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Old 06-26-2017, 11:55 AM
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95 Prostar 205 - barefooting ?

New here, seen lots of great info. Looking to buy a nice 95 - 205 - my kids learned to barefoot at camp last year, want to do more and a little skiing too. Is this a good barefooting boat using the boom? Long line?

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Old 06-26-2017, 12:24 PM
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As long as the 205 is a DD, it does everything well.
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:58 PM
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Mine does what I need! Just purchased a prop from OJ and installing this weekend for higher top end. Hope to pull two long lines 220lbs each!
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Old 06-26-2017, 01:17 PM
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I have a 1993. Same hull. I love the boat, have barefooted multiple times off the boom as well as taught several to ski with it without a problem. I have footed long line a time or two behind it and it's done well. I'm more into skiing and I've skied several brands and years of boats, it is my favorite for skiing for sure!

I really don't think you can go wrong with it for footing. Likely the only thing better you'll find will be a barefoot 200....

Good luck with your decision!

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Old 06-26-2017, 02:03 PM
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New here, seen lots of great info. Looking to buy a nice 95 - 205 - my kids learned to barefoot at camp last year, want to do more and a little skiing too. Is this a good barefooting boat using the boom? Long line?

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I have footed off the boom on this model and the spray isn't a problem. I haven't long lined from one but if the engine is an LT1 I don't see a problem.
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:38 PM
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95 Prostar 205 - barefooting ?

You cant go wrong on this boat for footing (both boom and long line) and skiing. You may consider a 24" extension on the boom to provide more spray clearance.

Here is a video on my 94 PS 205 back several years ago before the 24" extension.

https://youtu.be/KyxSypyBJFE
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Old 06-26-2017, 05:35 PM
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1995 have two engine options. 285 hp vs. 300 hp,at the crank.

Either engine is more, than capable. My 94 205 (285 hp) pulled 2 bare bare footers (190lbs each) multiple times.

So don't knock at standard engine, out of bed. for lack of 15 hp!
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Old 06-26-2017, 05:55 PM
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I had a '95 PS 205 with the standard engine in it and it pulled my ~210 lb brother long line barefooting. Topped out at ~43 mph and then dropped to ~40 mph when he stepped in.

Skiing - not a problem at all, best skiing wake I've ever had!
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:25 PM
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Wow, thanks everyone for the great responses. This forum is great. I really appreciate all the info supplied. I am looking at a boat with the standard engine - happy that you have confirmed it will be fine for our needs.

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Footing off a '93 carb 285hp with a 4-blade prop. Together we're about 385lbs. (installing an Acme 541 soon for a few more mph)
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