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mramerman@gmail.com
01-25-2011, 10:50 PM
Ok. Enough of my threatening to do this. Time to actually start the X-14v thread.

Ours- 2010 x-14v

Photos attached.

2RLAKE
01-26-2011, 04:48 AM
beautiful boat ... i guess you wont let your X14 DD cousins threadjack this will you?

JohnE
01-26-2011, 08:26 AM
beautiful boat ... i guess you wont let your X14 DD cousins threadjack this will you?

No thread complete without a threadjack. I'm in. :D

Double D
01-26-2011, 09:26 AM
beautiful boat ... i guess you wont let your X14 DD cousins threadjack this will you?

I was thinking the same thing: X14 is X14 regardless of DD or VD....

scott023
01-26-2011, 09:59 AM
Ok. Enough of my threatening to do this. Time to actually start the X-14v thread.

Ours- 2010 x-14v

Photos attached.

VERY NICE. I know a lot of guys are all about all white, but red/black and white does it for me.

gatorguy
01-26-2011, 10:19 AM
Ok. Enough of my threatening to do this. Time to actually start the X-14v thread.

Ours- 2010 x-14v



Great looking boat! I really like the color scheme. Everytime I try and pick colors on the "build a boat" feature they never come out looking good. You did great! Now just make it a DD and it can't be beat.:D

Age Fighter
01-26-2011, 10:39 AM
beautiful boat ... i guess you wont let your X14 DD cousins threadjack this will you?

My thoughts exactly -- I love my X-14 DD -- but I must admit I am intrigued by the near cult like allegiance to the X-14v. So since this is an X-14v thread attempt, I would definitely like some more comments from 14v owners about their boats, performances, wakes, etc....why they love them so.

GT500 MC
01-26-2011, 10:52 AM
Here's mine...I like the new thread...I don't have a lot of ski experience so not a lot to compare to but the wake seemed incredible, v-drive or not. And the wakeboard wake seemed to be good enough for any of the "intermediate" boarders I'm with. What sold me though was the seating config. A lot of people don't seem to like the separated seating in the rear, but to me it was perfect. You can have two separate conversations going on and it doesn't seem like you're sitting in the "playpen" with everyone's legs on top of one another, as you do in the wraparound seating. I've got three young kids who don't always like to hang with each other, but we all have to be on the same boat. I guess it's all personal preference...

gts-20
01-26-2011, 12:58 PM
Here's mine...I like the new thread...I don't have a lot of ski experience so not a lot to compare to but the wake seemed incredible, v-drive or not. And the wakeboard wake seemed to be good enough for any of the "intermediate" boarders I'm with. What sold me though was the seating config. A lot of people don't seem to like the separated seating in the rear, but to me it was perfect. You can have two separate conversations going on and it doesn't seem like you're sitting in the "playpen" with everyone's legs on top of one another, as you do in the wraparound seating. I've got three young kids who don't always like to hang with each other, but we all have to be on the same boat. I guess it's all personal preference...

*thread jack!*
Sorry for the jack, but here is your boats DD cousin, my 214!

GT500 MC
01-26-2011, 01:06 PM
Nice rig gts-20...those pics are great angles...just looks bada**...

Double D
01-26-2011, 01:37 PM
*thread jack!*
Sorry for the jack, but here is your boats DD cousin, my 214!

"LIKE".....

blakehardesty
01-26-2011, 01:49 PM
The mini tower on that boat looks sweet. Do you hit your head alot?

CantRepeat
01-26-2011, 01:52 PM
I was thinking the same thing: X14 is X14 regardless of DD or VD....

Well no, they should all be in the Xseries thread you bunch of elitest! :D

Honestly, I'm glad you guys are posting photos of boats on the water, period. It's helping me get through the day. Winter can kiss my @..

scott023
01-26-2011, 01:56 PM
Well no, they should all be in the Xseries thread you bunch of elitest! :D

Honestly, I'm glad you guys are posting photos of boats on the water, period. It's helping me get through the day. Winter can kiss my @..

I agree, and it can kiss mine too.

mramerman@gmail.com
01-26-2011, 02:11 PM
beautiful boat ... i guess you wont let your X14 DD cousins threadjack this will you?


Absolutely. This should be the X-14 thread V or DD.

scott023
01-26-2011, 02:21 PM
Absolutely. This should be the X-14 thread V or DD.

