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Nelsonjeff79
01-23-2012, 11:12 PM
Hello,
This past weekend I purchased my first Mastercraft. I owned a Supra Comp for many years and finally decided to upgrade to something bigger. I got tons of tips on maintenance and repair on the Supra talk I mostly waterski but my friends and family are wakeboarders. The boat has a ballast system and a full tower so I am excited to take advantage of that.

First things first, are there any issues with the engine (Predator) that I could do any preventative maintenance to avoid any kind of time off the water this summer? The engine has 445 hours on it and just had it at the dealer for a full compression and running test, and everything went fine.

The rear seat needs replacement and am planning on taking it off and sending it to copycat to have them make me a new skin.

I really can't wait to get it on the water this summer!

Double D
01-23-2012, 11:17 PM
Lets see it!!!!

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2RLAKE
01-24-2012, 06:54 AM
congrats ... my first two boats were also Supra ... but i saw the light!

you will love that boat ... great boat and congrats

CruisinGA
01-24-2012, 09:29 AM
I have the same boat with the LTR engine. Has been great! Put 300 hours on it the last 2 summers with no problems except a bad engine ground cable.

Pulls me footin with 5 people in the boat and we fill the ballast and throw back rolls, tantrums, half cabs all day long!

You'll love it!

03geetee
01-24-2012, 12:04 PM
Congrats and welcome, we need pictures!

JTR

mikeg205
01-24-2012, 12:39 PM
yeah pitcher's

Nelsonjeff79
01-24-2012, 04:42 PM
Ok Here is the boat, still learning the ropes of this forum. More pics on the way.

Nelsonjeff79
01-24-2012, 04:46 PM
This one should be better!!

CantRepeat
01-24-2012, 04:47 PM
Ok Here is the boat, still learning the ropes of this forum. More pics on the way.


And here it is right side up!! :D

CantRepeat
01-24-2012, 04:48 PM
BTW: You should send a PM to either Sodar or TTAdmin about your "guest" account. Either one of them can fix you up.

Nelsonjeff79
01-24-2012, 04:51 PM
I am still a bit nervous about buying a boat that I have never skied off of. I feel i got a good mid-winter deal on it and after all, it is a Mastercraft. Last summer I skied off of a 2003 Moomba Mobius with the standard carburated engine and it seemed a bit underpowered with a full boat of people.

J NORRIS
01-24-2012, 05:15 PM
Welcome to TT. Love the boat and the colors.:D
Looks like the original "Master Craft" chrome drip mould lettering have been replaced.

Nelsonjeff79
01-24-2012, 05:43 PM
Welcome to TT. Love the boat and the colors.:D
Looks like the original "Master Craft" chrome drip mould lettering have been replaced.
J Norris - Thanks!! Were the original letters more chrome looking?

How does yours pull? Any issues I should look for before hitting the water?

Double D
01-24-2012, 06:07 PM
This one should be better!!

Good looking boat! Congrats!!

ariutta
01-24-2012, 06:20 PM
Nice looking boat! I have the baby version of same year and motor in my 190.

Verify who winterized it. Dealer vs owner.

Make sure you go through and inspect your impeller before hitting the water. Critical piece of equipment yet only costs 30 bucks or so to replace (IIRC on price).

Nelsonjeff79
01-24-2012, 10:03 PM
Thanks Guys, Has anyone had the rear seat and trunklids recovered? Any ballpark of the cost? The rest of the upholstery is in great condition.

wheelerd
01-25-2012, 01:47 AM
Nice looking boat! I have the baby version of same year and motor in my 190.

I have the "other" baby version in my X5.

You mentioned Copycat Covers. Ask lots of questions and then think twice. I had them do the observer's seat on mine. They did a great job . . . except that the X5 logo section was installed upside down and they forgot some stitching on the fold-down portion in the walk-through. I returned it and they eventually fixed it at no charge, but it took over 5 months start to finish and I got stiffed on the return shipping which they promised to pay but never did. They were going through some management/owner issues so maybe that's settled. Caveat emptor. If you search on this board there are some other good upholsterer recommendations.

Ski-me
01-25-2012, 10:19 AM
I am still a bit nervous about buying a boat that I have never skied off of. I feel i got a good mid-winter deal on it and after all, it is a Mastercraft. Last summer I skied off of a 2003 Moomba Mobius with the standard carburated engine and it seemed a bit underpowered with a full boat of people.

Carb engine in a 2003?!? Wow! Even my 94 have EFI.....something I wanted.

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by your EFI engine. Starts better, runs better and I'm sure decent HP for pulling you. The 209 is a versatile boat with a lot of room. I like the ND tower too. Just looks better than the newer ones in my opinion.

