|does anybody know if it would be worth it to buy a mastercraft powerstar and what is the wake like behind it?|
|do you mena a prostar? whcih one the 190 or 205? the 190 throws a good wake, the 205 throws a great wake.|
|no i mean a powerstar 200 |
this is what it looks like (I dont know who the guy is)
|great for barefooting, don't know about wakeboarding|
|I'm not very familiar with outboards, but it seems like that boat would struggle coming out of the hole if it was weighted down?|
|Id keep looking. Why are they good for barefooting? I never understood that. I skied behind my friends bass boat about 8 years ago. He had a 250 on it. The boat would go close to 80mph, but it took forever to get me out of the water. I guess it also depends on how its proped though.|
|thanks, im just looking for a cheap boat(under 20k)that throws a nice wake at slower speeds for wakeboarding but also for the wake to flatten out for slalom skiing at higher speeds. what boats would you recommend?|
|Just about any inboard direct drive would fit that need. Obviously not the best wakeboard wake, but with weight it can be pretty dang decent. |
Under 20k, lots of DD boats, much less Vdrive.
As far as the outboard, if that is the same as a Barefoot 200 by Mastercraft it is said that the boat will pull your arms off.
|Look for a mid 90's MC Prostar 205 or 190. Or you might want to look into a early 90's Nautique like a 2001. most of those boats can be bought for less than $20K, most around $10K-$15K, and properly weighted, they will throw pretty good wakes and without the weight, the wake will lay down over 30 mph. Good luck finding what you want.....|
|Must have been the prop then.|
|Yeah, if you can find a 96 or newer 205, they are great ski boats, and have the same hull as the x-star/x2/and now x1.|
|Don't you mean 95 or newer?|
|Nautique stopped producing the 2001 in 89. |
I would look for a MC 205, same hull as current x-1. Early Sport Nautiques also have the same hull as the curent Air210 but can not tell you the exact years.
|I owned 2 0f those boats. |
It is not anything like the barefoot 200.
It was built for 3 years with VERY few sold.
IT was never very popular at barefoot tournaments
I would recommend a test ride!
It would not have any problem with a moderate amount of weight. VERY strong out of the hole. They where propped with 19 pitch high 5. Top speed was 47-50 trimmed all the way down. A tournament barefoot boat needs a low turbulence table with a well defined wake at barefoot speeds. It needs to be able to pull a large barefooter at 46-47 mph with 4 judges and a driver.
Many of them had a porpoise problem with weight in the back of the boat at high speed
The slalom wake would be hard but better than most V drives
This was my 98
|that boat is sweet|
|Yeah it had its flaws but i loved it. |
I ordered it with the large black panel
they came standard white.
|Andrew, no. MC started the current x1,x2, old xstar hull in 1996.|