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Old 08-29-2013, 01:29 PM
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:34 PM
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Sounds like a great deal. My family has loved our Tristar for the last 10 years. Be careful about dipping the bow when you turn into a wake!
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:47 PM
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Very cool. I wish you guys the best of luck. You should really enjoy the boat!
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:33 PM
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Boat: 1993 Stars & Stripes Prostar 190 351 285 hp
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Good find! that boat will clean up really good. The soft area behind the box should be honeycomb aluminum and can be fixed easily.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:59 PM
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Nice boat. Same color scheme as my '88 PS200. Your TriStar should buff out well. Welcome to the MC Family.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:04 PM
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Boat: 1988 Tristar 190 Sport (Closed Bow), 351W w/ GT-40's
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The soft area behind the box should be honeycomb aluminum and can be fixed easily.
'88 still had the wood glassed into the bottom of the fiberglass shell for all the center panels. The honeycomb came later, but not sure the exact year. A lot of water from stepping into the boat from the platform lands there between the rear seat and the motor box and the hinges bolt though there, causing the rotting of the wood core. It can still be fixed easily though.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:45 PM
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I really cannot thank everyone enough for the advice, knowledge, and shared experiences. I feel confident thus far in my purchase, and look forward to the maiden family voyage tomorrow afternoon!
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:13 AM
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:13 PM
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Sounds like a great deal. My family has loved our Tristar for the last 10 years. Be careful about dipping the bow when you turn into a wake!
This is son fun to do to your unsuspecting passengers!
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:16 AM
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Good decision. The 1991-1993 "parts boat" was a disaster. Way too much work and cost with that one. Time and info always makes for better decisions and looks like you made a good one. Enjoy!
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