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Old    Chris (crghou)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-07-2006, 7:59 PM Reply   
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?
Old    LM (zorro)      Join Date: Jan 2005       03-07-2006, 11:28 PM Reply   
Surely no huge wave but a wave that for most people will be more than decent....unless you are a pro.
Drawback: little space left when the boat is loaded with weight.
Old    Chris (crghou)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-08-2006, 8:54 AM Reply   
yeah i am no pro...how much weight can you put in these boats and how is the reliability of this old school boat?
Old    Richard (ramhouse)      Join Date: Apr 2004       03-08-2006, 1:21 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       03-08-2006, 1:25 PM Reply   
mid 80's MC went to glass (I think '85) so late 80's should be fine. Mine is an '86 and is glass
Old    Dave Burns (dbjts)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-08-2006, 3:06 PM Reply   
Got a friend with an 83 Stars & Stripes that he's had from new. He's still got the original literature and it says itís got glass stringers.
Old    Mike O'Callaghan (greenpinky)      Join Date: Apr 2004       03-08-2006, 5:15 PM Reply   
You got it. '83 was the first year they went to glass
Old    Christpher R. (boats4every1)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-09-2006, 5:02 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Dave Burns (dbjts)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-09-2006, 11:16 PM Reply   
They were rated at 260hp not 240hp
Old    Christpher R. (boats4every1)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-10-2006, 6:39 AM Reply   
WE are both right. THE boats with the Indmar 351 ford V-8 had 240 hp and the boats that were upgreded to the Chevy 350 V-8 had 260 hp. However, not many people got the upgrade engine for 260 hp.
Old    schooledrider (rmcronin)      Join Date: Aug 2002       03-11-2006, 6:25 AM Reply   
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.

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