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PostPosted: Apr 13, 2016 9:31 am    Post subject: Opinions on boat purchase Reply with quote

I've been trying to read up on boats as much as possible and am trying to stick to top 3 brands within a 20-30k price range. There are several options outside of that range, but that's because there isn't much below 30k and the more expensive boats included are half a decade older that most of the boats in my price range.

Rough water ride, will be using it on a pretty rough lake.
Wake/Surf ability, but am not picky about wake because I grew up on Crownlines and have never had a wakeboat. Don't mind adding sacks and other devices to make it better over time.
V-Drive, for space and better wake

Here's what I'm looking at now:
1999 X-Star $19,000, 1,200 hours
Don't know if this is a good deal given the hours (1200).

2000 Sanger V210 Wake 25,000
Thinking this is the best option now, but don't know if this is a good deal or not?

2001 Malibu Wakesetter 23LSV, $28000
Bigger at least. Seems expensive?

2004 Mastercraft X2, $31,000

2006 Malibu Ride, $32,000
I've heard Rides are crappy in rough water due to flatter hull, but I've also read that about some of the boat models I have listed. Any perspective on which models from the top 3 might be better in rough water?

2006 MC X-Star 32,000, but described as "not perfect" on dealer site?
Has a crazy wrap. Are these easily removed?

2005 MC X-10, $33,500
Newer and seems like a decent deal?

Thanks for the help!
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PostPosted: Apr 20, 2016 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given your list I would probably choose the X-10. just because of the rough water. It wakeboards pretty well and surfs not too bad.

I'm not a fan of the X-star, unless it's weighted with an additional 2500-3000 pounds it's completely worthless. Terrible surf wake.

The X-2 and V-ride would be my top choices with the X-2 being number one for wakeboarding and has a decent surf wake on the port side. Not great in rough water though.

The LSV 23 foot might be a good choice, I don't have any experience with it though.

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