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Old 02-16-2014, 11:21 AM
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I wouldn't ignore any 205v with the rtp engine, lots of Power to do whatever you want with the right prop, I think the MCX is more desirable and looks cooler so it might help your re-sale a bit or cost you more to buy in.
+2 on that.
RTP-1 is rated at 310hp, the MCX at 350hp.
But somewhere I saw the dyno charts comparing these engines and the actual horsepower gain only really kicks in at the upper rpm range because the MCX's induction systems breathes better. And boat (and auto) manufacturers' hp ratings are always suspect anyway -- there's always a bit of voodoo involved in how they come up with the numbers!

As mentioned, the MCX has more wow factor when you open the compartment cover but . . .
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:59 PM
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+2 on that.
RTP-1 is rated at 310hp, the MCX at 350hp.
But somewhere I saw the dyno charts comparing these engines and the actual horsepower gain only really kicks in at the upper rpm range because the MCX's induction systems breathes better. And boat (and auto) manufacturers' hp ratings are always suspect anyway -- there's always a bit of voodoo involved in how they come up with the numbers!

As mentioned, the MCX has more wow factor when you open the compartment cover but . . .
I've seen that torque curve and agree. The RTP is fine for most applications. For Slalom or Footin though the MCX is much more desirable. I wouldn't buy an RTP in a 197 but would in an X2 or X1.
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Old 02-16-2014, 01:15 PM
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Looks to me like there's a lot more positives with the X2. Upgraded motor, far less hours etc. Better value with the 05, IMO.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:13 PM
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205v hull sounds like a good choice for you. I wouldn't worry about making the wake small for beginners. If the wake with no ballast is still intimidating to them you can always shorten the rope to get them a mellower wake that's not as steep and let them ride there until they get better.
On my PS190 that would have been true. On my X1, I'd lengthen the rope to reduce intimidation. No ballast and a light load will be fine. At kid-speed for wakeboarding (15mph), the rooster tail and more vertical wake might be more intimidating by shortening the rope.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:30 AM
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Follow up

Hello all:

I really appreciate all the advice and knowledge here. I thought I should follow up. The boat in Boise was sold before I called. It sold at full price the day it was posted.

My wife and I decided that we wanted to move forward on the boat in Portland (we have been saving for years and our kids aren't getting any younger, it needed to happen this summer). I worked with Bryan and Pat at Northwest Boat Sports (they had the boat on consignment). They were very straightforward and easy to deal with. We worked out a price and added a heater (It's cold up here in the North). My brother and I drove to Portland to get it.

Here I am in Portland at first sight:

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Here we are heading back to Spokane:

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And here it is drying out from a VERY rainy drive home in our garage:

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I want to give further kudos to Pat and Bryan at Northwest Boat Sports. I had been reading everything I could here about the X1 and had seen some postings about the tower braces. Before I could even ask Bryan about them he texted me that they had added the braces for no additional charge because they thought it was the right thing to do! You don't see that every day.

Thanks much and I look forward to enjoying some time on the boat with my wonderful wife and kids this summer!

Cheers, Steve.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:13 AM
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Nice boat Steve! Love the black! You're gonna enjoy that beauty. I often boat on
Coeur d' Alene Lake, maybe I'll see you out there, or the Spokane River, or the St. Joe
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:29 AM
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Can we get a like button? Congrats Steve, your prop, upgraded rudder and engine are a match made in heaven!
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:09 AM
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Nice boat Steve! Love the black! You're gonna enjoy that beauty. I often boat on
Coeur d' Alene Lake, maybe I'll see you out there, or the Spokane River, or the St. Joe
Isn't the boat dark blue? At least the trailer seems to be.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:32 AM
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Yes. It's a dark blue color. The flat light and iPhone camera just makes it look black. It's a good fit for us color wise.

Now we just need some warmer weather!!

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Old 03-22-2014, 10:36 AM
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I like that shade of blue. It's also more forgiving to the occasional water spot than gloss black (not that you would ever have any on your boat!)
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