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Old 03-01-2014, 07:40 AM
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:41 AM
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:54 AM
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Folks,

New 2013 X-2 owner here (pics are forthcoming). In reading through the various posts, it looks like I need an additional 455lbs of ballast surf side for a decent wake. Question(s)

1) Is the wake w/o the extra ballast useless? Seemed surfable (but not great) when I demo'd the boat

2) Assuming I add the additional ballast, have most folks opted to plumb in the bags in the lockers? I hate to lose the storage but I also hate messing with the Tsunami pump, etc.

Thanks!
Very sharp boat! Congrats.
1. Depends what your and your crew's riding level is. For beginners and novices, stock will be just fine. I wouldn't buy the extra ballast until you've lived with the boat for a few weeks and had some good sets with everyone. Adding them, even plumbed in, only takes an hour or two.
2. Added bags in the lockers is the way to go IMHO. You only lose the space when they are full . . . and when they are full you usually have your gear out anyway.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:58 AM
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Good looking boat Rusty. In digging the colors.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:19 AM
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Very sharp boat! Congrats.
1. Depends what your and your crew's riding level is. For beginners and novices, stock will be just fine. I wouldn't buy the extra ballast until you've lived with the boat for a few weeks and had some good sets with everyone. Adding them, even plumbed in, only takes an hour or two.
2. Added bags in the lockers is the way to go IMHO. You only lose the space when they are full . . . and when they are full you usually have your gear out anyway.
I had an X2 for 4 years, plumbing in the rears with the 450# X2 specific sacs is the way to go. Pretty simple to do these days. Get the kit from Wakemakers is the way to go, they will have all the fittings/hose ext. to complete the job in about 15 mins. Set up your timers on the big screen and you are ready to rock.

The X2 does like some bow weight, so we added a 350# tube sac in the walkway, tsunami filled. I never added a U bow sac, mainly because we surfed a lot, plus I did not want to loose the storage up front.

Nice looking boat BTW.

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Old 03-01-2014, 10:22 AM
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@ Rusty....very nice
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:35 AM
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Thanks for the quick feedback and the comments on the boat. I think I made a good choice. 2013 that never sold - got the 5 yr warranty applied as an incentive.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:38 AM
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Great time of year to buy -- dealers are looking to move old stock and are usually willing to dicker or provide incentives like you received.
BTW, what powerplant in it?
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:42 AM
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Ilmore 5.7 / 320 - not much choice if you're going after the prev year model. I'm satisfied with that though. Sounds a lot more throaty than the Indmar 330 on my old PS 205V.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:48 AM
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Hmmm - interesting to hear that you came from the same hull as I currently have.
Your reason for the switch?
Do you ski too? If so, I'd be interested in hearing your comparisons between the two hulls.
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