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x-swagger
05-02-2011, 04:53 PM
Alright then. Got some great pictures on my 45 over the weekend, decided to play along with today's thread theme.

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66152s thread theme!

Cmpdman
05-02-2011, 10:20 PM
MasterCraft X45 '08

Cmpdman
05-02-2011, 10:22 PM
MasterCraft X45 '08 - Part II

CantRepeat
05-02-2011, 10:27 PM
Swagger is that the Havazoo?

And how much weight to push the rub rail that far down?

Cmpdman
05-02-2011, 10:27 PM
MasterCraft X45 '08 Part III - Lake Powell

Cmpdman
05-02-2011, 10:29 PM
MasterCraft X45 '08 Part III - Lake Powell - Dangling Rope

scott023
05-03-2011, 08:59 AM
2008 X45, L18.

x-swagger
05-03-2011, 09:09 AM
Swagger is that the Havazoo?

And how much weight to push the rub rail that far down?

No sir, that's at a small lake in Southern New Mexico called Caballo. I had a lot of weight in there, here was the set up:

Gas 3/4 full
Full stock ballasts
550 in port locker, 750 on port bench, 750 on port side cockpit floor, 550 where the cooler goes, 5 people in the boat.

The wake was pretty big but I'm still playing with it. I've heard amazing things about the 45's surf wake, but I'm still waiting until I get it just right to feel it.

Here's a couple more 45 pics.

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CantRepeat
05-03-2011, 09:39 AM
No sir, that's at a small lake in Southern New Mexico called Caballo.


Looks like a great place to boat. Good luck on the surf wake.

EWood1326
05-03-2011, 10:33 AM
2007 X-45 Just waiting to be used!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

imChad
05-03-2011, 11:41 AM
No sir, that's at a small lake in Southern New Mexico called Caballo. I had a lot of weight in there, here was the set up:

Gas 3/4 full
Full stock ballasts
550 in port locker, 750 on port bench, 750 on port side cockpit floor, 550 where the cooler goes, 5 people in the boat.

The wake was pretty big but I'm still playing with it. I've heard amazing things about the 45's surf wake, but I'm still waiting until I get it just right to feel it.

Here's a couple more 45 pics.



That is a crazy amount of ballast, I think I would be a little nervous with my rub rail at the water line.

Please let me know how you get it dialed in, I was going to start playing with my 45's wake for surfing this year.

imChad
05-03-2011, 11:43 AM
2007 X-45 Just waiting to be used!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey EWood,

Were you at Halls crossing this weekend? I saw a 45 in the slip identical to that one while down on the maintenance trip. Looks like they got a pretty nasty rub mark off of one of the houseboat bouys. weather was real crappy.

x-swagger
05-03-2011, 12:28 PM
That is a crazy amount of ballast, I think I would be a little nervous with my rub rail at the water line.

Please let me know how you get it dialed in, I was going to start playing with my 45's wake for surfing this year.

YUP!!! Not gonna lie I was a little nervous too, but I really want to get that thing up to the waist high monster I've heard about..

Also, the one where the water is close to the rub rail I remember the boat being turned fairly sharp to maintain our line in a protected cove. Check the last photo, where the water line is about in the middle of the X-45 decal. That one is a little more consistent with where it typically is.

EWood1326
05-03-2011, 02:43 PM
Hey EWood,

Were you at Halls crossing this weekend? I saw a 45 in the slip identical to that one while down on the maintenance trip. Looks like they got a pretty nasty rub mark off of one of the houseboat bouys. weather was real crappy.

No prob not mine its sitting at a dealer on table rock going this weekend to pick her up!

Come on 45 owners post some picks we only have 4 we can do better!!!!!

Forrest-X45
05-03-2011, 03:51 PM
Return trip from Eastern WA.

x-swagger
05-03-2011, 04:26 PM
Classic Red/White combo, looks great Forrest!

GT500 MC
05-03-2011, 04:29 PM
Nice rig Forrest....love the colors.

Forrest-X45
05-03-2011, 04:45 PM
Thanks for the comments guys!

imChad
05-03-2011, 05:08 PM
Well its been posted to another thread but here is my 45 loaded up for my favorite addiction!

