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By Jeff Guilford (fogey) on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 6:39 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Saw a huge boat today, and my first thought was, "Is that a Regal?" because the dealer is nearby. Then I saw the "pickle fork" bow, the "X" on the side, and the tower. So, I figured it was an X-Star.

Wrong. I saw it up close later. An X-80! Mastercraft doesn't list these on its site, but the logo said X-80, the window decal said "VRS 280," and it had an X-Star tower.

It looked really nice and luxurious, but it sure didn't seem like a Mastercraft -- or a wakeboard boat.

By Bill J (sdboardr99) on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 9:09 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
It's the 28 foot Maristar decked out in X series clothing. I'm not sure if that's actually a 2004 boat or not - seems like they would have announced it. But with the X Star going for $75K or more I understand the X-80 will be about $105K. Yikes.

By Tom V (x10) on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 9:52 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
The X-80 is a production 2004 wakeboard model of the VRS280
By Monster Tower (monstertower) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 7:34 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
The first over $100K wakeboard boat, WOW!
By christopher bushek (chrispy1) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 7:59 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
there was one forsale on ebay
By Turk Kildare (turk_kildare) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 7:31 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Uh, you are about a year and a half behind bro. Chrutch... had the yellow Xstar out on Norris this weekend-so I guess someone had the red one out on Loudon. I think his black one is still up on Norris. This boat has been on the water forever on Norris.

(Message edited by turk kildare on September 28, 2003)

By Al O (alo) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 10:12 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
i dont see how a 04 x star is going for $75G. Here in Mexico they are selling new for under 70 (64 -67) with the cadillac engine and bimini.
By matt (supraman) on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 4:49 am:    Edit Post Delete Post

Are you posting on the right thread? He's talking about the 28 foot Mastercraft, not an X-star. 04 is the first year to get the 28 foot boat with ballast and other "X" series items. I'd say he's right on time. Read the thread dude. I think you're a little bit behind.

By Josh Robinson (pyrosmurf) on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 5:26 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Actually, this has been talked about for ages. I've seen pics months ago on wb.com. So no, Turk is not behind the times...
By matt (supraman) on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 7:35 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Like I said, the X-80 is an 04 boat. I doubt many people have seen one on their lake. If you've seen one on your lake, it's only recently. Turk's post confused me because he's talking about X-stars when the thread was about the X-80.
By Tom Adrian (tommyadrian5) on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 8:18 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
i know its from that "other" site, but its easier than stealing the pictures, scroll down for pics of the x-80, twin engines!


By Turk Kildare (turk_kildare) on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 8:29 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
matt (supraman)-No man! I live on a lake in TN where one of MC's execs have an X-80 and I have been seeing it for a year. I heard about it almost 2 years ago. The first one was red and his second one is black. And he is already on the second one. Trust me-I have been riding/waking in this boat forever.
By Jeff Guilford (fogey) on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 9:38 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Uh, okay, Turk, bro. I guess I'm "behind" and shouldn't have bothered commenting on what I saw because you've already ridden behind one (or perhaps the same one).

Moreover, there are pics of it on another site! How could I have been so stupid? I'll tell ya how. I don't bother with WB.com precisely because it's full of comments like yours.

By Turk Kildare (turk_kildare) on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 9:48 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Jeff Guilford (fogey) - No hard feelings bro! I actually posted about the X-80 on this site several months ago!
By j hill (jhilltennessee) on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 10:06 am:    Edit Post Delete Post

don't get so defensive man. turk knows what he's talking about. i don't think he was trying to make you mad.

hey, how 'bout that supra? i got another one this year. you still riding?

By Turk Kildare (turk_kildare) on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 6:00 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Jeff Guilford (fogey)-I reread my original post and it does sound a bit condescending. I apologize for that, there is no need! By the way, the wake on this boat is crap. Very similiar to my friends Sea Ray Cabin Cruiser.

j hill (jhilltennessee)-yo man! We are still riding on Norris if you want to catch a ride. I have a bunch of 2004 demo stuff we can try out. New Wakesurfing boards, Wakeskates, Wakeboards, etc.

By Bill J (sdboardr99) on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 7:21 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Wow, I didn't realize that it was a twin engine boat! No wonder it costs so much.

By Bill J (sdboardr99) on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 12:59 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
So how does Perfect Pass handle twin screws?
By Turk Kildare (turk_kildare) on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 8:16 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Dual Servos
By Tom Adrian (tommyadrian5) on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 8:51 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
It doesn't seem like it would be too hard, might have to work a synchrometer in there, as in

Paddlewheel->Control Module->Synchrometer(equalizing RPM's) linked Servos

This way the engine rpm would be equal as it moved, might not be quite as responsive as a single engine PPass system but would probably work quite well.

By notidad (noti_dad) on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 9:02 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Twin screws for a 'wakebaord boat'? Why? So they can charge 100Gs? Might as well buy a Fountain.
By Bill (skionone) on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 10:38 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Can't do perfect pass on twins
By trace (trace) on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 10:49 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
i don't see a PP control on that dash? maybe behind the strg whl spoke or something... twin LS1 Vdrives - wow. i guess that would take care of any holeshot issues. isn't the Maristar 280 (non X version) a single engine?
By Chaun Keating (big_poppa_pump) on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 10:49 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
man...and I though MY boat guzzled gas.
By dj (dizzyj) on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 1:22 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
what are the 4 throttle levers looking things?
By Bill (skionone) on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 1:59 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
For twin engines. Two to shift each engine and two for speed. Hmmmmmm again, looks similar to the setup that Cobalt uses on their 28'
By Jeff Guilford (fogey) on Thursday, October 02, 2003 - 7:09 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Turk, I guess I had a bad day at work. Sorry. By the way, the boat I saw was the black/white one with the yellow accent. It was in Sinking Creek, near the Fox Road Marina / Concord Marina.

Thanks for your comments on the wake. That's what I'd expect with a twin engines...but it sure looked nice!

j hill, we were out all last Friday afternoon in Turkey Creek and then again on Sunday afernoon. There was way too much wind, but there still were six boarders back near Montgomery Cove. We'll go out a couple of more times this season, but it's sure getting cold fast.

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