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dt37803
10-29-2013, 06:13 PM
New to tt, Love the site! lots of valuble information out here. Ready to move to a Mastercraft (Got wife on my side finally)Guess you could say I'm fulfilling a dream. Currently in a bayliner 185 :o , and are looking at the 2013 crossover x14v new, but with about 3 test drive hours on it. We open water ski 50% and are novice wakeboarders, Should I say the teens are. I drive! Would this be a boat we could be happy with? I don't see us ever going into tricks on the board and my wife only skis @ 26 or 27. The ski wake cant be much worse than our IO and the wakeboard has to be better by far especially with the zft4 tower. Any input would be appreciated.

jgraham37128
10-29-2013, 06:15 PM
Another TT member just listed his 2010 X14. Nice looking boat check the for sale section.

MASTIQUE
10-29-2013, 06:25 PM
Hey, not to hijack your thread, but I'm in Knoxville selling my 2010 X14V crossover. It is in the for sale section, if your interested.

Back to your question, I've had the boat for a season, bought it with 25 hours on it from a guy that lived too far from the lake and never used it. We put a good 60 hours on it this summer (even with the rain). My family wakeboards, surfs and (shhhh don't tell anyone....tubes occasionally). All of our boats have been big wake specific since we've had kids. This summer with the flat wake at ski speeds we taught both kids to ski behind it (6&9) on their first try. Now we do it all. this boat really has been great to move from one sport to the next then next with ease. Surfing has been tricky but decent with a few bags. We even had it full at 11 people several times this summer and although cramped, it worked. The transom step area and walk throw are nice with kids going back and forth to the water. The double passenger seat is also nice for a child and the wifey to sit. Let me know if I can answer any specifics.

rtw_travel
10-29-2013, 06:45 PM
my wife only skis @ 26 or 27. The ski wake can't be much worse than our IO

That's pretty slow, and I suspect the wake will be larger than what you are used to, particularly if she's using a long line. An 18' i/o would weigh 2000-2500lbs, whereas the x-14V comes in around 3500-4000lbs. You really need to get up to speed before the flat bottom and short line give you a smaller wake.

I'd be curious to get confirmation of this from other x-14V owners too because I have not had anyone ski at that speed.

barefoot
10-29-2013, 09:27 PM
x14v's don't come on the market too often because they are so new. You'd be able to buy this boat and save a bunch of money. I'd seriously consider it based on what you've said.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=57979

GT500 MC
10-29-2013, 10:23 PM
That's pretty slow, and I suspect the wake will be larger than what you are used to, particularly if she's using a long line. An 18' i/o would weigh 2000-2500lbs, whereas the x-14V comes in around 3500-4000lbs. You really need to get up to speed before the flat bottom and short line give you a smaller wake.

I'd be curious to get confirmation of this from other x-14V owners too because I have not had anyone ski at that speed.

I have a '10. My wife skis at 26-27 and there is def a wake. Just getting to 30 really flattens it out. However, for open water skiing (as you mention) its fine and weighted down gives a great wake for up to intermediate boarding. Personally, I think it's a great crossover---does everything well, nothing exceptional.

mramerman@gmail.com
10-29-2013, 11:01 PM
I have a 2010 x14v--bought it new. We migrated from a 97 PS190. The transition was hard on me too and I ski at 34 mph.

This boat is about compromises. V-drive gives you the space. Tower, ballast etc give you the chance to do other sports. I have skied behind lots of cross overs and this one is without question the very, very best.

As others have mentioned, every mph increase flattens the wake tremendously.

Let me know if I can answer any questions.

JohnE
10-30-2013, 09:22 AM
I wouldn't recommend the X14V as the crossover boat to buy unless you are a fairly serious slalom skier. I'd go X15 or X2. Both of those will board, surf, and handle rough water much better, and have a lot more room. And for recreational long line slow speed slalom it's all about the same - not very good with any of the 3.

bamabonners
10-30-2013, 11:36 AM
I have a 2013 X2 I am selling... just sayin. I will fulfill your needs perfectly. PM me if you want details.

dt37803
10-30-2013, 02:25 PM
Thank you all for your opinions . It was going to be the X2 or X14v. but my garage height will not fit the x2with zft4 so It'll have to be the later.

BIGBADBLUE
10-30-2013, 03:28 PM
We have a 2010 X14V. We love it. The above replies hit it right on the head it does lots really well but nothing great. We came from a 1994 205 and the ski wake is bigger and harder and it took some getting used to. I ski at 32-34 and it gets much better at that speed. Wife skies at 30 and she still likes it but she is more of a cruiser. We load it up for surfing and it is fine. Wake is big enough just not very long.

Overall we love the boat ...

dt37803
10-30-2013, 03:58 PM
Any MC is going to be leaps and bounds ahead of our B-liner.