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Vista Demo
03-29-2008, 10:39 PM
I currently own a 1985 S&S. I want to upgrade to a newer boat as well as a better wakeboard boat. I found a 2005 X-7 for $20,000 with 42 hours on it. I need more info on this boat from some people who own or have owned one. I love skiing but enjoy wakeboarding. Will this boat fulfill my needs of both. It has a open bow, perfect pass, etc. but only a single axle trailer..... what's up with that? Any info, suggestions etc. would be awsome.

mitch
03-29-2008, 10:42 PM
Grab it! Great hull, and w/o even checking I call very good deal :) others will chime in.

tex
03-29-2008, 10:43 PM
I have an 02 197 with all the fix'ns of an X-7. That price/hours sounds great! Good combo boat. Not a great wakeboard(compared to x-2 etc..)boat but they can't compete with the x-7 as a ski boat. Not good on rough water but still a fantastic boat. Nose will dip!

coz
03-29-2008, 10:47 PM
I currently own a 1985 S&S. I want to upgrade to a newer boat as well as a better wakeboard boat. I found a 2005 X-7 for $20,000 with 42 hours on it. I need more info on this boat from some people who own or have owned one. I love skiing but enjoy wakeboarding. Will this boat fulfill my needs of both. It has a open bow, perfect pass, etc. but only a single axle trailer..... what's up with that? Any info, suggestions etc. would be awsome.

Sounds like a fantastic deal if nothing is wrong, I'd thoroughly check it out because this seems like a low price for that year and hours. If it checks out ok get it. :D

TheOneandOnly
03-29-2008, 11:14 PM
thats a smoking deal, look for the problems, I had a buddy sell his 03 x7 for 27k to the dealer, dealer sold it for around 33k,

erkoehler
03-29-2008, 11:28 PM
I Smell Fish!

6ballsisall
03-29-2008, 11:38 PM
Hey if you really found a legit 05 x7 for 20k thats not trashed WRITE THE CHECK for it now. Thats an unbelievable deal. If you decide you don't want it, please PM me immediately.

TheOneandOnly
03-29-2008, 11:47 PM
i agree where is this boat at? Id like to see it, Ebay? hummmm, Ill cash that western union check and sent that money back to those Nigerian foes. I'll wait soo patiently for the shipping... :)

Vista Demo
03-30-2008, 12:19 AM
My thinking is there has got to be something wrong with the boat. What is the deal with single axle trailers i see alot of mastercrafts with them.

Prostar in Michigain
03-30-2008, 12:44 AM
20 grand is prettttty cheap

JohnE
03-30-2008, 08:56 AM
20K is way too cheap for that boat. There must be something seriously wrong with it. If not buy it NOW.

the single axle trailers are great. I have one now and would buy one again.

coz
03-30-2008, 09:11 AM
20K is way too cheap for that boat. There must be something seriously wrong with it. If not buy it NOW.

the single axle trailers are great. I have one now and would buy one again.

My boat came with a dual but if I had a choice I'd go single. Their cheaper when it comes to tire replacement and alot easier to manuver around if your putting into a garage or tight place by yourself and tight turns are brutal on the rear tires of duals. Also less weight is a good thing too. :D

ShamrockIV
03-30-2008, 10:01 AM
My boat came with a dual but if I had a choice I'd go single. Their cheaper when it comes to tire replacement and alot easier to manuver around if your putting into a garage or tight place by yourself and tight turns are brutal on the rear tires of duals. Also less weight is a good thing too. :D


amen coz!! if like me u must push urs around by urself at times dual wheels are a killer!!! plus with a small boat like a x7 u single axle shoul be fine!!!

jkski
03-30-2008, 11:04 AM
I own a 2005 PS197 w/full tower, so the only difference is that the X7 has the built in balast...my point being, I have 300 hours on mine and it is worth a lot more than $20k. Like others have said, check to see what is wrong with it and that it has a clear title and if all checks out buy it....you will be able to turn around and sell it for at least $30-$35k.

ShamrockIV
03-30-2008, 12:39 PM
def something wrong with it!!

man my 97 205 with no tower is worth that much!!

moleson10
03-31-2008, 07:01 PM
FRAUD ALERT!

There is no way short of a major flaw. Do a quick search in boat trader. You will find zero X7/197s for that money, zero.

BTW, great boat for sure, Tolerable wakes for boarding and surfing with 750 lbs ballast in my 197. Beginner-intermediate quality I'd say. If big wakes are a requirment, keep looking. Ski wakes on the other hand are nothing short of amazing. Only way they get better is with a new MC 190 or CC 196 and then the difference is insignificant.

EDS
04-01-2008, 10:20 PM
I'm a proud owner of a 04 X-7 paid 30k and very happy with it. Unless you're looking a monster wake the x-7 slalom is close to perfect. I seached for months for 197/x-7 and can attest to the previous reply to have a qualified tech inspect it. With hours that low would easliy retail for 35k. There's something in the closet here.

EDS
04-01-2008, 10:23 PM
I'm a proud owner of a 04 X-7 paid 30k and very happy with it. Unless you're looking a monster wake the x-7 slalom is close to perfect. I seached for months for 197/x-7 and can attest to the previous reply to have a qualified tech inspect it. With hours that low would easliy retail for 35k. There's something in the closet here.:confused: