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Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By JGMinano
I'll second this. The 750s make a noticeable...

I'll second this. The 750s make a noticeable difference, especially if you don't have a bunch of people providing "natural" ballast. Also, if you do have a a big crew, it helps the wake to add some...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By JGMinano
I guess I would not have thought twice about it...

I guess I would not have thought twice about it except (a) it's only started to take on water in the past month (it was bone dry all last summer), and (b) the water is actually accumulating overnight...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By JGMinano
Water in front bilge on 14 X-30

I was hoping the experts would be able to provide some insight on the potential source of water in my front bilge on my 14 X-30. I've owned the boat for about 1 year, and beginning about a month ago,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By JGMinano
My 13 X-30 rear facing seat did the same thing. I...

My 13 X-30 rear facing seat did the same thing. I found that pushing straight down on the back of the seat just before it settles into its final, reclined position will have effectively "seat" (no...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
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, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
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, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
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, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,757
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, 10:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,623
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, 09:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,060
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, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,623
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, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
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, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By JGMinano
Hours? Condition?

Hours? Condition?
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
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, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
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, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
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, 12:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
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 08-27-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
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, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
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, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,965
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, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,965
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, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,965
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, 03:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,965
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, 02:54 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,830
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, 01:52 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,830
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!)
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