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Old 07-06-2018, 09:48 AM
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Barefooting on the x14

Is anyone out there barefooting on the x14 DD, and if so I have a couple questions.

I have a barefoot international boom thatís attached to my ski pylon on my 197. Will it fit on the x14 double D with the current windshield and zero Fox Tower configuration.

What is the top speed of the x14 with the MCX engine and the OEM proper configuration

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Old 07-06-2018, 10:35 AM
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I have ‘tried’ barefoot off a boom on my x-14 but water was too rough for this rookie and I ate it hard core.

I pulled my brother long line off the tower and he did just fine, he’s about 215 lbs. I have MCX and stock prop, and Fresh air exhaust (which adds drag) and top speed is about 40-41. Without the FAE it’s was closer to 43mph.

My brother said the tower tow point made up for some loss in MPH and he didn’t have any issue stepping in.

I feel like my boom is the quad contour but know it has extension as the chine spray is pretty wide so you need thr extension to get to clean water beside the boat.
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Old 07-07-2018, 10:31 AM
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I think top speed would be affected by the transmission too. I have the power slot and come in around 45.
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:02 PM
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Shoot a note to Keith St. Onge and ask what setup they used. Years ago, MasterCraft sponsored him for 2-3 years and he had a 214 at his school.

Top speed should be fine, especially off the boom.
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:12 PM
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Shoot a note to Keith St. Onge and ask what setup they used. Years ago, MasterCraft sponsored him for 2-3 years and he had a 214 at his school.

Top speed should be fine, especially off the boom.
Mcx with 1:1 transmission with the right prop to spin max RPM should get you into low 40s...

Hopefully someone can substantiate

214 w MCX I test drove did not spin to full RPM and GPS was about 39....

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Old 07-07-2018, 05:59 PM
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I had an X14 for 7 seasons ... footed off it all the time ... has a nice wake and soft middle to cross

That 197 boom will not fit ... will hit the rear tower leg. I bought a BI and added a boom extension ... worked great
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Old 07-07-2018, 06:53 PM
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I think you need to buy an offset boom. MC figured that out after introducing the 214/ X14, which inspired the BTS windshield on the X14. Which became so popular, it dominates the choices today. All due to a "mistake".
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Old 07-07-2018, 06:54 PM
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I had an X14 for 7 seasons ... footed off it all the time ... has a nice wake and soft middle to cross

That 197 boom will not fit ... will hit the rear tower leg. I bought a BI and added a boom extension ... worked great

Does it hit the rear tower leg or the windshield? I almost bought an offset boom years ago from our old buddy BAWS.
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:28 PM
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if you machine the two rounded sides flat on the mounted side and punch a 2nd hole you have a contour boom....

Wanted a contour boom to go behind drivers seat/out drivers side on my 197....I called Mike Siepel and asked if I could trade and he told me that was the only difference...

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Old 07-07-2018, 08:31 PM
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I have the MCX and standard transmission and top speed is ~41 with FAE and was ~43 MPH without FAE.

I have the Deluxe Quad Contour Boom - B204. It fits in the ~6" between the windshield and the front of the tower. I still haven't figured out a good way to install while on the lake as it's so long and you can't just install straight up and pivot it down due to the tower.
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