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aka Bradley Beach 05-15-2003 7:25 AM

Who out there is still sticking to the tournament slalom boats! I love mine and won't ever trade it for a v-drive. <BR> <BR>Bring on the pics! <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/67049.jpg" alt="">

6more 05-15-2003 8:57 AM

Here is my boat and one of me skiing. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/67054.jpg" alt="boat"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/67055.jpg" alt="boat2"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/67056.jpg" alt="skiing">

slalomboy 05-15-2003 10:16 AM

One of the boat and the other is the little piece of Paridise that we are allowed to use! <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/67067.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/67068.jpg" alt="">

garry 05-15-2003 11:37 AM

This is my boat.Its a 1990 sterling pintara.Made in australia.I think it is a flop of an american boat.They were very popular then and still are today. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/67085.jpg" alt="">

kstateskier 05-16-2003 12:07 AM

'03 Centurion LaPoint <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/67184.jpg" alt="">

aka Bradley Beach 05-16-2003 8:26 AM

This isn't my boat, but it sure is a SWEET looking Mastercraft! <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/67247.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/67248.jpg" alt="">

kstateskier 05-16-2003 2:29 PM

An even sweeter MC, Jimmy Siemer's '03 <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/67306.jpg" alt="">

aka Bradley Beach 05-17-2003 4:27 PM

That is PHAT! Who is Jimmy Seimer's?

kstateskier 05-18-2003 12:15 AM

He's an ASU skier. He held the men's jump record for awhile. Can trick like you wouldn't believe

canaday 05-18-2003 1:27 AM

you lie Siemers is the worst tricker I've ever seen. Have you seen his new truck?

kstateskier 05-18-2003 6:39 PM

It's wild, saw it last week in Virginia. It's a pretty nice combo.

sunsetterlxi 05-19-2003 3:41 AM

He just won the Charleston stop jumping contest yesterday. 225 feet. His truck and boat were there too. 17"'s on the trailer!

aka Bradley Beach 05-19-2003 7:13 AM

Is this all the slalom boats on this board? Come on let's see some more sports cars of the boating world!

kstateskier 05-19-2003 10:35 AM

<BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/67664.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/67665.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/67666.jpg" alt="">

kstateskier 05-19-2003 10:39 AM

And last year's <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/67672.jpg" alt="">

canaday 05-19-2003 10:55 AM

I'd put a pic of my boat up there, but I don't have a camera. Some day.

aka Bradley Beach 05-19-2003 11:46 AM

Anyone ever ski behind one of those Cobalt inboards? They look nice, but I've never seen the wake? Good, bad?

kstateskier 05-19-2003 11:53 AM

Brad, <BR>I never skied behind one, but I saw one at the '97 KSU tournament when I was a senior in hs. They had a white one with a purple stripe up at Emporia, the team was trying to get them to give it to K-State for the year. The boats were ahead of their time with some of their ideas. They were the first to have the bolster seat in an inboard, now MC "MasterView", Malibu, and others all have it. The hull was from Hydrodyne, and though I haven't skied behind a Cobalt, I have skied behind some 'Dynes and the wake is hard. I think Cobalt got into the market about 3 years too early, I think they could have been very successful building luxury wakeboard boats, but couldn't break into the slalom market, as it was too small.

bbeach 05-20-2003 6:45 AM

What do you have going on this weekend Nick? Me and 2 buddy's are heading down to TRL on Friday night. If you down in the area at LOTO you should come down to TRL on Sunday or Monday or something and we can spend the day at the course. I need someone to drive anyway because my 2 friends suck driving the course...

tacosupreme 05-20-2003 8:06 AM

What year is that Yellow Malibu Response? And if you don't want it can I have it?

kstateskier 05-20-2003 9:13 AM

Trevor, <BR> <BR>It's an '03 Response LXi, the first year for that model. I know of a promo boat identical to that one for sale in Nebraska. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0>

canaday 05-20-2003 9:27 AM

Here's a pic of a boat that is almost identical to mine. Mine's just black instead of blue. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/67838.jpg" alt="">

tacosupreme 05-20-2003 12:07 PM

Thanx Nick, <BR> <BR>I'm going to start looking under my couch cushions for loose change and save my pennies. Hopefully next year I can buy it. <BR> <BR>Right now I have an 89 Checkmate with a 200 HP outboard. If you cut really hard you can actually pull the boat from side to side pretty far. (Good way to cheat to get that last buoy). But I'm not complaining. It runs good and I can ski behind it. Thats all that matters.

