To Buy Or Not To Buy '94 Pro-Star?

To Buy Or Not To Buy '94 Pro-Star?

Post by Craig Ste » Fri, 03 Mar 1995 23:58:28


I am considering buying a 1994 Pro-Star 190 but the boat does not have
the  power-slot option.  The boat will be used for family and friends not
for competition skiing.  I understand the concept of gear reduction, but..
 
 
 

To Buy Or Not To Buy '94 Pro-Star?

Post by Peter Wheel » Sat, 04 Mar 1995 01:04:22


Quote:
Stein) writes:

>I am considering buying a 1994 Pro-Star 190 but the boat does not have
>the  power-slot option.  The boat will be used for family and friends
not
>for competition skiing.  I understand the concept of gear reduction,
but..

I've got a 94 ProStar without the powerslot option and it's an awesome
boat.  The throttle response is great, it tracks like a train and is
great out of the hole.  The power slot is a bell/whistle the average
skier doesn't need unless they are operating on a private lake with
short setups.  I've used mine in an 1800' private lake with no problems
setting my speed before the gates.

There are a lot of good boats out there and the 94 ProStar is definately
one of them.  Just don't overpay.  Anything over $19,000 would have to
be very low hours and excellent condition.

Pete

 
 
 

To Buy Or Not To Buy '94 Pro-Star?

Post by Skip Fra » Sat, 04 Mar 1995 14:09:20


Quote:


> Stein) writes:

> >I am considering buying a 1994 Pro-Star 190 but the boat does not have
> >the  power-slot option.  The boat will be used for family and friends
> not
> >for competition skiing.

I have a ProStar 190 without Powerslot and it is my second Mastercraft
without PowerSlot. I have driven one with Powerslot and I prefer it
without.  The Powerslot is geared lower (1:1.5 as compared with 1:1 I
think), and therefore, revs higher.  More noise, more engine wear, and
useless torgue unless you want to pull more than four skiers.  If you want
more torque, you can accomplish the same result with a different prop.  Go
from a 13 X 13 to a(I think -- check with a dealer) 14 X 13.  For towing
one tournament skier at short line, up to two not-so-heavy couples, my
boat works great without Powerslot.  I have always had a 13 X 13 prop.
When I get my next Mastercraft, I won't get Powerslot.

 
 
 

To Buy Or Not To Buy '94 Pro-Star?

Post by Steve Dav » Sat, 04 Mar 1995 02:46:04

Quote:


>Subject: To Buy Or Not To Buy '94 Pro-Star?
>Date: 2 Mar 1995 14:58:28 GMT
>I am considering buying a 1994 Pro-Star 190 but the boat does not have
>the  power-slot option.  The boat will be used for family and friends not
>for competition skiing.  I understand the concept of gear reduction, but..

Powerslot would be overkill for all but the most serious slalom skiers.
From what I understand, the powerslot also has a little different wake
characteristic due to the necessary cutout on the bottom of the hull.
This makes the wakes a little bit harder.  I could be wrong on this point
though because I haven't done much research into this model.
 
 
 

To Buy Or Not To Buy '94 Pro-Star?

Post by KD William » Sat, 04 Mar 1995 02:24:32


writes:

Quote:

> I am considering buying a 1994 Pro-Star 190 but the boat does not have
> the  power-slot option.  The boat will be used for family and friends not
> for competition skiing.  I understand the concept of gear reduction, but..

I personally think that with power of the newer boats there's very little need
for the power slot, even for the competitive skier.  My 88 doesn't have it and
I have never wanted for any more power either out of the hole or on a hard cut
to the ramp.
 
 
 

To Buy Or Not To Buy '94 Pro-Star?

Post by MHus » Mon, 06 Mar 1995 01:13:37

You just can't really go wrong with a '94 MC if you take good care of it.
The resale value alone over other ski boats makes it worth it not to
mention the performance you get out of it.  It is not the world record ski
boat for nothing!
 
 
 

To Buy Or Not To Buy '94 Pro-Star?

Post by ed balcewi » Sat, 04 Mar 1995 15:09:32


Quote:

>I am considering buying a 1994 Pro-Star 190 but the boat does not have
>the  power-slot option.  The boat will be used for family and friends not
>for competition skiing.  I understand the concept of gear reduction, but..

