I am looking at a late 80's prostar 190 right now w/ 800 hours on it. I have heard that with the right amount of weight in these boats they will put up a huge wave. Just wondering what kind of weight you would have to run and would I just be getting into a ton of problems with this old of a boat?
Chris, Go to www.tmcowners.com and there you will find all that u need to know of the older MCs. Good boatsbut i would look for a 91-93 and it won't be much more $. Not sure when MC went to glass stringers like mine. I love mine and with 1'000# the wake is plenty for my son and his friends. 500# in the corner and surf is up and no weight exlant for wakeskate. I have 1300hrs. on mine.
Chris I had a 88 ps190. It was my first inboard and I loved it. Sometimes I still wish I had it. I use to put three sacs in the boat two ion each side of the motor that ran from the back forward with the seat out and one under the bow. Fly High built to order the one for under the bow. For a 19 foot clesed bow boat with a narrow flat hull the wake was pretty damn big. Not as bog as a V-drive but as good as any D-Drive boat on the market today. Also the boat had more than enough power to push all that weight around with only 240hp.
With a lot of weight, they make a very nicely shaped wake, but not huge. Definitely big enough to learn your basic inverts and have an absolute blast. I spent about 6 years riding behind a 90, a 91 and a 95 on a daily basis from April to October.