kstateskier 05-20-2003 12:52 PM

Trevor, <BR> <BR>I don't know where you are located, but if you are seriously looking next year, getting a promo might be the way to go. You can save some cash and if you get in contact with the people early enough and put down a deposit, they will order it just like you want it.

33drew 05-20-2003 3:41 PM

Sean that is a nice looking MC. What is that an 85 or 86? My uncle has an 86 and driving it is like driving a vette. Thats when a ski boat was a ski boat with no fancy radios and accessory lights and everything else.

33drew 05-20-2003 3:58 PM

i would post my family's 98 prostar 205 Sammy but my scanner is to complicated

wiltok 05-20-2003 4:09 PM

Does it all... <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/67936.jpg" alt="">

kstateskier 05-20-2003 8:08 PM

...yet nothing very well <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>Sorry Keith, I really like the X-9/209's, they look killer, but as a slalom boat, they are terrible.

bbeach 05-21-2003 6:23 AM

The 209's really do have a bad slalom wake... Huge wall at slalom speeds.

tacosupreme 05-21-2003 7:34 AM

How is the Malibu Response for a multi-purpose boat? I slalom but I have one brother that Wakeboards and another that Kneeboards. If you put a wedge on it will it throw a big enough wake for them?

bbeach 05-21-2003 7:36 AM

The Response can throw a pretty good wake when weighted and with the wedge down... Great slalom boat!

kstateskier 05-21-2003 9:19 AM

The Response is probably the best multi purpose boat out there if you are mainly going to slalom. As a three event boat (slalom, trick, jump) nothing beats it. If you want a little bigger wake and don't want to give up much in the slalom department look at the Malibu Sunsetter LXi.

wiltok 05-21-2003 8:24 PM

Then why was it named "Towboat of the Year" in 2001?? <BR> <BR>Yeah - I can agree with you that the wake is not the best for slalom. However, I ski, kneeboard, hydroroil, barefoot, wakeboard, wakeskate, tube (maybe not me but friends) and spend considerable time just cruising. It does all of those relatively well - it's not designed to be a "specialty boat.". My previous boat was an 88 ProStar 190. Good for slalom - but really small and not to good for a bunch of friends. The X-9 is perfect for me...

bbeach 05-22-2003 6:30 AM

AS long as you enjoy it Keith then its all good! <BR> <BR>Sorry I didn't mean my comment to be rude.

tacosupreme 05-22-2003 8:50 PM

Ok, it looks like next year may be out of the question. Today was supposed to be a good day. The boat hit the water, started up like a champ, but it won't go into gear. The gears are fubar. I'm sick of sinking money into it. I need a new boat. What should I buy? Has anyone heard of Moomba? I can get a 2003 for 22,000. I don't want to spend much more than that. I have no problem with used. Ski season is rapidly approaching here in Michigan and I'm without a boat. Help. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by tacosupreme on May 22, 2003)

kstateskier 05-22-2003 10:22 PM

Trevor, you can probably get a '01 Response in that range. Some of the Moombas ski pretty well, but the quality is not quite as good as Malibu. What are you looking for, you can find a pretty good slalom boat a couple years old for $22k.

tacosupreme 05-23-2003 7:08 AM

Nick, After skiing behind one and your recommendation my boat of choice would be a Sunsetter LXi. They seem too expensive though. I was also looking at MasterCraft Pro Star 205's. My only requirements really are an open bow, good all around tow boat, no V-Drive, and not a Mercury or Mercruiser engine I hate those things. I'm looking into about the '97 year range right now.

kstateskier 05-23-2003 10:42 AM

Look at a Malibu Echelon. They have a walk thru open bow and you should be able to find them in that range. Go to malibuboatowners.com, they can answer your questions and there are a lot of Malibus for sale there.

