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Is this 1990 sunsetter overpriced?


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@DOJOLOACH You can get a 91-94 Mastercraft ProStar 205 for well under 15k and it will be a MUCH better ski boat than that vintage of Malibu but still have a walk through open bow. 94 is the first year of fuel injection so you may want to look for that.
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@DOJOLOACH, the 205 is open bow. I previously owned a 2000 and frequently ski behind a 1995. Both good boats. The 1995 also has the 1991-1994 hull, which is very good for slalom.

The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.

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it's overpriced. Should be 8-10k depending on condition IMHO. You might want to avoid that one b/c I think it has wood stringers. Plus it won't ski as well as the 94 Prostar mentioned or a newer Sunsetter. If you could get a 99 or 2000 sunsetter LXI you would have a great ski boat and it would do just fine when the water is a little rough. I'm surprise how well mine does on a bad day.

 

There is a 96 Sunsetter in my area that is 15k and I'm sure they would take a little less. I'm not sure how this era skis but it's an example. https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/boa/d/canton-malibu-sunsetter-ski-boat/6897635190.html

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I spoke with the malibu owner today, he has not replaced the wood stringers however he did have a new wood deck put in 3 years ago, a new motor 6 years ago due to bad winterization. He ended up coming down to 10k just by asking him if he was flexible.

 

I think I may actually like the malibu hull since it is more of a compromise for wakeboarding too... How much money have you guys seen stringer replacement cost on a 20' boat? I bet I could talk him down closer to 8k

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I'll take your guys advice and pass on the wood construction, at somepoint some owner has to bite it and pay for new stringers. I'd like to buy a boat asap so I'm opening up my options to other boats, any recommendations to look at? RIght now there is a centurion t5, 98 malibu sportster, 92 sport nautique (rougher shape), 2000 tige 21i all within a couple hours from me.

 

Next weekend I'm taking Friday off to travel around and come home with a boat lol, i will knit pick any boat and talk myself out of buying it for some reason or another

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Awesome thanks for the links. Although one of those seems to be misposted to greenville instead of VA. Ill have to call him to find out why. Looks like all of those malibu s are worth 3-4k less than the posted price though. Id like to go look at the 3x malibus for sure.

 

Also a 2000 tige 21i and centurion t5 in Raleigh nc, ive got to do some research on.

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I'm checking out a 95 sunsetter and 97 sunsetter 11.5k and 12.5k respectively. Theyre both EFI which I decided is a necessity. Now I dont believe either boat comes with a top or cover. Any recommendations on a bimini top brand or boat cover brand? Something budget friendly. I'd like to stay under 500 for the top and under 400 for the cover.
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Overtones has great custom covers and biminis made right here in SC. Made with Sunbrella for breathabilitt. Cover brand is Carver. I’ve had my cover for 12 years and it’s great. They make them for almost all 3 event boats.
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Thanks dvskier. So a little update, was gonna go pick the 98 sunsetter up but it sold, and the '95 sunsetter owner does not have the boat registered so will not let me go for a water test... While I wait to see if the '95 owner comes around, I found this sport nautique for 12.5k. Let me know what you guys think of this one, hours are a bit higher at 750ish

 

https://asheville.craigslist.org/boa/d/nebo-1997-sport-nautique-ski-boat/6891692979.html

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