Craig

I have a 1994 Prostar 190 with 10 hours that I will sell for about $20,000.00.
I also had a 1994 Pro Tour with the LT1 Engine & power slot. All I can
say about the power slot is that it has mega power through the whole speed
range. (Maybe a bit to much).  

The standard 275 hp EFI has more than enough power to pull any & all skiers
It will also pull barefooters at 43-44 mph.


Thanks

Ed B

 
 
 

To Buy Or Not To Buy '94 Pro-Star?

Post by Mitch Wilkers » Sun, 05 Mar 1995 03:05:10


Quote:

> I am considering buying a 1994 Pro-Star 190 but the boat does not have
> the  power-slot option.  The boat will be used for family and friends not
> for competition skiing.  I understand the concept of gear reduction, but..

The power slot MasterCraft is a very good option for those who are
Competition skiers. But if you are a recreational skier a standard prostar
190 will do. You may find that the price of a non power slot prostar 190
will be less than one with a power slot too. I also understand that the
non powerslot Mastercraft gets better fuel economy too. Well if you are
looking at the '94 with fuel injection.... get-it and enjoy. I wish I had
one. I have a '93 Prostar 190 with a Ford 351-Holley carb...the last of
the great 4bbls. However, I am real pleased with the performance.. It runs
great and I take very good care of it and keep it well maintained. It's a
little hard to start when it's cold but a little *** on that carb gets
it going. Good thing you will not have to do this with the Fuel Injection.

Mitch

--
Mitch W.

 
 
 

To Buy Or Not To Buy '94 Pro-Star?

Post by JDecarol » Fri, 10 Mar 1995 09:26:26

I own a 92' MasterCraft ProStar...if you're serious about slalom or trick
skiing, buy this boat!  I've never regretted buying the MC, only that I
didn't do it sooner.  I think the powerslot comes in handy for footers, or
the big skier.

In my opinion it's got the best wake for slalomn.  Has almost no
wake...the only thing I'd change about this boat would be to take away the
rooster tail at 22 off.

Jeanne

 
 
 

To Buy Or Not To Buy '94 Pro-Star?

Post by Orlando Garcia, J » Thu, 09 Mar 1995 23:53:00

Quote:
>I am considering buying a 1994 Pro-Star 190 but the boat does not have
>the  power-slot option.  The boat will be used for family and friends not
>for competition skiing.  I understand the concept of gear reduction, but..

The power slot was nice for coming out of the hole and it also IMHO
prevented the vaccuum secondaries in the Holly from kicking in during a
hard short-line pull. This is definately not a problem for a boat
equipped with EFI.  If the boat is being used for "family and friends"
you will not miss the power slot option.  If you get to the point where
the secondaries are bothering your pull... nevermind.

TTYL and Good Luck,

Orlando

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To Buy Or Not To Buy '94 Pro-Star?

Post by hw.. » Sat, 11 Mar 1995 03:21:28

Quote:

> The power slot was nice for coming out of the hole and it also IMHO
> prevented the vaccuum secondaries in the Holly from kicking in during a
> hard short-line pull. This is definately not a problem for a boat
> equipped with EFI.  If the boat is being used for "family and friends"
> you will not miss the power slot option.  If you get to the point where
> the secondaries are bothering your pull... nevermind.

I own a '92 Pro-Star 205 and would like you to finish your sentence about
the secondaries.  I love our boat -- it is a perfect combo for pleasure
boating *and* serious skiing.  I just wish I could cut down a bit on the
gas consumption.  When those secondaries kick in, its time to re-fuel!

-Wray

 
 
 

To Buy Or Not To Buy '94 Pro-Star?

Post by John Hub » Sun, 12 Mar 1995 00:41:43

|> > The power slot was nice for coming out of the hole and it also IMHO
|> > prevented the vaccuum secondaries in the Holly from kicking in during a
|> > hard short-line pull. This is definately not a problem for a boat
|> > equipped with EFI.  If the boat is being used for "family and friends"
|> > you will not miss the power slot option.  If you get to the point where
|> > the secondaries are bothering your pull... nevermind.
|>
|> I own a '92 Pro-Star 205 and would like you to finish your sentence about
|> the secondaries.  I love our boat -- it is a perfect combo for pleasure
|> boating *and* serious skiing.  I just wish I could cut down a bit on the
|> gas consumption.  When those secondaries kick in, its time to re-fuel!

