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Old 05-19-2015, 07:46 PM
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Looking to buy a 07-09 X45

I'm new to Mastercraft and was wondering if the x45 wih the MCX 350 will handle lots of ballasts and people on board? i know the x45 is 24ft long and just dont know if it will handle alot of ballast and friends on the boat? any help will be great
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:49 PM
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It'll handle a lot of ballast, rated for 18 passengers. Many have said that the MCX does the job, but if you've got other options with the LY6 or L18, they'll handle virtually everything you throw in them.
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:58 PM
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I love my X45 with the LY6 and I am pretty glad I don't have anything less. I am sure the big block feels even better.

Although I haven't driven a 45 with an MCX, I would probably try to find one with a bigger motor if you plan on having a lot of ballast and people on the boat all the time. There has been threads on here discussing the MCX in a 45 and while people say it is sufficient, they are many that seemed like they would rather have the larger motor.

For the money you will spend on the boat, I'd find one with the LY6 or L18 like Scott mentioned. There are plenty of them out there with the big motors.
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Old 05-20-2015, 03:02 PM
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Thanks for the tips, bigger motor it will big. i need all the power i can get. i got another question lol
Would you go with a X45 or a X80? we mostly surf and alittle wakeboard. any thoughts will help
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Old 05-20-2015, 03:17 PM
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Thanks for the tips, bigger motor it will big. i need all the power i can get. i got another question lol
Would you go with a X45 or a X80? we mostly surf and alittle wakeboard. any thoughts will help
X45, for sure. Not cutting the 80 down, but despite its size, it doesn't have a great surf or wakeboard rep.
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Old 05-20-2015, 03:32 PM
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X45, for sure. Not cutting the 80 down, but despite its size, it doesn't have a great surf or wakeboard rep.
I have no idea on the X80, but my previous boat was a SS X45 with the 8.1 liter crusader and all I can say is that the boat was awesome!! The stock prop needs to be swapped, but other than that the boat is solid and can carry any weight you wanna carry. You need to upgrade the ballast system to have 1100lbs sacs in the rear and then people or sacs in the bow. If you want to go even bigger then add around 1000lbs of ballast on the side you surf and the wake will be pretty epic.
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Old 05-20-2015, 03:42 PM
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Mine is an 05, but has basically all of the upgrades of an 07. Def go with the 8.1.
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It'll handle a lot of ballast, rated for 18 passengers. Many have said that the MCX does the job, but if you've got other options with the LY6 or L18, they'll handle virtually everything you throw in them.
^^This!

And maybe a reprop if you get the LY6.
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Old 05-20-2015, 04:18 PM
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Thanks for all the help! i looked at the x80s and they look awesome but i trust yall that they dont through a good surf wake. im going to try to find a x45 with a LY6 or a 8.1 for sure, thanks again
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Old 05-20-2015, 04:27 PM
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Thanks for all the help! i looked at the x80s and they look awesome but i trust yall that they dont through a good surf wake. im going to try to find a x45 with a LY6 or a 8.1 for sure, thanks again
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