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ryon29 07-26-2009 11:49 AM

I have been looking for a boat for awhile now and i dont have a bunch of money to spend so i want to make sure what i get will work for me.....i am a beginner with my fundamentals and this will be my first boat to own.... <BR> <BR><a href="http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/boa/1242807856.html" target="_blank">http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/boa/1242807856.html</a> <BR> <BR>i think i will be able to get this boat for about 10.5K which would leave me with 4k to buy a tower,prop,ballast, and pp if i spend it right (buy some new but mostly used) <BR> <BR><a href="http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/boa/1240611090.html" target="_blank">http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/boa/1240611090.html</a> <BR> <BR>This one is more finished but i dont know much about the sportstar but one thing i dont like is the idea of not having an open bow for extra seating.... <BR>Which one do you guys think would be my best bet or am i just way off for the money?

jetskiprosx 07-26-2009 1:28 PM

If you can spend 14.5 I would keep looking for a v-drive. It may not have a tower or ballast, but those can be added later on. You can't make a dd a vd (well not cheaply) <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0>

jackeh 07-26-2009 1:33 PM

i'd get the 205 and add your own tower, ballast, ect. <BR> <BR>i have a 205, great boat. <BR> <BR>any v-drive for 14000 will not be anywhere as nice as either of those boats (no tower or ballast), you can always upgrade boats in a few years.

michridr69 07-26-2009 1:50 PM

wat evr u like the best!!!!!!!

ryon29 07-26-2009 6:20 PM

Thanks for the help.....im alittle uncertain about the sportstar i dont see many of them wakeboarding behind them mostly skiers

johnsvt 07-26-2009 6:28 PM

205 if it were me

wakedoctor 07-26-2009 7:29 PM

The Sportstar will have an ok wake, but you will probably find more problems with not having an open bow. I would opt for an open bow even if I had to sacrifice in the wake department which should not be the case with the 205. You will have more room for passengers and I like being able to get to the front of the boat with ease when docking.

ryon29 07-27-2009 4:19 AM

I think i will go with the 205...thanks alot for your help!

trace 07-27-2009 7:29 AM

A 92 PS205 is a good boat, but the later hulls were deeper and better for boarding. I had a 92 PS190 for a couple years, and it had wood coaming pads and center floor sections that needed to be replaced by the time I got it in 98. In a direct drives the Malibu Sunsetter LX, Supra Sunsport/Launch, Sport Nautique, or 95+ PS205 would all be better choices IMO. <BR> <BR>With 14k to spend, though, I too say keep looking for a V-drive.

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