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Old 10-31-2012, 09:37 AM
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Wow what a boat. Wow what a price on a 08 X2. I thought mine was pretty well loaded but he has to have at least an additional 3 - 5K in the trailer alone. I've got a feeling this is going to be a pretty hard boat to move without taking a bath. That's the problem with going nuts on options. You have what is pretty much MCs entry level wakeboard boat and have optioned it up to cost as much as a Star. Unless your buddy gets a smoking deal he'll end up with the same problem when he goes to sell it.

On the LY6. Not sure how the altitude works with fuel injection but putting a big block in a X2 doesn't seem to be the best performance solution. RTPs run fine here in MI and the MCX would seem to be the next logical upgrade without adding weight to the rear of the boat which will negatively effect the hole shot. Not sure I'd be willing to pay for the marginal performance increase it would provide over the MCX.

Past the engine I guess a lot would depend on what options on this boat are desired by your friend and if he's willing to pay for them. Personally if I were going to pay that much for a X2 I'd be looking for a newer boat with "BIG" and only the features I felt I needed or had to have. As much as I like the way the trailer looks I just couldn't spend the extra cash on it. Same with the LY6, more power is a good thing to a point. But when the results of adding that power are minimal it's not justified.

Sounds like you're off to other boats so you've probably figured all this out for yourself. Good luck finding something that will work out better.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:45 AM
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2008 X2

That's a very sharp X2, and it's loaded for sure. If he could negotiate the price I think it would be a sweet boat. I have a 2010 X2 and I wouldn't trade it for an Xstar. I think the X2 is a great boat.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:48 AM
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I don't think the LY-6 will burn any more fuel than the MCX. It's been discussed in very technical terms a few years ago. LY-6 isn't as great out of the hole as the mcx, but that shouldn't be a concern. It would be preferable for footing.

I agree that it comes down to the fact that the LY6 will add a few dollars to the boat and buyer needs to decide if it is worth it. If I loved the boat, and had the money it would be worth it.
My dealer said the RTP was better out of the hole than the MCX but once on plane you could tell the horsepower difference in the MCX?
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:22 AM
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speaking from my own inexperience with MCX vs LY6 at altitude, only way to be sure he'd be happy is go demo a 2 with an MCX. if he loads it up and isnt happy with the plane time... then try to find one with an LY6 (which i think is pretty rare).

or... could always engine swap (LS3 from indmar would probably be his best option)

Oh, LY6 isnt a big block, and IIRC, the weight difference between the LY6 and MCX is < 100lbs
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:24 AM
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My dealer said the RTP was better out of the hole than the MCX but once on plane you could tell the horsepower difference in the MCX?
Not exactly though they do have similar low end torque curves. RTP is not better out of the hole. Sounds like he was describing MCX vs. LY6
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:19 PM
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The extra hp will be welcome at altitude. If he just uses it around the front range (5000ft) the MCX propped down to a 14.xx pitch will be fine. Higher altitudes the 14pitch MCX will be fine but not a monster.
I had my X2 up to 9000' in CO and down at sea level and about every alt in between. Here in WA the MCX is more than enough. Up there in thin air, I'd have welcomed the bigger engine.
Either way, it's a nice boat and the LY6 is a good upgrade if he wants to pay for it.
Regarding the X15 vs X2 space. Yes the 15 is bigger inside, but having the same 8 people (4 adults, 4 kids) in my X2 r buddies X15 is negligible. I wanted a 15 when I got mine, but garage issues as well at the time.
The biggest differences between the 2 boats, IMO, is the 15 takes surf weight alot better, whereas the X2 you have to be on your toes driving it slumped for surfing. Much easier to take water over the nose. Also the X15 tows easier behind a smaller vehicle. Alot less tongue weight than a X2. My X2 will drop a F150's back end like I just put a pallet of cement in the back (not tquite that extreme, but plan on some sort of helpers with a halfton if trailering long dist). The X15 rides just right with not near the tongue weight.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:40 PM
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I'm liking the boat the OP posted. Negotiate the price into the low $50s and you've got a really nice boat at a fair price. The colors and options make the difference for me. Also the low hours.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:46 PM
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I'm liking the boat the OP posted. Negotiate the price into the low $50s and you've got a really nice boat at a fair price. The colors and options make the difference for me. Also the low hours.
Moleson - Which boat are you referring to? Who is OP? Are you talking about the 2008 X-2 with the LY6 in Indiana?
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:42 PM
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That would be this one, the one you posted. I think it's really nice. 2008 is a good year too but then I'm biased.

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Old 10-31-2012, 05:21 PM
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I think the asking price is reasonable at $55,000. I just sold my 08 X2 with the mcx 200 hrs single axle trailer for $54,500 in September. It all comes down to what you are willing to pay. One thing to think about with the X2 is that if you are looking at them because they fit in your garage be sure to have a 8' tall door. I had to replace my 7' door in order to get it in.
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