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StrmChzr
04-17-2012, 11:14 PM
Picked up my (new) '05 X-Star over the weekend and launched her yesterday. Wakeboarded in 60* H20 just because...... It was a great day!

I'm looking forward to learning more about my boat using Team Talk info. Glad to be "onboard".
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curtish
04-17-2012, 11:26 PM
Welcome, and congrats!

broncotw
04-17-2012, 11:37 PM
Welcome aboard!!!

tr6coug
04-17-2012, 11:38 PM
Good choice. Welcome.

Brian B
04-17-2012, 11:54 PM
Welcome! You will learn a lot here!

cwarndahl
04-18-2012, 12:33 AM
Welcome
Glad your hear I have found the guys on this forum full of
Knowledge and helpful

TN X-45
04-18-2012, 07:28 AM
Need some exterior pictures. Welcome!

2RLAKE
04-18-2012, 08:12 AM
welcome to the nuthouse! Where in the Midwest are ya?

76S&S
04-18-2012, 08:36 AM
Congrats on the purchase!

Ironhorse
04-18-2012, 08:37 AM
Welcome and Congrats!

More pics of the new boat!!

Double D
04-18-2012, 08:38 AM
Congrats and welcome!

StrmChzr
04-18-2012, 08:53 AM
I'm located just south of KC in Spring Hill. My boat is docked at Hillsdale lake at Jayhawk Marina.


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ttu
04-18-2012, 08:57 AM
great looking boat and welcome to madness!:)

StrmChzr
04-18-2012, 09:00 AM
The Mrs. and I detailing our boat the first day home. 30mph winds that day kept us off the lake.


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LittleFuss
04-18-2012, 09:03 AM
Me likes...needs graphics...Since there are no graphics on it now...are you thinking of a wrap job?

thatsmrmastercraft
04-18-2012, 09:56 AM
Welcome to the family. Congrats on purchasing a great boat.

BrooksfamX2
04-18-2012, 10:00 AM
:wavey: from Oregon

agarabaghi
04-18-2012, 10:04 AM
I Like the clean looks.

Question? Are the skins on the seat a little faded / brown?

StrmChzr
04-18-2012, 10:24 AM
Prior to finding this boat, I had big plans for a wrap. However, I am completely infatuated with the clean, classic look of my 05.............

I found this wrap and liked it so much, it WAS my ipad screensaver.

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StrmChzr
04-18-2012, 11:01 AM
My interior vinyl does not seem to have faded too much from original. I think the boat was dry docked in dark storage unit for most of its life. If so, the skins have not been exposed to UV and elements and appear to be fairly well maintained.

Having said that, all my skins have pretty sever discoloration on sides which are in contact with interior. There are also small dark specks on most of the cushions. I assume this is a result of spider poo.

The wifey and I scrubbed all the vinyl with soft brush and sprayed Fantastic w/ warm soapy water, then hit it with Babe's vinyl cleaner, and finished with Babe's conditioner. The seats look better, but by no means spotless. Unfortunately, the sides of the seats are pretty stained from mold or mildew and none of the products I used were able to remove the discoloration completely.

Moving forward, it makes sense to me to always leave seat cushion in floor of boat whenever not in use. Hopefully, this will prevent additional stains from the cushion vinyl being in contact with vinyl.

One final note, I do have some very light pinkish patches on some seats. It's actually not very noticeable, but just another reason to keep the cover on as soon as boat is on lift.

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19_Skier
04-18-2012, 11:54 AM
My interior vinyl does not seem to have faded too much from original. I think the boat was dry docked in dark storage unit for most of its life. If so, the skins have not been exposed to UV and elements and appear to be fairly well maintained.

Having said that, all my skins have pretty sever discoloration on sides which are in contact with interior. There are also small dark specks on most of the cushions. I assume this is a result of spider poo.

The wifey and I scrubbed all the vinyl with soft brush and sprayed Fantastic w/ warm soapy water, then hit it with Babe's vinyl cleaner, and finished with Babe's conditioner. The seats look better, but by no means spotless. Unfortunately, the sides of the seats are pretty stained from mold or mildew and none of the products I used were able to remove the discoloration completely.

Moving forward, it makes sense to me to always leave seat cushion in floor of boat whenever not in use. Hopefully, this will prevent additional stains from the cushion vinyl being in contact with vinyl.

One final note, I do have some very light pinkish patches on some seats. It's actually not very noticeable, but just another reason to keep the cover on as soon as boat is on lift.

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And.....MCOCD get's another ;):D Congrats on the boat, real sharp looking. Here's hoping it gives you many hours of family fun!

mzimme
04-18-2012, 12:08 PM
Nice boat, I'm in the KC area as well... although I take mine to Smithville.

willyt
04-18-2012, 12:18 PM
One final note, I do have some very light pinkish patches on some seats. It's actually not very noticeable, but just another reason to keep the cover on as soon as boat is on lift.

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Those pink spots actually need sun - I think it's some sort of mold that dies if exposed to UV for a little bit. I had it on my sunpad when I first got my x2 but went away after riding for a few days.

Looks like an awesome star, and I love the clean look. I saw that for sale awhile ago, she have the 8.1?
Also... Galvinized trailer?...

Ski-me
04-18-2012, 12:58 PM
Those pink spots actually need sun - I think it's some sort of mold that dies if exposed to UV for a little bit. I had it on my sunpad when I first got my x2 but went away after riding for a few days.

Looks like an awesome star, and I love the clean look. I saw that for sale awhile ago, she have the 8.1?
Also... Galvinized trailer?...

I saw the trailer too. Is there a "Saltwater Series" X-Star??

