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FlyZone Costa Rica 03-27-2013 12:59 AM

2001 X-Star barn find
 
Hi all, this is my first post here.
As you can tell from the title, we (2 friends and I) have found an X-Star. It hasn't been used for 5 or 6 years. Just went to check it out. Hull, upholstery and trailer are all in good shape. Electrics and electronics: can't say a thing about it. Engine: shot, I'm afraid.
Here's a couple pics
http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/...ps226a7375.jpg
http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/...ps646624c1.jpg
http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/...ps54ea7c26.jpg

More pictures here.

Got a couple questions for now:
- how much is a new engine, and where can I find one?
- it has 310hp. Was 330 an option in 2001? What's the difference between these engines?
- which steering cable should it have (it's missing)?
- it's missing some smaller items (battery, some cup holders, mirror, nav light on bow, ignition switch, hydraulic springs (if that's what they're called, to keep the engine covers open). Do your trained eyes see anything else, anything major that's missing or needs attention?

Just seeing if it's feasible to fix it up/how much to offer. I hope it all works out, and you'll hear much more from me :)

milkmania 03-27-2013 01:24 AM

are those risers really as cracked as they look?????
:eek::eek3::eek:

galvanized trailer, Costa Rica & sea water? check
does it freeze like that down there?

with the block in that kind of condition, I'd be willing to bet the barn.... you'd probably be going through the tranny too

GoinBoatin 03-27-2013 01:33 AM

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Originally Posted by milkmania (Post 919504)
are those risers really as cracked as they look?????
:eek::eek3::eek:

galvanized trailer, Costa Rica & sea water? check
does it freeze like that down there?

with the block in that kind of condition, I'd be willing to bet the barn.... you'd probably be going through the tranny too

Nothing a little JB Weld won't fix.

FlyZone Costa Rica 03-27-2013 01:37 AM

Yeah it freezes like crazy here, just like in hell. ;)
Any idea what can have caused the risers to crack like that? Either way I guess it's too far gone to fix anyway (notice the bent rod), hence the question about a new engine.

Yes tranny is another thing that bothers me. They say it worked fine when they put it away. People say a lot.

46Chief 03-27-2013 01:47 AM

At this point it's just a fiberglass hull. I wouldn't give 2k for it

See my 2003 209 restore thread. Saltwater boats are the devil.

I'm looking at having to buy a repower which means all new engine, fuel injection, accessories and motor mounts For around 8500 on top of that I need to replace all he analog gauges and computer with digital and create a wiring harness and install it. I have not been able to find a salvage motor that will plug and play.

You might look into buying a motor with a carburetor to save some headaches.

The good thing is the hull if it hasn't hit anything, is bomber and probably just needs a buff job.

snork 03-27-2013 08:30 AM

All I can say is that thing is hosed

02ProstarSammyD 03-27-2013 08:41 AM

You are looking at a substantial amount of money to fix that thing up. It would be a labor of love for sure but if it was free I doubt you would be upside down in it.

Double D 03-27-2013 08:52 AM

I have never seen risers cracked like that!! I'm sure salt helped from the inside...

Good luck!

jhall0711 03-27-2013 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Double D (Post 919531)
I have never seen risers cracked like that!! I'm sure salt helped from the inside...

Good luck!


And he knows his CRACK.....

aquaman 03-27-2013 09:05 AM

Basically a hull is all you get.


I would look for something w/fewer major issues.

After you have gone through that boat you will have spent enough to have bought something nicer.

Does that engine look crooked ? motor mounts busted ?


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