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  • Ten Years

    I think the official anniversary of my first post on Team Talk passed in February. But I'm a little slow on the uptake on these sorts of thing.

    But roughly 10 years ago, I bought a MasterCraft Pro Star 205. Right after sending in the financing information to the dealership, I googled the proper method for using the boat buddy on a MasterCraft trailer and found Teamtalk. It was a treed unithread designed forum. There was one folder, but everyone just posted in the tree. I posted only occasionally for a while. But, at some point that summer, BriEOD asked for a picture of my boat. Somehow, I was able to get an attachment posted. Several folks from those early days, BriEOD, JimN, and Andrew to name only a few are still around. The next spring, the forum got a facelift to vBulletin, at which point the dreaded post count was added. And, in the summer 2004, it got another facelift that reflects my current join date.

    It has been a good time and, suffice it to say, I have managed to learn a lot about boats here in the last ten years.

    Cheers!
    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.

  • #2
    You have taught many things east - happy anniversary.... Thanks to all of you who put the time into this forum. I have read the other forums but they are not as interesting as this one IMO
    sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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    • #3
      If the site was updated in July 2004 I guess I joined a few month after that. I can't be certain why I joined, besides the fact that I owned an MC, but I know I barely got on those first years. Then a few years ago I started to really enjoy this site!
      If its not a competition ski boat, its always second best.
      1994 MasterCraft ProStar 205
      275 HP 350 Chevy Indmar
      Monster Tower & PerfectPass


      Check out the MasterCraft Buckeye Bash on Facebook!


      "In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress." - John Adams

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      • #4
        I'm sure others can attest to this as well, but your knowledge has been invaluable to me in searches during my short tenure here so far. Thanks for sticking around and helping people like myself with your experience.
        -Mike

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        • #5
          Happy anniversary East!!! I started snooping around TT back in '05 time frame but ended up joining to make posts in '09 when I got closer to upgrading from our '83 S&S. You have provided very good information on a number of topics that I have found very useful. thanks for your expertise!!!

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          • #6
            Man, time flies.....
            If I remember correctly, I actually spotted (and bought) my 83 S&S on this site back in late 1998. Midwest MC posted it on-line. I kept that boat for 10 years until I bought my 98 Anniversary.

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            • #7
              Congrats, Douglas! Here's to 10 more years!
              -Cameron
              2007 ProStar 197
              1996 ProStar 190

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              • #8
                Wow 10 years! Thats an accomplishment. Thanks for all of the great info and great posts you've put up over the years.

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                • #9
                  Wow, I was wondering when the forum began. I've ski'd with Mitch from this site and he was here back in the 03 - 04 days. I didn't come arount till '06 when I was searching for a manual for my 88 tristar at the time.
                  '97 Prostar 190 - LT-1

                  Prior boats - 2009 X14, 2008 X14, 2005 197, 1988 Tristar 190, 1989 Prostar.

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                  • #10
                    Happy belated anniversary Eastie. Thank you for all the information you have contributed and organized on this forum, especially with the FAQ.
                    1993 Blue Stars and Stripes Prostar Powerslot 351HO
                    Mastercraft: Face It - If you are not a good skier behind this boat, you are not a good skier.

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                    • #11
                      Well done Eastie. You are a true resource for this group.
                      2005 ProStar 197TT, #28 of 100

                      Broken Bow, OK vacation cabin for rent -
                      www.sipnskicabin.com

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                      • #12
                        This thread should be added to the FAQ!!

                        Between the 06 and the 92 I trace my boat ownership back about 16 years but never knew about this place. Even when I found it I failed to use it or register for a long time. I don't even recall what I was searching for.

                        But cheers, Doug!! I don't drink much these days but I'll tip back a Sweet Water IPA for you tonight.
                        Tim
                        Gone, surfing.

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                        • #13
                          Yeah, I seem to recall that this forum has been around in one shape or form since the late 90s. I have no idea what the exact start date was.
                          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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                          • #14
                            Congrats Doug!

                            As I recall, you were the one that recruted me from the now defunct skiboathelp.com.

                            I had used the MasterCraft site back in the 90's, but it was in its early stages and was changing frequently and I drifted away from it. I remember back then you could setup your own web page.
                            STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER

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                            • #15
                              Congrats to a TT legend and a heck of a nice guy (on the internet anyway)!


                              Of course from your online persona and what I've seen in pms it must be true in real life too. Thanks for brokering a small sale for me a couple years ago and your countless informative posts.

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