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Old 09-13-2012, 10:02 AM
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New To MC... About to buy questions...

Hey guys,

I have been a past performance boater (Fountain's etc) but want to get the family into watersports. My kids are 7 and 10 and love the water.

My local Mastercraft dealer has MC dealer certified/inspected 2006 X-Star that I am very close to pulling the trigger on. The boat is super clean, comes with heater, plumbed in Fly High system, Wet Sound 3-some with EQ, 12 inch sub and stern controls. The perfect Pass has been upgraded to the GPS version, and the boat also has a custom wrap. I have negotiated the price to $42K

My only hesitation is the 400 hours on the MCX 350. Am i worrying about nothing with those hours?

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:15 AM
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400 hours is just shy of 70 hours a year on the boat - barely broken in.

Please post pics after you buy
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:16 AM
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Thanks 19.. Its funny how some people give you the impression that 400 is too many...
Where in Ontario are you? Im originally from Muskoka, now live in Texas
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:19 AM
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I have an 06 X-Star with the 8.1L engine and love it, I have had virtually no problems with it, Mine has close to 300 hours, If the boat has been maintained 400 hours is nothing at all, might ck for any maintanance records but if it is in great shape overall, I would think they would have done engine maintanance also , excellent choice in boats
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:26 AM
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is it the black and white one at texas mastercraft. looks very nice and i would have no worries about the hours. my 07 x2 has 375 hrs and it's just getting started.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:47 AM
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I wouldn't worry about those hours at all. We have a 2004 with 470 hours. She purrs like a kitten (roars like a tiger?). That's about 52.22 hours per season. Not far off from your 70ish hours per season. I would say anything in the range of 50 to 100 hours per season is very normal for a boat.

I've also heard that an oil change in a boat every 50 hours is to a car engine's oil change every 3000 miles. So, if a car has 100,000 miles on it .... this (roughly) converts to a boat's hours of 1,667. This might not be the best analogy since we are talking about engine's on the road versus engine's pushing an object through water, however, we are talking about virtually the exact same engines. I have a GM Vortec in my truck and a GM Vortec in my Prostar.

I don't know about you, but I consider cars that have 100,000 miles to have a lot more life left in them.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:06 AM
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I would not worry about hours at all, I've got 1250 hours on a 2009 MCX. She is still going strong and we barefoot and slalom alot so the rpm's get turned way more than wakeboarding. That custom wrap would concern me more than the hours, they might be hiding some gelcoat imperfections or work....
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:08 PM
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The wrap was dealer installed the day boat was sold new, so no worries there.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:19 PM
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The hours wouldn't be an issue for me (current boat has 700+), and it sounds like a decent deal at that price.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:26 PM
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That price is very low. If it is in good condition go for it. Are you looking to just wakeboard? The X-Star is really made for that and nothing else.
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