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Hrkdrivr
04-04-2007, 12:07 AM
Well, we did it. We spent the kids' college savings and finally got that X-45. WOOHOO! I think I'm gonna be sick!

2006 model w/L18, pics attached. By the time I thought to take the pics, I had rushed to get the teak platform into the garage (needed the clearance for paking space in the driveway, and to get the cover back on since thunderstorms were threatening. Better pics later.

The cover is pretty thrashed since it's been on the boat at MC of Arkansas since last summer; James has another on order for us.

:o We'll do our best to represent the MC gang well w/out displaying any Wally-ish traits, although, I'll tell you right now, we're gonna sling a few tubes, because no matter how you cut it, that's good clean fun!

peason
04-04-2007, 12:11 AM
Great, you only live once! Tell the kids college is over rated - necessary but over rated - community college works too!

Leroy
04-04-2007, 12:18 AM
Great looking boat and it will sling tubes and give you many more hours of fun!

cmack
04-04-2007, 12:21 AM
Congrats!! Great looking boat!

JKTX21
04-04-2007, 12:36 AM
Man, that thing is a beast. Real nice boat.

Your driveway looks comical with those two big pieces of machinery sitting in it! :D

Sodar
04-04-2007, 12:54 AM
An Oil Company's DREAM!!! :D :D :D

06' X-2 R8R H8R
04-04-2007, 01:05 AM
Swweeeet boat and great colors to boot!!!

Hrkdrivr
04-04-2007, 01:06 AM
Yeah...I'm ashamed to admit it, but, we're among friends, right? We actually have 2 Excursions. The one not pictured is a 2000 w/the V10 gas engine; the one above is my 2004 diesel beast. Whenever I deploy, the guys in my squadron always remind me of my oil-guzzling ways and blame me for their being in the desert!

We had the 2000 Excursion first (duh) and then I was shopping for a diesel pickup when I saw this for sale (used) on base. For the price it was nicer and less expensive (albeit with 40,000 miles on it) than a new diesel pickup...I just couldn't pass it up and haven't been sorry since.

Sodar
04-04-2007, 01:13 AM
Hey, none of us on here are exactly the most green people in the world! Great looking boat! I am sure you and your family will have many memorable times with it!

JKTX21
04-04-2007, 01:19 AM
Yeah, I thought I had a crazy gas bill last summer at $900 one month... You'd be in heaven!

Hrkdrivr
04-04-2007, 01:21 AM
That whole gas $$ issue is something I conveniently chose not to think about enroute to getting the boat.

Props, by the way, to James at MC of Arkansas; he sent us off w/a full fuel tank, which, as you know, is pretty large. Dunno if that's standard MC delivery, but I thought it was pretty classy.

Doug G
04-04-2007, 01:43 AM
Nice clean looking boat! So comparitavely speaking since I have the X-30 with the MPX that makes me green. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! :D

4 wheel chocks... making sure she's not going anywhere eh?

sizzler
04-04-2007, 03:52 AM
herk...does she fit in ya garage???looks pretty tight....

dh_bennison
04-04-2007, 06:49 AM
That's one of the coolest boats I have seen a long time. Im sure you will have many hours of fun on it.

Farmer Ted
04-04-2007, 08:52 AM
That whole gas $$ issue is something I conveniently chose not to think about enroute to getting the boat.

Props, by the way, to James at MC of Arkansas; he sent us off w/a full fuel tank, which, as you know, is pretty large. Dunno if that's standard MC delivery, but I thought it was pretty classy.



The entire crew at MC Boats of Arkansas is top notch!

If Texas MasterCraft doesn't work out, I'd have no problem driving my 190 4 hours to Conway to get work done.

jimmer2880
04-04-2007, 09:09 AM
Nice looking rigs you've got there.

#47of100TeamMC
04-04-2007, 09:34 AM
Very nice Boat! I Love the colors...

Is that a 7' garage door? might be VERY tight. deflate the tires a bit... then she'll go! the Length however... just might be an issue. Well if you get the excursion(s) in there, she just might go! Post more pics when you get a chance! I wanna see the interior.

