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Old     (ryon29)      Join Date: Jul 2009       07-26-2009, 11:49 AM Reply   
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....

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)

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....
Which one do you guys think would be my best bet or am i just way off for the money?
Old     (jetskiprosx)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-26-2009, 1:28 PM Reply   
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) :-)
Old     (jackeh)      Join Date: May 2008       07-26-2009, 1:33 PM Reply   
i'd get the 205 and add your own tower, ballast, ect.

i have a 205, great boat.

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.
Old     (michridr69)      Join Date: Dec 2008       07-26-2009, 1:50 PM Reply   
wat evr u like the best!!!!!!!
Old     (ryon29)      Join Date: Jul 2009       07-26-2009, 6:20 PM Reply   
Thanks for the alittle uncertain about the sportstar i dont see many of them wakeboarding behind them mostly skiers
Old     (johnsvt)      Join Date: Dec 2006       07-26-2009, 6:28 PM Reply   
205 if it were me
Old     (wakedoctor)      Join Date: Dec 2004       07-26-2009, 7:29 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (ryon29)      Join Date: Jul 2009       07-27-2009, 4:19 AM Reply   
I think i will go with the 205...thanks alot for your help!
Old     (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       07-27-2009, 7:29 AM Reply   
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.

With 14k to spend, though, I too say keep looking for a V-drive.


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