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Old 02-24-2013, 03:16 PM
Flamethewolf Flamethewolf is offline
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New X-30 build... and some questions!

Hey guys, new to the forum, but been a MC owner since 2007. I'm moving on from my X-1 and pretty sold on the new X-30. Need more space, better ride in rough water, etc..

Here are my questions for you X-30 owners...

Do you recommend surf tabs? We will add ballast to the factory settings, and generally my wife and I have 6-8 passengers, but sometimes it's just me and her and we really want a great surf wake...

Is the black or dark grey new vinyl hot? We live in TX and it gets well over 100 most days we are out.. i was leaning towards the lighter grey

Any strong opinions on the 6.0 or 6.2 motor for the X-30? $3,000 difference from my dealer.. Over the years, even with the MCX on the X-1.. with lots of weight in the boat it took a while to get on plane.. I don't want to ever have that issue with this boat, but also don't want to waste money if I won't notice the difference..

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Old 02-24-2013, 03:19 PM
Flamethewolf Flamethewolf is offline
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Oh, btw, what do you think I should ask for my 2007 X-1?

It has 350 hours.. is in immaculate condition (garage kept).. options include:
- stainless steel rub rail
- MCX engine
- 4 tower speakers (2 with lights)
- perfect pass
- matching trailer spare
- transom remote
- custom JL 10 W6 with 1,000 Watt JL Amp
- Perfect Pass
- Bimini Top
- Bow Filler Cushion
- 750 sacks plumbed in each locker, KGB, an integrated bow sac in the front 2100 lbs ballast

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Old 02-24-2013, 03:35 PM
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Good look'n X1
The real question is,
What will you be willing to accept for your boat?
Do you have plans on trading her in on your new X30?
Whens your new ride delivery expected?
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:17 PM
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New boat will come in mid April, so I have 6 weeks, and it isn't part of the deal so it's not necessarily urgent.. I was thinking of asking 37k and seeing if I get any bites over the next month..
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:40 PM
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Search this forum on the interiors, from memory, there are arguments on both sides. I think the Texas aspect of your decision would be better served with a lighter interior.

There are a lot of comparison threads on the 6.0 vs 6.2... At that price delta you're getting closer to the longer term gas savings biz case. I spoke directly to Ilmor last month and there is very little difference in torque output up to about 4000 RPM (closer to 4250) between them. Specifically the variable valve timing bridges the gap.

Resale, I think the 6.2 will be desired for fuel economy and more power by the numbers.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:59 PM
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35k on the x1
Just saw the 37k
Good asking price

Last edited by HartlandX1; 02-24-2013 at 04:59 PM. Reason: Missed the 37k
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:13 PM
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On the surf tabs, my opinion is based on talking to several people and not based on using them.

They will do more than help shape the wake. There is an auto level feature that would make cruising with an unbalanced boat easier and I hear that in rough water they are helpful to list the boat with no ballast. If you are picking between them and the 6.2, they will be easy to add after the fact, unlike the 6.2...
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:04 PM
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You don't need surf tabs on the X-30, at least I don't on mine. And yes, avoid dark interior unless you're a fan of putting a towel down first to sit down.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:43 PM
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After having surf tabs on my '12 X45, I decided that they really have little use. I opted to leave them off of my '13 X30 and have not regretted it. I opted for the 6.0L because that is what I had in my X45 and it had PLENTY of power even at altitude (Lake Powell). The X30 has a much lighter feel on the water (less drag) than my X45, so I am sure the 6.0L will be more than adequate. That said, I really coveted the 6.2L when I was doing my build, but just couldn't justify the expense.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:55 AM
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$3000 doesn't seem like much of an adder when you consider the peace of mind in knowing that you will never have a power problem. If the fuel economy is the issue you can prop the boat up slightly to improve your fuel consumption. I would definitely get the bigger engine for only $3000 difference.
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