Jkelly
04-04-2007, 10:14 AM
Sweet boat!!! Congrads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monte
04-04-2007, 10:16 AM
Nice ride! Good choice on the color scheme!

shepherd
04-04-2007, 10:25 AM
Very nice Hrk! I like the color scheme too. When you get that cover off, take some more pics so we can see the interior.

milkmania
04-04-2007, 10:46 AM
Well, we did it. We spent the kids' college savings and finally got that X-45. WOOHOO! I think I'm gonna be sick!

2006 model w/L18, pics attached. By the time I thought to take the pics, I had rushed to get the teak platform into the garage (needed the clearance for paking space in the driveway, and to get the cover back on since thunderstorms were threatening. Better pics later.

The cover is pretty thrashed since it's been on the boat at MC of Arkansas since last summer; James has another on order for us.

:o We'll do our best to represent the MC gang well w/out displaying any Wally-ish traits, although, I'll tell you right now, we're gonna sling a few tubes, because no matter how you cut it, that's good clean fun!


listen to Larry....
Larry knows all

TX.X-30 fan
04-04-2007, 10:48 AM
Nice clean looking boat! So comparitavely speaking since I have the X-30 with the MPX that makes me green. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! :D

4 wheel chocks... making sure she's not going anywhere eh?



Thanks Doug. I feel just like Al Gore now. :D

BCBlazers
04-04-2007, 11:19 AM
that thing is MASSIVE, dwarfs my "little" X-2. and that 9500 lb. tow vehicle too ha ha. looks sweet!

Datdude
04-04-2007, 11:28 AM
Sweet boat ya got there:cool:

ProTour X9
04-04-2007, 12:39 PM
:cool: nice boat and color scheme and engine and tow vehicle.............:cool:

PendO
04-04-2007, 01:23 PM
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S - an X45 with the L18, You Da' Man!

SkiDog
04-04-2007, 02:58 PM
I'll tell ya, Dog would HATE to be a the end of a line on a toob and hit the wake of an X45! One word.......... LAunch!:D

dapicatti
04-04-2007, 11:55 PM
Love the X 45............you can always finance college.....

Hoosier Bob
04-05-2007, 12:01 AM
Love that color scheme! That is an awesome looking ride my friend. You will make the local slalom skiers so happy! Go out as early as you can and make really big circles with no apparant rhyme or reason! Awesome ride, as nice as I have seen! If you are gonna ruin "my" water it better be in that ride!:D

JKTX21
04-05-2007, 12:36 AM
Man, I have to find someone with an x-45 and get them to let me surf it. That boat looks like more fun the more I look at it!

2000205V
04-07-2007, 01:06 AM
Now thats a nice rig!

Hrkdrivr
04-16-2007, 11:49 PM
Well, the temps reached 75 degrees, the water was 61 degrees, the kids were in school and the winds were light...woohoo! We finally got to take to boat out on the lake and figure stuff out. Oh, and I borrowed a wet suit from a buddy of mine and did a little wakeboarding!!! :banana: :woohoo:

Some pre-departure pics and some on the lake...finally!

Hrkdrivr
04-16-2007, 11:51 PM
Yes, it's bigger than the house in the background!! :D

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04-16-2007, 11:51 PM
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04-16-2007, 11:52 PM
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04-16-2007, 11:53 PM
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04-16-2007, 11:54 PM
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sanjuan23
04-16-2007, 11:54 PM
Great Looking Pictures. Man that thing is MASSIVE!

Hrkdrivr
04-16-2007, 11:55 PM
36 MPH, no ballast, wake plate at middle position.

dmayer84
04-16-2007, 11:55 PM
Awesome looking settup. I love the colors, bet you had a blast out on the water.

Hrkdrivr
04-16-2007, 11:56 PM
Butter condition on Greers Ferry Lake, around noon-time. In the summer this cove is thrashed by 9:00 in the morning :(

Hrkdrivr
04-16-2007, 11:57 PM
A guy I know trying to be cool...

Hrkdrivr
04-16-2007, 11:58 PM
A cool pic momma took thru the mirror while driving... 8p

ski_king
04-17-2007, 12:14 AM
Nice boat!
Only problem is the X-45 makes your Excurssion look small, if that is possible.

PaulW
04-17-2007, 10:53 AM
Now that looks like fun, nice looking boat. I can't wait to get mine in the water. Warming up in Chicago this week??? Getting rid of the 6" of snow from last week!!

curtisco24
04-17-2007, 12:06 PM
So how do you get that in the garage? Looks like the tower would have to come off.