With the L18 its ready for all of those Foils to hit the water at the same time!

-Chad

GT500 MC
05-03-2011, 05:13 PM
Well its been posted to another thread but here is my 45 loaded up for my favorite addiction!

With the L18 its ready for all of those Foils to hit the water at the same time!

-Chad

***???? Those pics of four of you behind the boat looks like something out of "Waterworld". Crazy. Where were those taken? One at CC reservoir?

Huskie05
05-03-2011, 05:52 PM
***???? Those pics of four of you behind the boat looks like something out of "Waterworld". Crazy. Where were those taken? One at CC reservoir?

That is the one and only LAKE POWELL

GT500 MC
05-03-2011, 06:08 PM
That is the one and only LAKE POWELL

Pics one and two...looks like the Denver skyline in the background....Pics 3 and 4 I'm sure are Powell.

Huskie05
05-03-2011, 06:09 PM
first photo Ithink is Charfield in Denver, been on it, it sucks, go in circles and the cops are jerks.

brucemac
05-03-2011, 06:45 PM
wow, i forget just how big those boats are until i see some of the pics in this thread. the couple at the ramp and the one on the water with all those people in the bow. boat's a monster!

TX.X-30 fan
05-03-2011, 07:18 PM
2008 X45, L18.




Nice hottie on the sunpad...........

emnesto
05-04-2011, 12:32 AM
X-45 Just after delivery a few years ago. Still loving it. :)

Or
05-04-2011, 08:20 AM
2008, 2010, and my current 2011 :)

BoulderX45
05-05-2011, 01:16 AM
I'm in with our 2006

imChad
05-05-2011, 09:15 AM
***???? Those pics of four of you behind the boat looks like something out of "Waterworld". Crazy. Where were those taken? One at CC reservoir?

Yep the top two pics are from Cherry Creek. And as was stated earlier, CC and Chatfield are not the best lakes to be on. But when they are only 5 minutes from the boat garage, and you can be on the water 4-5 days out of the week...well it doesn't really suck, I am just sayin!

scott023
05-05-2011, 09:33 AM
Nice hottie on the sunpad...........

I know. :D:D:D

mpabreo
05-05-2011, 11:40 AM
2009 with LY6.

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scott023
05-05-2011, 12:38 PM
2009 with LY6.

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More pics of the gal in the white suit please. :D

Forrest-X45
05-05-2011, 02:41 PM
More pics of the gal in the white suit please. :D

Dirty old man! :D:D

Must still be cold up there in Alberta, eh? ;) It sure has been cold and wet here, except for yesterday. We finally got a nice day but it had to be in the middle of the week.

TN X-45
05-05-2011, 07:49 PM
I'm in :cool:

imChad
05-06-2011, 12:47 PM
Hey TN-,

I do like the metal flake!

And a triple axle, talk about bling.

TN X-45
05-07-2011, 08:28 AM
Thanks! I appreciate it.

bwatso01
05-09-2011, 01:24 PM
Nice boat TN X-45....are you going to Mastercraft Wakeboard Comp on 5/21 @ Allatoona?
Here is my 2008 X45 LY6

DemolitionMan
05-09-2011, 01:26 PM
Nice boat TN X-45....are you going to Mastercraft Wakeboard Comp on 5/21 @ Allatoona?
Here is my 2008 X45 LY6

Nice Rig!!!!

scott023
05-09-2011, 01:30 PM
Good looking set up there bwatso01.

mseller
05-09-2011, 01:46 PM
http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa438/mseller/223577_938322786578_12713759_44671099_8376567_n.jp g

'08 X45

quick question for you guys...has the factory cover ever bled onto your seats and stained them? I just got the cover from the factory and seems to be doing it :(

scott023
05-09-2011, 01:49 PM
Nice. That trailer looks huge.

mseller
05-09-2011, 01:53 PM
ya definitely not the trailer designed for the boat. she backs up super easy though :)

X45fun
05-12-2011, 10:49 PM
so much fun...

X45fun
05-12-2011, 10:50 PM
Anyone considering an x45 you will not be disapointed

TN X-45
05-13-2011, 07:06 AM
bwatso, I will be there!

x-swagger
05-13-2011, 10:21 AM
so much fun...

