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  • New to me 96 Prostar 205

    Pulled the trigger today on a 96 Prostar 205. Had been looking for the last 3 months, couldn't pass on this one. Needs a little work, mostly the interior. Gel coat shows some oxidation and the teak is pretty bad. Runs like a champ though. Will post some better pics tomorrow.
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    -Aaron
    RED 1996 Prostar 205
    Indmar 350 TBI
    Acme 541
    PerfectPass Stargazer Wakeboard Edition

  • #2
    Awesome boat! Gel will shine right up. Interior is available for a price. It runs good and is red. Good times!
    Previous: 1993 Prostar 205

    Red 1998 Closed Bow Ski Boat, Ford 351, 310 hp, Acme 4 blade, Perfect Pass SG.

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    Tyler Ski Club


    To me, this forum is about love of inboard boats. It is about the sharing of information and, on a good day, some humor. It is not about post count, brand of boat, or any other superfluous labels that lend themselves to a false sense of superiority. Please, respect one another, try to pass on accurate information, and keep your eye on the ball.

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    • #3
      Little guy looks happy, too btw.
      Previous: 1993 Prostar 205

      Red 1998 Closed Bow Ski Boat, Ford 351, 310 hp, Acme 4 blade, Perfect Pass SG.

      FAQ


      Tyler Ski Club


      To me, this forum is about love of inboard boats. It is about the sharing of information and, on a good day, some humor. It is not about post count, brand of boat, or any other superfluous labels that lend themselves to a false sense of superiority. Please, respect one another, try to pass on accurate information, and keep your eye on the ball.

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      • #4
        Thanks Tx..been lurking here awhile, thought you might like the color
        -Aaron
        RED 1996 Prostar 205
        Indmar 350 TBI
        Acme 541
        PerfectPass Stargazer Wakeboard Edition

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        • #5
          Nice looking boat, have fun with it!
          1992 PS190 351HO

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          • #6
            Congrats, sharp boat!

            Enjoy the rest of the summer!!

            BG
            02 PS190SD - PP SGazer, 0 Flex Mini, 06 Rudder
            It's a ski-boat not a mini-van...

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            • #7
              You will love that boat!

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              • #8
                Congrats. Looks like mine accept yours is cleaner and less oxidized. Your family will love it!

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                • #9
                  sweet boat, looks like your little guy is ready for some slalom driving.
                  Sold my '89 PS190

                  '07 PS197 TT w/PP & ZO

                  club boat '12 PS197 TT

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sk8salomon View Post
                    sweet boat, looks like your little guy is ready for some slalom driving.
                    Not sure who was more excited, him or me???
                    -Aaron
                    RED 1996 Prostar 205
                    Indmar 350 TBI
                    Acme 541
                    PerfectPass Stargazer Wakeboard Edition

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by supturb89 View Post
                      Not sure who was more excited, him or me???
                      i know the feeling. just wait till one day you jump in your boat and can't find the key or plug. in the meantime, your blower is running, lights are on and you find smashed pretzels in the driver's seat!
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                      Sold my '89 PS190

                      '07 PS197 TT w/PP & ZO

                      club boat '12 PS197 TT

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                      • #12
                        Excellent! That baby will clean right up over the winter. I bought a 97 205 that was abused by the previous owner. Mechanically it was in OK shape with only 350 hours on it but he ran out of money to keep it running and had it sitting uncovered on blocks out in a farm field for years. Every seam in the vinyl was rotted and simply sitting on the seat would cause a rip. I wet sanded and buffed out the gel coat, stripped out the carpet and seats and had new skins made at a local shop. I cut and glued in new carpet, made new boards for the side panels (only wood in the boat), and then bolted everything back up. I paid 6k for the boat and spent 3k for carpet,skins and various mechanical parts to make the boat worthy.
                        Time consuming but not technically difficult at all.

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                        Next up is fixing the flimsy teak swim platform, not a great design.
                        Last edited by blackcreek; 08-28-2010, 09:49 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by blackcreek View Post
                          Excellent! That baby will clean right up over the winter. I bought a 97 205 that was abused by the previous owner. Mechanically it was in OK shape with only 350 hours on it but he ran out of money to keep it running and had it sitting uncovered on blocks out in a farm field for years. Every seam in the vinyl was rotted and simply sitting on the seat would cause a rip. I wet sanded and buffed out the gel coat, stripped out the carpet and seats and had new skins made at a local shop. I cut and glued in new carpet, made new boards for the side panels (only wood in the boat), and then bolted everything back up. I paid 6k for the boat and spent 3k for carpet,skins and various mechanical parts to make the boat worthy.
                          Time consuming but not technically difficult at all.

                          Before





                          After




                          Next up is fixing the flimsy teak swim platform, not a great design.
                          Nice job on the restore. How difficult was the carpet replacement? I will probably do that this winter as well. I don't know if I will have to wet sand or not. I'm planning on replacing all the decals so I hope that whatever I do you won't be able to see where the old decals were on the boat. With new skins the boat should look much better. My teak needs some attention as well. I may end up getting another one because it looks as though the previous owner may have modified it a little with what doesn't look to be teak???

                          I have been researching this product and it seems to get good feedback.
                          http://www.aqua-buff.com/

                          Anybody have any experience with it?
                          -Aaron
                          RED 1996 Prostar 205
                          Indmar 350 TBI
                          Acme 541
                          PerfectPass Stargazer Wakeboard Edition

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                          • #14
                            Did a local shop do those skins for you? They look great!
                            Previous: 1993 Prostar 205

                            Red 1998 Closed Bow Ski Boat, Ford 351, 310 hp, Acme 4 blade, Perfect Pass SG.

                            FAQ


                            Tyler Ski Club


                            To me, this forum is about love of inboard boats. It is about the sharing of information and, on a good day, some humor. It is not about post count, brand of boat, or any other superfluous labels that lend themselves to a false sense of superiority. Please, respect one another, try to pass on accurate information, and keep your eye on the ball.

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                            • #15
                              I used a place called Larry's trim shop in Jacksonville Fl. I took in all the cushions and motor box and told him to make it look just like the factory and he did. I made new side panels and dry fit them first then took those in also. He repaired the foam in the seats and did the carpet on the motor box and all the kick panels along with all new skins. Not cheap at 2300 but I thought that was a fair price for all the vinyl and that also included the matching extra carpet for me to do the boat.

                              I did the carpet in sections which made it easier to handle in a one man job. I did each side wall and then each side floor up to the seats. The seam for each side of the floor runs under the side panel. In the front I cut a section that ran as far back as the drivers seat so the seam for it runs under the seat. There is really only one very small seam showing between the observer seat and the in floor cooler. I used the old carpet that I cut out for a pattern in the front and just cut it a little bigger then glued the center part down so it would not move then carefully trimmed in the edges with an exacto knife. You can cut the old carpet out from under the front seats a bit and that left me a little edge to stuff the carpet under. The front was by far the hardest as it is slow going at first if you want to get it exact, the sides and floor are not bad at all after doing the front.

                              Carpet seams are under the side kick panel you see in the picture.
                              Last edited by blackcreek; 08-29-2010, 03:57 AM.

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