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Ski Tug Hours? Please provide year and make.

RivvyRivvy Posts: 143 Baller
edited December 2014 in Boat Talk
I hear a lot of chatter about high hours. I thought this might help us understand how high is high and what brand is lasting the longest!

Ski Tug Hours? Please provide year and make. 122 votes

0 - 500 hrs
31%
skidawgmlangeRogerChuck_DickeyLZywicki1ForrestGumphogexpressMAD11Bulldogskinutsantangelojayskiswc51506ballsPatMscuppersinlandfu_manbananaronIheartJump 39 votes
500 - 1000 hrs
44%
Ed_ObermeiertsixamjedgellMarcoscotchipmankstateskierAlberto SoaresChef23[Deleted User]Phil2360jhughesLakeOneSkierjmvana1davemaclakeaustinskierDeanoskiMarkTimmMrBlffnzcabbage 54 votes
1000 - 1250 hrs
8%
DWdislandShortenitSteven_Hainesslalom frogigkyaGaryWilkinsonIlivetoskikurtBill22 10 votes
1250 - 1500 hrs
3%
RichardDoaneKelvinskihardadkh2oskier 4 votes
1500 - 2000 hrs
4%
GAJ0004AndreMattPJordanE_Tdoonez 6 votes
2000 + hrs
7%
HortonBruce_ButterfieldBobFDanEjwroblewjackskievolskiaddkerrskibumm 9 votes
«134

Comments

  • RivvyRivvy Posts: 143 Baller
    500 - 1000 hrs
    2003 Malibu LXI 800 hrs.
  • BulldogBulldog Posts: 1,035 Crazy Baller
    0 - 500 hrs
    2005 Malibu 120 hours
    Mike Loeffler - "Someone somewhere is having a real problem today...My bad skiing is NOT one of them"
  • SpuddySpuddy Posts: 171 Baller
    500 - 1000 hrs
    1997 - SN 196
  • SpuddySpuddy Posts: 171 Baller
    500 - 1000 hrs
    780 hours
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,799 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    0 - 500 hrs
    2012 Malibu VTX - 138 hours
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,189 Mega Baller
    2002 196/ZO 536hrs.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • MAD11MAD11 Posts: 578 Crazy Baller
    0 - 500 hrs
    2015 CC 200 6L. 4 hours. When I sold our 2009 Malibu with over 1000 hours only thing it ever had done was an impeller and oil changes. Guy still has it now with over 1500 hours and hasn't had to do anything to it. Boats after that never get enough hours to worry about. Think most on 3 boats since then has been 350 and no problems with any.
  • Chuck_DickeyChuck_Dickey Posts: 1,462 Crazy Baller
    edited January 2015
    0 - 500 hrs
    A beautiful ProStar 2014 with 120 Promo hours on it. I'll be ordering my 2015 soon.
  • BobFBobF Posts: 204 Solid Baller
    2000 + hrs
    '98 MC. Just under 2,500 hours now.

    Also using a 2012 SN 200 with about 300 hrs on it now. SN drives a little tighter... :smile:
    6balls
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,578 Mega Baller
    1250 - 1500 hrs
    in 2010 I sold the Prostar 205 I'd had for 17 years with 1340 hours, and it's still running strong in CO. Our 2011 Malibu has 800 on it now and is still very happy, and the 2014 Prostar only got 87 promo hours on it this past season.
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,163 Mega Baller
    0 - 500 hrs
    2009 Malibu Response LX. 360 hours.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • jcampjcamp Posts: 936 Mega Baller
    0 - 500 hrs
    1994 MC Prostar 205. A couple hours away from hitting 500. Bought it last spring with 461 so who knows how little use it got in previous years.
  • LZywicki1LZywicki1 Posts: 368 Crazy Baller
    0 - 500 hrs
    2005 Malibu RLXi 495 hrs.
    First thing we get rid of the safety equipment
  • giantjoegiantjoe Posts: 30 Baller
    500 - 1000 hrs
    2000 Mastercraft X-5 (195) approx 600 hours and all is well.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 30,432 Administrator
    edited December 2014
    2000 + hrs
    I have an early 90s MC. It is so darn old that I forget what year it is. 91 or 94. Whatever. It has THOUSANDS of hours on it. The hour meter stopped a long time ago. I do not use it much but it was the primary boat for a friend of mine for years. It is a kickass slalom boat. Lack of ZO is a bummer for every day training but it skis really good. I guess it would suck skiing in the wind but I don’t. And the trick wakes? Yea baby!
    95.
    I think it is bad for the sport that we have painted ourselves into a corner where to be competitive at shorter line lengths we have to largely abandon affordable boats like my old MC. I guess that is another thread.

