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Pics of the 2014 ProStar

Here's a bunch I took after we unwrapped our '14 Pro Star. Driver's position is fantastic. Driver's seat is awesome. Bimini is so simple. Jump seat is nice, in that it folds down flat to the floor. Ski racks are fantastic. Our weather has been crap lately so we'll just wait til after the Houston boat show in January to put it on the water. Maybe. LOL
Shane "Crash" Hill

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  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,197
    That's awesome @ShaneH. Color scheme is perfect - Let me know if you need a driver after the boat show:)
    Daryn Dean - Lakes of Katy, TX
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  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,085
    @Daryn We'll have it out for people in Houston to ski behind at some point. Probably take it to Cypress for a few weeks and leave it there.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • LakeOneSkierLakeOneSkier Posts: 270 Baller
    Is that a fire extinguisher or a bottle of NOS under the engine cover? :-)
    Baller Index: -31.67
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,664 Mega Baller
    That is a sweet boat. I typically prefer more white (especially above the rub rail and below the waterline), but I have to admit I really like this color combo.

    How about a little video when you start running some sets?
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • brodybrody Posts: 306 Baller
    If you ever want to sell it significantly under market value.......:)
  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
    edited December 2013
    Sweet color scheme, especially if you want to be matchy-match with your read and black A3!
    But I pretty much can't imagine a worse place to put a fire extinguisher. You'd have to stick your face into the flames to get it if there's an engine fire.
    www.FinWhispering.com ... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent
    ski6jones
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,085
    It's not a fire extinguisher. It's the fire bottle for an automatic fire suppression system.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

    SkiJaySkoot1123ski6jones
  • Chuck_DickeyChuck_Dickey Posts: 1,462 Crazy Baller
    @ShaneH

    Did you you order the back seats? How about the bow lid?
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,085
    We did. But neither are available yet. They'll ship later.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • I5boiI5boi Posts: 152 Baller
    It's so roomy... Do I get a PS or 200? I like them both!
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,243 Mega Baller
    @shaneh - I thought you ordered a blue boat
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,085
    We changed it, Richard.

    @15boi It's ridiculously roomy. You could pitch a tent and camp out in between the engine box and gunnels.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • BulldogBulldog Posts: 1,014 Crazy Baller
    Beautiful boat!!!
    Mike Loeffler - "Someone somewhere is having a real problem today...My bad skiing is NOT one of them"
  • E_TE_T Posts: 620 extraterrestrial trouble maker
    Looks great! Those seats might get a little warm!
    E.T. phone home!
    I like reese's pieces

    "Leave nothing on the dock"~AM
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,085
    edited December 2013
    Actually, they don't in our opinion. MC went to that material 2 years ago and the black, from our experience in hotter than hades Texas, as a 2nd or 3rd color is no hotter than any other colors. The previous vinyls, yes. But not the current ones.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

    E_TDooSPX
  • RogerRoger Posts: 1,564 Mega Baller
    The trailer needs some design change, but the boat is great at both ends of the rope. Drives much better than last years boat and that pesky trough that started at 35 and in is gone. I like it!
    Roger B. Clark - Okeeheelee skier. Senior driver, Senior Judge
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,823 Mega Baller
    It's supposed to get into the 70's tomorrow. I'm off of work. You sure you don't want to drop it in the water for a run? I could drive down to H-town...
    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
  • dtm8119dtm8119 Posts: 169 Baller
    Just curious, but are they planning to offer the Prostar with a tower? Not that I'd want one...more or less just surprised I haven't seen a picture of one with a tower yet!
    Dan Cloutier
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,085
    A tower wasn't on the order sheet when we ordered. But it was a temporary order sheet. I'll check.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • DWDW Posts: 2,057 Mega Baller
    @Shane: great looking boat. I hope the fire bottle is Halon, can you tell what triggers it. If not, you might want to swap it for a halon bottle but I would assume that it is already. Great idea IMO as the most common reason for a big fire (instead of a small one) in a race car is because the driver fails to use the fire extinguisher...for some odd reason, panic seems to set in during fire events:)
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,085
    edited December 2013
    @DW It's Mastercraft's standard automatic fire suppression system installed on their boats using FE-241. It has heat sensitive burst disc on the bottle, an outboard heat sensor, and a manual release next to the driver. There is also a secondary hand held fire extinguisher under the passenger seat. Prior to the '14 Prostar, they only installed the automatic systems on V-drive boats. 197's got 2 hand held fire extinguishers.

