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ediggity
01-13-2009, 07:32 PM
How do you distinguish between the salt water and regular x-stars? IS the hull the same??? Any major distinguishing characteristics?

Thanks for the help... hope to be an owner soon... or a non-saltwater series hopefully!

Ed

Sodar
01-13-2009, 07:45 PM
Standard and Saltwater series hulls are the same. Depending on the year of Saltwater series, it can be distingushed by the close cooling system on the engine, the sacraficial anodes on the transom, the hydraulic steering, the engine flush system, the graphics will say "Saltwater Series" or "SS", lastly, these boats usually sit on galvanized trailers.

wakeX2wake
01-13-2009, 07:46 PM
exact same hull and everything... EXCEPT engine cooling system...


orrr what sodar just said

duckguy
01-13-2009, 09:02 PM
SS also have the three spoke steering wheel.

jaysus
01-13-2009, 09:10 PM
SS will have a fresh water flush on the transom (standard)

east tx skier
01-14-2009, 12:45 AM
Rust.

I keed. I keed.

CottagerGreg
01-14-2009, 12:59 AM
SS also have the three spoke steering wheel.



Cough cough.... I have it in mine... also comes with hydralic steering btw...

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k212/GTI2lo/2008%20Mastercraft%2040th%20Anniversary%20X-star/IMG_1745.jpg

duckguy
01-14-2009, 01:00 AM
Yeah, cause you asked for it right?

CottagerGreg
01-14-2009, 01:17 AM
no comment.. :)

Originally I thought it was the new wheel for the 08 models as the boat at the boat show had it.. learned later that is had hydralic steering and thus it had the different wheel...

I personally think it looks much better!

I guess at a 40th Anniversary GTG I would instantly know which boat is mine!

duckguy
01-14-2009, 01:35 AM
I very much like it as well

ediggity
01-14-2009, 05:14 PM
That helps and clears things up a lot... thanks! Are these used SS boats typically more expensive than non saltwater series? Or is the cost comparable?

Jim@BAWS
01-14-2009, 05:33 PM
That helps and clears things up a lot... thanks! Are these used SS boats typically more expensive than non saltwater series? Or is the cost comparable?

A SS boat usually runs about $5000 more. They used ones that have been well maintained draw just that much more. They are designed and engineered for salt use

a) galv trailer
b) scuppered interior
c) LOTS more stainless
d) Sacaficial zincs and annodes
e) Hyraulic steering
f) closed cooled motors 100% including exhaust manifolds
g) differnt wiring harness
h) flush system
i) strainer
j) depth finder and compass
k) did I say lots more stainless

Jim@BAWS

ediggity
01-15-2009, 11:07 PM
Thanks for the great info!!!

Slodano
01-16-2009, 09:29 PM
I'm not sure why, but my SS didn't have carpet in any of the storage compartments.