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Old 01-12-2014, 10:01 PM
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Need some advice on current boat

Thinking about making a boat change. We currently have a 93 prostar 205 and i have three kids in teenage years. We got into boarding and did a little surfing last year and rarely ski these days. We normally have a group of 5-6 when we go out. I have a couple options one would be to sink about 5-6 k into this boat and get tower, sacs, star gazer etc and make it a more board/surf friendly rig. Second is to trade in what we have and would be looking for v drive set up in high 35-40k range which seems to be x1 or older x2 which it think will be similar to my current hull plus the convenience of v drive. Third option is to wait a year or two and bank some cash to get a new or relatively new used x10,x30 etc.

I think ultimately I would like to get a new boat but this will cost me a year or two of waiting and wondered if any of these options made more sense than waiting. Biggest problem we had last year was difficulty keeping boat speed constant when boat weighted.


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Old 01-12-2014, 10:31 PM
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You van get a heck of a good wake off an X2.


Also wondering if you've put any thought into an X15? Really diverse boat that can do virtually anything you want it to.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:38 PM
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You van get a heck of a good wake off an X2.


Also wondering if you've put any thought into an X15? Really diverse boat that can do virtually anything you want it to.
Can you get into an x15 for that price point though? X15 is a good family boat that isnt particularly good at at one thing. Really spacious and copious amount of storage for sure.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:45 PM
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I would buy a used boat set-up for what you are looking for. I looked at the X2 also but the X30 and X45 have more room for the teenagers and friends
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:51 PM
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Can you get into an x15 for that price point though? X15 is a good family boat that isnt particularly good at at one thing. Really spacious and copious amount of storage for sure.
There are some out there. Lots under 50k though.

http://www.boattrader.com/listing/20...-X15-102096643

http://www.boattrader.com/listing/20...X-15-102075946

http://www.boattrader.com/listing/20...ft-X-15-369820

http://boats.smartcarguide.com/listing/30077114/

http://boats.smartcarguide.com/listing/40471337/

http://boats.smartcarguide.com/listing/27289468/
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:51 PM
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I have been looking for an x15 but they seem to be in the high 40's or low 50's and that is for 2007 range. X2's that i am finding are more the 205v hull which i know is a great hull just not sure how different these will be than what i have. Do you think it will be a significantly differnt than the 205 dd I have. If so I will definitely look to these as an option but once I get into the high 40s budget gets tight.

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Old 01-12-2014, 10:54 PM
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The X2 isn't a big boat if you're taking a coupe teenagers and their friends.
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:17 AM
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The 205v is NOT comfortable for more than 5 adults and gear!

The 06 x2 will be better, but with the x-15s 100 inch beam, I was able to pack the boat with about 12 people. for performance, 205v all day and twice on sundays. If space is your real concern, the x15 is a good boat that CAN do it all, but doesn't really shine at anything in particular. The 205V is also a better bang for the buck since you can't get a decent X15 for under 40k that has a fair amount of options. For 40k, you can get a dang good 205V hull that has a lot of options.

Just my thoughts.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:22 AM
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From the other side, waiting for a newer one sounds good on paper, til you get there and the kids have moved on. Jump on it while they're still there to share it with.
Just my opinion, could be wrong.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:35 AM
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you might consider an 06+ X30 for that price. its pushing the bottom of the price span, but occasionally i'll come across one in the high 30's or low 40's.
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