Hey man, great looking boat! What engine option did you go with?

DemolitionMan
05-13-2011, 10:28 AM
The 45 is just a big A** boat. I can not imagine towing that thing around all of the time.

x-swagger
05-13-2011, 10:41 AM
The 45 is just a big A** boat. I can not imagine towing that thing around all of the time.

I was used to towing my X-Star everywhere for the last couple years. I did notice a little difference in the weight of the 45, but it wasn't that significant. With the right truck it's no big deal. Any diesel truck or big gas motor can handle it. However, I will say that I opted for a garage at one of my favorite lakes instead of keeping it at my house, I figure I'll spend more than the garage costs in gas after 3 trips to and from if I were to pull it...

chawk610
05-13-2011, 10:44 AM
so much fun...


GREAT COLOR SCHEME... if I can ever afford it...we will have matching boats!!! :)

DemolitionMan
05-13-2011, 10:44 AM
I was used to towing my X-Star everywhere for the last couple years. I did notice a little difference in the weight of the 45, but it wasn't that significant. With the right truck it's no big deal. Any diesel truck or big gas motor can handle it. However, I will say that I opted for a garage at one of my favorite lakes instead of keeping it at my house, I figure I'll spend more than the garage costs in gas after 3 trips to and from if I were to pull it...

I am sure gas will kill you towing the 45.

Cobra Rob
05-13-2011, 12:34 PM
I am sure gas will kill you towing the 45.

The F150 gets about 6MPG towing the 45 :(

x-swagger
05-13-2011, 12:48 PM
Yeah, my Suburban gets about 6-7mpg pulling mine.. However, I could probably get 8-9 if I slowed down a bit, but then it takes longer to get on the water to burn more gas!

mikey.145
05-13-2011, 12:55 PM
I had to finally break down and buy a diesel F250. The Tundra got 6 to 8 mpg towing my X45 and was having problems spinning the rear wheels at my local boat ramp.

Cobra Rob
05-13-2011, 01:31 PM
I had to finally break down and buy a diesel F250. The Tundra got 6 to 8 mpg towing my X45 and was having problems spinning the rear wheels at my local boat ramp.

I know I am REALLLY looking at getting a new F350.. I just need to sell the waverunner in the garage first. I want to move as well so I need to buy it before then since there is no sales tax here that saves a ton of cash on $60k

Hrkdrivr
05-13-2011, 02:13 PM
http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa438/mseller/223577_938322786578_12713759_44671099_8376567_n.jp g

'08 X45

quick question for you guys...has the factory cover ever bled onto your seats and stained them? I just got the cover from the factory and seems to be doing it :(

Mine does this a bit. We're able to keep the boat in the garage so I have the cover on it as little as possible. I haven't invested in a better cover yet.

1970RSZ28
05-13-2011, 03:38 PM
Here's a couple of pics of my LY6 X45. 3/4 ton 454 Big Block Suburban. Slurp that gas!

scott023
05-13-2011, 03:40 PM
I'm digging that color combo 1970. Looks darn good.

X45fun
05-13-2011, 03:52 PM
Here's a couple of pics of my LY6 X45. 3/4 ton 454 Big Block Suburban. Slurp that gas!

Nice! How did you mount those tower speakers (skylons I think) to the flanges on the tower without interfering with the bimini cover?

1970RSZ28
05-14-2011, 12:12 AM
I mounted the skylon 450s' to the stock MC tower bungs. I had to fab an offset tab for one side though. What a headache! There are no issues with bimini interference at all. The Skylons sound awesome! Clean and clear, 1000 watts of Zapco Class A power (500 watts per side) I have a thread here about the stereo fab and install. Part 1 was the sub fabrication. Part 2 is on the way. Here is a closer pic of the towers.

CantRepeat
05-14-2011, 03:37 AM
I'd like to see a couple of photos of your Camaro.

X45fun
05-14-2011, 08:09 PM
Hey man, great looking boat! What engine option did you go with?

Thanks, LY6 and hydraulic steering

X45fun
05-14-2011, 08:11 PM
I mounted the skylon 450s' to the stock MC tower bungs. I had to fab an offset tab for one side though. What a headache! There are no issues with bimini interference at all. The Skylons sound awesome! Clean and clear, 1000 watts of Zapco Class A power (500 watts per side) I have a thread here about the stereo fab and install. Part 1 was the sub fabrication. Part 2 is on the way. Here is a closer pic of the towers.

