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Old 05-17-2016, 12:08 PM
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Looking for great crossover boat

Hi, new to this site and have read just about everything I can find on used crossovers. I'm 42 with a family and interested in a crossover that skis well, but need WB for the kids. Plus surfing sounds like a lot of fun. For now I really want to advance my slalom skills, as I am a beginner headed into intermediate. I've looked at several crossover options in the 40-50K range, and recently have been looking at a Nautique 2010 216V, 2007 216, 2008 SV211, 2008 MC X15, X14V and a 2008 BU VTX with Diamond Hull. Honestly from what I've researched the VTX keeps coming up as a great ski wake and surf wake which is rare. I realize the BU is not the build quality of Nautique or MC. I've read numerous posts, and am mainly interested in the X15 ski wake experience from this audience.
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Old 05-17-2016, 12:29 PM
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At the risk of getting banned or at least chastised, I'll give you an honest answer. If you were looking for something made before about 2005, a MasterCraft X-10, X-2, or a Maristar 210 would be a great choice for you. These boats ski very well. I ski 15 off 34 mph through the course with mine. But if you're looking at 2008 and newer, I too would be be buying the BU with the diamond hull. Part of this is sheer mass. Even a relatively small (by modern standards) 21 footer weighs around 4,500 pounds. MasterCraft has some fine engineers, but they haven't been able to make a boat that heavy make a decent wake at slalom speeds.

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Old 05-17-2016, 12:33 PM
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An 06 or newer X2 will give you a decent ski wake with the trim tab (a must if your going to ski). It has a great beginner wake with standard ballast and with an integrated bow and locker sacs can produce a very respectable surf and wakeboard wake. The space is amazing for a 20 footer.
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Old 05-17-2016, 12:43 PM
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you won't be happy with a x15 ski wake... if you find one you are interested in then when you take it for a test drive bring your ski... the seller hopefully will let you give it a go... then you know for sure...
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:50 PM
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A friend is selling this one. He is a salesman at the local MC dealer and this is his personal boat. It is in excellent condition and has seen an easy life.


http://www.onlyinboards.com/2008-Mas...sin-56714.aspx
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Old 05-17-2016, 05:05 PM
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A friend is selling this one. He is a salesman at the local MC dealer and this is his personal boat. It is in excellent condition and has seen an easy life.


http://www.onlyinboards.com/2008-Mas...sin-56714.aspx
The X14 would be your best choice if you are looking at a 2008 or newer (x14 comes in a v drive too).
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Old 05-17-2016, 05:10 PM
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I believe MC continued make the 205V hull design (X1) thru around 2010 or 2011??? maybe even 2012??? I haven't tried skiing thru a course since we've had it but my wife does open water skiing behind our '04 X2 but she is not overly aggressive in crossing wakes. We moved to this from an '83 S&S and the wake at 34 & 36 flattens out pretty nicely based from view from driver's seat.
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Old 05-17-2016, 06:25 PM
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We just had a 2006 226 and it was great. I would take that any day over the 211. My wife slaloms and we wake board and surf. Surfing was pretty decent on the goofy side with stock ballast. I can't speak to any of the other boats.
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Old 05-17-2016, 06:28 PM
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PS214 .. or in the x14 format is an awesome boat. I only ski and have the v-drive. I hear the wake is even better in DD format. I am on my second having had a 2010 x14v and now have a 2014 PS214v.

A few in your price range for sale on onlyinboards.com

Happy to answer any direct questions you may have.
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Old 05-17-2016, 06:56 PM
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The X9 is great but I might be biased.
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