM
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I have spent a good deal of time skiing behind a 2005 209. From my recollection, the hull was based on a Maristar. From skiing it, I believe it. To put it mildly, this was not the "fanatics with families" design that the 205 was. My friend who owned it sold it and bought a 197. He is much happier now. I recall its being absolutely enormous inside. So lots of room for carting people around. But it really didn't ski very well in my opinion.
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