I would love to see a close up photo of the brackets. Those 450's are basically the same as my 350 with the added woofers (awesome). They really look good on your boat.

1970RSZ28
05-14-2011, 08:39 PM
Didn't get the hydraulic steering. I test drove a X45 with hydraulics and loved it. It was like power steering. I thought about adding it to my new boat but it was very expensive. Ill just have to tough it out and live without it. I'll try to post some pics of the tower mounts in the next couple of days.

X45fun
05-15-2011, 10:12 AM
Didn't get the hydraulic steering. I test drove a X45 with hydraulics and loved it. It was like power steering. I thought about adding it to my new boat but it was very expensive. Ill just have to tough it out and live without it. I'll try to post some pics of the tower mounts in the next couple of days.

Thanks 1970RSZ28, I do like the hydraulic steering and think it is worth adding especially when you are turning hard. It gets rid of the uneven feel in the steering. It does deaden the feel a little too so its a trade-off.

Looking forward to getting the picts of your brackets.

Brad

EWood1326
05-16-2011, 10:02 AM
07 X-45 8.1

Anyone know the size of the anchor that fits in the front anchor locker?
Thanks For the Help!

X45fun
05-16-2011, 12:45 PM
07 X-45 8.1

Any one the size of the anchor that fits in the front anchor locker?
Thanks For the Help!

I was told #10 I bought one over the weekend and will try it when I get my boat back from its 10 hour service on Tuesday. If someone else does not answer sooner I will let you know if it fits ok.

EWood1326
05-16-2011, 01:51 PM
Sweet thanks

1970RSZ28
05-18-2011, 04:43 PM
X45fun, Here are a couple of pics of the brackets I made for the Skylons. I used the stock MC bung location for the outboard 450 mount. This caused the inboard mount to not line up with the stock MC bung location. I fabricated an offset aluminum plate to make it work. This was pretty straight forward. The outboard mount is a little different. Because the tower has an arc to it, the circular (aluminum pipe) is angled or pie shaped to account for this. Hope the pics help.

1970RSZ28
05-18-2011, 05:06 PM
CantRepeat,
A little off topic but here is a pic of the '70 RS Z28. All original, numbers matching, Cranberry Red w/ Black Stripes, Black Standard interior, 350 LT-1, 4-speed, M21 with a .410 posi rearend. A total nut and bolt resto. This photo was taken at a local car show. Im getting ready to do the wiring, build the motor and install the interior. Here is a pic of a recently finished 1968 RS Z28. All original, numbers matching, Matador Red w/ white stripes, Black Standard interior, 302 motor, M22 rock crusher w/ a .373 posi. SWEETNESS!

Forrest-X45
05-18-2011, 06:15 PM
Holy cow!!! That '68 is pure sweetness. I am such a huge fan of first gen's.

Looking forward to seeing the completed pics of your '70. Maybe we need a 45/Camaro thread. :D

CantRepeat
05-18-2011, 06:29 PM
CantRepeat,
A little off topic but here is a pic of the '70 RS Z28. All original, numbers matching, Cranberry Red w/ Black Stripes, Black Standard interior, 350 LT-1, 4-speed, M21 with a .410 posi rearend. A total nut and bolt resto. This photo was taken at a local car show. Im getting ready to do the wiring, build the motor and install the interior. Here is a pic of a recently finished 1968 RS Z28. All original, numbers matching, Matador Red w/ white stripes, Black Standard interior, 302 motor, M22 rock crusher w/ a .373 posi. SWEETNESS!

I knew with a forum name like that you were gonna have a nice split bumper 70. Both really sweet rides. Is that M22 factory for the Z? Does it whine much?

Love the mid restro photo!

I've owned a 67, 68 and 69 through out my lifetime. I've got a very soft spot in my heart for 67s and mid year 70s.

Thanks for sharing!