Wait a minutes. Should would spark up an X-45 thread too?:D

gts-20
01-26-2011, 02:44 PM
The mini tower on that boat looks sweet. Do you hit your head alot?

Lol! Only once! Almost knocked me out. After that, I always remember to duck!

TayMC197
01-26-2011, 02:59 PM
I like the look of the mini tower much more than the standard... If the bimini was on it, I'd imagine you would notice it more.. lol

riverrat0797
01-26-2011, 03:11 PM
Murder-Ski-Boat, 2009 X-14D
-Black Everything with MCX

Red Stripe, 2011 X-14V
-Gun Metal Flake & Viper Red with 6.0 Ilmor

ShawnB
01-26-2011, 04:27 PM
Wow, gunmetal and red look great together.

gts-20
01-26-2011, 04:30 PM
I like the look of the mini tower much more than the standard... If the bimini was on it, I'd imagine you would notice it more.. lol

We will soon find out. I have a new bimini to put on it as soon as I pick it up from TSR.

CantRepeat
01-26-2011, 04:33 PM
Wait a minutes. Should would spark up an X-45 thread too?:D

Right after the X30 one I'll start tomorrow morning because I'll be freaking bord then too! :(

Jim@BAWS
01-26-2011, 05:02 PM
Here's a beaut

Jim@BAWS

JohnE
01-26-2011, 07:41 PM
New or used Jim?
Too lazy to look on your site

2RLAKE
01-26-2011, 08:13 PM
Jim ... i love that silver metallic flake

mramerman@gmail.com
01-26-2011, 08:42 PM
Here's a beaut

Jim@BAWS

Love this color scheme. Especially the flake. Wow, single axle trailer!

SkiDog
01-27-2011, 07:43 AM
Love this color scheme. Especially the flake. Wow, single axle trailer!

Too much weight?:confused:

JTNG
01-27-2011, 11:27 AM
Here is my baby. Love the boat!! Maybe Mastercraft will make that hull a picklefork for more capacity?? :D

scott023
01-27-2011, 11:55 AM
Here is my baby. Love the boat!! Maybe Mastercraft will make that hull a picklefork for more capacity?? :D

Holy shnikes. That bad boy is loaded DOWN.

GT500 MC
01-27-2011, 12:04 PM
Here is my baby. Love the boat!! Maybe Mastercraft will make that hull a picklefork for more capacity?? :D

Nice looking boat...have to respectfully disagree on the picklefork option--like the traditional bow. More capacity = more people in my boat = more money = worse ski-wake.

scott023
01-27-2011, 12:07 PM
Nice looking boat...have to respectfully disagree on the picklefork option--like the traditional bow. More capacity = more people in my boat = more money = worse ski-wake.

Remember, just because you have more capacity doesn't mean you need to invite more friends. The pickle fork is a great place for the young ones to chill out when the parents are riding...

GT500 MC
01-27-2011, 12:08 PM
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Too much weight?:confused:

I would think 3,800lbs is way too much lbs for single-axle. If you're not towing very far I guess it would work but my peace of mind would be non-existent.

scott023
01-27-2011, 12:09 PM
I would think 3,800lbs is way too much lbs for single-axle. If you're not towing very far I guess it would work but my peace of mind would be non-existent.

That makes two of us...

BIGBADBLUE
01-27-2011, 02:32 PM
Awesome thread .... I can not wait to post pictures of my new 14v. It s supposed to be delivered in March!

JTNG
01-27-2011, 02:54 PM
Hey BIGBADBLUE, your goin to love your 14V. Ski Yes! Wakeboard Yes! Surf Yes! My only Beeoch is that not as much storage or interior room as my X-2, but alot better ski wake. When my wife and I quit skiing (getting old and fat) and our son (11yrs) gets better at wakeboarding we will probably look at the X25.

mramerman@gmail.com
01-27-2011, 02:54 PM
Awesome thread .... I can not wait to post pictures of my new 14v. It s supposed to be delivered in March!

I agree. I am digging the great response. Need more pix of folks boats! I know there are more out there.

BIGBADBLUE
01-27-2011, 02:56 PM
I am going to factory and will take construction pics

mramerman@gmail.com
01-27-2011, 02:56 PM
Here is my baby. Love the boat!! Maybe Mastercraft will make that hull a picklefork for more capacity?? :D

Gorgeous boat--thanks for posting to the thread! I agree, love the boat.

