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Old 01-25-2013, 01:58 PM
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Yes, I saw the post yesterday - It was almost 150 boat floatilla from "The Knob" to K-City. (We used to ride around in a solid orange '05 X9). The tie up at the tourney was fun. Front row baby!!!
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:54 AM
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I picked up an '05 X2 locally this past fall for $34,500 CAN. That was a steal given the typical Canadian used prices which tend to be several thousand higher than the US.

It has 425 hrs, MCX, heater, shower, bimini, factory JL tower speakers and lights, dual axle trailer, KGB, PPass, upgraded Acme 1285 prop.

We bought it because of the cross-over capability -- legendary wakeboard wake while still being almost-competition-level skiable over 30mph. I have a Bennett wakeplate that I will be installing this spring to tune the slalom wake even more (and help with porpoising at higher speeds.)
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:04 AM
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(and help with porpoising at higher speeds.)
Doesn't have that problem unless you have too much weight in the back...

Cool that you are doing the trim tab tho. After you get to ski it, send me a PM and let me know what it does to your ski wake. Thanks.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:20 AM
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Doesn't have that problem unless you have too much weight in the back...

Cool that you are doing the trim tab tho. After you get to ski it, send me a PM and let me know what it does to your ski wake. Thanks.
We only had the boat on the water for a month before winterizing so my experience with the X2 is still growing. There were a couple of occasions when we did notice porpoising at 30+ mph -- once when I was skiing and the driver (my wife) just killed the throttle because she was scared. The only passengers were my two kids.

In reading up on the 205V/X2 here on TT there seems to be a consensus that the rear engine placement alters the weight distribution enough from the DD 205 to make the hull prone to porpoising in general. As you say, adding more weight to the stern would only compound it.

And yes, I'll be sure to report back on the results of the wakeplate install, hopefully with some pics too.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:32 AM
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Mine seems to porpoise above 30mph. Filling the KGB ballast mostly eliminates it
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:57 PM
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Thankfully mine doesn't. Happened once after surfing and we had a lot of weight in the back and we were cruising home. My VTX porpoises with full ballast and full wedge and less than ideal water conditions...
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:33 PM
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would be curious to hear the results of the trim tab install as well wheeler.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:06 PM
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Thank you all for the input, keep it coming.

Neil, you have a PM. Thanks!
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