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By G. Montgomery (rebel) on Monday, December 09, 2002 - 6:47 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I am thinking about buying a 01 MC x-star or x-10, does anyone know the difference between an 01
vs. an 02 ?
Anyone who owns either model, any likes vs. dislikes? any problems.

By B T Lowe (ofwc) on Monday, December 09, 2002 - 7:21 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
'01 - Plastic laminate dash & console panels, Zero Flex tower w/out built-in board racks and tower lights, grease fittings on trailer hubs, centrifugal pumps and vinyl ballast bags with covers, Perfect Pass optional.

'02 - Brushed aluminum dash & console panels, Zero Flex tower WITH built-in board racks and tower lights, oil bath bushings on trailer hubs, impeller pumps and composite material coverless ballast bags, Perfect Pass standard on X-star.

There were some problems with the '02 impeller pumps, but these were fixed on recall. This can be fixed under warranty on your boat if it wasn't already. If the price is close, go with the '02 for Perfect Pass & board racks...the rest is pretty much window dressing.

Consider paying the $450.00 to transfer the remaining warranty on the engine & hull.

By Hyco Lake Boats N Boards (hlboatsnboards) on Tuesday, December 10, 2002 - 5:39 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
How much is the asking price on either of those boats? just curiosity it all! hehe!

By David Frederick (dfred) on Tuesday, December 10, 2002 - 7:26 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
One other big differance is that the '01 has cabel steering and the '02 has rack and pinion steering. My buddy has an '01 and it is much harder to turn against the prop than my '02. Both are great boats you can't go wrong with either one.
By Grant Woolf (grwoolf) on Tuesday, December 10, 2002 - 7:55 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
On x-star, another difference is with graphics and gel coat. On the standard color hull (not reverse), the color gel coat goes much lower on the hull for 02. Not really good or bad, just different. Also, they updated the graphics in 02. The swim platform also grew for 02 and the stock speakers have seperate drivers and tweeter vs. 2-way.
By G. Montgomery (rebel) on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 4:40 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Thanks for all the info!
I've ridden behind the x-star with the
tanks full, but didn't get to ride the x-10
is the wake much wider? I'm sure it is but
does it really make any difference? Can you
upgrade the size of the rear bags for more

By Sean Glynn (aircanada) on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 8:32 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post

I can't say much about the differences between the 01/02 years, I only looked at the 02 models. It sounds like B T Lowe summed up the differences pretty good. I chose the X-10 and am super happy with it. I bought the X-10 over the X-Star mostly because of the additional size inside. I know I would have been happy with either.

The wake is a little wider than an X-Star however I can't really compare the two as I have only ridden behind an X-Star without any ballast.

As for upgrading the size of the rear ballast, you can't upgrade it but you can add additional weight in the storage compartments beside the engine.

Your profile doesn't state where you live. If you are in or around the SF Bay area, let me know. I'd be happy to take you for a pull behind the X-10.

By Patrick Backaric (wake_smuggler) on Tuesday, December 17, 2002 - 9:51 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
The wake difference between the X-star and X-10 is immeasurable. The wake on the star is narrower and comes to more of a peak. thus greater height off the wake. the 10 makes a wider rampy wake that sends you more in a 45 degree trajectory. the star is better for boarding, but the 10 is much better for entertaining. The question becomes which is more important. do you intend to ski, and how many people do you take with you?

By Mark Wisbar (wakeboardnaked) on Sunday, December 22, 2002 - 9:00 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
ask what kind of cracks that can happen in gel coat and boat
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