No picklefork! ; ) There are plenty of MC options with the split bow. I love the boat because it is traditional design.

CantRepeat
01-27-2011, 03:06 PM
Maybe they'll start making a new model.

x14vp

Jim@BAWS
01-27-2011, 03:12 PM
Here's a beaut

Just loaded up VIDEO

Jim@BAWS

New or used Jim?
Too lazy to look on your site

And here it is...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IIun9fKGZM

ShawnB
01-27-2011, 03:29 PM
And here it is...

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhum

That's funny -- that link took me to MY videos. I think this is what you meant, Jim.

http://www.youtube.com/user/bayareawatersports#p/u/0/5IIun9fKGZM

mramerman@gmail.com
01-27-2011, 03:37 PM
Maybe they'll start making a new model.

x14vp

Very funny!

CantRepeat
01-27-2011, 04:34 PM
That's funny -- that link took me to MY videos. I think this is what you meant, Jim.

http://www.youtube.com/user/bayareawatersports#p/u/0/5IIun9fKGZM

Um, why is the guy hiding in the X35ss ??? Creepy!

GT500 MC
01-27-2011, 04:52 PM
Maybe they'll start making a new model.

x14vp

If there's enough talk about something like that, it wouldn't surprise me in the least the way that product line has expanded in the past few years.

ttu
01-27-2011, 05:04 PM
Um, why is the guy hiding in the X35ss ??? Creepy!

i watched that one after i read your comment. funny:D

Jim@BAWS
01-27-2011, 05:14 PM
Um, why is the guy hiding in the X35ss ??? Creepy!

Oh that's just Josh. Handed him up the camera. He usually sleeps in there

Here is one of him for ya...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6Tt9ajnSzg

See if ya can find him!!!

Jim@BAWS

JohnE
01-27-2011, 09:35 PM
Love this color scheme. Especially the flake. Wow, single axle trailer!

Only way to go on a smaller MC. I've blown about 12K miles on mine in the past few years at fairly high speed.

sully
01-27-2011, 10:41 PM
Another DD cousin..

mramerman@gmail.com
01-28-2011, 12:17 AM
Another DD cousin..

I am a big fan of the dark color hulls.

2RLAKE
01-28-2011, 02:25 AM
agree ... although i love the pickle fork, dont think it belongs on every boat

CantRepeat
01-28-2011, 06:52 AM
Oh that's just Josh. Handed him up the camera. He usually sleeps in there

Here is one of him for ya...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6Tt9ajnSzg

See if ya can find him!!!

Jim@BAWS

Is he the work clown.

WAProstar
01-28-2011, 02:20 PM
Question for the X14 owners regarding the ski pylon. Do both the X14 and X14V have a ski pylon in the center of the boat? Is it removable in both models? This is the same hull as the Prostar 214, right? So should have comparable ski wakes to the Prostar?

GT500 MC
01-28-2011, 02:41 PM
X14v has removable ski pylon in center of boat. There's also a removable mini-pylon at the rear of the boat. Don't know about the DD..

Age Fighter
01-28-2011, 03:04 PM
Question for the X14 owners regarding the ski pylon. Do both the X14 and X14V have a ski pylon in the center of the boat? Is it removable in both models? This is the same hull as the Prostar 214, right? So should have comparable ski wakes to the Prostar?

Hull is same as PS 214, yes.
Without tower, PS 214 might have slightly smaller wake due to weight, but of course there are other weight factors to consider.

Pylon in X14 is mounted at engine cover base like most all DD's. Frankly I don't know if it is removable or not in the DD.

mramerman@gmail.com
01-28-2011, 03:38 PM
Hull is same as PS 214, yes.
Without tower, PS 214 might have slightly smaller wake due to weight, but of course there are other weight factors to consider.

Pylon in X14 is mounted at engine cover base like most all DD's. Frankly I don't know if it is removable or not in the DD.

X14v has two pylons. The forward one is in the center of the boat in the same place as the DD. It is easily removable. The second is in the stern at the top edge of the transom. It too is removable. Great storage for both in the ample ski locker.

mramerman@gmail.com
01-28-2011, 03:40 PM
Question for the X14 owners regarding the ski pylon. Do both the X14 and X14V have a ski pylon in the center of the boat? Is it removable in both models? This is the same hull as the Prostar 214, right? So should have comparable ski wakes to the Prostar?

