1999 prostar 205 vs 2002 Malibu wakesetter 23 xti

pjnykpjnyk Posts: 54 Baller
Got presented with an opportunity to trade in our outback for either of these boats. Keep in mind we typically barefoot and slalom ski, we do occasionally wakeboard. Neither of these boats should touch the ski course as we’d use a J-craft or 94’ PS205.

Prostar
- 1999
- No hour meter (~700h)
- Perfect pass (may not be functional)
- 350hp V-8 (corvette LT1?)
- One cracked seat
- Tower w/speakers and 2 racks
- 700lb ballast tank
- Stored in boathouse and mechanic maintained
- Outside is faded
- No trailer
- 15.6k CAD

Malibu
- 2002
- 500h
- 350hp Indmar motor
- Trailer
- tower w/ racks and speakers
- MLS (don’t know how many lbs)
- Stored in boat lift. Looks to be in better condition than the PS
- I believe it’s on the SV23 diamond hull
- 29.9k CAD

There aren’t any sunsetters nearby in the right condition for the right price. What do you guys think? I’d assume the XTi would have the better slalom wake but it also weighs more so kind of a washup. Would either of these be an improvement on the outback?

Comments

  • skimtbskimtb Posts: 538 Crazy Baller
    Can you ski the 205 to compare to what you have now prior to making choice?
  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,712 Mega Baller
    23 is big for a slalom boat.
    The 205 is a prooven do-it-all machine.Get the MC.
    My ski finish in 16.95 ...but my ass is out of tolerance!
  • Ski_DadSki_Dad Posts: 481 Baller
    I would say neither. And the Wakesetter XTI is not the same hull
  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 1,826 Mega Baller
    23 XTi is on the v25 hull. It won't be an improvement over your Moomba. If it were a 21 XTi, it could possibly have the sv23 Diamond, which is what you'd want.

    PS205 could fit inside the 23 XTi. For slalom, get the PS205.
    boats are like girlfriends you love them however there is another one around the corner - bananaron, July 21, 2020
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,336 Mega Baller
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 1,826 Mega Baller
    That is a screaming good price on that 2007!
    boats are like girlfriends you love them however there is another one around the corner - bananaron, July 21, 2020
  • pjnykpjnyk Posts: 54 Baller
    @UWSkier @Ski_Dad happened to see a 23 XTi get launched at our ski school site today. On shore that thing looks like a bus.
  • pjnykpjnyk Posts: 54 Baller
    @MISkier as nice as it is, with the CAD being at the value it is right now I don't know if we'd be able to swing it. But @UWSkier comment makes me wonder, at that price and with those features, why has no one snagged it?
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,336 Mega Baller
    @pjnyk, the only thing I can think of is that it doesn't have Zero Off, and that could be the drawback for some buyers. If you were interested in it, there might be someone here that could check it out for you. I'm about an hour from that area. There are a couple others on the forum that might live near there as well.

    Speaking of Zero Off, I recall that some 2007 Malibus could be converted to Zero Off. I know the LXi could be converted, but not sure if the LX had the same setup.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
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