View Full Version : X-45 with MCX?

01-26-2009, 01:46 PM
Just curious to know if the X-45 with the MCX is under-powered? Should I hold out for one that has the LY6?


01-26-2009, 02:02 PM
Where are you located? Are you at any elevation?

What will you be using the boat for? How many people do you have with you when you go out?

01-26-2009, 04:37 PM
We are about 1300 ft above SL. The boat will be used mostly for wakeboarding, tubing, and skiing. I have 3 boys.... which means there will 6-8 folks on the boat most weekends.

01-26-2009, 06:12 PM
Worst case scenario you can change the prop to get better low end torque, but you will likely sacrifice some top end.

The MCX is a strong motor, but on the X45 when you load it up you may find the need for more power.

01-26-2009, 06:23 PM
bigger is better......for engines that is:rolleyes:

01-26-2009, 06:39 PM
bigger is better......

Becareful...Tricky thought you were talking about the ladies.

01-26-2009, 06:40 PM
Since your going to be loaded up and do wakeboarding I would say go bigger!

01-26-2009, 06:57 PM
Becareful...Tricky thought you were talking about the ladies.

I had the same fear:uglyhamme:uglyhamme

01-26-2009, 07:18 PM
;) Rick is good people.

01-27-2009, 12:46 AM
Thanks Guys. Just curious about the MCX. I have a few friends who have that engine in their XSs and 15s and it defnitly does the job. I am seriously looking towards the LY6. However, I will not shy away from a good deal on the L-18. With that said if you all know of someone trying to sell a low HR X-45 (less than 100) please shoot me a PM.