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Old 05-17-2016, 10:15 PM
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I would agree...x-14 or [email protected] can you get more pictures of the WI boat?
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Old 05-18-2016, 12:38 AM
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Hi, new to this site and have read just about everything I can find on used crossovers. I'm 42 with a family and interested in a crossover that skis well, but need WB for the kids. Plus surfing sounds like a lot of fun. For now I really want to advance my slalom skills, as I am a beginner headed into intermediate. I've looked at several crossover options in the 40-50K range, and recently have been looking at a Nautique 2010 216V, 2007 216, 2008 SV211, 2008 MC X15, X14V and a 2008 BU VTX with Diamond Hull. Honestly from what I've researched the VTX keeps coming up as a great ski wake and surf wake which is rare. I realize the BU is not the build quality of Nautique or MC. I've read numerous posts, and am mainly interested in the X15 ski wake experience from this audience.


I'm selling an 08 x15. Check it out on boats for sale. It's a great intermediate skill level boat pushing to advanced. We love it. Selling because want Gen 2. It does everything really well. They say the x15 is the best overall boat MC ever made.
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Old 05-18-2016, 12:40 AM
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I'm selling an 08 x15. Check it out on boats for sale. It's a great intermediate skill level boat pushing to advanced. We love it. Selling because want Gen 2. It does everything really well. They say the x15 is the best overall boat MC ever made.


I have a friend that has a 2014 23lsv. He's had some engine problems in sensors that alarm the control panel to stop the boat. Turns out it was a 400 fix but he's had to do it twice in two years. His vinyl is also already tearing on the seat they come in and out of. BU has a sexy boat but not the best manufacturing processes (on his anyway).
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Old 05-18-2016, 12:45 AM
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I believe MC continued make the 205V hull design (X1) thru around 2010 or 2011??? maybe even 2012??? I haven't tried skiing thru a course since we've had it but my wife does open water skiing behind our '04 X2 but she is not overly aggressive in crossing wakes. We moved to this from an '83 S&S and the wake at 34 & 36 flattens out pretty nicely based from view from driver's seat.
I can confirm this. I had an '82 Stars & Stripes Powerslot as well. Moved up to the 205V/X1 and it is quite manageable above 30mph, no problem at 34mph.

With some ballast the 205V/X1 will make a surfable (not waist high) wake and a nice rampy wakeboard wake. Again, great crossover - not as good at any one thing as a dedicated hull.
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:10 AM
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Awesome replies, thanks everyone. +1 on more pics from DatDude. Sounds like the x14 would be ideal, that comes with factory triple ballasts right? From a comfort/seating perspective I really want the x15, but I've had multiple dealers (and now some on this post) tell me I won't like the slalom wake. Let me put it this way...I assume anything will be better than the '95 I/O I have now, however I do plan to slalom a lot more - like almost every weekend for the next two summers. Agree need to test drive unfortunately no x15's close by. There is an x14 tho..what do you all think about resale on DD boats these days? Finally, if I had all the money in the world would an x10 2013 or later be nirvana? Waiting another season for a newer x10 or Nautique Sport 200 is something that's crossed my mind, but man hate to wait!
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Old 05-18-2016, 02:03 AM
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I'm selling an 08 x15. Check it out on boats for sale. It's a great intermediate skill level boat pushing to advanced. We love it. Selling because want Gen 2. It does everything really well. They say the x15 is the best overall boat MC ever made.
I was going to mention the X15 .. Hard to find but they are a great boat

The X14 is a great all around boat but it just is not a great surf boat .... Wrong design
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:42 AM
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Have you thought about an x30?
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Old 05-19-2016, 05:20 PM
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I can confirm this. I had an '82 Stars & Stripes Powerslot as well. Moved up to the 205V/X1 and it is quite manageable above 30mph, no problem at 34mph.

With some ballast the 205V/X1 will make a surfable (not waist high) wake and a nice rampy wakeboard wake. Again, great crossover - not as good at any one thing as a dedicated hull.
based on the view but being on the ski and coming across that bump in the middle that is hard isn't that great... The only thing I really am not 100% sold on .. it is better with a new prop but it is not nirvana... but wake boarding is awesome all day long for a intermediate as myself and kids....
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Old 05-19-2016, 05:34 PM
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can't remember which is which but this is the wake at 34 and 36 behind our '04 X2, but definitely beats the heck out of the '79 Ski Nautique I started skiing a course behind... just for a point of reference.



I'll look around to see if I can find wake for wakeboarding and surfing ... but might be next week
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Old 05-26-2016, 12:12 AM
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We love our 09 x15. Its not a competition ski wake but it will be much better than your i/o wake. You'll want one with the Attitude Plate. Its a center trim tab that helps flatten the wake.

We ski, wakeboard, and surf. Its very versitile and very roomy for the size.

Where are you located? Somebody with an x15 near you might be willing to give you a pull.
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