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lashburn1
03-27-2014, 12:19 AM
We finally got our Boat out for a long weekend (kids spring break)...
We went to Lake Havasu and got an RV spot and Boat Slip about 25 miles up the River in Neeedle CA , Pirates Cove Resort http://piratecoveresort.com

X30 was as nice as we could have hoped.
Everything on the Boat is just NICE.
Ride is quiet and Smooth, even over chop and passing wakes... there is no banging or clanging...
the Hull feels real solid ...
Ours has the 6.2 Ilmor 430 Hp option...
Cruise control and Auto launch , along with Power steering make this Boat that much nicer to drive.
WIFE LOVES those features along with the 4 Outlet heater (we did use it)
boat is quieter than we expected at 25-35 cruise, you can just talk to each other without yelling,
Even with the Super Nice Stereo on...
if you want to hear this insane V8 , just nudge the Throttle from 3800- to 5800 rpm and all doubt is removed as to what powers this thing. It goes from quiet to a nice beefy Roar.

The Flip up Reverse rear seat is NO GIMMICK, it actually is very inviting, kids actually moved from the Bow to it to Watch the action behind the Boat. This was a relief as we wanted the X25 for the Larger Bow...
Cooler and Trash can are perfect for a full day out.
Tower and Racks are nothing short or Perfect even my kids can operate and load Boards with ease.
Ours has stock Surf Package GEN1 + 2 750 hi flys and 2-EXTRA Pumps.

Daughter went Ropeless 1st try!!!

We got this as a super nice Family Boat that can Also Surf easy.
It does just that and with Style and Ease..

sand2snow22
03-27-2014, 12:30 AM
Awesome write up, pics, jealous, ship my Z5! Lol…

lashburn1
03-27-2014, 12:39 AM
Yes Sir... ;)

501s
03-27-2014, 12:46 AM
Hard to not love the X30! Nice boat and pics.

lashburn1
03-27-2014, 12:50 AM
thanks 501 ....as you know...this boat gets lots of complements... on the water and at the Docks...not many like it out there..
We are Happy

KnoxX2
03-27-2014, 01:01 AM
Congrats! Great write up too! I truly think the X30 is the best boat MC has out right now


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scott023
03-27-2014, 08:06 AM
Congrats, great pics.

Double D
03-27-2014, 08:16 AM
That looks like an awesome time with a nice setup. However, I am most impressed with how you manage to deal with four women in the house... :) They all look great but sometimes I have trouble with two and need some 'son' time. HAHAHAHA

bbymgr
03-27-2014, 08:23 AM
Beautiful Boat!!! Congratulations!!

clrussell
03-27-2014, 08:38 AM
Awesome boat, I love the interior

blackhawk
03-27-2014, 09:54 AM
Out on the water with the family, that's what it is all about. Great times!

lashburn1
03-27-2014, 10:22 AM
Oh... and yes.... It will pull a Tube better than any boat out there...
Cruise Control makes powering through S turns a breeze as it Accelerates in the Whip to Maintain speed. Perfect.

Double
03-27-2014, 10:32 AM
Beautiful boat lash, I love the interior also. I'm Wondering how hot that brown gets in the full summer heat so please keep us updated. The 30 is a great family boat (not that I'm biased):)

corey
03-27-2014, 10:36 AM
Wow, I LOVE that interior. I would never have guessed it would turn out so nice!

lashburn1
03-27-2014, 10:38 AM
You are correct, the brown, not the black, is the hotter surface
The black, is a porous fabric, that does not seem to hold the heat.
The brown, it's more of a traditional Marine vinyl surface.
Although we are constantly sitting on towels on the boat, it would be nice to just sit directly on the benches as they are...
I will keep you posted, or it will be a nice X30 for sale at the end of the summer

lashburn1
03-27-2014, 10:40 AM
Thanks Corey,
The unique interior on the boat definitely drew us in....
The exterior color and metalflake trim and sealed the deal.
It was only later, that we found out how heavily optioned out the boat was. Lol

FourFourty
03-27-2014, 11:18 AM
The Flip up Reverse rear seat is NO GIMMICK, it actually is very inviting, kids actually moved from the Bow to it to Watch the action behind the Boat. This was a relief as we wanted the X25 for the Larger Bow...
..

