|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.
|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:
|The X-80 is a production 2004 wakeboard model of the VRS280|
|The first over $100K wakeboard boat, WOW!|
|there was one forsale on ebay|
|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:
|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.|
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.
|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... |
|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. |
|i know its from that "other" site, but its easier than stealing the pictures, scroll down for pics of the x-80, twin engines! |
|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.|
|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.
|Jeff Guilford (fogey) - No hard feelings bro! I actually posted about the X-80 on this site several months ago!|
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?
|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.
|Wow, I didn't realize that it was a twin engine boat! No wonder it costs so much. |
|So how does Perfect Pass handle twin screws?|
|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.
|Twin screws for a 'wakebaord boat'? Why? So they can charge 100Gs? Might as well buy a Fountain.|
|Can't do perfect pass on twins|
|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? |
|man...and I though MY boat guzzled gas.|
|By dj (dizzyj) on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 1:22 pm:
|what are the 4 throttle levers looking things?|
|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'|
|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.