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Old 07-05-2018, 02:20 PM
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Trying to deside between a X 30 and an X 45

Looking to purchase my first Mastercraft trying to decide between an X30 or the x45. Around 05-08 model.Thoughts or concerns. Thank you

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Old 07-05-2018, 03:43 PM
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I owned a 2007 X30 as well as a 2012 X45. My friend currently owns a 2007 X45 that I spend a lot of time in. They are both great boats. If you have the ability to tow and store and pay for the X45 then I would choose it over the X30. I like the pickle fork look and the additional room/storage. My first love is wake boarding and the wakes are very similar. Sharp lip with a lot of kick. I feel like the X45 wake can be a bit steeper overall, which I love. Just a great, classic, clean wake boarding wake. For surfing the 45 will require more weight due to it size. My buddy can produce a nice surf wake with filling all stock tanks and adding another 1500-2000# in bags equally weighted and using a suck-gate.
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Old 07-05-2018, 05:31 PM
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wasn't sure which thread to reply too. ha ha.

there are significant differences in the 2 models. both are in my target range when i upgrade to a newer boat. if you go with an x45 you will likely want to find one with an upgraded motor. the MCX is a fine motor, but most agree that for anything that will require significant weight, it struggles on the x45. you will need a bigger lift if you plan to choose the x45. you will also need to make sure your tow vehicle is up to the heavier load. if you are a skier, you are in better shape with the x30. both are excellent boats at what they do, and their hulls have "stood the test of time" and are still quite popular on the used market.
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Old 07-05-2018, 09:41 PM
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wasn't sure which thread to reply too. ha ha.

there are significant differences in the 2 models. both are in my target range when i upgrade to a newer boat. if you go with an x45 you will likely want to find one with an upgraded motor. the MCX is a fine motor, but most agree that for anything that will require significant weight, it struggles on the x45. you will need a bigger lift if you plan to choose the x45. you will also need to make sure your tow vehicle is up to the heavier load. if you are a skier, you are in better shape with the x30. both are excellent boats at what they do, and their hulls have "stood the test of time" and are still quite popular on the used market.
Agreed

MCX in the X45 struggles, Iím not sure about the MCX in the X30.
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Old 07-05-2018, 11:46 PM
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Definitely. 6.0 or larger in the X45.
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