Originally Posted by nickespi
Sounds like you're in the market for an X30. With your budget, I'd say somewhere between an '01 and '04. You won't be disappointed. We love ours. Tons of room. Very versatile. Timeless styling(once the interior is redone lol).
I've been on Powell in our PS190, 06 X2 and a X45. IMO a PS205v is a little shallow and flat for the big water. Not much more dead rise than the 190 and you had to drive the 190 very carefully once it got rough. And it beat your teeth out!
X10 or X30 is the ticket in your price range. Throw some ballast in the back to keep the nose up when the lake gets rough and it will ride pretty good.