The wake shape is very similar and predictable to other Prostar boats... 197 etc.

Check out the certification video. Marcus skiing behind the x-14v


http://vimeo.com/12515119

Jabrew
01-29-2011, 08:55 AM
Made the switch from Maristar 245 to the x14 and love it. Miss the space but enjoy the sports car like handling.

JohnE
01-29-2011, 10:44 AM
14DD pylon is not removable. (Unless you were to unbolt it like any other DD)

burbey
01-30-2011, 04:00 PM
Canadian blue metal flake

Age Fighter
01-30-2011, 04:12 PM
that blue metal flake is MC's best color I think, at least for a couple of models -- X 14's included.
GORGEOUS

thatsmrmastercraft
01-30-2011, 05:46 PM
Great looking boat burbey..................love the blue flake! :cool:

mramerman@gmail.com
01-30-2011, 09:29 PM
Canadian blue metal flake

What is that cover? That is awesome.

The color is amazing too.

cdstukey
01-30-2011, 10:08 PM
What is that cover? That is awesome.

The color is amazing too.

Yeah Matt, that might help with your leak issue, that thing looks tight.
Nice thread btw.
Burbey's boat was the one I wanted, but I couldn't get the wife to buy in to the blue flake, silly wife

GT500 MC
01-30-2011, 10:41 PM
Love the blue flake...and the cover...

burbey - who did that cover for you? Here in CO? I'm looking to go to that snap cover this spring... Heard AutoWeave here in Denver does really good work.

mramerman@gmail.com
01-30-2011, 10:55 PM
Yeah Matt, that might help with your leak issue, that thing looks tight.
Nice thread btw.
Burbey's boat was the one I wanted, but I couldn't get the wife to buy in to the blue flake, silly wife

C:

I agree. That top is really tight. I also wonder if it will prevent any chaffing if you leave it on while trailering longer distances.

I also agree--that color is really awesome. One of the best combinations I have seen yet.

Best,

:M

burbey
01-31-2011, 01:49 PM
Love the blue flake...and the cover...

burbey - who did that cover for you? Here in CO? I'm looking to go to that snap cover this spring... Heard AutoWeave here in Denver does really good work.



Auto weave is who did my cover

scott023
01-31-2011, 02:05 PM
Canadian blue metal flake

That's a freaking beautiful boat.

TX.X-30 fan
01-31-2011, 03:22 PM
That's a freaking beautiful boat.



Not crazy about the colors name...............

scott023
01-31-2011, 03:25 PM
Not crazy about the colors name...............

Why have you got to be like that? I mean, especially coming from a guy that loves the color 'salmon'.

TX.X-30 fan
01-31-2011, 03:33 PM
I like the wild caught salmon but don't care for those farm-raised at all.

scott023
01-31-2011, 03:35 PM
I like the wild caught salmon but don't care for those farm-raised at all.

You like the salmon colored shirts too.

TX.X-30 fan
01-31-2011, 03:41 PM
You like the salmon colored shirts too.




Are you insinuating that I'm fashion-forward??

scott023
01-31-2011, 03:45 PM
Are you insinuating that I'm fashion-forward??

Perhaps. Could be insinuating something else too.....

TX.X-30 fan
01-31-2011, 03:46 PM
Perhaps. Could be insinuating something else too.....




That I've reinvented sexy??

scott023
01-31-2011, 03:48 PM
That I've reinvented sexy??

Not quite.

sand2snow22
01-31-2011, 03:49 PM
That I've reinvented sexy??

Metro?

Can't comment on the X14V, but the X-1 is nice at 32+MPH. X14V is 600 lbs heavier and a bit wider. Would love to ski behind it to compare.....

TX.X-30 fan
01-31-2011, 03:56 PM
Metro?

.....




Uber------

scott023
01-31-2011, 03:59 PM
Metro?

Can't comment on the X14V, but the X-1 is nice at 32+MPH. X14V is 600 lbs heavier and a bit wider. Would love to ski behind it to compare.....

Much closer. The fact that he gets mani's and peti's done is a bit over the top...

mckevin
02-06-2011, 12:16 PM
Its a cell phone pic, but you get the idea. I think she is beautiful!

milkmania
02-06-2011, 12:35 PM
Its a cell phone pic, but you get the idea. I think she is beautiful!