StrmChzr
04-18-2012, 01:01 PM
From 2005 MC Owners Manual:

In some instances, consumers have reported the appear-ance of a pink stain on vinyl that is resistant to various clean-ing methods. Our lab tests indicate that the pink stain has been present in the past, but it becomes more visible to the naked eye whenever the whitest-white vinyls are used. This is true regardless of manufacturer or vendor. MasterCraft has chosen a white that reduces the appearance of the pink stain but retains as much of the lightest white we can use. Although there can be other causes for pink staining in vinyls, most pink stains are caused by dyes produced by mi-cro-organisms. These dyes are metabolic products of the mi-cro-organisms, otherwise known as a form of fungi. It is virtually impossible for consumers to avoid these mi-cro-organisms as they exist in the atmosphere. It is also more prevalent in high-humidity areas. Rain can cleanse the air with the result that the micro-organisms are deposited on items such as marine vinyl. While the vinyl is treated to resist the growth of micro-organisms (meaning the vinyl is not a food source), the stain results from failure to properly clean and maintain the vinyl. This means that after use, the upholstery must be cleaned with a soft brush and warm soapy water, followed by a thorough rinse with clean water. If this procedure is not followed, the micro-organisms can find the marine vinyl to be a suitable host site. This situation is worsened if the boat is stored without proper ventilation or if the boat cover is put on while the vinyl is still wet, creating a situation in which all forms of fungi (mold and mildew) thrive. The organism causing the pink stain has been identified by the Burlington Scientific Corporartion as Streptoverticillium reticulum, although there are other strains of organism that can cause stains. Failure to follow these instructions in the proper care of upholstery can cause your warranty to be voided! The cleaning table on the next page is offered only as a sug-gestion and aid in attempting to deal with stains. We cannot guar-antee that the cleaning methods will work. Stains from any exter-nal source are unlikely to be covered by warranty.

Jason99T/A
04-18-2012, 01:08 PM
Those pink spots actually need sun - I think it's some sort of mold that dies if exposed to UV for a little bit. I had it on my sunpad when I first got my x2 but went away after riding for a few days.



Same thing on my X-2. Purchased with the pink spots and gone in a few weeks on the water.

StrmChzr
04-18-2012, 01:12 PM
Bought boat at MarineWorld in Wichita. It does have the 8.1 and galvanized trailer. Caddy L18 is a beast. I've heard vague comments on WW forum that the 8.1 has had mechanical issues, but nobody ever posts specifics.

The trailer is galvanized.

Gosh, I don't miss my old Speedster one bit!

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scott023
04-18-2012, 01:32 PM
I'm located just south of KC in Spring Hill. My boat is docked at Hillsdale lake at Jayhawk Marina.


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Wow, that's clean. Very nice. Congrats on the purchase.

pmkkdx
04-18-2012, 04:07 PM
nice looking boat as it is to me ... I like the clean look personnally (but might add some MC logo/lettering on the side towards the back). welcome aboard TT

skijwr
04-18-2012, 10:27 PM
Congrats, nice looking MC.

I also purchased a used MC with the large "X" graphics removed.
I kinda like the clean look also.
Mine has the original MC lettering about 2 ft long toward the rear on the side.
I bought an 02 X7.

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo215/skijwr/MC_X7/DSC04734.jpg

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AZX9
04-19-2012, 01:09 AM
I have noticed pink stains when the covers are left on and the boat is sitting in the hot sun. Most of them appear to occur where the cover touches vinyl and the temperature is elevated. Leaving the vinyl in the sun bleaches it back out (mostly). Since seeing this occur and seeing stress cracks in my gelcoats from what I believe to be expansion and contraction related causes, I have gone to interior storage only or at the very least completely covered storage out of the sun. Stable temps and no UV are the key to a great looking boat year after year.

BrooksfamX2
04-19-2012, 09:27 AM
From 2005 MC Owners Manual:

In some instances, consumers have reported the appear-ance of a pink stain on vinyl that is resistant to various clean-ing methods. Our lab tests indicate that the pink stain has been present in the past, but it becomes more visible to the naked eye whenever the whitest-white vinyls are used. This is true regardless of manufacturer or vendor. MasterCraft has chosen a white that reduces the appearance of the pink stain but retains as much of the lightest white we can use. Although there can be other causes for pink staining in vinyls, most pink stains are caused by dyes produced by mi-cro-organisms. These dyes are metabolic products of the mi-cro-organisms, otherwise known as a form of fungi. It is virtually impossible for consumers to avoid these mi-cro-organisms as they exist in the atmosphere. It is also more prevalent in high-humidity areas. Rain can cleanse the air with the result that the micro-organisms are deposited on items such as marine vinyl. While the vinyl is treated to resist the growth of micro-organisms (meaning the vinyl is not a food source), the stain results from failure to properly clean and maintain the vinyl. This means that after use, the upholstery must be cleaned with a soft brush and warm soapy water, followed by a thorough rinse with clean water. If this procedure is not followed, the micro-organisms can find the marine vinyl to be a suitable host site. This situation is worsened if the boat is stored without proper ventilation or if the boat cover is put on while the vinyl is still wet, creating a situation in which all forms of fungi (mold and mildew) thrive. The organism causing the pink stain has been identified by the Burlington Scientific Corporartion as Streptoverticillium reticulum, although there are other strains of organism that can cause stains. Failure to follow these instructions in the proper care of upholstery can cause your warranty to be voided! The cleaning table on the next page is offered only as a sug-gestion and aid in attempting to deal with stains. We cannot guar-antee that the cleaning methods will work. Stains from any exter-nal source are unlikely to be covered by warranty.

I have had 6 boats and care for them all in the same way, My MC is the only one that has this issue.........I'm baffled.......