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Old    gr8white (gr8white)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-04-2009, 5:46 PM Reply   
hey guys i am new here and i just had a quick question for you, before summer i will be picking up
a new used boat and just wanted your guys opinion on the best boat i can get for about 15k cash? i basically grew up skiing behind a 19ft 550hp flatbottom then when i was about 9 my dad got a 89 mastercraft prostar 190 and we had that until the late 90's, i put a skylon and a fat seat in the back, and now my dad has a 23ft bluewater deckboat so its time for me to get my own wakeboard boat. thanks guys for the input!
Old    Jack Hinkes (jackeh)      Join Date: May 2008       03-04-2009, 5:56 PM Reply   
Look For i mid 90's MasterCraft Prostar 205.

i have one, great wake, great boat.

i'd say look for 1995-1999.
Old    882001 (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-04-2009, 5:59 PM Reply   
205
sport nautique
supra launch
Old    gr8white (gr8white)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-04-2009, 6:16 PM Reply   
i also saw a 1998 sanger v210 v-drive for 14k, should i go with the v-drive boat over the direct drive IF i can find one at the same price? and how bout some of the late 90's malibu's with the wedge? my dads buddy bought a early 90's malibu skier when we had our mastercraft and the malibu was definately nowhere near the quality of our mastercraft but that was in the early 90's.

(Message edited by gr8white on March 04, 2009)

(Message edited by gr8white on March 04, 2009)
Old    Jack Hinkes (jackeh)      Join Date: May 2008       03-04-2009, 6:30 PM Reply   
if you can get that sanger do it. but only if its in good condition.

i'd buy a 90's mastercraft over a malibu any day because malibu's quality wasn't the same in the earlier days. now malibu builds amazing boats, but their early stuff wasn't good in my opinion.


i'd say get a 205. thats your best bet.
Old    Duffy Mahoney (duffymahoney)      Join Date: Sep 2008       03-04-2009, 6:44 PM Reply   
Buy a ski challenger or wake challenger they are awesome v-drives. Check out mine, it really looks like a newer model boat. None of the terrible colors of the 90s.
http://spokane.craigslist.org/boa/1057799575.html
Old    gr8white (gr8white)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-04-2009, 6:47 PM Reply   
i found a 1999 mastercraft sportstar bow rider, what is the difference between that and the 205?
Old    Justin (wakesk8er2)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-04-2009, 7:13 PM Reply   
a foot in length and the hull shape. '97 and up 205 has the same hull as the original x-star. the sportstar was the price point boat.

You should be able to find a decent 205 with tower and sacs for that amount of money right now.
Old    Rob Andrus (robandrus)      Join Date: Feb 2002       03-04-2009, 7:20 PM Reply   
Try this one.

http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/boa/1052777268.html
Old    gr8white (gr8white)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-05-2009, 11:33 AM Reply   
Looks nice rob, is that a maristar? were the v-drives all maristars?
Old    Rob Andrus (robandrus)      Join Date: Feb 2002       03-06-2009, 10:48 AM Reply   
Yah, maristar....Not all were V-drives...After 94 it gets difficult to find DD's.
Old    Face Planter (mastercraft1995)      Join Date: Nov 2002       03-06-2009, 11:21 AM Reply   
MC 205 is what I would buy. I had one before my Malibu and loved it.
Old    Clint (ttuclint)      Join Date: Sep 2003       03-06-2009, 12:33 PM Reply   
We bought our 96 VLX for 15k, and this was 3 years ago.
Old    Chris (rio_sanger)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-06-2009, 2:10 PM Reply   
I'd say go for the '98 V-210 if it's clean.

Same hull as the new ones, that boat was way ahead of it's time.
Old    BP (spyderwinches)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-06-2009, 2:36 PM Reply   
go with theV-210 no doubt
Old    Brock Landers (formfunction)      Join Date: Jun 2008       03-06-2009, 5:23 PM Reply   
V 210 is a great boat.Looks good on the water too.
Old    E$ (elliottdollar)      Join Date: Dec 2007       03-12-2009, 8:15 PM Reply   
96 Malibu VLX for $16k

http://houston.craigslist.org/boa/1039849626.html
Old    WakeMikey (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-12-2009, 8:44 PM Reply   
That would be so awesome! ---^
Old    Chris (rio_sanger)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-12-2009, 9:01 PM Reply   
A '98 V-210 for two grand less than a '96 VLX is a no brainer to me, providing they are in equal condition.
Old    gr8white (gr8white)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-16-2009, 12:16 PM Reply   
On the vlx is there any way to make a seat that connects the front passenger seat to the rear bench so it becomes wrap around seating? i also saw a 2000 sky supreme v-drive for under 15k and that boat also looked really nice and the swim step was built into the boat like the older nautiques, what you guys think oF the sky supreme?

(Message edited by GR8WHITE on March 16, 2009)
Old    E$ (elliottdollar)      Join Date: Dec 2007       03-17-2009, 9:07 AM Reply   
yes, connecting the front to the back seating would be easy. You could also create extra seating behind the driver seat if that makes sense. Add seating plus extra storage, another ice cooler, subwoofer box, etc... You could get creative real quick & I bet it wouldn't cost that much to do.

As is, the 96 will comfortably seat about 8-9 adults. With the add-on seating arrangements I could see you easily fitting up to 3 or 4 more!

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