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Old    aka Bradley Beach            05-15-2003, 7:25 AM Reply   
Who out there is still sticking to the tournament slalom boats! I love mine and won't ever trade it for a v-drive.

Bring on the pics!
Old    6more            05-15-2003, 8:57 AM Reply   
Here is my boat and one of me skiing.
boat
boat2
skiing
Old    slalomboy            05-15-2003, 10:16 AM Reply   
One of the boat and the other is the little piece of Paridise that we are allowed to use!

Old    garry griffiths (garry)      Join Date: May 2003       05-15-2003, 11:37 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       05-16-2003, 12:07 AM Reply   
'03 Centurion LaPoint

Old    aka Bradley Beach            05-16-2003, 8:26 AM Reply   
This isn't my boat, but it sure is a SWEET looking Mastercraft!



Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       05-16-2003, 2:29 PM Reply   
An even sweeter MC, Jimmy Siemer's '03

Old    aka Bradley Beach            05-17-2003, 4:27 PM Reply   
That is PHAT! Who is Jimmy Seimer's?
Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       05-18-2003, 12:15 AM Reply   
He's an ASU skier. He held the men's jump record for awhile. Can trick like you wouldn't believe
Old    Sean (canaday)      Join Date: Dec 2002       05-18-2003, 1:27 AM Reply   
you lie Siemers is the worst tricker I've ever seen. Have you seen his new truck?
Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       05-18-2003, 6:39 PM Reply   
It's wild, saw it last week in Virginia. It's a pretty nice combo.
Old    sunsetterlxi            05-19-2003, 3:41 AM Reply   
He just won the Charleston stop jumping contest yesterday. 225 feet. His truck and boat were there too. 17"'s on the trailer!
Old    aka Bradley Beach            05-19-2003, 7:13 AM Reply   
Is this all the slalom boats on this board? Come on let's see some more sports cars of the boating world!
Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       05-19-2003, 10:35 AM Reply   



Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       05-19-2003, 10:39 AM Reply   
And last year's

Old    Sean (canaday)      Join Date: Dec 2002       05-19-2003, 10:55 AM Reply   
I'd put a pic of my boat up there, but I don't have a camera. Some day.
Old    aka Bradley Beach            05-19-2003, 11:46 AM Reply   
Anyone ever ski behind one of those Cobalt inboards? They look nice, but I've never seen the wake? Good, bad?
Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       05-19-2003, 11:53 AM Reply   
Brad,
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.
Old    KStateAlumni (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-20-2003, 6:45 AM Reply   
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...
Old    T-Rev (tacosupreme)      Join Date: May 2003       05-20-2003, 8:06 AM Reply   
What year is that Yellow Malibu Response? And if you don't want it can I have it?
Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       05-20-2003, 9:13 AM Reply   
Trevor,

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.
Old    Sean (canaday)      Join Date: Dec 2002       05-20-2003, 9:27 AM Reply   
Here's a pic of a boat that is almost identical to mine. Mine's just black instead of blue.
Old    T-Rev (tacosupreme)      Join Date: May 2003       05-20-2003, 12:07 PM Reply   
Thanx Nick,

I'm going to start looking under my couch cushions for loose change and save my pennies. Hopefully next year I can buy it.

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.
Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       05-20-2003, 12:52 PM Reply   
Trevor,

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.
Old    andy (33drew)      Join Date: Apr 2003       05-20-2003, 3:41 PM Reply   
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.
Old    andy (33drew)      Join Date: Apr 2003       05-20-2003, 3:58 PM Reply   
i would post my family's 98 prostar 205 Sammy but my scanner is to complicated
Old    Kilo Whiskey (wiltok)      Join Date: Feb 2003       05-20-2003, 4:09 PM Reply   
Does it all...
Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       05-20-2003, 8:08 PM Reply   
...yet nothing very well

Sorry Keith, I really like the X-9/209's, they look killer, but as a slalom boat, they are terrible.
Old    KStateAlumni (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-21-2003, 6:23 AM Reply   
The 209's really do have a bad slalom wake... Huge wall at slalom speeds.
Old    T-Rev (tacosupreme)      Join Date: May 2003       05-21-2003, 7:34 AM Reply   
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?
Old    KStateAlumni (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-21-2003, 7:36 AM Reply   
The Response can throw a pretty good wake when weighted and with the wedge down... Great slalom boat!
Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       05-21-2003, 9:19 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Kilo Whiskey (wiltok)      Join Date: Feb 2003       05-21-2003, 8:24 PM Reply   
Then why was it named "Towboat of the Year" in 2001??

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...
Old    KStateAlumni (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-22-2003, 6:30 AM Reply   
AS long as you enjoy it Keith then its all good!

Sorry I didn't mean my comment to be rude.
Old    T-Rev (tacosupreme)      Join Date: May 2003       05-22-2003, 8:50 PM Reply   
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.

(Message edited by tacosupreme on May 22, 2003)
Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       05-22-2003, 10:22 PM Reply   
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.
Old    T-Rev (tacosupreme)      Join Date: May 2003       05-23-2003, 7:08 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       05-23-2003, 10:42 AM Reply   
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.
Old    KStateAlumni (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-27-2003, 7:26 AM Reply   
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!

