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Old 11-15-2012, 11:38 AM
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Care to define "craps out"? Have you talked to the dealer about this?
I think he means "Crabs out".
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:40 AM
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X80's are yacht certified (no real weight restriction). I assume the boat tracks straight when not loaded? If so, definatly has to do with an unballanced load. Perhaps you can fill them slowly to see at what point the boat starts to crab.
You'd think they have a limit, so it won't be overloaded to the point that it swamps or becomes unsafe at any speed. Obviously, wave action determines this but 5500 lb is a lot of weight for a boat of this size- if it was a deep V, it would be different.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:40 AM
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i ment to say crabs
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:41 AM
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http://www.mastercraft.com/boats/overview/x80
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:43 AM
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If the boat specifiations do not give a maximum load/occupancy and only states "Yacht Certified" I courious what that means in terms of real weight. This certification can be grossly misinterpreted.
Kind of like "all you can eat' restaurants.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:44 AM
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i can tell you this that 6420 weight is way off. ive ran mine across the scales at my local city plant the boat was over 9000. thats with about a half a tank of gas and not much gear just a few life jackets
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:47 AM
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the x80 has a pretty deep v. when its parked on a trailor next to my buddys x45 or even my 2010 247 malibu it dorfs those boats
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:09 PM
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i can tell you this that 6420 weight is way off. ive ran mine across the scales at my local city plant the boat was over 9000. thats with about a half a tank of gas and not much gear just a few life jackets
Did you have filled ballast, or empty? What about the weight of the trailer?
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:10 PM
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the x80 has a pretty deep v. when its parked on a trailor next to my buddys x45 or even my 2010 247 malibu it dorfs those boats
The V is considered to be "deep" if the angles exceed certain specs. The beam vs the dead rise and length have a lot to do with how it handles, too.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:26 PM
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the ballast was empty and thats factoring in the weight of the trailer. my supercharged h2sut hates the thing. i cant run the a/c pulling it or if its over a 100 outside i cant pull no matter what. the temp on the motor will peg in a few miles. thats with me putting a custom ron davis triple core radiator and taking the manual fan out and installing triple electric fans 2 suckers and 1 pusher. even my new duramax runs about 3/4 on the temp gauge if its hot outside and running the a/c. my truck also has a 8inch fabtech with 24 inch rockstars and 38inch tires. but i also put 456 gears in it when i lifted it. thats the only thing i hate about the 80 is hauling it. but once on the water its like a cadillac

just kills me that it tracks funny across the water. didnt know if other people have had the same prob, or even noticed it
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