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Old 09-07-2013, 07:11 PM
Quickblue302 Quickblue302 is offline
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**** New Guy Here ****

Hello Team Talk!

My name is Joe, i've always admired boats since i was a kid but never got the chance to ride i one let alone drive one, that was till recently. Here are some pictures of me and the boat in Lake Tahoe, CA

I must say I am in Love!! Hooked..! I know nothing about boats, if I had to guess the boat was a early 90s M/C prostar 190 with a 351 or 302? it was in bad shape.. had over 800hrs

I hope to buy one soon, ive got about 5k to spend any advice or suggestions?
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:36 PM
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Check Ebay and craiglist and the craigslist thread here... you may be able to latch onto an older girl.
...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:50 PM
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Welcome to Team Talk Joe. It would have been cheaper had you never got behind the wheel of a Mastercraft, but now that you are hooked you will just have to live with it like the rest of us. You can get into a MC for $5K, but you will have to plan on learning how to work on them. The bright side is that a guy with any amount of mechanical ability can learn to do most everything on these boats. There are many how-to threads here and plenty of members with lots of know-how.

Mike's suggestions for where to look are spot-on. Mastercrafts from 1983 to about 1990 are where you want to focus your efforts. Fall is a great time to buy as pricing gets very favorable for the buyer.

Good luck.




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Installed my carb that was rebuilt by thatsmrmastsercraft, Thanks Peter!! Hot or cold this boat starts and runs like it fuel injected.
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:11 PM
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Welcome, Joe! Check out ski-it-again as well.
Previous: 1993 Prostar 205

Red 1998 Closed Bow Ski Boat, Ford 351, 310 hp, Acme 4 blade, Perfect Pass SG.


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To me, this forum is about love of inboard boats. It is about the sharing of information and, on a good day, some humor. It is not about post count, brand of boat, or any other superfluous labels that lend themselves to a false sense of superiority. Please, respect one another, try to pass on accurate information, and keep your eye on the ball.
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:21 PM
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Welcome aboard. You should be able to get a nice sns for 5k no problem.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:58 PM
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Boat: 1989 MasterCraft Prostar 190
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Best boat made. And best bang for the buck with the older ProStar.
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