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Old 11-29-2016, 08:54 PM
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Starting to Look for a Boat, Advice

I currently own a 2002 XStar and I have had it for 4 years. I am currently in the process of prepping it to sell and look for a newer boat. I thought I knew what I wanted but as of right now I am back to being unsure and looking for some advice.

I do a lot of surfing so I am hoping people that have used some sort of Wake Gate can chime in.

Years: 2006-2010ish (Derived from current prices)
Price range: Looking between 35-45k
Activities: A lot of surfing and party cove, some time spent wakeboarding

I prefer the pickle fork bow but there are not many options in this time frame/price range. I was looking at an X30 for size and surf wave and also an X2 for the pickle fork and surf wave. I am a little hesitant on the X2 though because I was hoping to go bigger from my 205v.

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Old 11-29-2016, 09:00 PM
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x30 is big and nice. however if your looking at the x2 pickle fork you should really look at one. a lot of room compared your 205v. I added gsa to my 07 x2 and surf wake is great!! I plumbed in 750s in the rear on top of factory ballast. I will say having the center tab helps a ton with this boat.
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Old 11-29-2016, 09:29 PM
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Ry, I've been kicking around selling mine in the spring. It hits most of your needs (surfs excellent, 2008, 23' lots of space) except it is a Nautique 230 to be exact. If you're interested send me a PM and I'll give you more info.
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Old 11-29-2016, 10:00 PM
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X45 would be a great option to consider IMHO...unless you are concerned about trailer weight or something not mentioned in OP.
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Old 11-29-2016, 10:59 PM
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Trailer weight may actually be a concern at the X45 size. I dont need to trailer a long distance, and only a couple times a year but I have a Range Rover Sport.

Does the X30 or X45 make a significantly better wave then the X2? I guess I will have to check out an X2 and maybe that will ease my worry of the boat size.
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Old 11-29-2016, 11:34 PM
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You might consider an xstar. Price and availability are pretty good right now. With a fake gate (not easy to make because of hull shape) it surfs pretty decent with 750s in the rear lockers.
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Old 11-30-2016, 09:25 AM
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Wouldn't count out a nice X15 either. No pickle but requires a little less weight to surf than the big brother X30. We added 750 piggy backs in the rear lockers and for the price you can steal an X15, may be at the bottom of your budget with money to spare! With a suck gate or something of the like, most boats are going to toss you a good wave ... very inexpensive way to keep up with the 100k boats


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Old 11-30-2016, 01:34 PM
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I was thinking about an X15 but it seems a lot of people say its tricky to get the surf wave good? That is one of the main reasons I started looking at X30s.
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Old 11-30-2016, 04:42 PM
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I would say if you are currently looking at the 35-45k range, bump down to the 30-40k range and plan on adding GSA since you mainly are looking to surf. A used X30 in that price range with GSA would be very nice.
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Old 11-30-2016, 07:14 PM
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Another vote for x30 here if you can tow and store it. The X2 does have tons more cabin space than your 205 though.

The X2 cabin is huge with a small bow area.
The X30 cabin is huge with a normal bow area
The X30 surfs better.

Having a 23 footer is awesome even if you only bring a few people.
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