X45fun
05-18-2011, 06:42 PM
X45fun, Here are a couple of pics of the brackets I made for the Skylons. I used the stock MC bung location for the outboard 450 mount. This caused the inboard mount to not line up with the stock MC bung location. I fabricated an offset aluminum plate to make it work. This was pretty straight forward. The outboard mount is a little different. Because the tower has an arc to it, the circular (aluminum pipe) is angled or pie shaped to account for this. Hope the pics help.

THANKS! this helps and gives me some ideas. I will post mine when I get it finished. I appreciate you helping me.

1970RSZ28
05-19-2011, 02:16 AM
The M22 definitely has a whine compared to the M21. There's nothing like rowing through the gears as the 302 screams to 7000 rpms!

scott023
05-19-2011, 01:10 PM
CantRepeat,
A little off topic but here is a pic of the '70 RS Z28. All original, numbers matching, Cranberry Red w/ Black Stripes, Black Standard interior, 350 LT-1, 4-speed, M21 with a .410 posi rearend. A total nut and bolt resto. This photo was taken at a local car show. Im getting ready to do the wiring, build the motor and install the interior. Here is a pic of a recently finished 1968 RS Z28. All original, numbers matching, Matador Red w/ white stripes, Black Standard interior, 302 motor, M22 rock crusher w/ a .373 posi. SWEETNESS!

Wow. Absolutely awesome.

EWood1326
05-24-2011, 03:03 PM
went this weekend with the fam for the fisrt time in the 45

son approved thats all I need

TxsRiverRat
05-24-2011, 03:17 PM
went this weekend with the fam for the fisrt time in the 45

son approved thats all I need

You're awful young to have a family already aren't you?

EWood1326
05-24-2011, 04:55 PM
ha yeah, I started Young!!

x-swagger
05-24-2011, 04:57 PM
I've seen this shot from a couple other guys, thought I'd snap a few... 66899

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rzafire
05-24-2011, 05:10 PM
First trip out to Havasu!

funk
05-24-2011, 06:16 PM
First trip out to Havasu!

I think we may have seen you out there. In the background of my wife and daughter here. Palm Tree Cove down by Havasu Springs weekend of May 13-15. Funny if it is??

rzafire
05-24-2011, 11:47 PM
No way! Thats gotta be me! I've never seen another like it on the lake! Nice! We were out there for four days that weekend. Camped at Black Meadows!

Cobra Rob
05-25-2011, 02:31 PM
Finally got the boat out on the water yesterday for the initial test of the year.. Brought a boat holder too

http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af279/mastercraftrob/4be35801.jpg

mseller
05-25-2011, 02:58 PM
props for the badonkadonk boat holder :-D

EWood1326
12-07-2011, 02:36 PM
Bump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mesquitethrasher
07-10-2012, 01:40 PM
Thought I might post this pic from last week.

NatesGr8
07-10-2012, 02:06 PM
if anyone out there has a chance could you get a close up shot of your 45's bimini from the inside? Mine slopes forward and the middle support always sags, allowing water to pool. Trying to figure out what i need to do to make it right. Also, i'll get some pics of my 45 in here asap!

ttu
07-10-2012, 02:23 PM
love the pictures of the x45's!

question do any of you x45 owners have a boat buddy on your trailer?

psychobilly
07-10-2012, 02:47 PM
Man I saw several 45s in the cove on the fourth! Nice boats 4 sure.

BoulderX45
07-10-2012, 03:05 PM
if anyone out there has a chance could you get a close up shot of your 45's bimini from the inside? Mine slopes forward and the middle support always sags, allowing water to pool. Trying to figure out what i need to do to make it right. Also, i'll get some pics of my 45 in here asap!

You need to rotate the shortest bracket from the clip on the tower (I think). That will tighten the binini so the front does not sag and makes it tight. I had the same problem until I played around with that short bracket to make it work. It's been awhile since I've had mine up but If I remember correctly you extent the bimini out then rotate the short bracket that clips on the tower to tighten everything.

mesquitethrasher
07-10-2012, 03:50 PM
Mine is tight. You have to pull down on the front bimini bar to get the latch to seat into the receiver in the tower. I have no idea why yours would sag. Boat is in the garage and I do not have any pics of the cover from inside the boat. Good luck.


