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Old 03-23-2021, 10:44 AM
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2005 X10 vs 2004 209

I just looked at the X 10 yesterday that was really close to my house. And now I have found a 209 to buy, but it is halfway across the country. It looks to be in great shape.

Can anybody that is familiar with these two models tell me what the differences are? It looks to have very similar specs. Iím moving up from a ProStar 190. So obviously I am familiar with a much smaller boat and wake.

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Old 03-23-2021, 11:14 AM
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The only similarities are the length, dash and name on the side of the boat.

What do you like to do behind the boat? How many people do you typically have on board and for how long? Does your lake get rough?

I went from a Ď91 ProStar to a 2005 X10 but always coveted the 209.

The X10 was the proverbial Jack of All Trades, Master of None but we loved it and in many ways, it saved my familyís soul.

Give us a little more background and we can help you choose the right boat.


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Old 03-23-2021, 11:21 AM
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I've been on and off the fence about moving to a vdrive several times. IMHO:

Lean toward skiing - 209
Lean toward family room, board sports - X10

I would love to consider moving to an X10 but continue to hold out with our PS197 for slalom and barefooting.....

A nice X10 would have great resale, the 209 would need a bit more specific buyer.
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Old 03-23-2021, 11:41 AM
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209 is a big suburban of a direct drive. Nice lines on the water, likes smooth water and will take water over the bow more readily than the x-10. For me I was bummed I did not ski it before I bought, that extra weight has to go somewhere. I came from an '88 ps190. With enough speed the wake will flatten. The X-10 is a better boat if you are in chop a lot. If you are a good skier, (34-36 mph) either model will ski well, but they are no ski specific boat I'm told the 209 was derived from the maristar 210.
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Old 03-23-2021, 11:49 AM
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I thought the 209/ X9 and 210/ X10 shared the same hull, with one being DD and the other being the V-Drive versions in that era. The later X10 (2013-2014 or whenever it made its debut) was a completely redesigned X10.
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Old 03-23-2021, 12:04 PM
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I thought the 209/ X9 and 210/ X10 shared the same hull, with one being DD and the other being the V-Drive versions in that era. The later X10 (2013-2014 or whenever it made its debut) was a completely redesigned X10.
I think you are right, I think I had an X15 in my head.
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Old 03-23-2021, 01:42 PM
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My wife and are very much rec skiers. We want more space coming from a 90' ProStar 190, which is still on the water, but might get sold. Considering moving down from the 209 to a 197. I really thought the x10 looked too big. So I am concerned I will feel the same way about the 209.

Lake is pretty small. Not too worried about it being too choppy.
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Old 03-23-2021, 01:43 PM
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209 is a big suburban of a direct drive. Nice lines on the water, likes smooth water and will take water over the bow more readily than the x-10. For me I was bummed I did not ski it before I bought, that extra weight has to go somewhere. I came from an '88 ps190. With enough speed the wake will flatten. The X-10 is a better boat if you are in chop a lot. If you are a good skier, (34-36 mph) either model will ski well, but they are no ski specific boat I'm told the 209 was derived from the maristar 210.
We have a 90' 190 in the family.
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Old 03-23-2021, 01:44 PM
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Anyone want to chime in on 209 vs. 197??
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Old 03-23-2021, 02:04 PM
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The 209 is a more "general" boat. Just because it's a DD, doesn't necessarily mean it's a great ski boat.

The 197 is the ski machine. Similar to your 190, but with an open bow.

The other choice, is the X14 or 214 Prostar. It's a touch larger than the 209, but the hull is base on the 197....so a better ski boat than the 209.

Can't speak for the surf/wakesurfing abilities though.
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