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LoopSkiLoopSki Posts: 641 Crazy Baller
Been looking at buying a new boat for the last two years as mine was creeping up in hours. Also wanted ZO and open bow. Ended up ordering a 17 prostar which my son and designed online. Boat showed up today , up and down the lake to break in and roped it up. I'm in love with it. Fit finish are top notch. ZO took all about 30 seconds to figure out. Bimini is amazing. So easy to set up. Open bow is roomy and will please the family. Hoping the reliability will resemble my 1999 SN . I expected such a large boat to be sluggish compared to my 1999. I was wrong this bad boy has some balls. Barefoot speeds should be no problem. Mastercraft did an amazing job matching my cartoon rendition we did online. The Interface is awesome but I'm still nervous. As I'm not comfortable with technology in a boat. I pray no failures !! As it is pretty dam cool. Went eith all seating and carpet. No need for bow lid or racks.
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  • jjackkrashjjackkrash Posts: 606 Crazy Baller
    That is one sharp boat!
  • WishWish Posts: 7,983 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Love the interior.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • TallSkinnyGuyTallSkinnyGuy Posts: 543 Crazy Baller
    Now you just need a boathouse with a lift like your neighbor's!
  • wski1831wski1831 Posts: 127 Baller
    I'd rather have the boat than the lift. Nice boat.
  • MinAquaBatSkierMinAquaBatSkier Posts: 6 Baller
    More photos please!
  • bigskieridahobigskieridaho Posts: 939 Crazy Baller
    That thing is sick!
  • gt2003gt2003 Posts: 726 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Good Lookin BOAT!
    2014 HO TX
    1996 Malibu Echelon
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,349 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Nice boat!! We had every intention of buying a 200, but went Prostar as well. I still don't think it drives as refined as the 200, but it's still fantastic, and all the cool amenities it came with won us over. Congrats!!
    Scott Calderwood
  • bigtex2011bigtex2011 Posts: 499 Crazy Baller
    really stoked for you. awesome boat
  • jjackkrashjjackkrash Posts: 606 Crazy Baller
    Home run on the design/colors, IMO.
  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 1,056 Mega Baller
    Great looking boat.
    Carl Addington, Lakes of Katy, Texas
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    Really hard to do colors with the online boat builder. I have found that the colors online and the size of the picture makes it really hard to know what you will get. That said, you did a great job. My 2015 Prostar has 220 hours on it, and all the technology continues to work just the way it did when I got it. One heads up. Reach inside the fuse panel and turn off the battery power if you aren't going to use the boat for a few days. Failing to do so will result in a dead battery.
    Jim Ross
  • BulldogBulldog Posts: 1,026 Crazy Baller
    Beautiful boat!!!
    Mike Loeffler - "Someone somewhere is having a real problem today...My bad skiing is NOT one of them"
  • Niles TaylorNiles Taylor Posts: 58 Baller
    Beautiful. It's a great boat to ski behind.
  • epnaultepnault Posts: 331 Crazy Baller
    Nice boat. Welcome to the club.
  • MuskokaKyMuskokaKy Posts: 446 Crazy Baller
    This boat is killer! I love mastercraft red! amazing colour combo! super jealous.

    boats like this don't need to be hiding in a boathouse ;)
  • LoopSkiLoopSki Posts: 641 Crazy Baller
    Does anyone do anything to dial it in ? Seems pretty good right out of the box
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,349 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @epnault and I were just talking about this offline. I don't know for sure with the 17's, but mine being a non-current has the extra steering cable connection point close to the rudder. I'm going to switch out the attachment spots to make mine handle more precise...hopefully this works anyway. It drives nice out of the box, but like I mentioned before, it's not an extension of the driver like a 200. There are other threads on this, but just thought I'd mention it.
    Scott Calderwood
  • ahopkinsTXiahopkinsTXi Posts: 52 Baller
    I that is the best looking PS I have ever seen! Great looking boat and congrats!!
    In need of something...
  • keithh2oskierkeithh2oskier Posts: 588 Crazy Baller
    Nice looking boat. I saw your Nautique again on CL out of the bay so I figured you made the trade.
  • LoopSkiLoopSki Posts: 641 Crazy Baller
    Yes I traded it in. Just made more sense
  • DWDW Posts: 2,117 Mega Baller
    @swc5150 : is the connection option simply two hole choices on the tiller bar? Thus 2 steering ratio choices?
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,349 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @DW Yes sir. I literally just got back from the river, and the tighter ratio is a big improvement...feels like a tournament boat should. I only had about 15 min to drive around, but it feels very 200-like now. Makes me wonder what the point of the other connection spot is? Maybe it's a power turn eliminator?;)
    Scott Calderwood
  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 1,363 Mega Baller
    Second @ahopkinsTXi comment. That's probably the best looking boat from the '17 big three I'll see all year, and the best looking ProStar I've ever seen.
  • theboardingschooltheboardingschool Posts: 138 Water Ski Industry Professional
    Congrats! Beautiful boat. Welcome to the MasterCraft family.
  • epnaultepnault Posts: 331 Crazy Baller
    On steering.

    I am going to do some digging on the design point of this extra connection. I didn't have time to change it on Sunday because my lift winch cable broke and had to put the boat in the garage for the week. :(
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,349 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I have a solid couple of hours now with the new steering connection point. SO much better.
    Scott Calderwood
  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 1,363 Mega Baller
    @swc5150 maybe the less aggressive ratio is to help prevent over correcting in the course? I like good quick steering too though. More fun to drive.
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