As for the boat buddy. This boat trailer does not have one. Our 04 X30 did. It was nice to have but sometimes hard to operate. On occasion I would have to really tighten down on the winch to get the pin to release into the "set" position.
The latch also bent one time and I had to replace it. It was pretty expensive. If I remember close to 100.00. The X45 trailer has a orange colored rubber roller type stop. It works fine and does not mar or leave scuffs on the bow.

NatesGr8
07-10-2012, 03:59 PM
I'll try to get some pictures of mine tonight or tomorrow and show you guys the problem. I'll see what i can do in terms of rotating the short bracket. Thanks.

NatesGr8
07-10-2012, 04:05 PM
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found a pic but not sure i'm uploading it correctly, here it goes! On the river, doing some skating...

mpabreo
07-11-2012, 07:30 AM
Didn't get to snap a pic of the wake, but it was huge...

(1) 1100 lbs black sac on floor
(2) 550 lb grey sacs on the port seat
(1) 550 lb sac in rear port locker
Stock port ballast full
1 driver/1surfer

81381

scott023
07-11-2012, 11:43 AM
love the pictures of the x45's!

question do any of you x45 owners have a boat buddy on your trailer?

MC didn't put boat buddies on the 45's. Be interesting to see if anyone has put one on themselves.

scott023
07-11-2012, 11:44 AM
You need to rotate the shortest bracket from the clip on the tower (I think). That will tighten the binini so the front does not sag and makes it tight. I had the same problem until I played around with that short bracket to make it work. It's been awhile since I've had mine up but If I remember correctly you extent the bimini out then rotate the short bracket that clips on the tower to tighten everything.

Beat me to it. Had to do the same with ours.

BoulderX45
07-11-2012, 04:42 PM
MC didn't put boat buddies on the 45's. Be interesting to see if anyone has put one on themselves.

I had a boat buddy on my x-45 trailer and it didn"t work very well but my trailer is not a MC trailer. I've got a Sport Boat trailer and I seemed to bend the Boat Buddy post when i used it. I would have to bury the trailer in the water to get the boat to the buddy without using the crank and when I drove up to the buddy the pin would bend from the weight of the boat.

scott023
07-11-2012, 05:22 PM
I had a boat buddy on my x-45 trailer and it didn"t work very well but my trailer is not a MC trailer. I've got a Sport Boat trailer and I seemed to bend the Boat Buddy post when i used it. I would have to bury the trailer in the water to get the boat to the buddy without using the crank and when I drove up to the buddy the pin would bend from the weight of the boat.

that's the exact reason I was given at the factory when I asked why they didn't use them for the 45's.

TNVOL-X45
07-26-2012, 06:47 PM
2011 Aquatic Bat Mobile

BrianT
07-26-2012, 11:57 PM
/\ that is a bad a$$ looking machine!

mesquitethrasher
07-27-2012, 08:34 AM
Nice rig pal.

scott023
07-27-2012, 09:16 AM
Very nice.

Mastercraftdave
07-27-2012, 10:01 AM
Loving all if these 45's. Our family got one this summer and it is simply an amazing boat.

scott023
07-27-2012, 10:10 AM
Loving all if these 45's. Our family got one this summer and it is simply an amazing boat.

Dave, that is, quite simply, a beyond beautiful boat. I am impressed.

AZX45OD
07-27-2012, 10:18 AM
Thank you for your post. That is a beautiful boat. Glad you love it. Which motor do you have, and do you have the hydraulic steering?

BrianT
07-27-2012, 11:05 AM
Mastercraftdave, that is one hell of a set up!!

76S&S
07-27-2012, 01:06 PM
@MCDave, Sweeeeeeeeet!!!

Mastercraftdave
07-27-2012, 01:42 PM
Thank you for your post. That is a beautiful boat. Glad you love it. Which motor do you have, and do you have the hydraulic steering?

We went with the 6.2L which is awesome for this boat when loaded down. Its a Saltwater series so it does have the hydraulic steering. This thing is like driving a tank on water!!

Thanks for all of the compliments. I made the the switch from a Malibu VLX to Mastercraft and its been a good decision thus far. even though we had some problems they were fixed and the boat is awesome!!!

