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    Hi, my name is Eric and I am new to the board. I am 19 and in the market for my first boat. I have been waterskiing pretty much all of my life in Northern Wisconsin, and am now in the market for my first boat. I have been looking at the Mastercrafts, Malibu's, and Nautiques. I found a 2000 Mastercraft Prostar 190 with the 330 hp engine and 139 hours on it.

    I am looking to find out if there have been any problems with the boat in question, what I should look for, and if you recommend the boat?
    sigpicwww.lauderdalelakesmarina.com

  • #2
    I would highly recomend it. I just picked up a 94 PS this season and have been out on it just about every day with no major problems. However I can't offer much advice about problems with that boat, but i'm sure someone else knows. Good Luck.
    Guns don't kill people, I kill people

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    • #3
      Sounds like an excellent boat. Where in the Northwoods are you? We're going back home next week on vacation, to Park Falls.
      '06 X2 MCX

      "I understand why some people may not want to do this the way I have recommended but I can't understand the death grip some people have on a toilet plunger with a hose fitting." -JimN

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      • #4
        Welcome to the board. The best advice I can offer about buying boats is to go out and drive it/ski behind it. If the owner gives you any problems with doing this, walk away. Don't just drive it for 10 minutes, glance at the wake, and put it on the trailer. Spend some time out there. Run it hard. Take it to wide-open-throttle and check the speed, rpms, temperature readings. Shut it down and let it heat soak, then restart. Check the temp again. Is there water in the bilge? How are the engine mounts (if they spin, it's bad). Rust on the engine? Records on the boat? How's the vinyl? How's the gelcoat? Spider cracks are bad. Does the fuel guage work? Is the wake flat and soft? Is there a rooster tail? Is the prop dinged up? Is the shaft/strut straight? How does it steer at slow/high speeds.

        Do some searches on the various years/models on this board and the old one. There's lots of info to be taken in. Good luck with your search. If you buy it, post some pics!
        Previous: 1993 Prostar 205

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

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        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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        • #5
          My grandparents have a resort around the Eagle River/St. Germain area in Northern Wisconsin.

          Thanks, for the advice from all. And keep it coming. I have never owned an inboard, or driven one, so all info is GREAT!
          sigpicwww.lauderdalelakesmarina.com

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          • #6
            Try this, go to the old board and look for the superthread. I think it was started by a guy named Jeff. It's in the general forum (archives perhaps). It's named buying first boat (or Mastercraft) -advice or something like that. It got a ridiculous number of hits in the first few days and was the longest thread in memory. All the advice was spouted in that thread that you could ever imagine. It seems to have worn everyone out, too, because never again was a thread so long, so fast.

            But then again, there's the swimsuit thread.
            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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            • #7
              how is it that you get to the old board? Sorry, may sound dumb, but I am new to the site.
              sigpicwww.lauderdalelakesmarina.com

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              • #8
                http://classifieds.mastercraft.com/s...s.pl?pg=topics
                Working is for people who don't know how to ski

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                • #9
                  New boat use

                  Be sure of what you want that boat for as well. A prostar 190 will not wakeboard well at all. If you are slaloming or footing you wont find a better boat than a 190. If you are wanting to board get a 205, 205v, or an x series.

                  JK

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                  • #10
                    jtk23-

                    Thanks for the advice, I really don't wakeboard all that well, so I am sure it will be just fine for what I want. I do trick, slalom, and want to learn how to foot. Can't wait. Might be on the water as soon as next week.
                    sigpicwww.lauderdalelakesmarina.com

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                    • #11
                      erkoehler,

                      I give you ... the superthread.

                      http://classifieds.mastercraft.com/m...tml?1083259693
                      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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                      • #12
                        The thread that started it all!

                        We'll miss ya, bud!
                        -Cameron
                        2007 ProStar 197
                        1996 ProStar 190

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                        • #13
                          oh what a baby!

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