View Full Version : First Mastercraft question from a newbie

05-26-2011, 12:42 PM
We are looking for our first Mastercraft and have found an 07 X1 which is owned by a resort for children only on our lake, it is operated by the staff which are trained to run the boat teaching kids to ski, board and tube.......i feel the boat is a good deal and in overall very nice shape BUT im nervous about the hours....1100 oil was changed weekly and all maintenece was done by loval dealer. Can you guys give me some input on this? As i said im a newbie to the whole Mastercraft thing..........just and fyi I think i can get the boat in the low to mid 20's Thank you!!

05-26-2011, 12:47 PM
seems like a good deal to me if all the maint was done like it should be.

05-26-2011, 12:51 PM
Posted in your other thread...

I worked at a summer camp in high school and while the boats (inboard but not MC) were always kept up to date on their scheduled maintenance they saw more than their fair share of abuse when staff ski time rolled around.

Just something to be aware of...

05-26-2011, 01:11 PM
I read here once that 2000 hrs. was kinda the rebuild mark considering that all the maintenance up to that was done right? I may be wrong but that's what I'm shooting for.

05-26-2011, 01:14 PM
Compression test for sure!!

05-26-2011, 01:16 PM
more like 2500. Which motor does it have?

I just got a 2006 X1 with 800 hours on it about 5 weeks ago, and put 94 hours on it so far. We paid $25k for it, so your shooting for the right area in price. Have you been able to take it out riding? Do you put any more weight by the factory in it? Do you have pics?

05-26-2011, 01:24 PM
I have not been able to take it out and as i said im a newbie to this whole thing so i couldnt tell you which motor, one better or worse than other?? Im guessing it has the stock hard ballast tanks in it i havent looked....i read about guys pulling the tanks out and going to fatsacs....how big a job is that?

05-26-2011, 01:37 PM
One more is very visibly different, its got RED everywhere. This more has more power, but not necessarily a necessity.

I removed my hard tanks from the 06 X1 and put in 750lbs rear backs, along with 370 in the ski locker, and 800 up front. Most people including myself do not need such a wake, but the people i pull do =P...

05-26-2011, 02:04 PM
If it has been maintained well, and is cosmetically well cared for I would not be scared to pull the trigger, if it can be had for a good price. The rebuild point if the motor was well cared for, and if they were doing weekly oil changes then it sounds like it was, may be a lot higher than 2000 hrs. My parents had an '88 that was pushing 3000 and still ran like a champ.

05-26-2011, 02:05 PM
exactly, i have a 94 with 1500 and salt water use, and still running like the day we got it.

05-26-2011, 02:32 PM
private lake provided the lease skiers an old '78 Nautique and it was still running strong at ~2800 hours when they decided we needed to provide our own boat(s) ... (side note, that started my passion for MC and my '83 S&S)

05-26-2011, 02:41 PM
Thanks for the replies everyone........the hull and interior is in beutiful shape no gel coat gouges etc........Would you guys with knowledge of pricing tell me where you feel the top is for pricing?

05-26-2011, 03:09 PM
It depends some on the type of options that the boat has, but I would guess that they are probably going to be asking in the $30,000 but I would think that you could get into the mid 20's with the amount of hours on it.

05-26-2011, 03:13 PM
Thanks for the replies everyone........the hull and interior is in beutiful shape no gel coat gouges etc........Would you guys with knowledge of pricing tell me where you feel the top is for pricing?

include a trailer? Perfect Pass (cruise control)? Stereo? ...

05-26-2011, 03:50 PM
regarding the hard tanks vs fat sacks, based on your other posts, and being so new to the game, my thought is you would be fine with the factory tanks.

05-26-2011, 04:32 PM
Give us a list of options and the motor. For reference here is my boat:

2006 Mastercraft X1
MCX 350hp motor (full service prior to pick up)
Perfect Pass (not mastercraft cruise)
Tower w/ standard boardracks
Clarion radio w/ 4 JL m770 speakers
upgraded ballast
single axle trailer w/ brakes

That should give you an idea of where to start.

05-27-2011, 12:26 PM
Includes the trailer which doesnt have a 100 miles on it, interior stereo is stock, no tower speakers, dealer agreed to do a compression test, and cylinder leakdown test.....no interior damage of any kind, no gel coat scratches or gouges except on the top rail on both sides, some hairline type scratches where im assuming they let people step getting into the boat with shoes or sandals on......

05-27-2011, 12:36 PM
To put this in perspective, I had someone offer me $12K more for my boat (maybe considering his offer) which has the following:

2007 X1
80 hours
RTP Engine
MasterCruise Speed Control
Clarion head unit w/ CD & MP3 adapter and drivers side remote
iPod interface
JL Audio cockpit speakers
(2) JL Audio Tower Speakers
Swivel Board/Ski Racks
Tower Braces
MC Tower mirror
Mastercraft Bimini Top
Towable Mastercraft Cover (black)
Teak swim platform (w/ transom saver)
Single Axle Black Mastercraft trailer (w/ spare) and Swing Away Trailer Tongue
Driver’s side Bolster Seat
Stock ballast (rear hard tanks)
In-door storage
Full Maintenance records
Showroom condition

(located in the southcentral US)