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jmunday 03-22-2006 7:52 PM

what do you think? does a 1992 ski ray compare to a 1992 mastercraft?

tacosupreme 03-23-2006 11:49 AM

Joshua, <BR> <BR>My first answer is no but you really didn't give much information. Is the Ski Ray an I/O, Outboard, Inboard? I used to ski behind an older outboard and recently upgraded to a Inboard. It's a night and day difference. A guy on our lake has an older Mastercraft Pro Star 190 and it's still cruising strong. How do the two stack up on price, shape, and hours?

jmunday 03-23-2006 3:26 PM

sorry the ski ray is set up like the prostar the motor is in the middle with a pylon just in front of the motor. the motor is a 5.7 liter chevy 350. the boat has a closed bow. the ski ray was about $2500 dollars less than the prostar. the hours were about 500 on each boat. the prostar is 4 years older than the ski ray which is a 1992.

boarditup 03-24-2006 5:41 AM

There is no comparison. The dollar value tells the whole story.

jrandol 04-08-2006 10:19 AM

You can't compare the two, they aren't even in the same ballpark.

bbeach 04-10-2006 8:51 AM

Are you really asking this question? <BR>I've had mine going on 7 years! Incredibly reliable, great skiing, great running boat (if you get one that has been taken care of!) <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/315574.jpg" alt="Upload">

jmunday 04-11-2006 6:45 PM

well i went with the ski ray. ill post some pics soon.

kstateskier 04-11-2006 10:33 PM

It's not like Sea Ray doesn't build up to the MasterCraft par. Please, they wouldn't be getting $1mil plus for Sundancers if they didn't know how to build a boat. Do you really think there is that much difference between an '88 ProStar and a '92 SkiRay?? 92 to 92 yes, like he originally said, but a couple posts down he said the SkiRay is 4 years newer. We had a '92 Malibu, which cost a lot less than a '92 ProStar when they were new, and I have skied both hulls, not much difference, and I can't argue the Malibu quality, as the boat was flawless for 10 years and 1400 hours, my parents sold it for $3500 less than they originally paid in '92. <BR> <BR>Congreats on the new boat Joshua, I hope you will be half as proud of it as Beach is of his ProStar! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0>

jrandol 04-13-2006 7:50 PM

Congrats on your new boat! I hope it works well for you. <BR> <BR>Nick, your piece about the Sundancers and same build quality as the little Sea Rays. You think the same engineers and crew work on a million dollar boat as a low dollar boat? I think not. Thats like saying the same engineers and crews build Mercedes on the same line as the Dodge product. It just doesn't happen.

kstateskier 04-14-2006 12:28 AM

I would assume that the boats are made in the same plant. Don't compare the automotive industry to the marine industry, it is a total different scale. You are comparing apples to oranges. Quality is quality. I can't get over all the MC love on this site. Am I the only one that was around for the glory years from about '98 to '01. MC was kicking out some good stuff back then!

kstateskier 04-14-2006 12:29 AM

Oh, and I thought I'd add, I'm not an MC hater, the X2 is actually a boat I would consider buying in the near future, but I don't think they are head and shoulders above other builders.

psudy 08-02-2006 7:31 AM

'98 to '01, the glory days? Back then? Jesus I am getting old.


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