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  • 1986 TriStar ocean performance? PLEASE advise...

    i have an op to buy a 1986 TS....its got a 351 Ford...issue is i will only be using in the ocean.
    pretty good chop on some days..at least 2-4ft on most...
    want to use it for a lil family fun, no skiing or wb, just cruisin, tubin and some fishin......
    thanx for your help

  • #2
    Originally posted by ttcola View Post
    i have an op to buy a 1986 TS....its got a 351 Ford...issue is i will only be using in the ocean.
    pretty good chop on some days..at least 2-4ft on most...
    want to use it for a lil family fun, no skiing or wb, just cruisin, tubin and some fishin......
    thanx for your help
    As a former Tristar owner, I can't think of a worst boat, for the conditions you discribed.
    Simply, they were not designed for the use you are wanting to use it in.
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    • #3
      If you love your family,stay away from the ocean with a Tristar.
      Really.
      Keep skiing!!!

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      • #4
        Yeah, what they said.
        I recently got an '88 Tristar; great boat, I love it, but would never take it in 4' waves.
        I've got to be careful when turning around to pick up a skier, when I cross my own wake (not more than 1-2') to keep on the power a bit or it'll break over the bow.
        I presume that you could run it some decent waves if you kept on the power, but no idea how you'd stop to fish, or turn, or anything like that.

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