bbeach 05-27-2003 7:26 AM

Just thought I'd let you guys know that I skied behind a new Response LXI this weekend and it was awesome! Soft wake, and tons of room! That 375 hp Hammerhead was tons of power! Sweet Boat! <BR> <BR>Did everyone have a good MD weekend? Weather was a little sketch but otherwise good time!

canaday 05-27-2003 9:15 AM

It's either an 84 or 85 and I think its a great looking boat

05-28-2003 4:56 PM

Trevor, <BR>Silver Spray Sports in Fenton has a used MasterCraft for sale. It is a 205 (open bow) it is burgandy and white. Give them a call.

05-29-2003 6:03 PM

pic <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/68890.jpg" alt="Gekko">

06-06-2003 12:12 PM

Okay, this isn't mine, but it's identical right down to the year/color. <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/70026.jpg" alt="93 PS 205">

bbeach 06-25-2003 7:58 AM

Aren't there any Stars and Stripes out there? I only saw one one here... Here is the new 35th boat! Tight! <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/72261.jpg" alt="">

33drew 06-25-2003 10:12 PM

ya it is! Why arent the stars and stripes in the commercials or brouchures -- whatever you call them

bbeach 06-26-2003 7:46 AM

I believe they only made 35 of them and they all went to dealers that attended the 35th anniversary reunion at the MC plant in Vonore, Tn. I wish I had one thats for sure! I'm sure there are a few dealers that have one each but they are pretty limited...

33drew 06-26-2003 9:05 PM

They only made 35? Those will be collector boats in couple years.

bbeach 06-27-2003 8:55 AM

I believe they probably aleady are!

07-22-2003 1:03 PM

At $50k they ought to be collector's items!

07-22-2003 8:36 PM

Here's a oldie an 81 ski ceenturion tru trac one of the first ones made!! <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/75803.jpg" alt="81 tru trac">

planetnautique 10-25-2003 9:10 AM

<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/86890.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/86891.jpg" alt=""> <BR>1994 Ski Nautique

01-22-2004 7:49 AM

My 1989 Mastercraft Prostar 190! <BR> <BR> <BR>

01-22-2004 8:23 AM

any ideas on how to shrink pics to fit? Thanks

bbeach 01-22-2004 9:27 AM

Use photoshop or some other image editor and shrink to something 500x500 pixels or smaller and no larger than 100k file size.

01-23-2004 7:05 AM

Lets try this again. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/95791.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/95792.jpg" alt="">

03-25-2004 5:46 AM

Here is my '96 Tige Pre2000WT. It's my first inboard. In the future I would love to own a ProStar 197! That's a killer boat! <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/105395.jpg" alt="">

03-25-2004 10:16 AM

parks31, bbeach or anyone else with an old MC. I have a 88 190 Prostar. I use it for Footin and Slalom mostly, but do enjoy trying to wakeboard. Have any of you guys found the best setup weight for throwing the best wake? I have a B.I. FlyHigh pole and S.L. 600# sac. Oh ya, Great looking boats

04-15-2004 7:32 AM

Curt, I mostly slalom but just learned how to board. I bought a skylon for my friends and they seemed to really like the wake. The skylon allows people in the back which helps. Later I will add some sacs but for now I am still learning.

04-25-2004 5:39 PM

i cant upload mine it says it exceeds the 100 kilobyte limit... how big is that like lenght by width

04-26-2004 9:01 AM

parks31, had a guy on another thread tell me to put a Fat Seat in the back (backwards) and move my Fat Sac to the nose. You fly for FedEX? I work for ATA. You fly into Indy at all?

04-27-2004 12:27 PM

Curt, yes I do fly for Fedex. I go to Indy some but mostly trips out and back from memphis.

tacosupreme 04-27-2004 1:24 PM

'03 Sportster LX <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/167654.jpg" alt="Sportster">

05-01-2004 9:36 PM

pic is to big but its a 1995 ski centurion LaPoint edition

05-16-2004 11:26 AM

Here's my baby! '83 American Skier. I won't trade the wake for anything so I gotta keep it running! <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/170635.jpg" alt="amSkier">

kstateskier 05-16-2004 8:12 PM

I ski with a guy with that exact same boat, but orange. Looks like you're keeping it in great shape!

bbeach 05-17-2004 9:49 AM

Sweet boat Rob!