I'd have to agree with you

you probably drive the bass crazy.... biggest damned lure they ever saw!:steering::headbang:

milkmania
02-06-2011, 12:40 PM
Auto weave is who did my cover

looked at some of their archived photos....
quality work:twocents:

mramerman@gmail.com
02-06-2011, 01:42 PM
Its a cell phone pic, but you get the idea. I think she is beautiful!

That boat is gorgeous. Great shot!

gatorguy
02-06-2011, 03:08 PM
Its a cell phone pic, but you get the idea. I think she is beautiful!

who stole one of the cars off of the tilt-a-whirl. Do you have a line of carnies asking for a job every time you take it out.:D:D

It is a nice boat though.

mckevin
02-06-2011, 04:23 PM
The navy flake on the boat does not normally show that well, I just caught it with the sun in the right spot. Most of the time it is more muted, but catch it just right and she really shines.

milkmania
02-06-2011, 04:31 PM
who stole one of the cars off of the tilt-a-whirl. Do you have a line of carnies asking for a job every time you take it out.:D:D



http://www.lollibrary.com/gallery/d/1653-1/oh-snap.jpg

sully
02-06-2011, 11:29 PM
Its a cell phone pic, but you get the idea. I think she is beautiful!

Beautiful boat!!

davidstan
02-12-2011, 07:55 PM
Sorry if this has been addressed but I see a lot of Rtp motors in the 14v. Is the 310 hp sufficient.?

cdstukey
02-12-2011, 08:27 PM
Sorry if this has been addressed but I see a lot of Rtp motors in the 14v. Is the 310 hp sufficient.?

I think most of us have and would recommend the MCX (or its Ilmor equivilent). Not to say that the RTP isn't suffcient, but it also depends on what you are used to. I came from a 190 with the LTR (330hp). Even with the extra hp of the MCX, the boat doesn't have as much snap as my 190 did due to the extra size and weight of the x-14. Of course we are running at altitude also, which drops performance a bit.

mramerman@gmail.com
02-14-2011, 09:52 PM
I also have the MCX in my X-14v. Came from a PS190 with LT1. Clearly not as much snap out of the hull, but more than enough to pull my 220lbs out of the whole. Overall, I am very happy with this motor. Not sure I would run anything else.

Age Fighter
02-15-2011, 07:40 AM
Sorry if this has been addressed but I see a lot of Rtp motors in the 14v. Is the 310 hp sufficient.?

It's probably "sufficient" -- but I don't own an X-14 -- or any MC for that matter -- because it's sufficient. I have the X-14 with MCX and the PS tranny and that package is fabulous.

JohnE
02-15-2011, 08:09 AM
It's probably "sufficient" -- but I don't own an X-14 -- or any MC for that matter -- because it's sufficient. I have the X-14 with MCX and the PS tranny and that package is fabulous.

Same here and I wouldn't want anything less. Anyone know if the gear reduction is standard on the 14V?

sully
02-15-2011, 09:00 AM
The gear reduction should be same as any other v-drive I believe. 1:56:1

BIGBADBLUE
04-11-2011, 02:11 PM
Everything is finished and we are launching the boat this Friday. I will snap some photos.

A couple questions ...

What does everyone do for extra ballast for surfing. How are you loading it?

Did you install the snaps for carpet. I am thinking about not installing the snaps.

mramerman@gmail.com
04-11-2011, 07:30 PM
Everything is finished and we are launching the boat this Friday. I will snap some photos.

A couple questions ...

What does everyone do for extra ballast for surfing. How are you loading it?

Did you install the snaps for carpet. I am thinking about not installing the snaps.

Congratulations!!

For surfing, I put one external ballast in either the Port or Starboard locker at the stern (in my case it is the port locker). I put one additional ballast in the ski locker. I fill the KGB bag. It seems to work OK.

My boat came with the carpet snaps. I like them--keeps everything in place. I don't notice them visually and never causes any issues stepping on them etc.

Sullivan
04-11-2011, 09:43 PM
Thanks for posting all the pictures guys. There are some beutiful boats out there. Cool video too of the X14 pulling Marcus Brown and other Team members.

Cmpdman
04-12-2011, 09:11 AM
Ok. Enough of my threatening to do this. Time to actually start the X-14v thread.

Ours- 2010 x-14v

Photos attached.

Love the black/red colors. Great setup.

