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Old 03-04-2014, 08:06 AM
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Sounds like the mcx will do the job, but with effort and added costs. So it would come down to 2 questions. 1. How much more will one with a larger motor cost and can I afford it, (if I can afford it I go bigger motor) and 2. How long do I plan to keep it, and when time for selling/ trading how much do I think the price and desirability go down. Definitely lake test before buying and see if it really works for you.
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:26 PM
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Have the 07 X-45 with the MCX. I have no issue with it. I have 750's over stock in back and 2 250's over the KGB in front. It has plenty of power for this setup. I hate under powered tools, cars and boats I would not put the MCX any where in that category.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:28 PM
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Have the 07 X-45 with the MCX. I have no issue with it. I have 750's over stock in back and 2 250's over the KGB in front. It has plenty of power for this setup. I hate under powered tools, cars and boats I would not put the MCX any where in that category.
Have you given a 45 with the LY6 or L18 in it?
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:03 PM
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Sounds like those with the MCX are happy. Sure everyone would take more power but the fact that most people with that boat and that motor are fine is encouraging for you.

Prop it a little more aggressive and spend the extra $$ on ballast and stereo.
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:41 PM
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Sounds like those with the MCX are happy. Sure everyone would take more power but the fact that most people with that boat and that motor are fine is encouraging for you.

Prop it a little more aggressive and spend the extra $$ on ballast and stereo.
That's kind of like marrying the first girl that kisses you... Chances are, there are beret options out there. If the MCX is the ONLY option you have, that's one thing.


There is absolutely no doubt that in the 45, the bigger the preplant, the better. You will use a heck of a lot more fuel under load with the MCX, especially if your going to sac it out. The difference in fuel consumption between the LY6 and the L18 is substantial under the same conditions and weight, the MCX is going to be markedly worse.
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:48 PM
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I don't think anyone is arguing Scott, I was just pointing out that the people with the MCX that own the X45 appear to be happy even though by your account they have "settled" on the first girl to kiss themů
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:55 PM
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I don't think anyone is arguing Scott, I was just pointing out that the people with the MCX that own the X45 appear to be happy even though by your account they have "settled" on the first girl to kiss themů
I thought that was funny. I've said there is nothing wrong with the MCX, but of you're in the market for a big boat like the 45, and you have options that have more power then the 5.7, and you test drive them, I'd be surprised if people opted for the MCX over the other options available.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:13 AM
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I would agree with that statement ^^^.
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Old 07-06-2014, 11:08 AM
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I have a 2005 X45 that I would consider selling. I bought the boat last year and I find it too big for my taste. It was a one-owner boat, so I am the second owner. Everything is working, the tower has been completely rebuilt professionally with welds in the right places to prevent stress cracks that were common with that design. The boat has 360 hours. I had to buy a trailer when I bought the boat, so the trailer has less than a thousand miles on it, dual axle, bought at the Mastercraft dealer. If you are interested, tell me what price you have in mind to make it attractive for both of us. I have not advertised it as I was thinking about getting a smaller boat. By the way, it is red/white with matching trailer (white). The boat has never been in salt water, it spent its life in Fort Worth and now on Lake Conroe north of Houston.
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