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hragsarkissian
07-02-2011, 02:32 AM
We don't have much flats around here except for a little secret spot next to a runway. To get there however, youre looking at about 35 mins in the open sea. Decided to go for it and give the X25 a run for what is meant to do: coastal waters, rougher conditions, waves, all that stuff...

All I could say is wow! I was very impressed, we had waves that were between 2-3 feet, sometimes up to 5. The x25 handled them like a champ. I gotta admit, initially the thought of having an open bow wakeboard boat out in the sea seemed a little scary. But the boat really proved itself and now I'm really happy to have chosen this boat over other models.

I also have a center "adjustment" plate, and when you're out there in the open, I wanna say it's almost a must....it's amazing how much it reduces purpoising to a smoother ride. So for those of you who don't have one, I strongly recommend it.

Last but not least, it's during times like this where you really learn how to handle a boat and the waters it's in. This boat is a great boat, kudos mastercraft!

Will post some pictures later.

psychobilly
07-02-2011, 03:13 AM
Just make sure you put it on the trailer at night and don't leave it on anchor. ;)

hragsarkissian
07-02-2011, 03:28 AM
i keep the boat in the water for the season (have a saltwater series). I live right by a marina so i keep the boat there. Unfortunately, its not that easy to take the boat in and out of the water since they only have a lift and no boat ramp. SS is a must and have a rear flush port.

hragsarkissian
07-02-2011, 04:36 AM
Picss

http://i55.tinypic.com/rjpqi8.png
On the way to the airport (these pics don't do much justice on the conditions, ignore the colors somehow they seem to be inverted)



After a good 30 mins...
almost there :D

http://i54.tinypic.com/98szyf.jpg


http://i56.tinypic.com/24dmps0.jpg

hragsarkissian
07-02-2011, 04:37 AM
As good as it gets, day or night, summer or winter, this is how it is:
http://i52.tinypic.com/2j4vad0.jpg

Jerseydave
07-02-2011, 07:52 AM
As good as it gets, day or night, summer or winter, this is how it is:
http://i52.tinypic.com/2j4vad0.jpg

WOW, now that is a nice riding spot! Worth the 35 mins to get there for sure.

Bobwire
07-02-2011, 08:13 AM
I also have a center "adjustment" plate, and when you're out there in the open, I wanna say it's almost a must....it's amazing how much it reduces purpoising to a smoother ride. So for those of you who don't have one, I strongly recommend .

Are you talking about a single trim tab in the middle of the transom?

hragsarkissian
07-02-2011, 08:32 AM
Yeah. Exactly...really helps with the porpoising