Cmpdman
04-12-2011, 09:15 AM
Jim ... i love that silver metallic flake

Bling!! Bling!! That's bright. Looks great. Thanks for posting the pics.

mramerman@gmail.com
04-12-2011, 02:05 PM
Love the black/red colors. Great setup.

Thanks man! Right back at ya'.

Skipa
04-16-2011, 03:38 PM
Picked our boat up last week. Hopefully the pictures came through...

2011 X-14V
5.7L Ilmor
Zero Off Wakeboard

gts-20
04-16-2011, 03:54 PM
I love the blue!!! Looks amazing! Congrats!

GT500 MC
04-16-2011, 05:40 PM
Nice-looking blue flakes, as well as the retro S&S paint scheme. Is the S&S just a factory option on the '11's?

Skipa
04-16-2011, 06:47 PM
Thanks. We really like the blue as well. In shade, it is a nice blue, and in the sun, it really pops. We are old school, and like the S&S. The 2008 - 2010 PS 14 and PS 14V had the S&S option, so we asked for the 2011 decals to not be applied at all, and instead bought the graphics from 2008. As an added bonus, we figure this is a one-of-a-kind, at least until others see it.

mramerman@gmail.com
04-17-2011, 10:39 PM
Now i know the color I wish I ordered. Wow!

eficalibrator
04-18-2011, 07:49 AM
Great looking boat. My ps214 is due to arrive later this week in the same color.

GT500 MC
04-19-2011, 10:19 AM
Everything is finished and we are launching the boat this Friday. I will snap some photos.

A couple questions ...

What does everyone do for extra ballast for surfing. How are you loading it?

Did you install the snaps for carpet. I am thinking about not installing the snaps.

Did you pick your boat up? Any pics yet?

BIGBADBLUE
04-19-2011, 03:42 PM
It is in the garage and we are launching this Saturday

teamcanada
05-01-2011, 12:59 PM
Ditto. Traded my 08 X14 DD on a V last year. The wake is just a nice at 15 off as the DD, plus more room and better wakeboard and surf wakes!

GT500 MC
05-03-2011, 09:51 AM
Do any of you x14v owners have a bow filler cushion? Factory-made or aftermarket? Approx. cost? I'm contemplating for upcoming summer.

Age Fighter
05-03-2011, 09:58 AM
Ditto. Traded my 08 X14 DD on a V last year. The wake is just a nice at 15 off as the DD, plus more room and better wakeboard and surf wakes!

REALLY? Wow. Does your V have the wake plate? And how about 23 off? What speeds? Thanks...

GT500 MC
05-03-2011, 04:33 PM
REALLY? Wow. Does your V have the wake plate? And how about 23 off? What speeds? Thanks...

I've got the wakeplate on mine and would agree with teamcanada at 15 off. Just seems to settle everything down a little bit. Have not skied at 23 off, sorry.

Age Fighter
05-03-2011, 08:36 PM
I've got the wakeplate on mine and would agree with teamcanada at 15 off. Just seems to settle everything down a little bit. Have not skied at 23 off, sorry.

That's amazing. Congrats to MC for designing such a killer cross over boat. I love my X-14DD and put a wake plate on this winter (just to see if it would help the wakes especially when the fuel tank is full and to flatten the wakeboard wakes for beginners).

I prefer to ski at 15 but seems like our best wake is 23 -- but I have not tried the DD with the plate yet.

teamcanada
05-04-2011, 11:05 PM
Yes it has the wakeplate but I am still learning how it helps. 32-34mph is great. I think 23 off would be better.

GT500 MC
05-20-2011, 11:18 AM
BigBadBlue - Still waiting on pics of your new x14v. Have you gotten that out on the water yet?

BIGBADBLUE
06-20-2011, 11:22 AM
No pics yet but I have 45 hours on it ... See my thread on a busted up prop ... Not good

Question - those that have adjustment plates ... What have you found to be best settings. For skiing at 32-34 I like 34 degrees as I think it makes the best wake. Does anyone use it for surfing?

mramerman@gmail.com
06-20-2011, 12:31 PM
No pics yet but I have 45 hours on it ... See my thread on a busted up prop ... Not good

Question - those that have adjustment plates ... What have you found to be best settings. For skiing at 32-34 I like 34 degrees as I think it makes the best wake. Does anyone use it for surfing?

