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Forum: Archive through March 13, 2007 02-19-2007, 7:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By finbar
I tow an X-star with an LR 3 - no problems...

I tow an X-star with an LR 3 - no problems although the brake pads need replaced after 18mths.
Forum: Archive through February 09, 2007 01-31-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By finbar
I went thru a drive train on the V6 towing an X...

I went thru a drive train on the V6 towing an X Star. Can't comment on the diff the V8 would make. I changed it for a V8 LR3 which tows well.
Forum: Archive through March 15, 2006 03-14-2006, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 777
Posted By finbar
I towed an 05 X-Star with a V6 Touareg for a...

I towed an 05 X-Star with a V6 Touareg for a while including several trips of 200miles. You will have no problems over short distances but will def. lack power for longer trips as well have...
Forum: Archive through November 14, 2005 10-19-2005, 3:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 384
Posted By finbar
I towed an 05 X-Star for a few months with a V6...

I towed an 05 X-Star for a few months with a V6 Touareg and agree that even though the rating is almost 8,000lbs towing ~5,500 is way too much for a vehicle that size. Braking is an issue but overall...
Forum: Archive through October 30, 2005 09-28-2005, 8:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 679
Posted By finbar
Lived there for 5 yrs and had a 30ft cruiser to...

Lived there for 5 yrs and had a 30ft cruiser to hit the beach. Filling the 125g tanks cost less than the price of a few cases of beer (also cheap at around $5 per case). No wakeboarding scene...
Forum: Archive through June 19, 2005 05-17-2005, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By finbar
Ok thanks...what about partying ? How near/far is...

Ok thanks...what about partying ? How near/far is it from Devil's Cove, Carlos n Charlies etc ? I will have a mixed crowd so will spend some time wakeboarding but prob most of it just having fun !
Forum: Archive through June 19, 2005 05-16-2005, 5:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By finbar
Anyone got any suggestions for camping at Lake...

Anyone got any suggestions for camping at Lake Travis @ Memorial W/E ?
Forum: Archive through June 10, 2005 05-16-2005, 1:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By finbar
I agree, lights of any sort just screw up your...

I agree, lights of any sort just screw up your night vision especially if you are running at speed. A spot light can be useful for picking up hazards at low speeds or when approaching a dock albeit...
Forum: Archive through June 10, 2005 05-05-2005, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By finbar
Mmm, that was what I was afraid of. Is collapsing...

Mmm, that was what I was afraid of. Is collapsing the tower a feasible operation for me + wife ? Excuse my ignorance in all of this BTW, I know I should have checked it out before but unfortunately...
Forum: Archive through June 10, 2005 05-05-2005, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By finbar
The hangar size units at my place are all full at...

The hangar size units at my place are all full at the minute so unless I can clear 9ft looks like I will have to do something with the tower. Any idea if I need 9ft or more ?
Forum: Archive through June 10, 2005 05-05-2005, 8:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By finbar
Took delivery of new all-black X-Star on...

Took delivery of new all-black X-Star on Wednesday (will post pics from the lake after this w/e) but still looking for in-town storage near my house. Can anyone advise on height clearance...
Forum: Archive through May 04, 2005 04-29-2005, 7:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By finbar
$397 sounds like a good deal, Boat US thru West...

$397 sounds like a good deal, Boat US thru West Marine quoted me $700+. Progressive was a joke....$2k+ !!! As I'm from Scotland and have limited Insurance record here will no doubt have to pay a bit...
Forum: Archive through May 04, 2005 04-27-2005, 7:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By finbar
Can anyone advise what I should be paying for...

Can anyone advise what I should be paying for Insurance on a new X-star. Appreciate also any recommendations of Insurance companies, my auto insurance mob want an arm and a leg.
Forum: Archive through May 04, 2005 04-25-2005, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,443
Posted By finbar
Sure it will be too...not sure about the decal...

Sure it will be too...not sure about the decal issue though. Have not had time to think about that. Will prob take as is for now. <BR> <BR>Don, did the snap-on covers come with the boat or did you...
Forum: Archive through May 04, 2005 04-24-2005, 6:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,443
Posted By finbar
Looks good Don, I have also finally decided on...

Looks good Don, I have also finally decided on the black and hope to be on the water in a week or so.
Forum: Archive through May 04, 2005 04-22-2005, 1:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,443
Posted By finbar
Ah...suspect the vehicle size was not the issue...

Ah...suspect the vehicle size was not the issue though. At least he prob had a good day out on his jetski having blocked the ramp for the rest of the day !!
Forum: Archive through May 04, 2005 04-22-2005, 10:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,443
Posted By finbar
Would have thought with all wheel drive would not...

Would have thought with all wheel drive would not be too much of an issue. If it is I guess I would just block the ramp and wait for someone like you with an 8.1L Vortec to turn up and help out !!!...
Forum: Archive through May 04, 2005 04-22-2005, 7:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,443
Posted By finbar
But better than the all black you think ? <BR>...

But better than the all black you think ? <BR> <BR>Correct about location BTW
Forum: Archive through May 04, 2005 04-22-2005, 6:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 346
Posted By finbar
Looks good, have fun !!

Looks good, have fun !!
Forum: Archive through May 04, 2005 04-22-2005, 6:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,443
Posted By finbar
Yes, he called me back with a higher price after...

Yes, he called me back with a higher price after the event but has agreed to honor the one he gave me. Re-the Touareg, first reactions I think rightly are that it is a small vehicle to tow ~5,500lbs...
Forum: Archive through May 04, 2005 04-21-2005, 11:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,443
Posted By finbar
Thanks for the pointer on the towing, it had...

Thanks for the pointer on the towing, it had crossed my mind to double check before buying. What did you swap your X-30 for and what did you think of the X-30 ?. I was originally looking at an X-30...
Forum: Archive through May 04, 2005 04-20-2005, 6:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,443
Posted By finbar
Being quoted ~$64k w/o any haggling on my...

Being quoted ~$64k w/o any haggling on my part...how does that shape up price wise ? <BR> <BR>Re-colors, as i am in Texas I guess the orange might be a factor in resale/getting empties thrown my way...
Forum: Archive through May 04, 2005 04-19-2005, 6:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,443
Posted By finbar
Local dealer has the following: <BR> <BR>all...

Local dealer has the following: <BR> <BR>all black <BR>all red <BR>orange/black/orange <BR> <BR>Opinions on what the best color is ?
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