TheWoons
07-27-2012, 01:46 PM
Nice 45 Dave!

mesquitethrasher
07-27-2012, 03:56 PM
Very nice Dave.

jvbaca
07-29-2012, 10:38 AM
Here's one of our '05 with the LQ9 which has the closed loop cooling system and hydraulic steering. We love it. We bought it a few years ago and since have added 3 subs, 3 amps, 2 pro80's 1 485 and other misc stuff. Great all around boat imho.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-M4FAsqsXmMg/UBVMd9O3wXI/AAAAAAAAAPs/GMIu2qBT5yE/s576/%2521%2521fogzyg%2521WE%257E%2524%2528KGrHqMOKi0Es nYkiL5CBLYh%2528kgsKw%257E%257E_4.JPG

Here's one of us getting ready to hit the road to our favorite lake:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LqEip4g9oz8/UBVM-17d2aI/AAAAAAAAAPw/KXJzf63UDLQ/s576/Triples.jpg

AZX45OD
07-29-2012, 11:18 AM
For you 45 owners with hydraulic steering...do you like it? Does the boat track straight ahead or does it wander a bit? Also, is the steering pretty effortless with this upgrade? My steering is pretty stiff if I have to turn under power and I am thinking about adding the option.

JLowder
07-29-2012, 12:38 PM
Have it on my 2011 45 and love it. No matter how much weight in the boat, and it drives the same. Turns easy, but not too loose. If I was ordering a new one today, I would order again for sure.

curtish
07-30-2012, 01:45 AM
Here's one of us getting ready to hit the road to our favorite lake:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LqEip4g9oz8/UBVM-17d2aI/AAAAAAAAAPw/KXJzf63UDLQ/s576/Triples.jpg

jvbaca do you need a special license to pull that rig?

curtish
07-30-2012, 01:46 AM
2011 Aquatic Bat Mobile

Digging the black and white scheme.

jvbaca
07-30-2012, 10:22 AM
jvbaca do you need a special license to pull that rig?


Not as long as you stay under the length limit - I think we may be just a bit (actually quite a bit) over....:D....

By the way they hydraulic steering makes life so easy - tracks straight and regardless of weight in the boat the steering pressure is always the same.

bjames
07-30-2012, 11:42 AM
By the way they hydraulic steering makes life so easy - tracks straight and regardless of weight in the boat the steering pressure is always the same.

I have hydraulic steering on my 25. No matter how rough the water is, or what weight your running, I could take my hands off the wheel and it will continue to track straight.

cloisel
07-30-2012, 02:40 PM
Can anyone with hydraulic steering on its MC could provide me with manufacturer name and type of hydraulic steering system, as I am looking at upgrading my Sportstar to hydraulic steering?
Thanks
Clement

AZX45OD
07-30-2012, 05:50 PM
Thank you for the feedback on the hydraulic steering option, that helps alot.

Heelgrad
08-17-2012, 12:13 AM
Finally got an on the water pic to contribute...

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Still loving our new 45 more and more everytime we're out!!!

AZX45OD
08-17-2012, 01:06 AM
That is a gorgeous boat. Well done. Thank you for sharing.

Cmpdman
08-17-2012, 07:01 AM
Heelgrad - great looking boat. Love the 45's

BoulderX45
09-20-2012, 12:47 AM
84547

I think I need a few more boards!!!!

scott023
09-20-2012, 02:17 PM
Beauty boat Boulder

u bet shes wet
09-20-2012, 03:17 PM
Labor day weekend with family and freinds. Dad wont let me back into my driver's seat
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Cmpdman
09-20-2012, 05:01 PM
Labor day weekend with family and freinds. Dad wont let me back into my driver's seat
84559

Great looking X45.

mesquitethrasher
09-21-2012, 09:10 AM
Nice bote. Does not look like an 05.

u bet shes wet
09-21-2012, 09:21 AM
Thanks! The original owner ordered it from MC without the tower in 05 and I added the tower when I bought it so not the tower that would have been on an 05.

jdl xstar
09-21-2012, 09:23 AM
Nice bote. Does not look like an 05.

Was thinking the same thing. The tower and bimini design would put it at 08 or newer. Probably got a new tower for whatever reason.

Sweet boat and engine!

BoulderX45
07-27-2013, 11:04 AM
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