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Old 01-01-2018, 09:10 AM
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Yeah, next time someone tells you not to worry about a boat that's been used in saltwater show'em these pictures. The same thing happens to other parts that you can't see as well. It's just the nature of the beast if you want to play in the ocean.
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:35 AM
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:41 AM
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Interesting how the # of ladies in the boat grows throughout the season.

If you want to adopt me I would love to work at a camp during the summer and have you buy me a boat.....

Looks like it was cared for pretty well...

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Good observation! I suspect it something to do with the water temp finally getting above 68 degrees. The vid looks a lot better on YouTube than it does embedded here, at least on my iPad.

The kids took good care of it though I did have to replace the built in Igloo cooler as it had turned into a giant Petri dish over the course of the summer.


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Old 02-07-2018, 10:58 PM
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2-7-18 Update

In case anyone is following my little saga, here is an update. After 3 months at Wolf Watersports in Phoenix, my beleaguered X25 was finally ready to be picked up.

During those three months, the Wolf team:

replaced many, many engine parts
replaced the hydraulic steering helm and pump
converted the closed cooling system to a traditional raw water config
washed 5 months of Lake Champlain scum off the hull
did lots of troubleshooting on the B I G display

When I got it back home, I had the windows tinted and installed some new stereo equip.

We will be taking it out this weekend - at the urging of the Wolf mechanic. Here are some photos since the last batch.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:59 PM
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This IMO is a red flag... I would have an independent shop to a compression test and a leak down test... at least you can see what the plugs look like... if they balk at you doing this then I think you know what the answer is... they know something is wrong with it and are banking on it running for 45 days...

you can get any motor to go to full throttle if a cylinder is say 80% that is just plain lying.. make the test part of the sale along with the water test...

your money... and it is cheap... if you buy remember the worst is you have to replace the whole motor whatever that cost is... so budget for that...

and make sure you spend the money to have a lawyer look over your 45 day warranty tell your lawyer what you expect to be covered... remember they write those for themselves not for you... If it were me I would make it a 60 day warranty
man I hope you saved enough on the buy...
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:39 PM
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If you haven't already done so, consider replacing the ballast pumps. Judgin by the pics, they may be next on your list.
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Old 02-12-2018, 04:39 PM
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man I hope you saved enough on the buy...


LOL - I did OK on the purchase but now I’m about even with comparable X25’s on the market. Plus, I now have a good handle on the boat’s warts and the list is pretty small at this point. Took it out this weekend - despite it running hot - I was ear to ear smiles. From the stereo overhaul to the one figure steering to the brute power of the rebuilt 6.0, I was in heaven.


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Old 02-12-2018, 04:41 PM
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If you haven't already done so, consider replacing the ballast pumps. Judgin by the pics, they may be next on your list.


Excellent observation and one that Wolf Watersports pointed out as well. At the $8K mark, I cried “Uncle” and decided anything else would have to come later.


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Old 02-12-2018, 06:11 PM
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Excellent observation and one that Wolf Watersports pointed out as well. At the $8K mark, I cried “Uncle” and decided anything else would have to come later.


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Totally understandable! May your boat enjoy a trouble free life from this point forward
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:43 PM
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I just removed my pumps cleaned them up good new impellers and flipped the one that was upside down so if the seals fail it won't leak onto the pump. Pull that fresh water tank out for extra storage too. Let us know how the fresh water cooling conversion works out for you. I considered converting mine, but plan to keep it.
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