Love to hear what others say... I have been skiing 15 off, 32 - 24 mph at 60'. I am going to try 34' next time out. I have definitely not found optimal angle. I can say for certain, it makes a huge difference. I know first crossing whether the wake plate is down or not.

GT500 MC
08-10-2011, 03:27 PM
Was wondering what other x14v owners were running for a prop (size, etc.)? What elevation you run at? And for what purposes (boarding, skiing, bf, etc.)?

mramerman@gmail.com
12-29-2011, 10:10 PM
Happy New Year to all of my fellow PS 214, X14 and X14v enthusiasts and owners! Hope your New Year is complete with many glass-filled days and perfect wakes (of whatever shape).

Had to include a shot from our last trip to Banks Lake---dreaming about our return this coming June.

Sullivan
12-29-2011, 11:21 PM
:headbang:Happy New Year to all of my fellow PS 214, X14 and X14v enthusiasts and owners! Hope your New Year is complete with many glass-filled days and perfect wakes (of whatever shape).

Had to include a shot from our last trip to Banks Lake---dreaming about our return this coming June.

JBrew
01-27-2012, 10:24 AM
Anyone ever footed behind the X14v? How does it compare to the X9 (PS 209)?

corey
01-27-2012, 11:51 AM
I haven't pulled any footers with the 14V but I have pulled A LOT with the 14 DD. The DD foots much better than a 209 and it's better than a 197 too (according to footers that are good and that I trust) Dan that used to work for us was a big time footer and won a barefoot race with a 6.0 powered 14 DD. Because the two boats are built on the same running surface I would think they would be pretty similar, the ski wakes are at least.

GT500 MC
09-19-2012, 04:48 PM
Bump....what's the size of fuel tank in a 2010 x14v? Is it 35 or 45 gallons?

mramerman@gmail.com
09-19-2012, 04:51 PM
35 Gallons

jason95gt
09-19-2012, 06:58 PM
We have pulled several endurance footers and a world champion wake crosser. The boat is fine for just about everything footing wise except wake cross. Not sure how it compared to the 209 but to a DXII it isn't as good.

rtw_travel
09-19-2012, 10:03 PM
....but to a DXII it isn't as good.

sorry - noob here. What's a DXII?

cdstukey
09-19-2012, 10:42 PM
sorry - noob here. What's a DXII?

Sanger barefoot boat
http://www.sangerboats.com/sanger-boats-DXII.html

Tusker
05-15-2013, 02:16 PM
I am new to the X14V thread. I am looking to buy a used 2012 x14V and have some questions:
-I am new to surfing but not skiing. Will it be a great surf boat with extra ballast? I have young kids who will want to surf and wakeboard
-is it normal to have a little water in the bottom of the boat: ie rain water that the sump pumps just can't bail out or should it always be bone dry?
-any more advice on what I should be looking for when buying a used x14V would be helpful? appreciate the insight

mramerman@gmail.com
05-15-2013, 02:45 PM
I am new to the X14V thread. I am looking to buy a used 2012 x14V and have some questions:
-I am new to surfing but not skiing. Will it be a great surf boat with extra ballast? I have young kids who will want to surf and wakeboard
-is it normal to have a little water in the bottom of the boat: ie rain water that the sump pumps just can't bail out or should it always be bone dry?
-any more advice on what I should be looking for when buying a used x14V would be helpful? appreciate the insight

The x14v is based on the 197 hull (stretched), so the bottom is very flat. The goal was to create a reasonable cross-over from skiing to wakeboarding (which it has done better than other brands). IMO surfing is a bit of a stretch (others may disagree) from my experience. I certainly can't surf it without extra ballast. I am currently using two fat-sacs (one in the ski locker and the other across the stern engine compartment) to achieve a reasonable wake.

One of the secondary issues (after the flat bottom), impacting the wake surf is the swim deck. I know others have modified and even removed the deck clean up the wake with better results. For me, this is an enormous pain, I don't want to deal with.

I am water skier that needed to scale to wakeboarding for my wife; otherwise I would have got the x14 DD. If you do not ski and your primary sports are wake and surf, you might look at other boats (X-10) for example.

I can say it does deliver a very clean and reasonable wakeboard wake--and from a ski perspective I find the wake softer than anything in the CC family cross-overs. It does have a taller shelf than the same hull with a DD--- a compromise to gain more interior space. I regularly ski short-line (32 off) and have a very smooth cross.

