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Old 07-21-2016, 01:07 PM
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New prostar on short set up?

Looking for input and experience from folks using the new prostar on a short set up. Buddies lake is 1850' long, so needless to say, getting to proper speed and settling in is a chore. So far his 197 with 350hp illmore does the best. Another skier's Malibu response does fairly well with the same hp but is a little slower. I've used my 1993 205 a time or two, it comes in a close third.

Has anyone had any experience comparing the new prostar with any of the boats above as far as distance to 34mph? Any particular options one would need to look for or stay away from?

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Old 07-26-2016, 11:09 AM
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Bump, no one with any info yet?
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Old 07-26-2016, 11:26 AM
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Bump, no one with any info yet?
You might hear some more feedback on ballofspray for this topic. If I recall, some 2014+ Prostar 5.7 did have some issues on shorter setups. The 6.2 is the better option.

http://www.ballofspray.com/forum#/di...ostar-with-6-2
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Old 07-26-2016, 11:27 AM
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the 2015 Prostar will be fine, different prop and trans ratio than the 2014.

I would think to get to 34 on the 2014 wouldn't be a problem but 36 might be, all depending on altitude and temp / humidity.

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Old 07-26-2016, 11:59 AM
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Thanks guys, wish I were looking for myself. Ski partner is looking at upgrading from 2011 197. What transmission ratio is in the 2015 and up? At first he was looking mainly at the 6.2, but now I think he's considering a 5.7... Big issue is he had to get a really low pitch prop on the 197. He's hoping for a stock set up to pull off the short lake.
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Old 07-26-2016, 12:35 PM
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2014 had trouble on shorter lakes initially due to transmission issues. Those should have all been fixed though under warranty.
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Old 07-26-2016, 12:39 PM
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2014 had trouble on shorter lakes initially due to transmission issues. Those should have all been fixed though under warranty.
That's what I thought as well. All should've been fixed by now.
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Old 07-26-2016, 01:44 PM
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the 2014 had a 1.22 or 1.23 transmission ratio, I can't remember exactly, and the 2015 and up had 1.26 ratio with a different prop.

We have a 2015 5.7L, on one end of our lake the distance between the shore and the pre-gates is 400 feet and have no problem getting to 36 well before the pre-gates, and that is with a straight in approach. If your course is in the middle of the 1850 that would give you approx 320 feet, at 36 the boat may still be getting to speed at the pre-gates but definitely good by the gates, and I would think 34 wouldn't be an issue.
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Old 07-26-2016, 03:17 PM
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1.22:1 was the transmission on the 2014 5.7 ProStar, that transmission is still utilized with the 6.2L ProStar. The 6.2 is without a doubt quickest to speed and settle in.
I have also driven and skied a 2015 5.7L 1.26:1 running the approved 3 Blade (OJ 712) and was impressed with how quick to speed that was on a short setup and it skied very nice (as long as you have the 3 blade selected on ZO settings). Also just happen to have a 2016 6.2L for sale.

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Old 07-27-2016, 07:31 AM
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the 2014 had a 1.22 or 1.23 transmission ratio, I can't remember exactly, and the 2015 and up had 1.26 ratio with a different prop.

We have a 2015 5.7L, on one end of our lake the distance between the shore and the pre-gates is 400 feet and have no problem getting to 36 well before the pre-gates, and that is with a straight in approach. If your course is in the middle of the 1850 that would give you approx 320 feet, at 36 the boat may still be getting to speed at the pre-gates but definitely good by the gates, and I would think 34 wouldn't be an issue.
Exactly what info I was looking for. Thanks!!
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1.22:1 was the transmission on the 2014 5.7 ProStar, that transmission is still utilized with the 6.2L ProStar. The 6.2 is without a doubt quickest to speed and settle in.
I have also driven and skied a 2015 5.7L 1.26:1 running the approved 3 Blade (OJ 712) and was impressed with how quick to speed that was on a short setup and it skied very nice (as long as you have the 3 blade selected on ZO settings). Also just happen to have a 2016 6.2L for sale.
So the troublesome transmission is still being used behind the 6.2? Guess they figured out the cooling problem and made it standard equipment.... Got a link to your boat for sale?
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