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Old 02-26-2013, 04:24 PM
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Awesome, will definitely keep an eye out for that beauty when we're up that way.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:28 PM
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Beautiful boat. The blue LT-1 is one of my favorite sights.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:32 PM
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:49 PM
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Snipe: My 98 also has 4 tracking fins. They called it PPTS, of positive pressure tracking system. Band-aid or not, I love the boat and it skis awesome. Let me know if you have any year specific questions or what not.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:16 PM
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On a side note I think the 98 anniversary with the flag decal removed is the same scheme as the 93. Looks amazing without the flag IMO. Someone posted a link to one for sale at Boulder Boats a while ago.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:16 PM
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This is what I was referring to:

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I just got a '98 Prostar190. Now I have another question. Mine has the inserts and the winged rudder and also four tracking fins. I hope I didn't buy a problem boat as I didn't get to run it before purchase. The season was over and it had been winterized. A bit of paranoia is setting in here.
Those are the hydra rails. They were added to all Soften the wake.

Snipe, you have nothing to worry about, it sounds like your boat has all the proper equipment so you should be in excellent shape. If your rudder fins are not at the same angle as the prop shaft, you can get a different rudder that will improve the wake.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:32 PM
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FWIW, my info posted earlier came from CP.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:25 PM
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The 98-2001 were know for chime lock , a bad wake and bad tracking. The fixes were the rails , 4th tracking and t rudder.

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don't have any experience with the 98 but from what I've read and heard the 01 shared some if the same characteristics including t shaped rudder. I did not love the boat but its not that bad. If I had my preference I would choose another year , but I wouldn't turn it down either.

I think on a ski lake with islands and or tight turn arounds it's more if an issue.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:15 PM
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That is a beautiful boat, congratulations on the purchase.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:47 PM
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The 98-2001 were know for chime lock , a bad wake and bad tracking. The fixes were the rails , 4th tracking and t rudder.

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don't have any experience with the 98 but from what I've read and heard the 01 shared some if the same characteristics including t shaped rudder. I did not love the boat but its not that bad. If I had my preference I would choose another year , but I wouldn't turn it down either.

I think on a ski lake with islands and or tight turn arounds it's more if an issue.
I agree. Bad tracking & a bad wake are subjective, a tournament skier might pass but everyone else will think its fine. Chine lock is a safety issue but like you said only on confined sites. I think a lot of bad press comes from the fact that MC was building world class slalom tugs right up to 97' The 94' hull has a cult following and the 95-97 hull was just as good, so when the 98 came out hardcore slalom guys were left scratching their heads. I don't ski deep shortline but when I bring my boat to FL in the winter some of my buds do. They love skiing behind my 96 and I can give them a pretty good pull for a 17 year old boat. BTW I would buy that 98 on looks alone, it's gorgeous!
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