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Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By Michael Epp
very well....no issues....had the 6.0 l Indmar in...

very well....no issues....had the 6.0 l Indmar in an '07 X-15 before the X-25.....about 50 hp more with 6.2 Ilmor.....noticable! we often operate at close to full capacity...I like responsiveness of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By Michael Epp
X-55 and Ilmor 7.4L

I'm considering moving up (growing family!) to an X-55 with 7.4 L Ilmor; currently run 2011 X-25 with 6.2 L Ilmor; what appeals to me about X-55...load capacity...big water suitability...on-board...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,607
Posted By Michael Epp
I got towed off the lake due to mechanical...

I got towed off the lake due to mechanical difficulties (not a MC) by a sail boat;
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,647
Posted By Michael Epp
very happy with my '11 X-25; 6.2 Ilmor; Canadian...

very happy with my '11 X-25; 6.2 Ilmor; Canadian Blue Flake and silver flake; eye catching; power tower is work in progress..new hydraulic actuators will be installed this spring; had mid-ship cleats...
Forum: General / Other 08-27-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By Michael Epp
Post thanks for the comments; I think it's reasonable...

thanks for the comments; I think it's reasonable to expect the boat to sit level at rest; yes, with the deeper V it will be more prone to listing while underway; guess I'm just fussy; I love the...
Forum: General / Other 08-22-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By Michael Epp
2011 X-25 listing to starboard

any X-25 owners with this problem? certainly noticable with boat at rest in calm water; at least 1 to 1 1/2 inches; of course I'm careful with weight distribution; noticed it on first lake test when...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 27,690
Posted By Michael Epp
no problem trailering an x-15; do it all the...

no problem trailering an x-15; do it all the time; about 1500 miles every year; with a Tahoe Hybrid; best boat ever
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,501
Posted By Michael Epp
They were installed under warranty on my '07...

They were installed under warranty on my '07 X-15; much more stable;
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 10-29-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,036
Posted By Michael Epp
I also want to speak in support of Martin Motor...

I also want to speak in support of Martin Motor Sports; I deal with the Edmonton store; I'm on my second MC (first an X-10 and now an X-15); they have really taken good care of me; sure there have...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,808
Posted By Michael Epp
2007 X-15 "switch"

2007 X-15 "switch"; silver metalic at the back and the platform; black stripe
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,069
Posted By Michael Epp
I own a 2007 X15; 127 hours; my second MC; best...

I own a 2007 X15; 127 hours; my second MC; best boat i've ever owned (includes Malibu Response); does it all; great big water boat...likely the best due to the depth of the hull; seats 14 (the most...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By Michael Epp
I have an 07 X-15; second MC ('04 X-10); depth of...

I have an 07 X-15; second MC ('04 X-10); depth of hull means better room inside; a completely new hull for 2006; has been a very strong seller for MC (along with the X-2); better in big water than...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,957
Posted By Michael Epp
Just came back from the Shuswaps (south central...

Just came back from the Shuswaps (south central BC) from a sledding trip. First time mountain sledding. It was awsome. Bought a property close to the lake (semi-lakefront is all we could afford)...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-19-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,875
Posted By Michael Epp
The transmission on my X-15 does have a filter...

The transmission on my X-15 does have a filter but dealer says no need for annual replacement. Some confussion over quantity of oil for transmission. Transmission owners manual differs from MC...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By Michael Epp
I pull my X-15 with 3.42 gears in an '05...

I pull my X-15 with 3.42 gears in an '05 Yukon...in Drive...with tow-haul mode...I don't use overdrive. Annual trips up and over the Rockies...no problems. 3.71 or 4.11 gears would be better but...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 18,617
Posted By Michael Epp
First experience boating was in the early 1960's....

First experience boating was in the early 1960's. My father loved to be on the water. We had a cabin at a nearby lake and also trailered our boat to Kelowna, BC (only Canadian stop on the MC Pro...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-08-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 997
Posted By Michael Epp
I pull my '07 X-15 with a 2005 Yukon XL (5.3...

I pull my '07 X-15 with a 2005 Yukon XL (5.3 litre) with the 3.42 rear end. No problem on the flats....slow pull through the mountains (but I only do this once a year) with lots of gearing down. I...
Forum: Trailers 08-01-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,220
Posted By Michael Epp
I appreciate the comments. Live and learn. The...

I appreciate the comments. Live and learn. The upside...I'm going to try a different prop (Acme 13.5 x 17.5) to see how it performs with the LY6 engine. If I like it I'll buy it and keep the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,169
Posted By Michael Epp
I have been running a 14.25 X 14.75 OJ prop; hits...

I have been running a 14.25 X 14.75 OJ prop; hits 5600 rpm really quickly...rev limiter prevents rpm beyond this; 43/44 mph...same as my X-10; I'm going to try an Acme 13.5 X 17.5 to see if I get the...
Forum: MasterCraft 07-31-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,794
Posted By Michael Epp
Please add a stainless steel plate above bow hook...

Please add a stainless steel plate above bow hook to prevent boat buddy from scratching the gel coat. Other manufacturers of high end boats (e.g. Cobalt) have done this.

I don't like the metal...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,169
Posted By Michael Epp
I have the LY6 in an '07 X-15; 60 hours so far;...

I have the LY6 in an '07 X-15; 60 hours so far; impressed with performance; seems to use more fuel than MCX ('04 X-10) however, it is about 700 lbs heavier and a greater capacity for passengers (10...
Forum: Trailers 07-31-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,220
Posted By Michael Epp
Bad experience....loading '07 X-15 last weekend...

Bad experience....loading '07 X-15 last weekend after 1 month in water; late in the evening; unfamiliar with launch; a poor launch set up; helper not familiar with process; tried to protect hull...
Forum: Trailers 06-16-2007, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,707
Posted By Michael Epp
That does look great! But why can't MC do this...

That does look great! But why can't MC do this for us...or alternatively attach a stainless steal plate between the bow hook and rub rail (other high end boat manufacturers do this). In my opinion,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Michael Epp
Interestingly, I was told the MC Cruise did not...

Interestingly, I was told the MC Cruise did not work at "surfing" speeds so I added Perfect Pass as an option. These comments are news to me!!
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2007, 07:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,079
Posted By Michael Epp
only with bow and cockpit covers...never with...

only with bow and cockpit covers...never with storage cover.
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