View Full Version : 2007 MasterCraft X-1 engine breakin

07-03-2007, 06:05 PM
We just bought an X-1 last week and are putting it in the water on Friday. I have been hearing that you must complete a 20 hour breakin before any watersports. Is this true. I knew that a new engine would need a breakin. I also know that the first hour is no more than 2000 rpm and the next 5 is no more than 4000 rpm. I also know that you cannnot hold a constant speed for more than 2-3 mins. I guess my question is when do you think it is a safe bet to start wakeboarding behind the boat?

07-03-2007, 06:08 PM
What does your dealer say about it?
My friend took possesion of his new 197 with MCX and the dealer said to ski behind it right out of the box...

07-03-2007, 06:11 PM
dealer said that break in should be done but dont really know because my friend said that you may be able to get away with short runs at 10 hours

07-03-2007, 06:12 PM
They told me it was fine to wakeboard behind it after 10 hours. Wait to pull a skier after 20. Do a couple of good weekends and those hours go fast. I have followed the break in routine so far.

07-03-2007, 06:15 PM
Ok thats good to hear... We have 4 days this weekend to get as many hours as we can. I know that my dad said he does want to do the full break in because he really doesnt want to void the warranty. But if your dealer said its ok after 10 hours it should be ok. Thanks for the info

07-03-2007, 06:15 PM
If your up there all weekend and ready to burn through the fuel Im sure you could get in all 10 hrs.

07-03-2007, 06:16 PM
When is OK to drink in it?!?!?!?!8p :confused: :D

07-03-2007, 06:18 PM
your right dmayer

and skidog not really sure...prob not gonna happen to often

07-03-2007, 06:19 PM
When is OK to drink in it?!?!?!?!8p :confused: :D

Any kind of fluid consumption or loss inside the boat is ok after bringing it home the first night. Have to "break in" the boat somehow.

07-03-2007, 06:20 PM
Yeah you do have a point there lol

07-03-2007, 06:29 PM
Lenny pm at ya

07-03-2007, 06:52 PM
I have had plenty of people tell me you can wakeboard from the start. I have also had people tell me you can put weight in it from the start. I did neither for the first ten hours but looking back I could have boarded but I wouldnt put the extra weight stress on the trans and motor before letting the motor get a chance to settle in.

07-03-2007, 07:06 PM
well if you mastercraft cruise control is anything like mine you can board right away! That thing can't keep a steady speed to saves it's arse. But seriously, I went out for a long day on the lake varing the speed and just checking the boat out in general, filling ballast then empting yada yada used up about 5.5 hours. After that day, we rode behind and 10 hours took it in to get the oil changed and the 10 hour check up completed. Dealer told me all looked good. I think after 5 hours all the burs and what nots are going to be in your oil pan and your boat will be good to go. Enjoy the weekend, I know I will!

07-03-2007, 08:40 PM
Thanks all for the information. I think im gonna get a pull from dmayer for the weekend until mine has enough hours on.