|Pics from this weekend at Norris Lake, TN... |
|more pics... |
|and more... |
|Damn that is huge what size is it? Does it say X80?|
|The X-80 and it's two MCX's are a bit much. No cruse? Cannot wait to read about... $100,000+ for a rampy wake... just kidding, although it will happen! What is the wake like anyway! I have the NEW X-Star and love it. |
|By Kirk (kirk) on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 9:56 pm:
|Wow... looks like Mastercraft is going retro on it's test boards... |
|Kirk...I laughed when I saw the board (literally). It's OSB with a pair of hiking boots nailed to it. I guess it's been ridden. Even has a fin for for hard core carving! Would it be considered a continuously flat rocker, or single stage?|
| I love the dock set up. What type of lift is Prostar on?|
|That x-star bow rise is huge - now we understand why the bow is sloped downward toward the water.|
|Hey Paul, I think that's Norris lake near mile marker 6(I think?) in your pictures? If so, once a year we rent a house just south of you across the cove. It has the dock with blue roof, 2 boat slips face north, John is the owners name and he has another place just down the shore from you. You guys have a great lake down there. How long before it gets too cold? We were thinking about taking a fall trip down there.|
|The Prostar is on a compressed air lift (compressed air fill "pontoons") with support bunks. Very nice setup. |
Dane...X80 (28 feet long). I would suspect any boat with 10-12 feet streatchin' out in front of you would have pretty decent bow rise. Didn't actually them (except for gauges), but it has trim tabs.
|Ben...That's the place (not mine BTW)! Water is still really nice. Boarding on neo shirt time (I wore one b/c of air temp and wind). Good time of year to head down. Lake's clearing out. Leaves will be turning (fall colors). It's sweet. We're going to investigate a cottage of our own.|
|Someone care to explain the "controls" on the X-80. . . thnx |
-= peace =-
|Twin engine, single point control, the outer levers are for forward, neutral, and reverse. The inner levers are for throttle. This makes it easy to maneuver the boat in while docking, as you can pivot the boat more or less on itself using one engine in forward, one in reverse, etc. (twin inboards(dd is better but V is ok) are actually the most maneuverable boats around docks and such. This control setup is similar to bigger speedboats(fountains etc.) bigger motorboats generally separate the controls, with the shift controls on one side of the steering wheel and throttle on the other to avoid accidents and make quick maneuvering easier. |
|check out the big brain on Tom :-) |
|Dude, that is a sic dock setup. All floating system. What a play pen! Oh, and yours ain't bad either Paul! j/k |
Yeah, that's the first thing I saw was that snowboard looking thing on the racks of that prostar. Definately a continuously flat rocker. What the heck?
|Hey rick you still beating your ex with one of your knee braces??? I'm calling the cops. You wanna try and ride this weekend? Its getting not warm out and i'm too cheap to buy a drysuit. |
(Message edited by tommyadrian5 on September 30, 2003)
I'm planning to wakeboard both days this weekend. You don't need the wet-suit. A dry towel and some warm gym clothes will do.
|What a surprise Dane doesn't have anything positive to say about the X-star.|
|Pat pretty funny! I thought the same thing I know Dane has shizzle to say about almost any boat. Funny how he has a "Bu" Dane" what do you think about The SAN and the clamshell design? Thatís' his favorite thing to do is come into a thread and be a fly in some ones drink. Dane You should be a Professional Boat Critic. At least that way you can get paid for being negative all the time. |
Paul Nice Photo's got any more??
|Dane is on another thread "Decal Removeal"... maybe he is a closet X-Star enthusiast and is taking off his BU sticks for MC sticks |
|Dane should try some of this stuff |
I found this here on the Urban dictionary http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hateraid
Something you suggest someone drink when they're being a hater, or hating on someone or something. Derivative of the product/name "gatoraid."
|Hateraid!! THAT'S great, everytime he looks at an X-star on the water or reads a post about one he can drink some hateraid. He may even be able to keep his mouth shout on the subject.. I wonder what flavours it would come in?|
|The currently available flavors are "rampy wake dew," "clamshell cherry," and "storage lemonade." Soon to be launched flavors are "too-small-gas-tank with a rush of orange" and "wedge tank cola." |
|Id imagine that those twin engines make quite a bit of noise. look at the picture it looks like they have soundproofed the cover. |
|Anyone want to volunteer to change the spark plugs on the inboard banks of those twin engines? How about draining the blocks for winterization? |
|Fred that is the funniest post I've seen all year!|
|Hey fredrik are you guys still riding. We met a few weeks (was it months?) ago at the Pax, i have the red & white mastercraft. Its supposed to get down to 31 degrees tonight, we're gonna try to ride this weekend, i don't know how much more my desire to ride in the cold is gonna last. |
(Message edited by tommyadrian5 on October 02, 2003)
|I highly doubt anybody with enough cash to buy one of those will worry about changing spark plugs.|
|Hey Tom. Yep still riding. Haven't used a shorty yet...but may soon have to cave on that point. Give us some Indian summer stuff!|
|I guess my comment may have been too subtle.|
|Hey, I just read this thread! Geeze, you guys take me more seriously than I do! |
And, by the way, I really enjoyed Fredrik's post.
|How can I get 2 engines in my SAN. that would be sick!|
|I like the orange color scheme. |