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hprlt223 07-07-2006 7:38 AM

i am a fairly new wakeboarder, i am looking at a 1979 mastercraft 19 skier in great shape for my first wkbrd boat, will this boat do the job w/ a monster tower and a couple of 500# sacks? Is $3500 too much for this boat?

psudy 07-07-2006 8:20 AM

Is that about all you want to spend? A friend of mine had a '79 about 8 years ago. The boat ran really well, but he didn't load it down with sacs. Do you have any idea how many hours are on it? If you can spend a little more, I would probably look for something a little newer. If you can't, go test drive it and see how it runs. I would be cautious buying a boat that old. As far as the wake goes, the 190 will throw a DECENT wake with a lot of weight. You just have to be careful you don't get too much because of the low freeboard. On a high note, if you do buy it and it goes to hell in a year, you are only out 3500.

ridetilldeath 07-07-2006 8:49 AM

or you could look at a 80's 2001 ski nautique, they throw good wakes. you could get one for around 5-8k

hprlt223 07-07-2006 9:29 AM

the boat itself is in excellent shape, it has 1100 hours on it, i am only looking to get one or two seasons of use until i can afford a newer moomba lsv, i own a powersports shop and a marina so repairs to an older boat come cheap<IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> thanks for the feedback

gmarkham1 07-07-2006 9:40 AM

i know of a 1983 2001 nautique for sale locally in southern wisconsin. they are asking 4800 I think and it looks to be in pretty good shape... let me know if you want more info

ricktrav 07-07-2006 5:34 PM

go with a sn2001 82 to 88. ive ridden behind other old inboards and my natique is way better.

gmarkham1 07-07-2006 6:24 PM

hahah... 9 times out of 10 "my whatever" is going to be way better! but if you are looking for a closed bow inboard the 2001 is widely known as the most bang for your buck!

rmbrinner 07-07-2006 9:42 PM

Suck it up and go for the best you can afford. No such thing as a beginner boat. You are just going to want to trade up next year anyway, and the nicer the boat, the faster your skills will progress...

attila916 07-08-2006 1:23 AM

"and the nicer the boat, the faster your skills will progress..." <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>I should be a pro come August! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0>

gmarkham1 07-08-2006 6:23 AM

yeah.... me too.... well maybe september!

wkbrd 07-08-2006 7:47 AM

"and the nicer the boat, the faster your skills will progress..." I should be a pro come August! <BR> <BR> <BR>I should have BECAME a pro 2 years ago!!!

rmbrinner 07-09-2006 10:35 AM

Here's where I am coming from with my previous statement that: "... the nicer the boat, the faster your skills will progress." I rode behind an inboard/outboard for 3 years, and then once I started riding behind an X-star, I learned more in a month than I had learned in those 4 years combined. <BR> <BR>I know many people who would say the same thing. I don't think you can disagree with that...

gmarkham1 07-09-2006 6:24 PM

I think it is more of a question of learning proper technique... you should be able to do/learn most of your tricks behind an I/0, can you jump higher easier with improper technique behind an x star... sure!

wakekidd263 07-20-2006 11:04 AM

look for a 2001 SN

mikeski 07-21-2006 2:30 AM

Kris, <BR> <BR>I think you would be quite happy with the 79MC set up as you describe for your needs. I three event skied behind them when they were new, it was a good year for MC, I almost bought one myself in the late 80's. <BR> <BR>As others have mentioned the SN 2001 throws a better wake because of the hull differences (dropped center V vs Powerslot).

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