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Old 09-07-2013, 01:49 AM
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Sold my 205, now what?

So i guess i sold my 1999 205 on monday. I was a bit on the fence about selling it but i put it up for sale anyway to see if i would get much response. I was pretty surprised it sold as fast as it did (2 weeks) and i was actually able to get what i wanted out of it, especially considering its so late in the season. Pretty sad to see it go, it was a great boat, and i had put ALOT of work into it, but we need something a little bigger.

So i guess i'm boat shopping again but i'm not sure what i'm looking for. I'd like to find something that will have a good wakeboard wake (we were spoiled with the 205), surf pretty good without having bags all over the interior and ride better in rough water than my 205 did. If it will fit in my standard size garage door that would be nice but not a big deal. And i don't want to spend more than 35-40k. So what should i be looking for? So far, i havent came up with many Mastercrafts that fit what i'm looking for but i'm hoping for some suggestions. Probably won't buy for a while but i'd like to start looking.

Heres a pic of the 205 when i had it hooked up to go meet the new owner.

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Old 09-07-2013, 01:54 AM
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You should be able to find a 2006 x2 for a little under $40k. It will surf better and have a lot more room. You could also find a 205v hull boat (1999-2002 xstar, 2003-2005 x2). They will have a lot more room than the direct drive version.
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:50 AM
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You should be able to find a 2006 x2 for a little under $40k. It will surf better and have a lot more room. You could also find a 205v hull boat (1999-2002 xstar, 2003-2005 x2). They will have a lot more room than the direct drive version.
I'd like to stay away from the 205 hull. It just doesnt surf very well and it kinda sucks in choppy water.
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:18 AM
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That's the only other MC I've seen sitting on a VIP trailer exactly like mine Good luck with the hunt.
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:03 AM
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X2, look no further.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:36 AM
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That's the only other MC I've seen sitting on a VIP trailer exactly like mine Good luck with the hunt.
I hope yours is better than mine. I loved my boat but i hated that trailer. When i got it it had been neglected quite a bit. For the first year i was scared to go anywhere cause something always broke on it.
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:58 AM
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X2, look no further.
I was under the impression the x2 was a mediocre surf boat at best. I guess I may have to do a little more research on it. I was thinking about a older x30 being a possibility. It won't fit in my garage but I can work around that. I may have to go away from Mastercraft just to open up my options.
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:20 PM
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The 30 is really the it boat that may give you what you are looking for in that price range , but the rough water ride is still awful. Better than the 205 for sure , but not great. Surprisingly the X2 does surf prett well. I think better than a 205v for sure in the goofy side. Subce you mentioned being outside the MC line and are somewhat concerned about the surf wake. In your price range dare are I say a Centurion Avalanche would fit the bill. Rough water ride is next to none, wakeboard wake is very steep and poppy and it requires minimal weight to amp up the wakeboard wake. It also was the bench mark for surf waves before the Enzo.
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:59 PM
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I hope yours is better than mine. I loved my boat but i hated that trailer. When i got it it had been neglected quite a bit. For the first year i was scared to go anywhere cause something always broke on it.
Considering the harsh elements in Az, at 15 years old she's been good to me. I did dump $800 into to it last month for things the trailer guy said should have been replaced 5 years ago
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:06 PM
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Getting away from Mastercraft???? Are they other boats out there?
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