Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

May be taking the plunge...

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • May be taking the plunge...

    Hey guys,

    First post on the forum. Been in love with MC's since I can remember, and I might be able to finally get my own.

    Going to check this out this weekend: http://raleigh.craigslist.org/boa/3774037914.html

    Other info I've found out:
    • Powerslot Transmission
    • Hour meter says 350, but engine was refreshed since then
    • That is an MC trailer, never seen a galvanized.
    • Guy who owns it seems really detailed and cool
    • Original interior, no rips or tears

    It's significantly more than other ProStars in my area, but with a neutral (dare I say timeless) paint scheme and super clean history, I'm willing to pay the right price for a boat I can own for years. What say you, MCers?
    Last edited by JMLVMI; 05-24-2013, 05:06 PM. Reason: Added info

  • #2
    looks very clean and well taken care, of course the pictures could be 10 yrs old just sayin, definatly worth checking out...
    James

    1989 MasterCraft TriStar 190 SE
    sigpic

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by j.mccreight@hotmail.com View Post
      looks very clean and well taken care, of course the pictures could be 10 yrs old just sayin, definatly worth checking out...
      Thanks James...the timestamps on the lake pictures show 2012 so at least I've got those :-)

      Comment


      • #4
        Looks well taken care of. I would definitely offer him less than 15k. My 96 LT1 with 320 hours was 13k, although this one looks a little nicer.

        Comment


        • #5
          Looks really nice. Hopefully there is a little woggle room with the price. Cash always talks...

          Comment


          • #6
            Looks like a great boat!

            The galvanized trailer may be a sign of use salt or brackish water. It looks too good to have been used in salt, but give the engine a good look over.
            STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER

            Comment


            • #7
              Motor box looks a little off kilter??

              Comment


              • #8
                on a galvanised trailer and lots of new stuff too
                might want to find where the boat originated

                Comment


                • #9
                  Galvanized is typically indicative of saltwater or brackish. That boat has been for sale for quite some time that I can recall.

                  Re-power and other new parts lead me to think twice about the origin and life story....

                  Approach with caution.... $0.02
                  93 190
                  .
                  Don't be a boot licker
                  .

                  Hose picture (internal) http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...68&postcount=8

                  sigpic

                  ..Some of you give a whole new meaning to the phrase "another @sshole with a Mastercraft."

                  RE: Thrall, Welcome to the club....
                  NEW SKINS in TN... Leading Edge Marine Interior

                  feedback on a TN company: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=58767

                  .

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cloaked View Post
                    Galvanized is typically indicative of saltwater or brackish. That boat has been for sale for quite some time that I can recall.

                    Re-power and other new parts lead me to think twice about the origin and life story....

                    Approach with caution.... $0.02
                    X2, I thought I had seen that boat before...
                    James

                    1989 MasterCraft TriStar 190 SE
                    sigpic

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      If you open the engine cover and see a flush kit added, it may indicate salt/brackish use. Any white chalky residue coming out of the manifolds or risers, not good. The galvanized trailer, though a red flag is a plus. Look the struts and prop area over for repairs. Check the keel for beaching. Get it out in the sun and walk it over and over. And make sure there is very little vibration at slalom speeds. 15k about right for a garaged low hour boat, so this is a little high. But hey it is 18 years old, and if it checks out, 15k or not it is gonna be a great boat.
                      Last edited by AZDave; 05-24-2013, 08:17 PM.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Don't trust anybody who can't spell slalom.
                        STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ski_king View Post
                          Don't trust anybody who can't spell slalom.
                          what, you never heard of a sloem before?

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Worth checking out. But I am with the caution brigade. Would love to see some shots of the engine. Why was it refreshed at 350? rust issue - over heat? Nice boat but owner trying to recoup cash. I would take a look but keep on looking - or offer $13K IMO
                            sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Thanks for all of the feedback. Seems like an awesome community here...even if it's not this boat, I hope to join as an "actual" member soon!

                              Should be able to check it out Monday, I'll let you know and maybe provide some pics.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X