    Believe me, I understand. I piled my drag car into the wall at 187mph. I was knocked silly. I learned my lesson about where the fire bottle's pyrometer needed to be mounted. One of the emergency team had to reach into the car and push the plunger attached to my roll cage as it didn't automatically release.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • jayskijayski Posts: 850 Mega Baller
    and the price?
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,085
    Less than our like equipped 200 Promo. More than a malibu.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • jayskijayski Posts: 850 Mega Baller
    @ShaneH unhelpful...
  • DooSPXDooSPX Posts: 328 Baller
    Believe me, I understand. I piled my drag car into the wall at 187mph. I was knocked silly. I learned my lesson about where the fire bottle's pyrometer needed to be mounted. One of the emergency team had to reach into the car and push the plunger attached to my roll cage as it didn't automatically release.
    @ShaneH , Thank God that never happened while I was racing. The only event was I got the car sideways at 135, thank God I was still on the stock 275/40/17's with 15" 305 MT DR's out back. I believe that the wide front tires helped me get control of the car quicker. I was probably a few feet from the right lane wall (racing in left lane). Of course it was only a mid 10 second street car.

    Thanks for the pic's of the new PS. I'm really digging it!
    Jason Lord- 1991 MasterCraft Prostar 190 Powerslot-OJ CNC 4 blade
    2011 Best in Show 1987-2000 class MasterCraft Reunion
    Show boat - Weekend slalom tug
  • DWDW Posts: 2,057 Mega Baller
    @shane: could you add a heat sensor on top of the engine affixed to the engine cover, that will most likely be the first area to get quite warm in the very unlikely event of a fire. I like the fact that it has a remote and manual trigger and FE214 is similar to Halon. I stepped out of a burning race car, took a few steps before I remembered, crap I need to hit the damn button. Swore a lot the following week while cleaning up the mess and doing all the nasty glass work on charred bodywork...
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,085
    When the engine cover closes, the fire bottle is top deck of block high. All of the fire bottles made today which have SFI, FIA, or USCG approval have a burst disk integral to their manifold that will release upon heated overpressure. I believe the requirement is whatever pressure 350 degrees produces.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

    gregy
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,307 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Wow, that's a great looking boat! I'll probably get some thumbs down for this, but I don't think the pricing is out of line in the new Prostar. It's a premier item with a price tag to match. It wasn't that long ago that one could pick up a Boxster, Vette, 3 Series, etc for about $40 either. I think we as slalom guys are just having a hard time getting out of the late 90's / early 2000's mindset, when all of these items were way less money. Heck, I just looked at a '14 Grand Cherokee, and it was $50k. Time is passing, and prices are inflating faster than I'm aging apparently;)
    Scott Calderwood
    MattPDooSPXBulldogHPskier1
  • DooSPXDooSPX Posts: 328 Baller
    I still have the original sticker for my 91 Prostar 190. Back in late 1990, the boat stickered at 24,900. That was a fair amount of money back then. These boats never have been cheap.
    Jason Lord- 1991 MasterCraft Prostar 190 Powerslot-OJ CNC 4 blade
    2011 Best in Show 1987-2000 class MasterCraft Reunion
    Show boat - Weekend slalom tug
  • countymountiecountymountie Posts: 119 Baller
    Very nice! I like the innovation.

    I seem to have issues with this website though and can't enlarge the photos. I tried using 3 different browsers. ????? Any suggestions?

    I can enlarge photos on my Ipad. Go figure
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