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Old 12-20-2016, 12:32 PM
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Who has ordered a new 2017 X23?

I pulled the trigger a week ago and placed an order for a new 2017 X23. I have really liked my 2015 X23 and this time went with a very similarly optioned boat. Here is what I changed (selected this time) for the new one based on experience owning 4 MC's thus far:
* Hydraulic steering --> way better for driving if driving at surf speed
* wake surf racks
* Cool feel black seats, old had the normal black ones, which were also fine in sun, but these should be better
* gray over the tower cover (I want to see whether gray actually attracts less bird ****), old one was black
*Oh the convenience package comes now with the fender clips and the small docking lights (both are options along with the second subwoofer that I certainly did not want but which I was forced to select as the big screen is a must). It will be interesting to see do I like them after having them
* BTS wind screen
* transom lounge seats instead of the x46 type
* Seadek after I have made patterns for it

Post pics of your boats! I will try to get build pics again. Boat should be built early January.
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:40 PM
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I like those choices, Black should be fine in your area..

Did you have BTS before?? Its nice for Mid cleat access Docking and talking to a downed rider on your side... I like how the Full windshield looks though..

Hydro steering is Sweet I've had it on 3 boats , but the X30 I just had did not have it and we could not tell the difference at Surf and Dock speeds.

Grey Cover sucked on my last boat...It shows dirt and looks dirty...I would not order again.

Fender Clips are great!!!, glad they are part of a package now!!

Bow Sub is useless...but its part of a Package..so

( It really like the new 12" JL SUB people are installing under driver Kick, a lot of work I bet, but I think Im doing this in my next boat)
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:02 PM
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nice boat! - saw that fabric at my factory tour - its really nice.. and it stays cooler than white vinyl.. I can't remember the number on how much cooler it was vs. white vinyl.
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:42 PM
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My son insisted that we choose the bts windshield as the traditional is too old school... go figure😂 I might still take my chances with the gray cover as it really cannot be worse than the black as I moore my boat for the summer and the black start to fade after only one summer.
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:45 PM
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Great looking color combo. What engine did you go with?

I just cant get with the BTS windshield. I love the traditional looks and when you put tint on the windshield is looks that much better. I think the standard windshield helps with the flow.
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:48 PM
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Nice one. Also ordered 2017 x23. It's my third MC. Coming from an x20, comes off production line end Jan then 3 weeks at sea to South Africa.



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That looks pretty slick, great color choices.
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:53 PM
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I have the 6.2 OPS in my current boat so the new gets the upgraded GDI 6000

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Great looking color combo. What engine did you go with?

I just cant get with the BTS windshield. I love the traditional looks and when you put tint on the windshield is looks that much better. I think the standard windshield helps with the flow.
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Old 12-20-2016, 03:02 PM
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Nice combo. I had several version also with that calypso blue flake and the other blues as well. They are super nice!
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Nice one. Also ordered 2017 x23. It's my third MC. Coming from an x20, comes off production line end Jan then 3 weeks at sea to South Africa.



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MC X45 SS Crusader 8.1 HO 2007
Malibu WAKESETTER VLX SS 2009 400hp
MC X-Star MCX 2005
Tige 20v 2004 black scorpion 6.2
MC ProStar 190 1995 275hp
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Old 12-20-2016, 03:22 PM
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BTW you have had seadek floors in your boats if I remember right. Did you like it and would you use it again? And no I did not have the BTS windshield before as you can see from below pic.

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I like those choices, Black should be fine in your area..

Did you have BTS before?? Its nice for Mid cleat access Docking and talking to a downed rider on your side... I like how the Full windshield looks though..

Hydro steering is Sweet I've had it on 3 boats , but the X30 I just had did not have it and we could not tell the difference at Surf and Dock speeds.

Grey Cover sucked on my last boat...It shows dirt and looks dirty...I would not order again.

Fender Clips are great!!!, glad they are part of a package now!!

Bow Sub is useless...but its part of a Package..so

( It really like the new 12" JL SUB people are installing under driver Kick, a lot of work I bet, but I think Im doing this in my next boat)
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MC X45 SS Crusader 8.1 HO 2007
Malibu WAKESETTER VLX SS 2009 400hp
MC X-Star MCX 2005
Tige 20v 2004 black scorpion 6.2
MC ProStar 190 1995 275hp
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