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Old 10-08-2013, 01:52 PM
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X25 vs X35 which to buy?

I'm in the market for an x25 6.0, chosen this boat for all the obvious reasons, which is why im guessing is so darn popular. Love the size, capacity, efficiency for an all round wakeboard and wakesurf Mastercraft. In the quest for the right x25, I've stumbled on an x35 6.2 and I know nothing about this boat, short of pulling up the boat compare on the website. They seem similar, in terms of size, weight, capacity etc other than the fact that the x25 is 1.5 feet longer. Thoughts on the bigger boat if the price is nearly the same? Will it be as agile and handle like an x25 or is it going to drive like a big boat like the x45 or x55 which I dont like. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:16 PM
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The 35 is longer than the 25 by 1'9". I think the ride, wake (both surf and wakeboard) is much better on the 25. Also, the interior layout in the 25 is superior (IMO) to the 35. I'd stick with what you were orignally looking for.
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:28 PM
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The 35 is longer than the 25 by 1'9". I think the ride, wake (both surf and wakeboard) is much better on the 25. Also, the interior layout in the 25 is superior (IMO) to the 35. I'd stick with what you were orignally looking for.
Yes I agree, I like that the smaller boat has a better layout and rated for one more person, 16 vs 15 and has more storage volume which is strange, guess its that deeper V hull that adds to all this, plus the better ride/wake.

How would you compare the drive/handling of the x35 which is +300 lbs heavier but has the 6.2 which I hear is awesome, versus the 6.0?
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:29 PM
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I have a 45... originally wanted a 35, that was until I drove one. I personally dislike the 35, the interior layout isn't effective, and the rough water handling was far below my expectations. It most certainly won't handle as well as a 25. From what I've been told, the 6.0 is more than enough motor in the 25, but IMO bigger is always better.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:28 PM
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Stick with the X25......

And yes, the 6.0 is plenty for the 25.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:45 PM
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IMO even the 5.7 will play with the x-25. I haven't weighted mine down super heavy yet, but the 5.7 has handled everything I've thrown at it just fine. I'm sure a bigger engine is even better - no argument, but the smaller / cheaper engine is totally functional for most people.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:48 PM
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x-35=Mastercrafts bowrider. not very capable of anything besides cruising
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:35 PM
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I've ran 3,500lbs in my x25 with the 5.7 and it does amazing. I added the oj 5 blade and it handles everything with ease. I would personally not spend the extra money on the bigger engines on a x25.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:42 PM
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:42 PM
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I've ran 3,500lbs in my x25 with the 5.7 and it does amazing. I added the oj 5 blade and it handles everything with ease. I would personally not spend the extra money on the bigger engines on a x25.
Yeah, but if you had bigger, you wouldn't regret having it...
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