05-25-2004 2:06 PM

Trevor-Check out the MC dealer in Holland, MI. He has a couple 205's in mint condition. I just got a 96 Sport Nautique for $18500, for $22 you are able to get a great boat. OR Try Aaron at Watersports Marine in Waterford. In my OPINION, MC and Nautique are tops and the rest fight for scraps.

boarditup 05-26-2004 4:27 AM

Here is my ride. It works great for slalom and wakeboard with enough ballast. Compared to the MC and CC products, I have about 10 years of gas money leftover. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/171958.jpg" alt="Gekko GTO-22">

tacosupreme 05-26-2004 11:33 AM

John, <BR>Thanks for the info but I bought an 03 Malibu Sportster last year. It's funny that this thread is over a year old and still alive. A few posts up, the yellow Sportster with the yellow truck is mine. I just never got around to posting pictures of it until this year. I live in Waterford and got it from Skiers Pier. It was a Ski School boat so they gave me a great deal on it. <BR> <BR>I don't know if I agree with you or not about brands since I've never been behind either of those boats but from what I hear, MC and Nautique are some of the best out there but their prices also reflect that. For what I paid for my Sporster the same MC or Nautique would have been mid 90's or Carbureted, No Tower, and No Wedge. I bought Malibu because it's the best Bang for the Buck.

kstateskier 05-26-2004 3:27 PM

Malibu and MC are my favorites as far as 3 event boats. Nautique is a great boat, but the trick wake sucks! Malibu and MC boat have great wakes for all 3 events. The Malibu is a great bang for your buck boat, though the new Response LXi is hard to beat even up. Probably my favorite boat for skiability and looks is the ProStar 197 though.

bbeach 05-27-2004 8:07 AM

I also think the new LXI is a hard boat to beat but the Prostar 197 is a great boat and the wakes are sweet!

05-27-2004 1:07 PM

BU is the best bang for the buck...for now..longevity of the boats has yet to be proven. I looked at a new LXi this yr and was very tempted. They are beautiful boats. Bu loses a TON of value in the first couple yrs...as most of them do, but I feel MC/CC hold more value as the years pass. Bottom line though, it's the previous owners caretaking level that means the most! Trev-what lake are you on? I'm on Lake Sherwood.

tacosupreme 05-28-2004 11:31 AM

I live on Maceday Lake in Waterford. It's a pretty decent lake. I order to get in some good sets we have to up pretty early. Pretty much can't do anything but hang out on the weekends though. The weekend warriors come out in full force with their Deckboats and Tubes.

07-17-2004 5:44 PM

Hey 'KStateALumni', check out this S&amp;S <a href="http://classifieds.mastercraft.com/messages/9839/10560.html?1088278710" target="_blank">http://classifieds.mastercraft.com/messages/9839/10560.html?1088278710</a> <BR>My 93 PS 190 <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/179538.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by rboothe on July 17, 2004)

bbeach 07-19-2004 8:54 AM

Gorgeous Stars and Stripes! That tower looks pretty sick on that boat! Very classy!

08-03-2004 3:20 PM

It's not AWSA approved but it's not far off. . . <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/183073.jpg" alt="">

kstateskier 09-16-2004 4:12 PM

'03 MasterCraft X-7 <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/190924.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by kstateskier on September 16, 2004)

planetnautique 09-25-2004 7:02 PM

Here's my '94 Ski Nautique. I really miss that boat. It was traded in on my Super Air. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/192626.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/192627.jpg" alt="">

98_searay 10-17-2004 6:37 PM

<BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/195691.jpg" alt=""> <BR>03 super air! <BR>wakeboard pride! <BR>-alex-

kstateskier 10-18-2004 12:02 PM

Like there weren't enough wakeboard boat threads. I think a new one starts in Boats and Accessories at least every two weeks! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0>


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