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Old 09-17-2018, 12:34 AM
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Awesome info people! Thank you!

I wish I could stretch the budget, but I already stretched it to 35K. Not willing to go over that predetermined limit

Out of state would really be tough the more I think about it. It would extend the purchase process and from my experience looking so far, good boats at a good price don't last that long. If I found a good deal, I'd need the seller not to have anyone else local interested and to be willing to go through the time and hassle of taking the boat to a Mastercraft shop (even though I'll be paying).

There's some decent links to boats to consider. Thanks Shaun R and gweaver! Shaun, that 2008 X2 looks AWESOME, but unfortunately a bit out of my price range (especially with the extra costs associated with being so far away).
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Old 09-17-2018, 02:09 AM
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We have a 2005 X2 (the first gen X2 with the 205V hull) and can surf starboard side all day. Goofy is a bit trickier but doable. My boys are getting close to nailing 360's. I've added bigger ballast bags in the rear lockers and a bow sac.

The 205V hull has an awesome boarding wake and at 34 mph the slalom wake is nice. We do it all.
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:17 AM
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I should probably decide on a model, or a couple, that would be good for a first timer that is looking for a good wake for surfing.

a few people have suggested X30. wheelerd mentioned his X2, but it looks like he has a bunch of extra options (custom prop, wake plate, wake shaper, fat sacks).

My neighbor has an 2007 X1 and he says they really can't surf behind it well. Granted, I don't think he has the extra options on his that wheelerd does.


What MC models (and years) should I consider (that I might find in my budget) and which should I eliminate?


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Old 09-17-2018, 11:01 AM
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About the X30- it's got a TON of room. We've had 4 adults and 5 kids in it at one time and didn't feel cramped. Storage is a tad lacking compared to newer boats, but we've never really had a problem. As far as surfing goes, this isn't fully ballasted- about 700 in each locker, 350 KGB and 600 under the bow seats, wake shaper on starboard side. (Fully loaded, I have 1100 in each locker, 350 KGB and 750 bow.)

This is my 11 y.o. He's 5' 1", for comparison.


I'd like to experiment with more weight in the bow- may buy a 3-400 lb sac for the aisle. I can ride ropeless, but I lose quite a bit of push if I get too far from the stern. From reading here, the older Maristar 230/X30 (99-04) needs lots of weight, but others are showing better waves with less weight than me. The Maristar 210/X10 from the same years has the same basic hull design, but since it's 2 ft shorter, apparently doesn't need as much weight to get a decent wave.

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Old 09-17-2018, 11:23 AM
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2006+ X2 would work well.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:34 PM
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a good used x30
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:08 PM
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My 2004 x10/maristar 210 surfs very well with a bobv5 type suckgate and 2-750 in the rear compartments and a 400lb sack over the ski locker.

I got my 50 lb daughter on my shoulders yesterday. That's 255lbs total surfing on a hyperlite landlock 5'9". Not the best video but my 5 year old took it so it is what it is.


https://youtu.be/1V1gw1KKFLA


Here is a better pic of the wave.

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And even better after my wife fell.

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Old 09-17-2018, 05:42 PM
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Yup. That's a nice wave. I can't get close to that long a wave in the 230. I'm betting I need more weight. I'm using a WakeMate (which is almost an exact copy of the DIY one I made) and while the wave shape is good it's not very long and doesn't have much push. But I'll get it figured out eventually.
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:15 PM
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Thanks guys! It seems most have mentioned 2006+ model years. 2006+ X30, or 2006+ X2.

Is there something that changed in MC models in 2006 that makes it important for me to get at least that year (or newer)?


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Old 09-17-2018, 11:12 PM
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I have an 04' X30 and it has been a great boat. Yes the 06 year is a bit nicer but the price is more as well. I am 6'3 and 225lbs and can surf behind mine. Still working on dialing the wave in better. No matter what boat you go with you will need lots of ballast and a wake shaping device in order to surf. I'd try and figure out what your needs are for boat size. I prefer the x30 as it has a decent amount of room and also handles chop well.
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