Did everyone have a good MD weekend? Weather was a little sketch but otherwise good time!
Old    Sean (canaday)      Join Date: Dec 2002       05-27-2003, 9:15 AM Reply   
It's either an 84 or 85 and I think its a great looking boat
Old                05-28-2003, 4:56 PM Reply   
Trevor,
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.
Old                05-29-2003, 6:03 PM Reply   
pic
Gekko
Old                06-06-2003, 12:12 PM Reply   
Okay, this isn't mine, but it's identical right down to the year/color.


93 PS 205
Old    KStateAlumni (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       06-25-2003, 7:58 AM Reply   
Aren't there any Stars and Stripes out there? I only saw one one here... Here is the new 35th boat! Tight!

Old    andy (33drew)      Join Date: Apr 2003       06-25-2003, 10:12 PM Reply   
ya it is! Why arent the stars and stripes in the commercials or brouchures -- whatever you call them
Old    KStateAlumni (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       06-26-2003, 7:46 AM Reply   
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...
Old    andy (33drew)      Join Date: Apr 2003       06-26-2003, 9:05 PM Reply   
They only made 35? Those will be collector boats in couple years.
Old    KStateAlumni (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       06-27-2003, 8:55 AM Reply   
I believe they probably aleady are!
Old                07-22-2003, 1:03 PM Reply   
At $50k they ought to be collector's items!
Old                07-22-2003, 8:36 PM Reply   
Here's a oldie an 81 ski ceenturion tru trac one of the first ones made!!
81 tru trac
Old    NautiqueJeff (planetnautique)      Join Date: Oct 2003       10-25-2003, 9:10 AM Reply   


1994 Ski Nautique
Old                01-22-2004, 7:49 AM Reply   
My 1989 Mastercraft Prostar 190!


Old                01-22-2004, 8:23 AM Reply   
any ideas on how to shrink pics to fit? Thanks
Old    KStateAlumni (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       01-22-2004, 9:27 AM Reply   
Use photoshop or some other image editor and shrink to something 500x500 pixels or smaller and no larger than 100k file size.
Old                01-23-2004, 7:05 AM Reply   
Lets try this again.

Old                03-25-2004, 5:46 AM Reply   
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!
Old                03-25-2004, 10:16 AM Reply   
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
Old                04-15-2004, 7:32 AM Reply   
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.
Old                04-25-2004, 5:39 PM Reply   
i cant upload mine it says it exceeds the 100 kilobyte limit... how big is that like lenght by width
Old                04-26-2004, 9:01 AM Reply   
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?
Old                04-27-2004, 12:27 PM Reply   
Curt, yes I do fly for Fedex. I go to Indy some but mostly trips out and back from memphis.
Old    T-Rev (tacosupreme)      Join Date: May 2003       04-27-2004, 1:24 PM Reply   
'03 Sportster LX
Sportster
Old                05-01-2004, 9:36 PM Reply   
pic is to big but its a 1995 ski centurion LaPoint edition
Old                05-16-2004, 11:26 AM Reply   
Here's my baby! '83 American Skier. I won't trade the wake for anything so I gotta keep it running!

amSkier
Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       05-16-2004, 8:12 PM Reply   
I ski with a guy with that exact same boat, but orange. Looks like you're keeping it in great shape!
Old    KStateAlumni (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-17-2004, 9:49 AM Reply   
Sweet boat Rob!
Old                05-25-2004, 2:06 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Karl De Looff (boarditup)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-26-2004, 4:27 AM Reply   
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.

Gekko GTO-22
Old    T-Rev (tacosupreme)      Join Date: May 2003       05-26-2004, 11:33 AM Reply   
John,
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.

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.
Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       05-26-2004, 3:27 PM Reply   
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.
Old    KStateAlumni (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-27-2004, 8:07 AM Reply   
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!
Old                05-27-2004, 1:07 PM Reply   
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.
Old    T-Rev (tacosupreme)      Join Date: May 2003       05-28-2004, 11:31 AM Reply   
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.
Old                07-17-2004, 5:44 PM Reply   
Hey 'KStateALumni', check out this S&S http://classifieds.mastercraft.com/messages/9839/10560.html?1088278710
My 93 PS 190


(Message edited by rboothe on July 17, 2004)
Old    KStateAlumni (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       07-19-2004, 8:54 AM Reply   
Gorgeous Stars and Stripes! That tower looks pretty sick on that boat! Very classy!
Old                08-03-2004, 3:20 PM Reply   
It's not AWSA approved but it's not far off. . .


Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       09-16-2004, 4:12 PM Reply   
'03 MasterCraft X-7


(Message edited by kstateskier on September 16, 2004)
Old    NautiqueJeff (planetnautique)      Join Date: Oct 2003       09-25-2004, 7:02 PM Reply   
Here's my '94 Ski Nautique. I really miss that boat. It was traded in on my Super Air.



Old    alex (98_searay)      Join Date: May 2004       10-17-2004, 6:37 PM Reply   


03 super air!
wakeboard pride!
-alex-
Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       10-18-2004, 12:02 PM Reply   
Like there weren't enough wakeboard boat threads. I think a new one starts in Boats and Accessories at least every two weeks!

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