Hrkdrivr
04-17-2007, 01:43 PM
So how do you get that in the garage? Looks like the tower would have to come off.

Well, even if the garage weren't full of junk, it still wouldn't fit w/the tower lowered. BUT, we're building a new house and I made sure the garage opening will be 8' tall and 9' wide. It should be deep enough too.

The next challenge will be getting rid of enough junk so the boat will have a nice dry home. :D

PaulW
04-17-2007, 01:59 PM
That would be nice to have a garage to fit the boat. Will you need to drop the tower to fit the boat in that size garage door
Dumpster for the junk, boat has to be in the garage, or EBAY

Hrkdrivr
04-17-2007, 02:38 PM
Paul, yes, to get it into an 8' garage you need to drop the tower. And the dumpster will be well-fed before this is all done!

onewheat
04-18-2007, 12:25 AM
Well, even if the garage weren't full of junk, it still wouldn't fit w/the tower lowered. BUT, we're building a new house and I made sure the garage opening will be 8' tall and 9' wide. It should be deep enough too. :D

My X-15 measures about 105" from the outside of the trailer guides. A 9' door is 108", not subtracting for trim boards and weatherstrip, which brings mine down to 105.5". If you remove the guides, my trailer is then 'supposed' to be 100", the same as the boat's beam. A X-45 is a 102" beam. Are you planning on backing that through a 105" opening? If I really had to, I could remove my trailer guides and get the trailer through one of my 9' x 8' doors, but it would leave me with very little on each side of the trailer. I may put my boat through one for winter storage because my big garage (with the small doors) is preferable for storage, but not every time I come home from boating in the summer.

If I was building a house right now, I would plan on a 16' door to back my boat through. The reason I say this is, I just opened up my 16' x 7' door to a 16' x 8' door. With the tower folded, I have a few inches to spare up top, but I would much rather put it through a 16' wide opening than one with an inch or two on each side. Just my :twocents: though.

When we build out lake house, I think we are probably going with a 16' x 9' door and enough ceiling height to put the tower back up inside, whatever that is. Anyone know that measurement off hand?

Gorgeous boat BTW. I love the color scheme.

wakeunion
04-18-2007, 01:16 AM
Beautiful boat!!

Hrkdrivr
04-18-2007, 01:20 AM
My X-15 measures about 105" from the outside of the trailer guides. A 9' door is 108", not subtracting for trim boards and weatherstrip, which brings mine down to 105.5". If you remove the guides, my trailer is then 'supposed' to be 100", the same as the boat's beam. A X-45 is a 102" beam. Are you planning on backing that through a 105" opening? If I really had to, I could remove my trailer guides and get the trailer through one of my 9' x 8' doors, but it would leave me with very little on each side of the trailer. I may put my boat through one for winter storage because my big garage (with the small doors) is preferable for storage, but not every time I come home from boating in the summer.

If I was building a house right now, I would plan on a 16' door to back my boat through. The reason I say this is, I just opened up my 16' x 7' door to a 16' x 8' door. With the tower folded, I have a few inches to spare up top, but I would much rather put it through a 16' wide opening than one with an inch or two on each side. Just my :twocents: though.

When we build out lake house, I think we are probably going with a 16' x 9' door and enough ceiling height to put the tower back up inside, whatever that is. Anyone know that measurement off hand?

Gorgeous boat BTW. I love the color scheme.

Thx for the compliment on the boat!

If I had gotten to the builder before he'd laid the first races of bricks, I could have gotten a single (18'-wide) door but he already has two smaller doors planned...

Hmm...I wonder what it would cost to change that...

onewheat
04-18-2007, 01:35 AM
Hmm...I wonder what it would cost to change that...

It would be worth asking or at least taking a bunch of really accurate measurements (or both). Asking and measuring are both free.

It would really suck to find out your new baby won't fit - or will fit, but with only 1" on each side to spare. Then it could be done, but not the kind of stress I'd want after a long day on the lake, arriving home after dark. With how long that beautiful boat is, coupled on the back of that Excursion, can you see an inch on each side of the trailer at that distance? Do you have a couple of good family spotters at least?