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Old 04-03-2013, 04:18 PM
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Want to buy Mastercraft not sure what model.

Hi All,

I have been reading this forum for months educating my self on Mastercraft boats.You guys provide tons of info and has been fun to read the threads. We have decided that we would like to purchase a wakebaord/surf boat in the next couple months. I must say that the Mastercraft product line from the early 2000's is very hard to understand the differnet models. I would like to spend 32-34,000. Can you provide some info on what boats and years you think I should look at. I have been looking at x-10, x -30 and x star of the 2001-2005 vintage. I would love to get newer than 2006 but do not think it is my budget.

Any thoughts and comments would be appreciated
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:28 PM
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Welcome to the Board. I am sure you will receive a lot of information.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:35 PM
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Thanks I am looking forward to hearing some thoughts.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:22 PM
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Hard to answer without knowing more... What do you want to do with your boat? wakeboard, wakesurf, ski? How well do you want it to do at each of those three activitries? How big of a lake or waterway will you be taking it on? How many people will be in the boat usually? Do you have a weight limit in mind for towing?
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:29 PM
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An '06-newer X-1 would be in your price range. It does everything well, has one of the best wakeboard wakes ever. Throttle by wire started in '05, better vinyl on the '06-newer boats.
This would be my pick for the kind of $$ you have.
Unless you need more space, than look for an '05 X-30. Just make sure the vinyl is still good.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:49 PM
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An '06-newer X-1 would be in your price range. It does everything well, has one of the best wakeboard wakes ever. Throttle by wire started in '05, better vinyl on the '06-newer boats.
This would be my pick for the kind of $$ you have.
Unless you need more space, than look for an '05 X-30. Just make sure the vinyl is still good.
Vinyl was fine in '05 too.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:11 PM
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Does the X1 have a better than decent ski wake?
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:56 AM
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Define decent.

One of best v drive ski wakes on the market, but not compareable to a 190. Can u run a course with it and hit some lower line lengths? Yes. To me that's decent to others it still may not be. I think your hardcore skiers would prefer a d drive wake but you're average intermediate/advanced recreational skier would be more than satisfied



As to the post topic we really need some other info....ie plan on boarding , skiing, surfing, just cruising? Amount of regular passengers? Ability level? Is surfing the priority or is wakeboarding?
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:21 AM
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Thanks swatguy. That's exactly what I thought but wanted to confirm.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:52 AM
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205v (original X-Star, X2, X1) is a decent do it all boat ... not best at any one thing, but decent ski wake, wakeboard wake and surfable. Comfortable for 7-8 people and can fit a few more if friendly. We upgraded to an '04 X2 from a '83 S&S when I quite doing tournaments and the kids got into more agressive wakeboarding & surfing. Really fits our families need and not too large that the wife is still comfortable taking it out by herself with friends. Also very tow friendly at about 4500 lbs loaded.

but as stated, need a bit more info on what main purpose is being looked for.
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