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Old 09-30-2010, 03:11 PM
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This time of year you should be able to do much better. It's not like you don't have time to shop around. Don't know where you live but Harrison Marine has been getting a lot of repo's lately. They just sold a 07 X2 and now have a Wake Setter with 35 hours on it that will probably go for about $25K without the trailer.

While these boats will go 2000 hours when properly maintained there's no way to tell if this boat has been taken care of. I would also say that selling a boat with over 1000 hours is going to be pretty hard in the north. The simple math says that an average northern boat gets about 50 hours per year use so a 10 year old boat should have 500 hours. The boat you're looking at has twice that and you paying close to top dollar based on what I've purchased over the past couple years.

If it were me I'd pass on this one and save some more money to get a newer or at least lower hour boat. The deals are out there, you just have to wait for the right one.
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:25 PM
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Did a quick search around here and found this. Mind you this was a five minute search. 2003 X10 with 281 hours. He's asking $29700. Boat's located in Grand Rapids MI. This boat is 2 years newer and a third of the hours. I would offer $28500 and be prepared to pull it home.


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Old 09-30-2010, 03:56 PM
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Removed post as boat is no longer available.

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Old 09-30-2010, 04:13 PM
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Link to 2001 X-Star

Thanks to everyone for the feedback. I live in the Detroit area and from what I've seen, 50 hours a year is average. I do have to agree with the poster from the Chicago area. In the midwest, good MC wakeboard boats seem to fetch a premium.

There were some questions about the viynal. It looks in good shape, with 1 exception. Here's a link to the listing. The boat is on consignmnet.


The nice thing is knowing that its a local boat, having service records, knowing how it was maintaned, etc. I would love to hear some more opinions, but I'm not feeling this as my first boat.
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:35 PM
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granted - it's yellow... but half the hours - and lower price


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Old 09-30-2010, 05:10 PM
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Looks to me like you've been given a couple other choices that look better than the one you're looking at. The boat I referenced was in Hudsonville and the picture is in front of AWS. It has the MCX motor option ($3K option) and a tandem axle trailer ($2K) and the interior isn't coming apart. If you're in Detroit you may want to check out that boat at Harrision Marine. They're located on Lake St Claire over by Selfridge Air force base on East River Rd.


If you're really in love I'd suggest referencing these other boats to get a better price and have them fix the interior for you as part of the deal. Getting interior work done well is not cheap and if this seat is coming apart I'd get ready to see some other pieces to start needing work also.

It's your money and your choice but buying a boat with that many hours could be problems. Nothing will turn you and your family off more to boating than having it break down and leave you stranded somewhere. A boat with a 280 hours will most likely be much more reliable than one with 1000 hours no matter how well it was taken care.
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:31 PM
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You specifically said you want to be able to sell it at near your cost in a couple of years. It's much harder to sell a boat with >1000 hours on it.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:26 PM
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I would be weary of the vinyl for sure. That is the first stage of the issues. Obviously the boat was taken care of though as it made it 9 years before it started to deteriorate. Most didn't make it 4-5. Those tears are simply due to wear not neglect Again though that is the start and I can guarantee the rest of the seats are not to far behind. Check the piping in the rear seat bases for sure........ they will show the most wear.

Hours wise it is on the high end being a midwest boat. As stated I use my boat more than the average person putting on 100-150. 50-75 is the norm usually in the midwest from my experiences.

The cruise control the boat has is the bottom of the line from Perfect Pass and leaves much to be desired compared to a Wakeboad Pro version so I would not include that as an option. The boat has the base engine. It is not under powered for that boat, but it will hurt the resale for sure. Options wise it's definitely on the minimal side.

With all this said it's a "dealer asking price" IMO you should be able to do much better than that on price with the options and condition. As to the condition......... again it shows from the pics it was well maintained. The guys over at Action are straight, up front guys and boats I have seen maintained by them/for sale by them are usually in great shape. If you call them they will give you the low down for sure on every detail. I know of at least 6 different boats purchased from them by people I know and all have been spot on with what they explained.

If you ask me there is no way to compare an X10 price to that of the X-Star/205V/X1. The 10 can't even compete with the wake and core performance of the 205V. Also any core boarder will want a 205V hull over the X10 hull making the 205V hull much more appealing. It's a classic wake/wakeboat package that people are always looking for. The X10 offers one thing that beats out a 205V when it comes to boarding..............that is room.

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Old 10-01-2010, 12:40 AM
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That price is totally ridiculous for that boat. Let me guess, it was advertised on Crackheadslist?

Market value on that boat is probably in the $15-17k range with those hours. And if you are looking to get in and out of the boat within a couple of years, DO NOT buy a high hour boat like that unless you get it for a steal.

Whoever owns that boat is either going to have to lower the price significantly or wait for a fool to happen along.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by jaysus View Post
Trading a 2001 X-Star here in a couple of weeks. Just under 500 hours and stacked. I've known this boat since it was new and it's in great shape. Kept in heated storage, vinyl is solid. 20k. PM me if you would like more info. If this is considered advertising by TT I'm sorry and please feel free to remove post.
No problem with this Jay. Seems like a great deal for someone.
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