WakeWorld

WakeWorld (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/index.php)
-   Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=3183)
-   -   Just picked up my '09 Xstar (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=796590)

bjames 01-08-2013 9:25 AM

Just picked up my '09 Xstar
 
10 Attachment(s)
Beleive it or not, I sold my 2012 X25 (loaded with power tower) and purchsed a 2009 Xstar for reasons related to technology, Its back to basics for me and back to a core wakeboard boat like I had before my X25. Dont get me wrong, the X25 was nice, BUT way too many electrical gadgets.

I no longer have to worry about;
  • Power tower sway and reliability (having to cycle the ignition key to reset the modual each time I lower the tower)
  • BIG - numerous software issues
  • Unreliable ballast system numerous glitches and not customizable
  • Querky surftab/wake plate operation (rider profiles)
  • Wondering how much $$$ to maintain these hi-tech features
  • tower flex

The boat has 65 hours and was very well taken care of. It has the LY6 400hp engine. I had the Wrap made by Serlin Enterprises as a tribute to the PWT edition. (My dream boat).

Attachment 27093

Attachment 27094

Attachment 27095

Attachment 27096

Attachment 27097

Attachment 27098

Attachment 27099

Attachment 27100

Attachment 27101

Attachment 27102

ilikebeaverandboats 01-08-2013 9:28 AM

Nice!!!!

lifetimewarranty 01-08-2013 10:10 AM

That is a thing of beauty.

tampawake 01-08-2013 10:12 AM

NIce!!! I think the same thing when I get in my OG X Star. Basic but everything works!

boardman74 01-08-2013 10:28 AM

Looks awesome. Could pass for a new boat from the pictures. Dig the wrap!

downfortheride 01-08-2013 10:54 AM

Whooo that is sick! That interior is one of the best that I have seen! Congrats...

jonblarc7 01-08-2013 11:33 AM

I love the boat

Just think its alittle funny thinking that BACK TO THE BASICS for you is an 09 Xstar. Not hating at all just got alittle laugh.

boardman74 01-08-2013 12:54 PM

I kinda chuckled at that too. Looks like a bright shiny new boat to me. Great looking one at that!

My 97 must be like back to the stone age. Good thing I traded it in!

jagermeister 01-08-2013 1:55 PM

Sweet Star.... I've got an 08 with every option... Drop the coin on a Z5 Bimini.. You love it..

slowwwflowww 01-08-2013 1:59 PM

BOOM!!!Bring on summer baby!!Congrats!!

bjames 01-08-2013 2:24 PM

Thanks guys.. I am going to see how the stock bimini is first before going to a Z5. I had a Z5 on my last (non mastercraft) and loved it. I do love the idea of having a zippered 'sun roof' on the MC Z5.

durty_curt 01-08-2013 2:42 PM

Congrats! Btw the stock MasterCraft bimini doesn't even compare to the Xstar with a Z5 on it! More shade in my opinion and way more functional.

jagermeister 01-08-2013 2:47 PM

Just a heads up Bryan... Z5 Bimini sold out to XTP... ie:Xtreme Products.. ie:Monster Tower... I pull the canvas off when we tow a long distance.. local is ok.. a big plus is the 3 surfboard rack built into the top of the bimini.... And as you probably know... pretty pricey for a bimini!!!

bjames 01-08-2013 2:55 PM

Expensive? yes.. didnt know they sold out to XTP.. interesting. I used to tow my Z5 with the cavas on (3 seasons) on the highway and had no issues. I did havbe the tie downs though. I also like the fact that the Z5 doent rattle around. Anything IMO is better than the bimini for the power tower.

xstarrider 01-08-2013 9:55 PM

BJ

Congrats man. That's an absolute sick looking Star. Thing of beauty. Hope it goes better than your 2 25's. ENJOY! Again absolutely classy. Love to know how u found that laying around.

pennery 01-09-2013 9:06 AM

Man Bryan, That X25 was a nice boat.. I am surprised to see this post... However the new one is pretty darn nice as well and looks super clean...

ixfe 01-09-2013 9:42 AM

Congrats on the new boat. That is a super sick X-Star. I'm a sucker for the PWT and the 40th Anniversary versions.

