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Tims
05-09-2017, 03:21 PM
Hello Team Talk.

In the process of completing the purchase of a 2009 PS 197. Was looking for general advice and tips with this year and model.

JMann
05-09-2017, 04:22 PM
2009 PS197 were prone to major issues with engines, interior, and electronics. I would stay away from 2009 Mastercrafts across the board.

Just kidding, I know nothing about the 2009 boats. Someone with more knowledge on these will chime in soon.

Post up pictures when you can.

Tims
05-09-2017, 07:16 PM
2009 PS197 were prone to major issues with engines, interior, and electronics. I would stay away from 2009 Mastercrafts across the board.

Just kidding, I know nothing about the 2009 boats. Someone with more knowledge on these will chime in soon.

Post up pictures when you can.

That would be my luck. ;)

mikeg205
05-09-2017, 07:20 PM
congrats and welcome - post pics when you can.

waterlogged882
05-09-2017, 07:26 PM
Hello Team Talk.

In the process of completing the purchase of a 2009 PS 197. Was looking for general advice and tips with this year and model.

Keep reading on all of the forums here. There is not one question that you can think to ask that has not already been answered somewhere. Some good reads here and there from the ones that have the experience with the year/make.

Nice boat (year and make). Have your wife to sit in the front on the first outing :D

Welcome aboard....

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2RLAKE
05-09-2017, 07:41 PM
2009 PS197 were prone to major issues with engines, interior, and electronics. I would stay away from 2009 Mastercrafts across the board.

Just kidding, I know nothing about the 2009 boats. Someone with more knowledge on these will chime in soon.

Post up pictures when you can.

Now that was funny

Welcome aboard ... lets see some pictures!

JohnE
05-09-2017, 08:23 PM
No inherent issues with 2009's. Possibly Vdig failure at some point, if this 197 has the vdig.

The 197 had a 13 year run and was one of the longest produced hulls by MC. It's still one of the best looking boats on the water. '09 was the first year for the diamond pattern stitching, which is a more modern look than years prior. Zero Off was the standard speed control by '09, and optional in '08. (standard for boats with speed control, didn't come standard in every boat) Engine choices were 310 HP RTP, 350 HP MCX, and 400 HP LY-6. 1:1 trans was standard, 1.26: optional.

Covi
05-09-2017, 08:27 PM
Does the 09' trailer have that "V" bunk issue that some people don't like? Oh, and welcome. Wealth of knowledge comes out of this forum.

Polak
05-09-2017, 08:32 PM
Hello Team Talk.

In the process of completing the purchase of a 2009 PS 197. Was looking for general advice and tips with this year and model.

Welcome, check your wallet, checkbook and credit cards at the door.

2009 PS197 were prone to major issues with engines, interior, and electronics. I would stay away from 2009 Mastercrafts across the board.

Literally LOLed. You know the OP's heart dropped reading that.

http://images.memes.com/meme/913629

Tims
05-09-2017, 08:35 PM
http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q761/Timschneller/Photo%20May%2001_zpsxyoj5ijl.jpeg

cwarndahl
05-09-2017, 08:43 PM
Thats a nice boat and welcom to the forum!

Tims
05-09-2017, 08:44 PM
It has the 1:26 to 1 drive, 350 MCX, 250 hours.

Not my first inboard, but my first MasterCraft. Had big V-drives before this, but wanted to go back to a dedicated, simple ski boat. Went through the surfing craze, but honestly a little too expensive for the return, so back to basics.

Look forward to discussing topics on this forum. One quick question. How do the 1:26 to 1 reduction drives run. Higher RPM at ski speed?

JohnE
05-09-2017, 08:54 PM
So you are looking at a Tournament Team. For a long time the TT boats were limited to a production of 100/ year and had a unique to them coloring scheme. ('09 was the red/ black 197 and the green/ black 190, the first and only year that there were two separate schemes). Subsequently changed to World Tournament Team with production increased to 125 boats/ year. And at some point they dropped the unique color pattern. You could order in your colors of choice. They were a promotional boat in which they were sold at a discount to a limited pool of people who committed to pulling tournaments with them. In turn, the original owners had to sell after 2 years or else couldn't continue buying the discounted boats.

JohnE
05-09-2017, 08:56 PM
It has the 1:26 to 1 drive, 350 MCX, 250 hours.

Not my first inboard, but my first MasterCraft. Had big V-drives before this, but wanted to go back to a dedicated, simple ski boat. Went through the surfing craze, but honestly a little too expensive for the return, so back to basics.

Look forward to discussing topics on this forum. One quick question. How do the 1:26 to 1 reduction drives run. Higher RPM at ski speed?

Slightly higher, slightly lower top end (1-2 mph) but the 1.26 is way more desirable than 1:1.

Tims
05-09-2017, 09:05 PM
http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q761/Timschneller/Photo%20May%2001_zpsjopbaxoc.jpeg

24 of 100 is what is says

Tims
05-09-2017, 09:07 PM
So you are looking at a Tournament Team. For a long time the TT boats were limited to a production of 100/ year and had a unique to them coloring scheme. ('09 was the red/ black 197 and the green/ black 190, the first and only year that there were two separate schemes). Subsequently changed to World Tournament Team with production increased to 125 boats/ year. And at some point they dropped the unique color pattern. You could order in your colors of choice. They were a promotional boat in which they were sold at a discount to a limited pool of people who committed to pulling tournaments with them. In turn, the original owners had to sell after 2 years or else couldn't continue buying the discounted boats.

Great information. Thank You

Tims
05-09-2017, 09:14 PM
No inherent issues with 2009's. Possibly Vdig failure at some point, if this 197 has the vdig.

The 197 had a 13 year run and was one of the longest produced hulls by MC. It's still one of the best looking boats on the water. '09 was the first year for the diamond pattern stitching, which is a more modern look than years prior. Zero Off was the standard speed control by '09, and optional in '08. (standard for boats with speed control, didn't come standard in every boat) Engine choices were 310 HP RTP, 350 HP MCX, and 400 HP LY-6. 1:1 trans was standard, 1.26: optional.


Should I search Vdig or is there a simple explanation?

Huskie05
05-09-2017, 09:38 PM
Very nice....

Covi
05-09-2017, 09:44 PM
I like the change in interior scheme on the 09'

Ski-me
05-09-2017, 09:46 PM
A TT.....well done! Excellent color too!

You did well son.

cwarndahl
05-09-2017, 10:04 PM
You ok you don't have a Vdig on your dash, That looks like a multi line PP, and as with andy digital display it will fail at some point. I have a VDIG and have a spare for when the time comes. You can pick them up for a steal sometimes.

atihanyi
05-09-2017, 10:06 PM
We ski behind one almost every weekend . Not a single complaint other than its not mine