View Full Version : Teak Platform

05-06-2010, 08:28 PM
Just wondering if it is normal for the teak platform to be flush with the water? The boat is a 2009 X45 with 8.1. No Ballast. I have seen other pictures of X45s on teamtalk and the platforms are 2-3" above the water. Is it the 8.1s extra weight causing this?

Kingsley X-1
05-06-2010, 09:16 PM
is the plug in???:D

that does seem a little bit low

05-07-2010, 07:37 AM
Is that not where you want it, at the water level. I would hate to be the guy trying to get out of the water with a platform 30" up. That is a huge step. My buddies X10 is 30" but only when we are at footin speed, otherwise it is flush. My PS205 is flush and that is good.

jdl xstar
05-07-2010, 09:18 AM
L-18 is about 200 lbs heavier than the LY6, (727lbs vs 539lbs) so I would bet that is the main reason your platform is lower than other boats with a different engine than you.

05-07-2010, 09:47 AM
It looks a bit low to me but I'm not that familiar with the X45. My X2's platform is about 2-3 inches from the water when sitting still.

I seem to remember someone else discussing this topic in another thread. The conclusion was the the platform was dealer installed and probably installed too low, I don't know if this is a fact.

05-07-2010, 01:14 PM
Platform mounts are attached on the hull at the factory I cant imagine the differences there would be if the dealers did this.

05-07-2010, 02:10 PM
my X-30 sits low when at a stand still but you need to check it when your moving-it should pop 2-3" out of the water

05-07-2010, 02:25 PM
That is right about where my platform sits, and I have the same set up as you. I don't think you have anything to worry about.

05-07-2010, 02:44 PM
Put some people/gear/ballast in the bow.....

05-09-2010, 12:50 PM
Always have trouble getting a nice wake. It always seems to be washy. Probably need to add some weight in front. Thanks for you inputs.

05-09-2010, 01:18 PM
Are you sure your ballast tanks are empty? The electronic gauges are not always accurate.

05-09-2010, 04:11 PM
We have an '06 X-45 with the L18...looks just like yours. Where the brackets are mounted there's really no way the platform could be any higher.

If you're having a hard time getting a good wake for wakeboarding, mess with the trim plate. We found right about in the middle is makes a nicely-shaped wake. We have to remember to check it after sitting for a long time because it eventually goes to the full-up position after a while of having the engine shut down.