Also, is there a better looking trailer wheel than the XD Badlands...? The answer is, "No, there is not!"

tampawake 01-09-2013 10:51 AM

Wow the guy had two X25s. Damn I always thought that would be my next MC in the future. Not sounding good.

cbarguy1 01-09-2013 1:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ixfe (Post 1801296)
Congrats on the new boat. That is a super sick X-Star. I'm a sucker for the PWT and the 40th Anniversary versions.

Also, is there a better looking trailer wheel than the XD Badlands...? The answer is, "No, there is not!"

I've got to agree with you. Love those wheels and the trailer too.

MICAH_HARPER 01-09-2013 1:36 PM

So fresh and so CLEAN CLEAN!!!

MICAH_HARPER 01-09-2013 1:37 PM

this is when MASTERCRAFT boats looked good....i think they all look like crap now...lol..but hey everyone has got thier opinion

ilikebeaverandboats 01-09-2013 1:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jonblarc7 (Post 1801141)
I love the boat

Just think its alittle funny thinking that BACK TO THE BASICS for you is an 09 Xstar. Not hating at all just got alittle laugh.


In terms of the gadgetry, this may be the last breed without multiple integrated touch screens, power towers, key pad ignitions, techy stuff ect. I dont think they were doing much with touch screens back in 09, Tige may have been doing their touch system at that point? Im pretty sure they were the first company to start pushing it.

grant_west 01-09-2013 1:52 PM

Hey Whats the Graphic on the Tower?

gti2lo 01-09-2013 8:11 PM

i think every boat manufacturer is going the same way.... Bu, Nautique, Tige and Mastercraft.

They are all electronic and computer driven... so much to fiddle with and break. I love my 08 40th Anniversary and like it because all that can go wrong is the vdig but i have manual gauges too!

bjames 01-10-2013 9:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grant_west (Post 1801337)
Hey Whats the Graphic on the Tower?

I never really figured that out. They look like amoebas or something. Its the design that was used for the original 2009/2010 PWT stars.

bjames 01-10-2013 9:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ilikebeaverandboats (Post 1801328)
In terms of the gadgetry, this may be the last breed without multiple integrated touch screens, power towers, key pad ignitions, techy stuff ect. I dont think they were doing much with touch screens back in 09, Tige may have been doing their touch system at that point? Im pretty sure they were the first company to start pushing it.

I thought it was Malibu who came out with the tough screen.. maybe im wrong.

ilikebeaverandboats 01-10-2013 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bjames (Post 1801467)
I thought it was Malibu who came out with the tough screen.. maybe im wrong.

I really can't back it up with evidence, but I think the Tige Touch beat the Maliview by a few months. I will try and do some digging and see what I can find, anyone know for sure??

91Terminator 01-10-2013 12:49 PM

Maliview came out first but was not and is not a Touch Screen, Tige came out with Tige Touch is 2010 and was First with a Touch Screen. Maliview was a big screen but had and still has buttons on the sides, then Malibu came out with there Touch Screen in 2011 on the side of the dash.

FunkyBunch 01-10-2013 12:49 PM

Tige was an option as of the 2009 model year and Malibu was a option in 2009.

according to wakeboard mag boat reviews.

ilikebeaverandboats 01-10-2013 1:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 91Terminator (Post 1801502)
Maliview came out first but was not and is not a Touch Screen, Tige came out with Tige Touch is 2010 and was First with a Touch Screen. Maliview was a big screen but had and still has buttons on the sides, then Malibu came out with there Touch Screen in 2011 on the side of the dash.

Good catch, i do remember the screen with the buttons on the side.Thanks :D

wakedaveup 01-10-2013 1:36 PM

MC used Vdig in 2008 which in that case his 2009 Xstar does have a digital LCD screen with zero off, nav (I think), and depth mapping. That system was actually kind of cool too because it actually showed the bottom of the lake as you drove and any approaching shallow spots would show up on the Vdig. That said, this 2009 isn't really back to the basics (zero off, LCD screen, etc). Even though I'm young I like old school stuff myself but this is the era of technology. Any manufacturer that sits back and keeps using old technology, no matter how bullet proof, will get swallowed by it's competitors. May be unfortunate to some, but true.


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 1:20 PM.