Ironically, I don't find the X25 bow any bigger. It is wider, but I can't sit in the bow of the X25 with my legs outstretched. I can in the X30, with room to spare. It may be narrower, but you still fit 3 in there just as comfortably, if not more.

The things I will miss more, are the Armrests in the X25, and XStar, and the transom seats from the X25.

SJ.
03-27-2014, 01:13 PM
Lash, beautiful X30. Curious what the water temp was at Havasu this time of year?

Dylan
03-27-2014, 02:03 PM
Looks like a killer trip, and I love the new Pirates Cove! Looks like you were able to avoid the spring break crowd.

CottagerGreg
03-27-2014, 03:54 PM
Congrats on the new boat! Looks like you'll get a lot of use outta it!

Just limit the tubing pictures :)

sand2snow22
03-27-2014, 10:26 PM
I wouldn't know :) but I hear you can whip them better if you tow them from the transom!!

CantRepeat
03-27-2014, 11:22 PM
Are you considering the GEN2 surf upgrade?

SJ.
03-28-2014, 11:02 AM
I wouldn't know :) but I hear you can whip them better if you tow them from the transom!!

Tow off the tower and watch how much air they catch!

lashburn1
03-28-2014, 11:23 AM
I think so, but the Line was in the Water, so we tried the POLE mount...

lashburn1
03-28-2014, 11:24 AM
Are you considering the GEN2 surf upgrade?

ALREADY ON ORDER (GEN2)
:)

jafo9
03-29-2014, 10:20 PM
do you launch with the side by side?

lashburn1
03-30-2014, 08:42 AM
do you launch with the side by side?

Side by Side does not have the power for the nearly 6000 lb boat/trailer load
We used it to get around the Camp ground and drive to and from Marina.
I did hook up trailer only to park it better

WakeWise
04-02-2014, 12:15 AM
I have a 2014 X-30 with plug and play additional ballasts and with two lightweight women in the boat I can't seem to get a surf wake that will allow me to toss the rope. Any thoughts? I have the tab set full on starboard and center trim at 40% with port and center ballast full up.

WakeWise

lashburn1
04-02-2014, 12:38 AM
I have a 2014 X-30 with plug and play additional ballasts and with two lightweight women in the boat I can't seem to get a surf wake that will allow me to toss the rope. Any thoughts? I have the tab set full on starboard and center trim at 40% with port and center ballast full up.

WakeWise

Gen 2.?

There are a few guys on here with more experience than I.


We did (port surf) Gen 1
Full stock hard tanks port starboard and center + 750 in port locker.
Tabs - at Starboard down 100% and center 60-90%

Deeper water does help. Over 15'-20'

Just learning here myself

atthelake
04-02-2014, 01:11 AM
I have a 2014 X-30 with plug and play additional ballasts and with two lightweight women in the boat I can't seem to get a surf wake that will allow me to toss the rope. Any thoughts? I have the tab set full on starboard and center trim at 40% with port and center ballast full up.

WakeWise

Have you contacted your dealer for their advice/help at all. They should be able to help you out. For what you paid, it's the least they can do. They should come out on the boat with you actually.
Also, standard questions:
What kinda board are you riding, including size?
How big are you?
How fast are you going?

WakeWise
04-03-2014, 01:17 AM
Thanks for the replies. It's a gen 1. I will try filling both rear ballasts and the additional port bag. I am running around 10.4 mph I'm 6'-2" 200 and I run two board's long hyperlite and short LF. Thanks again and nice boat lash. Thanks atthelake as well.

WakeWise

jdhart73
04-03-2014, 09:01 PM
Fill all stock ballast then fill the surf side plug and play. Skip the Gen 1 tabs, do not even deploy them. Set your center tab at MAYBE 20% if at all just to knock it down a bit. Speed up to 11mph and see what it does.

KahunaCraft
04-03-2014, 09:32 PM
Here's what I would do:

First ensure you only fill the surf side. Put all the weight to that back corner, fill the center as well.

Don't bother with the center or either tab. Take all that out of the equation.

Speed should be between 10.8-11.4

Position your feet further forward on the board by a few inches. Practice leaning forward and back with the rope for at least a song on the radio, then try letting go.

That boat shouldn't give you any problems to surf.

WakeWise
04-11-2014, 01:09 AM
Thanks for the advice!!

WakeWise