|Does a 98 malibu or 98 mastercraft have everything you need for good wakeboarding and good skiing? |
What I really want to know is how old is a boat before it is out of date. I s the technology on the new boats that much better than a boat that was made in 98?
|it varies from boat to boat, some of the companies have changed the hulls on their wakeboard specific boats, and some are still using the old skiboat hulls. Which boat are you looking at? |
|mastercraft or malibu|
|mastercraft pro star205 1998|
|Ride behind them both....see which one you prefer.|
|are they both close enough to the newer models in technology|
|I can not comment on the Malibu much, but the Prostar 205 direct drive can throw a HUGE clean wake. The Mastercrafts and the Nautiques are great boats all the way back to the early 90's. By personal taste the pre 1997 Sport Nautique has one of the best hull shapes around.|
|My friend has a 93 protstar 190 w/ 1900 lbs and the wake is above my knee (im 6'4")|
|How does he weight it Cory? I am using a fatseat in the back of my 98 sportstar, but some say it is only 1200lbs so I need more weight |
|Both are good boats. Some of the Malibu ski boats are pretty low to the water in the back and if you are weighting down, there may be a potential hazard taking on water over the stern in a sudden stop. I don't know this for sure. But I would check into it.|
This not the best picture of what I was talking about. Notice the distance between the swim platform and the top of the stern. it is less than most other boats I have seen.
BTW I love Malibu, they make great boats. But weighting down ANY boat with low gunwales would be of concern to me. Hopefully some one with a similar boat will respond & say they have never taken on water over the stern , even when weighted.
|I had a 1988 centurion falcon and it sucked so bad, it was to low to weight and the wake suxored more than anything out there. |