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Forum: General Discussion Today, 02:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By wheelerd
Yes, welcome to TT. You've chosen one of the...

Yes, welcome to TT. You've chosen one of the best hulls MC ever produced.
Post some pics on the "205V, original X-star, original X2, X1" thread. (All the same hull.)

To attach multiple pics click...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 09-28-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By wheelerd
Windshields -- Taylor Made Systems Covers -- Ski...

Windshields -- Taylor Made Systems
Covers -- Ski Boat Covers, Overtons, Carver, Ameri-brand. There are numerous sources in addition to these, depending on whether you want a generic cover or a...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 09-28-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By wheelerd
No more than $30k I would say. More like...

No more than $30k I would say. More like $28.
Two years ago in Sept. I picked up my 05 X2 for just under $35 -- 400 hrs, MCX, Acme 1285, PPass, tower lights, heater, bimini, etc.
Forum: Wanted to Buy 09-28-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By wheelerd
Welcome to TriStar ownership. Enjoyed ours for...

Welcome to TriStar ownership. Enjoyed ours for several years.
Windshields are tough to find. There is a company -- can't remember exactly which one -- that manufactures aftermarket windshields but...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 09-23-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By wheelerd
Well priced and looks to be in good...

Well priced and looks to be in good condition.
Detail as best you can but don't get too OCD!:D
Some people prefer the no-decal look. If the next owner wants them he can buy them for a couple hundred...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 09-21-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By wheelerd
I run the 1285. More than enough grunt for...

I run the 1285. More than enough grunt for boarding and surfing. Holeshot is great too.
I also slalom and hit about 4500 rpm at skiing speed.
Forum: Ballast 09-18-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By wheelerd
See my sig. It's everything we need.

See my sig.
It's everything we need.
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By wheelerd
The 205 (which evolved into the 205V, original...

The 205 (which evolved into the 205V, original XStar, original x2, and finally the X1) was one of MC's longest serving hulls for a reason -- it does a lot of things really well. The mid-engine 205...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,348
Posted By wheelerd
Sounds like you found yourself a good boat. ...

Sounds like you found yourself a good boat. You'll love the versatility of the hull -- same as my 05 X2.
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 75,795
Posted By wheelerd
Now that right there is a cool picture -- nice...

Now that right there is a cool picture -- nice camera angle, nice boat, nice vibe overall. Could also fit in the Swimsuit thread.:D
Forum: For Sale: Boats 09-06-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By wheelerd
Nice. Just like my former TriStar except I had...

Nice. Just like my former TriStar except I had the red pinstripe outlining the black. Good price I think. GLWS
Forum: Appearance 08-28-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 31,599
Posted By wheelerd
I used a wire wheel on my drill followed by some...

I used a wire wheel on my drill followed by some acetone and the old stuff came off lickety-split.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-24-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By wheelerd
The PP on my 05 still has the paddlewheel...

The PP on my 05 still has the paddlewheel although I've considered upgrading to Stargazer with GPS. With my version at least I use speed mode for surfing and boarding, and RPM mode for skiing. ...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-24-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By wheelerd
For skiing do you have your PP set based on speed...

For skiing do you have your PP set based on speed or RPM?
Forum: Wakesurfing 08-22-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 105,234
Posted By wheelerd
My son behind our 05 X2. 750 in port locker,...

My son behind our 05 X2.
750 in port locker, KGB, IBS 10.3mph
Forum: Trailers 08-17-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By wheelerd
Nicely done. Interesting to see how MC changed...

Nicely done. Interesting to see how MC changed the guidepost design from my 05 to you 07. How much will the replacement pads cost?
Forum: Trailers 08-07-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By wheelerd
See my thread here about broken guide post...

See my thread here about broken guide post holders -- same problem as yours.
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=61066
I was going to replace the black pads anyway so I took the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,082
Posted By wheelerd
Pics, John, pics!

Pics, John, pics!
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,082
Posted By wheelerd
A beauty!

A beauty!
Forum: Appearance 07-31-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By wheelerd
Yes, these are the first design with the etched...

Yes, these are the first design with the etched logo. The later ones had the embossed logo. Same size though.

I've had the boat for almost two years and this issue just started to appear a month...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,342
Posted By wheelerd
Here's a couple pics of the Hydroturf on my...

Here's a couple pics of the Hydroturf on my fenders. Swim platform still needs to be done.
Forum: Appearance 07-30-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By wheelerd
Here's a before and after pic of one of the...

Here's a before and after pic of one of the cleats. The second is after rubbing it with a rag and a toothbrush using 3M Restorer and Wax.
After cleaning them all up I sprayed them with WD40. Maybe...
Forum: Appearance 07-30-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By wheelerd
bump . . .

bump . . .
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 86,439
Posted By wheelerd
Nice boat too. :D

Nice boat too. :D
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,342
Posted By wheelerd
Once I had the old pads off (they were partly...

Once I had the old pads off (they were partly loose already so came off pretty easy) I used a hair dryer to heat the remaining glue. A lot of it came off with a plastic putty knife. For the...
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