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nautibynature
05-31-2014, 07:12 AM
I currently have an 89 with 1400 hours and have the opportunity to buy a clean 84 with 700 hours. Looking for any remarks from people who have owned both, my 89 still runs great so a change would not be out of necessity so to speak.

Jerseydave
05-31-2014, 07:57 AM
Both nice slalom wakes, '94 is better for sure. More room in the boat as well. If it's an LT-1 in that '94 you will never stop smiling! :)

I've had a '94 and now a '93, love them both.

nautibynature
05-31-2014, 09:29 AM
Not LT1, EFI 350

ProTour X9
05-31-2014, 10:00 AM
My dad has owned both 89 and 94, both powerslot. He claims the 89 had more "guts" than the 94 (LT-1). The 94 had less spray, slightly better wakes (both are great from what I hear).

1989
112134

1994 ProTour edition
112135

kjohnson
06-04-2014, 03:06 PM
94 has more room and better wake. Best of all - Throttle Body Fuel Injection. No more waiting 5 minutes for your boat to warm up. Start it and drive off.

damaged442
06-04-2014, 03:14 PM
My dad has owned both 89 and 94, both powerslot. He claims the 89 had more "guts" than the 94 (LT-1). The 94 had less spray, slightly better wakes (both are great from what I hear).

1989
112134

1994 ProTour edition
112135

Holy crap those boats are beautiful!!

aquaman
06-04-2014, 03:26 PM
Somebody really likes the rollbar look.

Funny, its no longer considered life threatening not to have that rollcage w/net ?

Sure handles do pop back occasionally, but is it possible that was really more of an excuse for the "style" of the rollbar by designers ? :rolleyes:

madcityskier
06-04-2014, 07:22 PM
Is the 94 a former pro tour boat? Both look pretty sweet. I say you should have both.
The T-Top can be a life-saver, but it's a pretty rare instance. We bought one and drilled to put it on our 84 after my dad shot a handle that connected with the driver knocking him unconscious. It mostly hangs in my garage now, and we haven't used it in years. But if we ever get someone who tries to hang on when pulling it out is a lost cause, there's a good chance it'll make another appearance prior to their next set.

madcityskier
06-04-2014, 07:23 PM
Just realized the post with pics was not by the op. Still both are beautiful. Also, you should have both if possible.

ProTour X9
06-04-2014, 08:38 PM
I agree with kjohnson, the EFI is a bonus and IMO the 94 would start up faster than our '06. Both boats were used in tournaments in the midwest (similar to how they have the tournament teams now). I have to say for general use, you'd hit your head on the Safe-T-Top more times than it would save you from a rocketing handle, but they sure looked cool and were beneficial during relentless practice. The 89 ended up pulling the local show team pyramids and such (and I believe moved to Texas, would be willing to buy it back), and the 94 we are still in contact with the current owners (for good reason!). The 1994 was the ProTour edition with the hooked hull (reduced spray, the ProStars did not have this); I still have the original red "WORLD RECORD SKI BOAT" sticker. Sorry for the threadjack, my advice would to be ski/drive the 94 to see which is best.

atihanyi
06-04-2014, 10:33 PM
there will be less side spray off the 94 at shortline and a slightly softer bump

bret
06-05-2014, 02:05 AM
I'm biased of course but the 94 was one of the last great slalom and handling boats. Handles like it's on rails, 1/2 tank of gas and the wakes are all outstanding. We have 4 94's in our club and there's no comparison in the handling of these boats compared to some of 96, 98, 02, 04, 10 boats in our club between MC, SN, Malibu.

One mod on the 94 worth doing, if you want to "play", is to get an aluminum TBI manifold. You have to open it from the 45mm to 52mm, easy to port match, and takes about 40# out of the center of the boat, easy weekend winter project.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=722&pictureid=4296

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/edl-3704/overview/