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Old 09-10-2004, 09:26 PM
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Maristar Info

After 15 years of the best of all worlds (having friends who own boats), it's time to get my own.

I'm really tempted by the mid- to late- 90's Maristar 225, but I'm having a hard time finding information on them. The old Mastercraft forum had the brochures for a few years worth of boats, including '93-'95-'96, but I had a few questions that maybe some of you can answer for me.

1. My understanding is that in '98, the Maristar's went to a pylon mounted behind the rear seat, and a much larger gas tank. True? How big a tank?

2. The '96 brochure lists the Maristar 225 as a 3000 pound boat. Another reference (that I can't find at the moment) listed a post-2000 Maristar as close to 3400 pounds. Is this reference correct, and what year did it put on the extra poundage?

3. A more general question - anyone have a good rundown on the changes in the Maristar line by year? Especially '94-'00.

4. Anyone have any of the missing brochures that they can scan and send to TTAdmin for inclusion on the new site, for those of us who can't afford a new Mastercraft, but want to buy your old one so you can buy a new one?

Thanks,

/frank
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Old 09-10-2004, 09:35 PM
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Maristar ehh?...hmmm sry i cant be of help. Goodluck on buying your first MC!
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Old 09-15-2004, 02:31 AM
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Anyone?

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Old 09-15-2004, 11:18 AM
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Frank,

sorry, I don't have the info you're looking for -- I have a 2002 MariStar 210.

Ask TTADMIN if he's got any more brochures he can put up...

There's also a website that has lots of back brochures for sale, but they charge for them.. It's in Canadian dollars, so it's not as painful

They have MasterCraft 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 87

http://www.computerboatsearch.com/boatinfo.htm
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Old 09-15-2004, 11:24 AM
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Welcome, Frank. Sorry I don't have the info handy that you're looking for. Your post reminded me of NSXBill's entry onto the board. Ultimately, he wrote a Prostar 205 changes by year piece that was really thorough. So if you can't get the brochure, you might just end up creating something similar. Good luck.
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Old 09-15-2004, 12:47 PM
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Thanks, Neil. Interesting site - but they sure want a big chunk of change. Let's see, the 1996 brochure was 24 pages long, at $35 + $5 /page, we're talking $150 Cdn for a copy of a free promotional handout. Yowza.

I was hoping that someone else had already collected the information, or that I could get some help here collecting the information.

If any of you Maristar owners out there have any additional information, I'll take on the job of collating it. Send me a copy of any specs you have (say, the Maristar detail page out of your owners manual, and the engine spec pages), and I'll see what I can do.

/frank
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Old 09-15-2004, 12:58 PM
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I have a 2001 230VRS, but do not know the history. If you have a dealer near, they might have kept folders from each year. You know MC HQ has that, if TTADMIN can get them out.
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Old 09-15-2004, 12:59 PM
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Frank; If there are key items you want to know about then you could probably get an answer.
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Old 09-15-2004, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by FrankSchwab
After 15 years of the best of all worlds (having friends who own boats), it's time to get my own.

I'm really tempted by the mid- to late- 90's Maristar 225, but I'm having a hard time finding information on them. The old Mastercraft forum had the brochures for a few years worth of boats, including '93-'95-'96, but I had a few questions that maybe some of you can answer for me.

1. My understanding is that in '98, the Maristar's went to a pylon mounted behind the rear seat, and a much larger gas tank. True? How big a tank?

2. The '96 brochure lists the Maristar 225 as a 3000 pound boat. Another reference (that I can't find at the moment) listed a post-2000 Maristar as close to 3400 pounds. Is this reference correct, and what year did it put on the extra poundage?

3. A more general question - anyone have a good rundown on the changes in the Maristar line by year? Especially '94-'00.

4. Anyone have any of the missing brochures that they can scan and send to TTAdmin for inclusion on the new site, for those of us who can't afford a new Mastercraft, but want to buy your old one so you can buy a new one?

Thanks,

/frank

Frank My 94 Maristar VRS 225 has a 30 gallon fuel tank.. The direct drive boats of that year came with a 38 gallon tank.( info taken from my owners manual..

My friend has a 99 230 V-Drive ( I believe the new Hull change came in 98 and direct drive is NOT offered anymore) His tank is 60 gallons..

The boats are quite different, not bad or good, just different.. Just guessing, I would say the 230 hulls weigh more.. They are longer, and the ski platform is Attached, rather than molded in ( part of the hull) which gives you more room inside.... my 02 cents....
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Old 09-16-2004, 03:49 PM
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Hey, thanks for the Info, Rick.

Can you scan/copy the specs pages out of the owners manual and EMail/Snail mail'em to me? I'll start my list with that.

BTW, nearly bought a '94 about a month ago - pristine shape, located only a mile away from work. I just couldn't convince SWMBO before someone else bought it. Real bummer.

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