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Old 01-30-2013, 11:04 AM
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Nice! I always have maxed out tge 1100 lbs starboard and the 580 mid ski locker with nothing on the port. So it sounds like i just need a 500-700 lbs up front. Easy fix.

I can add a little more in each rear since im running the mcx.

So i take it your'e not running tabs? Also do you have a pic? Ive never seen a metal flaked x30
I don't have surf tabs but I do have the 2011 MasterCraft Attitude Adjustment Plate (Lenco center trim tab) but I have it up all the way for surfing.

Here's a picture. It's a very unique boat especially with the 8.1L engine.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:01 PM
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That's a great looking boat!!! Im in the midst of Refurbishing mine now. Everything, down to new interior. Will post pics soon.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:00 AM
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Always loved prostars X30!
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:46 AM
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Are you suggesting with the 1100 lbs sac in the port locker full and the 580 lbs sac in the center locker full adding another 1000lbs in the midship (Where the amps are) locker???

You mentioned tabs. I don't have any. What would you recommend??? How would that change the wake???
I undestood that you're filling both 1100lbs sacs in the rear locker at the same time...which I will try next season, but I hve tabs to tip it then. In your case I'd suggest putting some weight up front. In our X-15 We have 600lbs in rear, 450 in center and 350 in front, all surfside, but we surf mostly goofy (starboard)...

...btw I like the tabs and don't think theyre useless, unlike most people here.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:48 AM
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Always loved prostars X30!
Thanks Brian. After going to the boat show this year it just reaffirms that I will be keeping this boat until I die. At ~$100K for a new X-30 or X-45 setup like mine, I just can't justify it.

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Old 01-31-2013, 12:36 PM
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looks much more timeless without the X-30 tribal decal, just classic beauty
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:54 PM
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looks much more timeless without the X-30 tribal decal, just classic beauty
Thanks - that's what I was shooting for. The lines on this boat are ART to me.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:31 PM
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Is that a factory tower ProStar205?

Hi Prostar205, I was admiring your boat while reading this thread about surf tabs and ballasts. I just purchased a 2004 X30 that I am working to upgrade with larger ballasts for surfing (750, 900 or 1100 rears and an integrated bow sac from Wakemakers). I noticed your tower looks like a newer model. Did you add that aftermarket? I also love the "MasterCraft" lettering vs the Tribal decal. Mine has the decal removed but I am considering adding the letters from Domed Numbers to match yours.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:47 PM
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I have same boat 2004 X30. We surf goofy and this is what works well for us. 750 starboard rear full. KGB and IBS bow sac full. Then we 3/4 fill another 750 on the floor behind the driver. Definitely took a while to find the right combination and if one person in the boat moves it can screw the wave up. Definitely a pet peeve of mine when passengers move after we start surfing. Able to go ropeless but make a slight turn to starboard if I notice the rider falling too far back and then they can pop back up close easily with a few pumps. That turn gives a little more push.
I too like the cleaner look but found these decals to be kind of unique and in good shape so keeping them for at least another year. Then probably go more like prostars. His is a great looking boat.




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