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  • 2003 Prostar 209 Project

    I was looking for a 10k running boat, this popped up within a tank of gas road trip, so I went and looked. I felt confident for the price, we will ski behind it sometime in May.



    Hull is in pretty decent shape.

    Interior not too bad.


    I've only found a couple tiny slices in the rear deck but at least there are no tears or busted seams. I'm hoping the carpet will wash out. The vinyl on the coaming pads is heavily stained not sure if it will clean up. I hope I don't have to replace the carpet, if it doesn't clean up I'll replace it with gray next winter.

    Unfortunately this boat has a major issue.


    Probably going to end up with a complete repower. The intake manifold and heads are plugged, it was a seawater boat so there is a fair amount of corrosion throughout the boat. It does have new exhaust manifolds. I have some time to get it cleaned up before ski season, or just ride behind my buddys 197TT
    Last edited by 46Chief; 01-30-2013, 10:17 AM.

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    It looks like a great opportunity on a beautiful boat. Is that engine Indmar or the MerCruiser that was found in some Sammys?
    '96 ProStar 205 SD LT-1

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 46Chief View Post
      Was looking for a 10k running boat, this popped up within a tank of gas road trip so I went and looked. I felt confident for the price, we will ski behind it sometime in May.



      Hull is in pretty decent shape.

      Interior not too bad.


      I've only found a couple tiny slices in the rear deck but at least there are no tears or busted seams. I'm hoping the carpet will wash out. The vinyl on the coaming pads is heavily stained not sure if it will clean up. I hope I don't have to replace the carpet, if it doesn't clean up I'll replace it with gray next winter.

      Unfortunately this boat has a major issue.
      http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u...pscd40db22.jpg

      Probably going to end up with a complete repower. The intake manifold and heads are plugged, it was a seawater boat so there is a fair amount of corrosion throughout the boat. It does have new exhaust manifolds. I have some time to get it cleaned up before ski season, or just ride behind my buddys 197TT
      Lucky dog!! I saw that posting on craigslist but was to late!! Not too many project boats in the tri state area to choose from. You wanna sell it
      1996 ProStar 190
      PCM ZR6 W/ Zero Off

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      • #4
        Nice project Chief! Where in Jersey did you find that?

        Re-power would be the best way to go......I'm sure it's been ridden hard and put away salty!
        I was njskier on here.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jerseydave View Post
          Nice project Chief! Where in Jersey did you find that?

          Re-power would be the best way to go......I'm sure it's been ridden hard and put away salty!
          That comment the picture of the motor above and Cloaked's hose picture should have it's own sticky thread...lol
          sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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          • #6
            Levittown,PA. I had to drive across the river to say I've been to Jersey

            I think it's an Indmar. Not sure though how do I read the VIN#?

            Wondering if a guy could get a good deal on an Ilmore repower.

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            • #7
              2003 indmar 350 vortec TBI or MCX? Others here will know better. In 2003 6L and 8.1L available... wow 8.1L that's a bunch of power.

              user manual - http://www.mastercraft.com/files/man...nersManual.pdf

              http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/show...5&postcount=32 to read hull ID.

              ilmore repower? pricey... you may want to check with www.michiganmotorz.com unless price is not an issue at all
              Last edited by mikeg205; 01-01-2013, 05:03 PM. Reason: added manual link
              sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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              • #8
                Ilmore power is a pipedream, they look pretty darn cool

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 46Chief View Post
                  Ilmore power is a pipedream, they look pretty darn cool

                  Why a pipe dream cost? as someone once told me - it's only money...

                  When I cleaned up and painted my power I was thinking of how to make a doghouse that shows off the engine... everything has its trade-offs. I guess that's why I have a 1995 Prostar. New Prostar - did not want to give up lifestyle - doh!

                  There's always the lottery...lol..

                  Check www.crashedtoys.com - depending on what your looking for...maybe someone trashed a hull leaving an engine waiting for your ride.
                  sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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                  • #10
                    It looks like a great opportunity on a beautiful boat. Is that engine Indmar or the MerCruiser that was found in some Sammys?
                    Mine is the only sammy I've actually seen come with a merc. Wonder how many there actually are.

                    I saw you put one in it though lol. Should turn out to be a nice boat. I've been reworking one for about 2 years so if you need anything let me know. I prob have more 209 spare parts in my garage than can be found in any parts dept

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                    • #11
                      Can't figure out what the D is in the engine code and I don't have the injection system or cover to tell.

                      Hull ID# is: MBCDTMA2E202

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                      • #12
                        I have a confusing designation in my hull Id too. Call MC they should be able to tell what was there.
                        sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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                        • #13
                          Can't figure out what the D is in the engine code and I don't have the injection system or cover to tell.
                          Mine has it too. Would guess Duval

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                          • #14
                            Sorry for the threadjack- 02sammyD- what's the rational behind your boat having a mercruiser? Do you have a thread anywhere with pics/details?
                            Bailey
                            '02 X-9
                            Lake Blue Ridge

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                            • #15
                              Sorry for the threadjack- 02sammyD- what's the rational behind your boat having a mercruiser? Do you have a thread anywhere with pics/details?
                              Any boat out of the duvall school had to run a merc due to a contract disney had. I haven't done a ton of investigating into the boat to be honest. It was sold out of orlando, then to rambo, then to the PO, then to me. The hours have matched down the line and the install is fairly clean besides the fact the use of faria gauges for temp and rpm so my assumption to this point is that its just an extremely rare boat. I've heard numbers of 10-30 total made. I can post some pics if you want. The engine is an 02 mag ski

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