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Old 03-12-2013, 05:31 PM
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How have your encounters with rough waters been? I'm leaning more towards and x45 over a 35 but several times a year we travel to the ozarks for extended weekends. The water there gets pretty rough from the cruisers. Should I be worried?
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:17 PM
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The X35 will handle rougher conditions better than an X45 no matter what because of the hull difference. i was bewteen the two of these boats however i love the layout of the 45 My X45 has been in 2-3 ft chop in a bay and it was pretty good. Its a million times better than the Malibu I had. best bet is to drive both boats out.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:39 PM
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The X 45 is a still a very big boat and handles chop exceptionally well, especially the chop the inland lakes can dish out. I would base the purchase on layout and interior, which the 45 wins every time.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:55 PM
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I agree, love the ride and layout..layout...layout on my 45. Handles chop good (Lanier in GA) with no issues but the 35 will handle big water better as others have said but the 45 is big water capable by all means. Did I mention the 45's layout...it's tops!
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:58 AM
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Mastercraft is coming out with a "X46" I know it sounds crazy, its base off the x45 with a deeper hual. May want to wait or talk to your local mastercraft dealer.

I had several X45's and now have a 55, I live on Lake Conroe, and she is rough on weekends. The 45 did ok, but if you dip the nose into a wave you'll find yourself standing in a foot of water. The 35 handels rough water only slightly better, the bennefit is the nose rides significantly further out of the water.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:09 AM
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Mastercraft is coming out with a "X46" I know it sounds crazy, its base off the x45 with a deeper hual. May want to wait or talk to your local mastercraft dealer.

I had several X45's and now have a 55, I live on Lake Conroe, and she is rough on weekends. The 45 did ok, but if you dip the nose into a wave you'll find yourself standing in a foot of water. The 35 handels rough water only slightly better, the bennefit is the nose rides significantly further out of the water.

I just moved to The Woodlands. I am about to probably take my X45 on Conroe this weekend. I have not heard the greatest thing about that lake. It has only ever been on the Willamette and Columbia rivers.

I grew up in Houston but I haven't been to conroe since I was like 12.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:13 AM
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The X35 will handle rougher conditions better than an X45 no matter what because of the hull difference. i was bewteen the two of these boats however i love the layout of the 45 My X45 has been in 2-3 ft chop in a bay and it was pretty good. Its a million times better than the Malibu I had. best bet is to drive both boats out.
I disagree. I test drove both in extremely rough water, and the 45 handled much better, hands down. IMO, the 35 doesn't do anything better than the 45...
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:17 AM
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I just moved to The Woodlands. I am about to probably take my X45 on Conroe this weekend. I have not heard the greatest thing about that lake. It has only ever been on the Willamette and Columbia rivers.

I grew up in Houston but I haven't been to conroe since I was like 12.
Awesome, we will be out and about possibly Saturday, and for sure Sunday. Look for a Red Flake X55. Weekends it gets rough, Its a great weekday lake, and/or weekend party lake. The Game wardens are horrible though, so be prepared to be stopped for no reason.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:29 PM
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Awesome, we will be out and about possibly Saturday, and for sure Sunday. Look for a Red Flake X55. Weekends it gets rough, Its a great weekday lake, and/or weekend party lake. The Game wardens are horrible though, so be prepared to be stopped for no reason.
I am leaning more towards sunday as well.. See that's part of my issue. I kinda uhmmm haven't gotten it registered in Texas yet and it's even expired from Oregon.. I am trying to work on that right now but they want a damn pencil rubbing of engine plate. I am also curious about them complaining about sound level. We are usually cool about being ok around houses but I have about 5000W and the ReV410s
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:28 PM
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Anytime there is an x45 vs x55 comparison discussion, I whip out this picture i took at the miami boat show a few years back. Just shows how much higher off the water the x55 sits. Its a BIG boat.

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