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Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By JGMinano
Gen2 and the ability to switch riders quickly (my...

Gen2 and the ability to switch riders quickly (my wife and I ride goofy; almost all of our friends generally ride regular) represents a massive upgrade over switching tanks/listing the boat. You will...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By JGMinano
No issue whatsoever with height of freeboard. I...

No issue whatsoever with height of freeboard. I have 3 kids (12, 9 and 4), and have never felt unsafe in my 14 X-30. I wouldn't be concerned about this issue. As to not being "blown away", as others...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 10-03-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By JGMinano
I made a similar decision to sell my 1996 PS 190...

I made a similar decision to sell my 1996 PS 190 just before buying my first house back in 1999. It was a tough decision, but ultimately the right one for us. Don't worry, before long you'll have a...
Forum: Wakesurfing 09-14-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,321
Posted By JGMinano
Gen2 (w/ 750s in each rear locker instead of the...

Gen2 (w/ 750s in each rear locker instead of the original spec'd 450s) is awesome for us as well. Everyone that rode our listed 13 X-30 (surf side stock, center stock, 750 bag in surf side locker, no...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,268
Posted By JGMinano
If you think you might want to get into surfing,...

If you think you might want to get into surfing, then there is no dilemma -- you should definitely go with a MC (or another V-Drive). You can't surf behind a Cobalt I/O without risking life and limb....
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,110
Posted By JGMinano
Here's mine (really close to texasjet's boat) for...

Here's mine (really close to texasjet's boat) for comparison purposes -- we really like the colored hull, since (as others have mentioned) it really hides the "scum" line we get each weekend when the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,268
Posted By JGMinano
I think the original OP said he wanted to go...

I think the original OP said he wanted to go 24ft+, and was resigned to go used given price considerations. if that's the case, you might consider a used X-35 as well. It's now been discontinued (I...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 09-04-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By JGMinano
2014 was the first year for the 5 year bow to...

2014 was the first year for the 5 year bow to stern warranty. 2013 is 3 years with more limitations/exclusions. Something to think about...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 09-04-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By JGMinano
Hours? Condition?

Hours? Condition?
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By JGMinano
No problem -- this forum is awesome for questions...

No problem -- this forum is awesome for questions like this. One thing I forgot to mention was that we also tested rode a 14 X-30 with the 6.0L, and went with the 6.2L for reasons other than engine...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By JGMinano
I generally agree with kgrove -- the pure...

I generally agree with kgrove -- the pure economics would probably tell you to go with the smallest (and least expensive) of the three options. That being said, we've seen an almost 2 gph drop in...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By JGMinano
We had a 13 X-30 with the 5.7L and traded it...

We had a 13 X-30 with the 5.7L and traded it earlier this summer for a 14 X-30 with the 6.2L. The 5.7L was fine for us with stock ballast + 750s in each of the rear compartments. That being said, I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By JGMinano
I was able to deploy the center tab 100% when...

I was able to deploy the center tab 100% when skiing on my 13 X-30, and can also do so on my 14 X-30. That being said, the first time out on my 14 (w/ the larger touch screen) the system kept...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 08-28-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By JGMinano
I just traded my 13 X-30 5.7L for a 2014 X-30...

I just traded my 13 X-30 5.7L for a 2014 X-30 6.2L, primarily to pick up Gen2 and a larger engine. I demo'd both a 6.0 and a 6.2 and found both offered a substantive improvement over the 5.7 in terms...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By JGMinano
I agree with H2O ^^^. Looking at the current MC...

I agree with H2O ^^^. Looking at the current MC lineup, I'd argue the X10 and X2 represent MC's best "crossover" boats. Both can surf, board and (w/ the center plate) ski. I suspect, but can't...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,714
Posted By JGMinano
Thanks for the advice. We're still pretty novice,...

Thanks for the advice. We're still pretty novice, so we've just defaulted to the Gen2 preset 11.0mph. I'm 185 and my wife is 120 -- thoughts on how much faster we might try? Of course we'll try it...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,714
Posted By JGMinano
Yes it is, and yes our dealer installed it. This...

Yes it is, and yes our dealer installed it. This is one of those options that we wouldn't have probably ordered (the dealer is installing it on much of his inventory), but now absolutely love. Dries...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,714
Posted By JGMinano
Thanks for the compliments, guys. I really...

Thanks for the compliments, guys. I really appreciate it.

Brent - the Gen2 surf system works exactly as advertised. We fill all of the stock and extra ballast tanks before getting started (takes...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,714
Posted By JGMinano
My New 2014 X-30

Well, it's funny how a quick conversation with a dealer can move from "How much to upgrade my 2013 X-30 with no surf tabs to Gen2?" to "Let's talk about trading you out of your 2013 X-30 with 60...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,865
Posted By JGMinano
I learned to deep water start slalom behind an 85...

I learned to deep water start slalom behind an 85 Sea Ray 16' 6" bowrider with the UPGRADED Merc 140hp I/O. You learned pretty quick about dragging and holding on for dear life, as well as the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,865
Posted By JGMinano
85 Sea Ray (parents boat when I was a teen) 88 PS...

85 Sea Ray (parents boat when I was a teen)
88 PS 190 (also parents boat)
96 PS 190 (first of my own)
07 X-2
13 X-30
14 X-30 (1 week old!)
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-13-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By JGMinano
I agree with kman -- I'd recommend dropping the...

I agree with kman -- I'd recommend dropping the pitch a decent amount to something in the 15ish" range. You'll increase your rpms some at equivalent speeds (I've heard approx 200rpm per inch of pitch...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 08-01-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By JGMinano
Great looking boat. I have a 2013 X-30, but with...

Great looking boat. I have a 2013 X-30, but with the 5.7. I've been considering upgrading to a 14 to get the 6.0 and Gen2, and this might be an option if I could sell my 2013. Any comments on the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,076
Posted By JGMinano
Surf - 10.8mph Slalom - 30mph (15' off) Wakeboard...

Surf - 10.8mph
Slalom - 30mph (15' off)
Wakeboard (I'm terrible...) - 18.5mph
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,000
Posted By JGMinano
Stock starboard and center tanks full (port side...

Stock starboard and center tanks full (port side empty); extra 750 lb fly-hi in starboard rear locker full; no center tab; 10.6 mph. If I have others on the boat, I have them sit in the rear...
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