Take a close look at all of your interior now that you are replacing some of it. The interior has not been known to be stellar in your era of boat so now is a good time to really go through it with a fine tooth comb.

Great color! Any more pics?

Oh, yea. This is an awesome forum and you can learn a ton! Very active too so participate as much as you can.

Does it have Perfect Pass?

curtish
01-26-2012, 01:10 AM
We have an 01 X-9. Same boat, although we too have the LTR 330. Great all around boat. Plenty of space. Look for screws or bolts in the bilge. We saw a few over the course of a year and a half and never knew where they were coming from. Finally discovered where, when the alternator cooling fan started rubbing on its housing. The bolts holding it together were breaking one by one. This problem is not unique to this boat or engine, could happen to anybody. Now the fuel pumps are a different story...

ski 54545
01-26-2012, 08:08 AM
Great looking boat. I have the exact same year/color combo except mine is a PS 195 and I do not have a tower simply a slalom boat. I have experienced zero problems with mine and am very pleased with it's performance. I see you are in IL, where about? I'm in Rockford.

scott023
01-26-2012, 09:12 AM
Great looking boat. Congrats.

02ProstarSammyD
01-26-2012, 09:15 AM
Have an 02. You'll love the boat. Its roomy and while not "great" at anything its pretty darn good. I still think its one of the best all around dd's and def the most roomy

Lumbergh
01-26-2012, 10:21 AM
Nice pick up and welcome to the addiction.

fskof
01-28-2012, 04:19 PM
I have a 2003 209. You will love it. You will be amazed at how much storage you will have in that boat.

zsqure
01-30-2013, 12:24 PM
Congrats to you. I must have missed this one in my search. I'm signing the papers tonight on our '01 209 as well. Momma wanted a bigger boat.....

02ProstarSammyD
01-30-2013, 12:27 PM
Thanks Guys, Has anyone had the rear seat and trunklids recovered? Any ballpark of the cost? The rest of the upholstery is in great condition.

Call Jim at viper. Don't waste your time with copycat. Seen enough complaints about that place. He can pretty much quote you over the phone in 2 minutes.

Pretty boat btw

Congrats to you. I must have missed this one in my search. I'm signing the papers tonight on our '01 209 as well. Momma wanted a bigger boat.....

double congrats in this thread. No clue where you guys are finding all these 209's. I have seen 1 in my area for sale in the last 2 years

zsqure
01-30-2013, 01:14 PM
No clue where you guys are finding all these 209's. I have seen 1 in my area for sale in the last 2 years

My 13 y.o. has been telling me everyday for the last three weeks about the 209 and x9's he has found ads for. Oregon, Cali, Ariz, Texas, Ala, NC, Tenn, Fla, Indiana, Maine. Most of the time they were over the "approved" budget.

02ProstarSammyD
01-30-2013, 01:20 PM
My 13 y.o. has been telling me everyday for the last three weeks about the 209 and x9's he has found ads for. Oregon, Cali, Ariz, Texas, Ala, NC, Tenn, Fla, Indiana, Maine. Most of the time they were over the "approved" budget.
I've seen a few on onlyinboards but not many. They must be throwing them on craigslist. They aren't cheap boats for sure but still think they are one of the best crossover boats period.

jhall0711
01-31-2013, 01:51 PM
Congrats to you. I must have missed this one in my search. I'm signing the papers tonight on our '01 209 as well. Momma wanted a bigger boat.....

Does this look familiar there Zsqure?

zsqure
01-31-2013, 08:15 PM
Does this look familiar there Zsqure?

That would be it Jhall!! Don't have it home yet, still at the previous owners home. Waiting for a decent day without salt and calcium all over the roads.:D

Heelgrad
01-31-2013, 08:29 PM
nice looking boat! congrats on joining the mastercraft family!!

musicmd
02-02-2013, 09:38 AM
Congrats on the new boat. It looks great. I was looking for a 209 but settled on an X-10 last year instead. I think both are great boats which do a lot of things very well.

Let us know how it performs when you are able to get it out on the water this Spring.

And, welcome to TT.

JDC
02-02-2013, 10:41 AM
:toast: Congratulations on the 209. Spring will be here soon.

Post up some pictures of the rest of it (interior, engine, etc.)

fskof
02-02-2013, 12:10 PM
:toast: Congratulations on the purchase of your new 209! You will love that boat. What options did it come with? There are a few 209 owners on TT so if you have any questions just ask.

MC209
02-03-2013, 09:16 PM
Love it and enjoy it! Nice looking boat!