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Old 08-27-2012, 04:48 PM
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Great comments everyone!

4-40, does the 25 that you have experience with have tracking fins or do you think that will have much impact on the turning since it will be standard on the 13's and not just the 6.2 optioned out 25's like previous years?

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Old 08-28-2012, 07:58 AM
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Great comments everyone!

4-40, does the 25 that you have experience with have tracking fins or do you think that will have much impact on the turning since it will be standard on the 13's and not just the 6.2 optioned out 25's like previous years?

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I have the 6.2l in my X25, so I do have the tracking fins. The X25, that I test drove, did not have them..... They definitely handle better with tracking fins, but still not nearly as nimble as an X30.
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:35 PM
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My 2011 X-25 did not have fins, but the difference in how nimble my X-30 is very significant. I had the MCX in the X-25 - I think it really needed the 6.2. The 5.7 Ilmor does fine in the X-30 (for my purposes). I have a thread on here somewhere with my comparisons between the X-25 and X-30. Both are great boats, just different.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:03 PM
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Is the x-30 with a 6.0L sufficient or should we spend the extra for the 6.2 L

Is the new ilmor 6.2 L more fuel efficient to off set the cost / performance gains?

Thoughts?
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:58 PM
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Is the x-30 with a 6.0L sufficient or should we spend the extra for the 6.2 L

Is the new ilmor 6.2 L more fuel efficient to off set the cost / performance gains?

Thoughts?
The 6.2 is much newer technology. The estimated difference in fuel consumption between the two in an X30 is close to 2gph, from what I've been told and what Ive read.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:27 AM
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I've heard similar but unsubstantiated info thus far!
Just wondering if it's worth the extra $$$ plus it's an aluminum block so it's slightly lighter.

Just can go back and change it after the build is complete and all!

I'm just assuming the larger engine would of course work less and be somewhat more efficient!
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:06 AM
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I've heard similar but unsubstantiated info thus far!
Just wondering if it's worth the extra $$$ plus it's an aluminum block so it's slightly lighter.

Just can go back and change it after the build is complete and all!

I'm just assuming the larger engine would of course work less and be somewhat more efficient!
If you are going to have the boat for a few years, and you plan on putting at least 300hrs on it, it is absolutley worth it.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:16 AM
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Our X-25 burns 8gal/hr when loaded down for surfing (2600-2800lbs of ballast). A 6.0 "might" get 1-2gal/hr better. Just for giggles let's say it gets 2gal/hr better. If you keep a boat and put 300hrs on it will save you at best 600gal of gas over that 300hrs of use. At $3.50 a gallon that saves you $2100 over that entire time. Going from a 5.7 to a 6.0 is a $5910 option with the 6.2L being even more money. You still think spending $6000 to save $2100 in fuel over 300hrs is worth it? Our X25 does just fine with a ton of weight and with the 5.7L. The cost to go to a bigger motor to save 1-2gal/hr doesn't make sense to me unless you just want to get up to speed faster. Money better spent is putting a 5 blade on over the stock 4 blades.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:36 PM
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Hey Ryan how did the 5.7 in the X30 handle all of that extra weight vs your X25 with the 5.7?
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:39 PM
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Hey Ryan how did the 5.7 in the X30 handle all of that extra weight vs your X25 with the 5.7?
Better actually. We put 3300lbs in the X30 too The X25 with the 5 Blade is a whole new animal versus the stock high altitude prop though. And when I say better it turns easier because the X30 handles better and the 30 never has issues getting on plane. As far as acceleration the X30 with the weight is about the same as the 25 with the weight when the 25 has a 5 blade. Put the 5 blade on the 30 and well... You do the math
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