    Oooo yea and I also have a 2015 Centurion with less than 30 hours on it. If the old MC is like a trusty 1970s Ford Bronco with rusty floor boards, 4 bald tires and a Led Zeppelin bumper sticker then the Centurion is like a shiny 2015 Lexus or BMW. They both have appeal.

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  • lakeaustinskierlakeaustinskier Posts: 376 Solid Baller
    500 - 1000 hrs
    I own a 2007 SN 196 with about 500 hours and also a 1998 MC 205 with about 1000 hours (I ski on two lakes). Since I currently own two brands I'll say the main difference between brands is that new boats are about the same but after several years of wear SN always seems to stay "tighter" longer.
    Ted Thomson, Austin Texas, Aquaplex
    Onside135
  • JordanJordan Posts: 1,251 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    1500 - 2000 hrs
    1993 Mastercraft 190 with an LT1.....1,650 hours and pulls like a mule!
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,063 Mega Baller
    500 - 1000 hrs
    2002 Malibu Response LX. I am not sure exactly as the hour meter came out when I put PP in and I never updated the hours on PP. My guess is there are 750-800 hours on it.
    Mark Shaffer
  • RogerRoger Posts: 1,592 Mega Baller
    0 - 500 hrs
    2009 Ski Nautique. Going to hit 500 hours soon...
    Roger B. Clark - Okeeheelee skier. Senior driver, Senior Judge
  • DonTDonT Posts: 66 Baller
    0 - 500 hrs
    1995 Tige 2002 fslm - 305 hours - bought it last January with 250.
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,498 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    0 - 500 hrs
    Boat-less and shopping, but currently skiing behind brother's 2012 200 with 200 hours. Looking for a great deal on a TSC3, 200, TXi or @6balls TSC1:)
    Scott Calderwood
  • KelvinKelvin Posts: 1,270 Mega Baller
    1250 - 1500 hrs
    2011 Nautique 200 6L with 1320 hours and still running strong.
    Kelvin Kelm, Lakes of Katy, Katy Texas
  • IlivetoskiIlivetoski Posts: 1,190 Crazy Baller
    1000 - 1250 hrs
    2004 Lxi just over 1000
  • m_pagsm_pags Posts: 90 Baller
    0 - 500 hrs
    2006 MC 197 395 hrs
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 1,892 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    2000 + hrs
    '97 nautique with 2500 hrs and runs like a top. Pulled out a perfectly good GT-40 at 1750 hrs so I could get ZO, but have no doubt that engine would still be going strong.
    I'm Ancient. WTH do I know?
  • WayneWayne Posts: 564 Crazy Baller
    0 - 500 hrs
    2009 Response LXI with 240
  • WishWish Posts: 8,241 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @Bruce_Butterfield‌ That is the plan for my 97. Good to know I have another 700hrs. May take that long to find a motor.... anyone know of a good ...used... 343 laying around?

    97 196 Master Edition... 1050hrs.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • fu_manfu_man Posts: 476 Crazy Baller
    0 - 500 hrs
    2003 Moomba Outback DD. 225 hours
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,633 Mega Baller
    0 - 500 hrs
    @swc5150 keep nibbling! She's at about 250 hrs for a 2000 SN196 bought used with 84 on the clock. The used vehicle I'm likely to buy tomorrow for soon to be 16 y.o. son likely kills any boat upgrade potential for me. Not spending all that much, but the margin to get me to ZO is not that much either so there goes my margin.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
    Alvin_Neff
  • skihartskihart Posts: 530 Solid Baller
    500 - 1000 hrs
    2004 MC 197 zbox 6L 800hrs approx
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