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Old 09-21-2017, 07:45 PM
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If she needs more convincing, explain how easy it is to cut your self or cut your leg off on an IO and how you literally can't throw someone in the way of the prop on in inboard. Seriously.
One of my kids almost slipped off the back of an IO this summer. We're never on them, only ski boats typically. As smart as he is, he totally forgot about the meat grinder on the back.
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Old 09-21-2017, 08:07 PM
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If she needs more convincing, explain how easy it is to cut your self or cut your leg off on an IO and how you literally can't throw someone in the way of the prop on in inboard. Seriously.
One of my kids almost slipped off the back of an IO this summer. We're never on them, only ski boats typically. As smart as he is, he totally forgot about the meat grinder on the back.
Yes! It scares me to death.
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Old 09-21-2017, 08:11 PM
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It IS hard to explain how 25 grand is a "steal", especially when it's not really what you want and there's some risk under the wrap. Just show her one of those used X23s for 110k and a used new style X10 for 75k and she will let you spend 35 on a nice X2!
They do work well. Small enough that anyone can drive it. Surfs well, boards well, skis ok, pulls the sh_t out of a tube.. Fits 2 families with small kids comfortably and handles rough water ok.

I'm all about a good deal and buying used, but if you really think you will have the boat for a long time, alot of the deprecation has gone out of the X2's. Spend a little more for a cherry one and it'll hold value pretty well. Have had mine for 8 years now and if I sold it tomorrow, im out maybe 5 grand (including mods, sound system, heater, etc) from my purchase price..
Yes, STEAL, means another thing to her. I've looked all summer casually and know what these go for. Usually 5-10% over NADA retail.
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Old 09-21-2017, 08:24 PM
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As said, if you can live with the black/green, shoot the dealer a low-ball offer. The worst they say is no. If it continues to sit, you just might get a call in a couple of months to take it away.
My current boat, I'd seen it online at a dealership as a consignment sale. When I stopped by in person, I made an offer $3K below asking. Seller went for it, I assume since he'd had it for sale for such a long time. He wanted it gone, I got a deal I'm happy with. You might have the same luck with the green/black boat.

As far as the x30 goes, I have an 03. Yeah, it's not the latest and greatest, but it's got tons of room, rides great in chop, I love the factory ND tower on it, and the price was right. I haven't gotten the surf wake dialed, but it does well with everything else. Plus, with the low buy-in, I can afford a few upgrades as time goes on.
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:16 PM
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I think she's leaning more towards an I/o, which I do not wan,t simply because it is cheaper. I want to be able to surf.
Not when you start looking at maintenance. Way more things go wrong with I/O's and there are just many more moving parts and seals to fail.

Not to mention you will never smash your tows/foot off the prop getting in with an inboard. Oh, and getting back into an I/O is harder too.

I would only seriously consider an I/O if you needed to trim up to get through shallow stuff all the time.
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:33 PM
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No pics of the x-30 sorry. Just imagine a perfect one boat with 500 hours. Brand new vinyl looks just like factory.
My 2016 X30 has 285 hrs. Love it and I came from a 2015 X20 and before that a 06 X15. The 30 was a best seller for Mastercraft for a reason.
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:33 PM
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Is it worth it for the headache?
Not sure what you mean by "headache." After all, you just drop off the cushions at a shop with a check for $5K and pick them up a month or so later. Sounds easy to me.
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:34 PM
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My 2016 X30 has 285 hrs. Love it and I came from a 2015 X20 and before that a 06 X15. The 30 was a best seller for Mastercraft for a reason.
To be fair, the '03 X30 hull is not quite the same as the '16
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:40 PM
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Very true. I was blinded by love. lol
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:05 AM
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The boats are also currently holding their value. If you get either boat and maintain them well you could re sell them later and get most of your money back. On the other hand my truck will be worthless when I'm done with it.
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