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Old 05-06-2013, 10:57 PM
Coffeyman76 Coffeyman76 is offline
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New TT member and first time MC Owner

Hey gang, wanted to say thanks up front thanks for the great information on this site regarding all the boats. Ton of good info here and certainly helped.

My new (to me) x45. 2006 8.1L with 63.5 hours. Barely broken in, it looks nearly new. Little polish on the tower and refinish of the teak and she will be 7 going on 2.

Had the heater and most of the other bells and whistles. Adding a rear deck swim ladder (parents, littles, etc.), rear transom remote and some UW lights off the back you know because the boat wasn't freaking nice enough to start with...

This boat fit in my budget for my first v-drive and I feel in love with the layout, bow space and seating/storage on this thing (and the nice get up on the 8.1L). Actually tough finding 2008-2009 because production dropped off so much so this boat felt old at first. Looked at an 2008 x35 (overnight drive from Charlotte to Knoxville) and liked that boat too, but this one was too nice to pass up. That flip seat was killer but couldn't see the fridge and loss of storage. The boats felt like they were 2 or 3 feet different in length. I also liked the way the x45 just stuck into the corners while the 35 felt more like a bowrider with the pitch in the turns (nothing wrong with that, but noticeable difference). Coming from a bowrider it was a nice change on the 45.

Anyways thanks to the gang over at Charlotte Ski Boats too for making the deal and putting up with my BS during that process. Lee and Amanda are great, look forward to having a beer/surf with them if it ever freaking warms up this spring.

Pick her up in maybe 2 weeks or so. These are CSB pics, I haven't snapped my own.

Look forward to trolling (kidding) and learning some cool stuff. Already have a few DIY projects planned - we will see, probably just be lazy and enjoy the boat until wintertime...
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:10 PM
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:15 PM
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Wow! That is an awesome x45!

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Old 05-06-2013, 11:17 PM
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Great looking boat! I think you are gonna really enjoy that....welcome to the forum...as you do your diy's, always feel free to ask lots of questions...lots of knowledge and friendly people here. Enjoy!!
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:17 PM
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welcome a saweet ride... your crew is gonna love it...
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:21 PM
SSMoose SSMoose is offline
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Welcome to the forum. That's one nice boat you got into. Enjoy!
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:22 PM
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Sweet ride man. The X45 is by far one of the best wakes in the MC lineup. Your going to love it
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:41 PM
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You will Love that Engine, Plenty of Power and the Sound of that engine will make your Heart Pound !!
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:05 AM
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Nice boat. Congrats. Is it just me or does that trailer look way to short for that boat. The prop guard isn't going to do much prop guarding that far forward of the prop/rudder.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:18 AM
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Nice ride you have now.

I wouldn't really polish the tower, it has a coating on it of sorts that should keep it from corroding too much. I would rather use some kind of cleaner. Can you post a photo of what needs cleaning on it? Someone may have some ideas for you.

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