I can't comment on the rain-water issue. My boat is rarely outdoors or ever in the rain. We pull it after every use and store it in the garage always. On a few occasions we have been traveling and it has been in the rain. I never noticed any accumulation of water that was an issue or notable.

I don't have any "special" advice in terms of shopping used x14v's beyond the typical issues relevant to all boat purchases. The overall setup: engine, transmission etc., have been deployed in lots of platforms across the MC line--so reliability etc. is very high. I would be concerned with hours and condition of interior / hull only.

I hope this helps. Feel free to PM me if other questions arise.

cdstukey
05-15-2013, 10:58 PM
" It does have a taller shelf than the same hull with a DD--- a compromise to gain more interior space. "
C'mon Matt, don't open that can of worms again.

rtw_travel
05-15-2013, 11:12 PM
In terms of what to look for... If you're looking for a '12, then it almost doesn't matter because pretty well everything except wear and tear is under warranty.

You should know the '12's have had electronics problems. If you have faith that the latest software release fixes them, then by all means make the purchase. It might be wiser to wait a month to get feedback from all the '12 owners that things really are fixed... or perhaps consider a different model year. This may be the reason why the current owner is selling.

Edit: If you do a search for "touchscreen issues" or 2012 GDIG or 2012 ballast or 2012 medallion you should find lots of information on this site

mramerman@gmail.com
05-15-2013, 11:47 PM
" It does have a taller shelf than the same hull with a DD--- a compromise to gain more interior space. "
C'mon Matt, don't open that can of worms again.

Ha ha! : ) I miss DD

Tusker
05-16-2013, 10:07 AM
Thanks for all the good advice. Can other owners who have surfed behind the x14v shed some light on how is performs?

Tusker
05-16-2013, 10:07 AM
also, can you run a boom on the 2012 x14v?

cdstukey
05-16-2013, 03:32 PM
Yes you can put a boom on the 14s. I think Matt was pretty spot on in his assessment. IMO, the fourteens were conceived just as surfing was starting to take off, so they are designed more with wake boarding and slalom in mind. Surfing a 14 can be done with stock ballast but it is an exercise in perfecting your trim on the board and getting used to riding extremely close to your boat, as the rideable pocket is very short and close to the boat. It gets better with additional ballast but not great by any means. The platform will dig in with additional ballast, which no doubt knocks down the wake. The easiest fix is to drill a second set of holes in the platform bracket allowing you to run with the platform angled up, and thus more out of the way. But like Matt said it's kind of a pain.
On the plus side, once you get comfortable riding with the nose of your board over the platform you don't even have to stop to switch riders. Just "beach" your board on the platform and step onto the boat and the next person can just slide back off.

Tusker
05-17-2013, 03:00 PM
all good stiff and makes the decision that more confusing. I am also considering a Sport natique 200 but I am going to assume (unless someone that I have yet to talk to can tell me differently) that surfing will be no better on it than on the x14v. I like the interior space far better on the x14v than the Natique but I they tend to promote the marketing of its ability to surf as well as ski. I grew up skiing and still plan to do lots more. My kids are both under 5 so I am assuming they will do more of board and surf but I think as a crossover and given their age it will serve me well for many years.

all input welcome!

mramerman@gmail.com
05-17-2013, 03:17 PM
all good stiff and makes the decision that more confusing. I am also considering a Sport natique 200 but I am going to assume (unless someone that I have yet to talk to can tell me differently) that surfing will be no better on it than on the x14v. I like the interior space far better on the x14v than the Natique but I they tend to promote the marketing of its ability to surf as well as ski. I grew up skiing and still plan to do lots more. My kids are both under 5 so I am assuming they will do more of board and surf but I think as a crossover and given their age it will serve me well for many years.

all input welcome!

I have experience with the Sport Natique 200 -- one of my best ski buddies has one. In all fairness I have not surfed it; however, I can't imagine it produces a better wake than the x14v does. It does have a relatively small and curved swim deck that might not cut into the wake as much as my boat does (possibly an advantage). I can say, from a ski standpoint the x14v wake crossing is MUCH better. The Natique (even short line) produces a very hard wake. If you are not really on edge and pulling hard, you will catch air everytime. It is bad enough, I don't view that boat as a ski boat.

Tusker
05-25-2013, 09:56 PM
Fellow owners. What do you think of x10 vs x14v?