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Stritt
04-03-2017, 07:31 PM
We sold our 97 205 and 07 Centurion to consolidate to a bigger boat. Ended up with a 2007 X45 on a new trailer with LY6.

Looking for owners setup for surf, we surfed stock on Sunday while testing but feels it needs more bow weight? this is a non electric or gen 1 boat.....anyone use wake gate attachments on this boat?

Picture of the boat...

Coffeyman76
04-03-2017, 08:57 PM
Nice, you will really enjoy the 45. Coming from a 2006 and into a 2010 x45 they are good surf boats. They are BIG however and need some serious weight.

Search around, tons of commentary. Teak platform is the best due to the lip on the fiberglass. I run #1100 fatsacs in the rear port locker (easy DIY piggy back from factory ballast), 400 fatsac in the cooler space and 400 fatsac under the front port bow seat (also easy DIY piggy back from KGB). That's to surf regular obviously. Passengers to that side.

The one thing I didn't like was having to list the boat and inability to have a goofy surfer. I am in the process of installing the Go Surf Assist which from what I understand will make the x45 a super star along the lines of many of the new surf boats. I doubt the 07 would have the Gen1 tabs but they are worthless for surfing and probably hamper more than help.

Again, many articles here to research. Here are a few that I've commented on.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=69266

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=42647&page=5

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=54683

cwarndahl
04-03-2017, 09:48 PM
I have a 08 45. I'm running go surf assist with 1100 in tears and 400 under each seat. I have some lead for the front. Here is old picture wave is way more dialed in now.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170404/1c552a9d2c6836ae74c4077dedb6fca8.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170404/0c91214144a997c6e5bdb333917b84c0.jpg


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scott023
04-03-2017, 11:41 PM
Congrats, that's a hell od a boat!!!

JagNL
04-04-2017, 04:00 AM
Nice!! Is that an X46 trailer?

Psgwake
04-04-2017, 04:40 AM
Belive it or not, a suck gate will work wonders with some added weight.

Stritt
04-04-2017, 11:55 AM
Thank you! Looking forward to dialing the boat in and will post results. We have some lead we can put under fron seats and will piggy back the system too.

Do the 2007 have timers I keep reading about?

AZX46OD
04-04-2017, 02:16 PM
Belive it or not, a suck gate will work wonders with some added weight.

I agree, my friend equally weights his X45 with 750# in the rear lockers and uses the suck gate. The gate actually really helps!

tr6coug
04-04-2017, 02:19 PM
Nice Ride! Congrats.

DavidF
04-04-2017, 04:00 PM
suck gate worked on my 08 x30 pretty well but just upgraded to Go Surf Assist as well. I like not having to list the boat.

Hammer
04-04-2017, 06:00 PM
Do the 2007 have timers I keep reading about?

Yes it had timers. There is a guy on here that can reprogram them to be more reliable. Factory, they suck. I'll look him up when I get a chance.

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MC25
04-04-2017, 06:10 PM
Nice Ride! Congrats.

Yes it had timers. There is a guy on here that can reprogram them to be more reliable. Factory, they suck. I'll look him up when I get a chance.

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Tr6coug is the guy

DavidF
04-05-2017, 08:28 AM
I did my timers as well. quick turnaround time and completely cured my issues.

Stritt
04-06-2017, 08:45 AM
Picked up boat yesterday was able to work around some storms and take to the lake for a quick shakedown last night.

Good news, appears this boat does not have timers or they are working as intended. All tanks fill and empty, now the gauges aren't accurate and I expected that.

Boat ran perfect, with LY6 plenty of power, up to 41 mph on GPS....not that speed is important.

Steering Shaft is leaking, tried to put grease in but oozed out the bottom....also zirk fitting popped out of the assembly. Replace port is in the plans.

Surprisingly, the Durango with Hemi AWD is rated to 7200# for towing...we have a house on the lake so don't tow normally. The truck did amazing coming back from Atlanta to Knoxville. Boat is sitting on a 2016 X30 trailer and fits pretty good. The bunk over the step needs shimmed to remove gap and support. So will do that once boat is at the lake.

Overall, everything on the boat works! We bought this boat for $33,500 ;) Will need a new interior to fit our standards, but will use it this year and replace over the fall. Boat needs buffed in the back but no major scratched or dings.

MC25
04-06-2017, 09:08 AM
33k is a steal!!

Stritt
04-06-2017, 09:40 AM
Sorry, $34,500......trailer additional, bought it at cost.

Still great deal compared to others we looked at!

33k is a steal!!