I find that the secondaries kick in quite frequently while pulling jumpers.
This can cause a lot of problems when trying to keep a consistant pull. Our
solution is to disable the secondaries altogether.  This works quite well for
our type of use and hasn't caused any problems.  You may want to consider
disabling the secondaries (although I don't know when you are having the
secondaries kick-in - so it may not help your situation with fuel
consumption).

Any other folks disable the secondaries for competition and/or recreational
use?!?

-Jay

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To Buy Or Not To Buy '94 Pro-Star?

Post by Orlando Garcia, J » Wed, 15 Mar 1995 07:10:01


Quote:


>> The power slot was nice for coming out of the hole and it also IMHO
>> prevented the vaccuum secondaries in the Holly from kicking in during a
>> hard short-line pull. This is definately not a problem for a boat
>> equipped with EFI.  If the boat is being used for "family and friends"
>> you will not miss the power slot option.  If you get to the point where
>> the secondaries are bothering your pull... nevermind.

>I own a '92 Pro-Star 205 and would like you to finish your sentence about
>the secondaries.  I love our boat -- it is a perfect combo for pleasure
>boating *and* serious skiing.  I just wish I could cut down a bit on the
>gas consumption.  When those secondaries kick in, its time to re-fuel!

>-Wray

OK, Wray ... pretty good thread expected on this one, but here it goes
anyways.  The standard 351 PCM [or Indmar] setup of years back allowed
you to pull the wire off of the vaccuum (sp?) secondary control with
little or no performance penalty.  The neat thing about this setup, is
that it allows the driver to compensate with a gradual surge of the
throttle when your skier heads into a good short-line pull, rather than
the sudden burst introduced by the Holly, which is always very sudden
and always in the middle of the pull!  Additionally, this leaves complete
control over fuel consumption in the hands of the driver - the way I
like it.

If you have a newbie on the line, let him pull your speed down a bit, he
probably won't notice the lag anyway - "as the wind rushes through his
hair."  If you have someone turning bouys, better give em that surge they
will need to hold up speed - only *this* time they will get it gradually
from the driver, rather than that sudden burst ...at the wrong time.

Note that with this setup you will no longer have those secondaries in the
loop coming out of the hole - but this should not bother an experienced
skier anyway.  Come to think of it, the ideal thing would be a switch
that allowed you to disable the secondaries once you were out of the hole!

Think about it, but be careful, we are talking about a compartment full of
fumes ...

TTYL,

Orlando

 
 
 

To Buy Or Not To Buy '94 Pro-Star?

Post by Eb Balcewic » Fri, 17 Mar 1995 05:48:09

  Come to think of it, the ideal thing would be a switch

Quote:
> that allowed you to disable the secondaries once you were out of the hole!

> Think about it, but be careful, we are talking about a compartment full of
> fumes ...

> TTYL,

> Orlando

Orlando

What you say makes sense but the fuel management and smooth power
(ie no secondary kick) already exists in new Mastercrafts EFI system.

Regards

Ed B

 
 
 

To Buy Or Not To Buy '94 Pro-Star?

Post by Orlando Garcia, J » Fri, 17 Mar 1995 07:27:48


Quote:

>  Come to think of it, the ideal thing would be a switch
>> that allowed you to disable the secondaries once you were out of the hole!

>> Think about it, but be careful, we are talking about a compartment full of
>> fumes ...

>What you say makes sense but the fuel management and smooth power
>(ie no secondary kick) already exists in new Mastercrafts EFI system.

Hey Ed,

You missed my *first* post, in which I mentioned the same
thing you have pointed out. In fact, there is no better
justification for EFI in a tournament boat than that of
fuel management and smooth fuel delivery adjustments. Face
it, it is not the ideal environment for commercial grade
electronics!

Regardless,

Orlando