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Old     (bigasswake)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-09-2004, 7:47 PM Reply   
I was doing some work at the MC plant in TN and took a couple of photos.

There also is a pic of the X 80 with an Innamar disel

Old     (bigasswake)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-09-2004, 7:51 PM Reply   
X40 blower vents
Old     (john_d)      Join Date: Apr 2003       09-09-2004, 8:35 PM Reply   
Thats wierd that in all the 2005 brochures they have a X-45 not a X-40.
Old    tattoobling            09-10-2004, 6:22 AM Reply   

What kind of work do you do for MC? Great score on the pics but what is an "Innamar Disel"?
Old     (schmo)      Join Date: Oct 2003       09-10-2004, 6:33 AM Reply   
Indmar Diesel engine
Old     (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-10-2004, 6:57 AM Reply   
Doesn't it say "Yanmar Diesel" on the side of that boat.... Not that I know what the Hell a Yanmar Diesel is....but that is how I read it....

Old     (fbroen)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-10-2004, 7:36 AM Reply   
Yeah, you read right. Yanmar's spiel:

"Yanmar Diesel is the nation's leading supplier of marine diesel engines for re-powering and new boat construction. Designed as marine engines from the start, Yanmar provides high performance, lightweight engines that are smooth running and fuel-efficient. Their durability makes them the best choice for pleasure boaters around the world."

Old     (fbroen)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-10-2004, 7:47 AM Reply   
But yeah, what is the X-40? Is that a step- through sunpad or is the engine hatch just not installed yet?

Please let it not be yet another fang-bow boat. But the picture sure looks like it...

(Message edited by FBroen on September 10, 2004)
Old     (bigasswake)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-10-2004, 8:11 AM Reply   
Engine Hatch was not installed yet, I am designing there lighting system for there 05' model boat line

And yes the cooler is lit from the bottom up

Old     (fbroen)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-10-2004, 8:17 AM Reply   
There a walkthrough on an x-45, which was apparently called X-40 earlier:
Old     (freakytikki)      Join Date: Apr 2004       09-10-2004, 8:36 AM Reply   
I like the lights.What are you/they using.
Old     (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       09-10-2004, 9:13 AM Reply   
From what I have seen on the MC website, is that the sundeck is a two piece with a walk through section in the middle.
Old     (ktm250)      Join Date: Jan 2003       09-10-2004, 11:46 AM Reply   
How are you "designing a lighting system for the '05 boat line" when I have seven 2005s here and the model year started back in July?

The X40 (X45) clearly has sun pad installed as the center is a walk through...the same boat with updated graphics is in the brochure. It has the exact same "sun pad installed.

How does the manufacturer feel about sub-contact labor posting prototype pictures on the internet?

Are you the man servant that used clean Tommy Lees house? What about Bret Michaels? Im sure they appreciated it as well.
Old     (airrantz)      Join Date: Jun 2004       09-10-2004, 12:57 PM Reply   
Zedz Dead I don't think any of the pictures that Neil posted show anything confidential at all. There's been pics of the X-45 all over this site and the Maristar pic only shows the exterior of the boat. He is allowed to show pictures of his lighting system because he is designing it. I don't see any harm done to MC by this post.
Old     (krbaugh)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-10-2004, 1:00 PM Reply   

I wondered the same thing I wonder what Dorton thinks?
Old    tattoobling            09-10-2004, 1:13 PM Reply   
"He is allowed to show pictures of his lighting system because he is designing it"

Oh really? Unless you've got a copy of the contract between he and MC how can you be so sure of what he's allowed to do. My apologies if you are privy to their agreement, otherwise you're making quite the assumption. Which is something I've never seen done on the internet before now.
Old     (jwat142)      Join Date: Jan 2002       09-10-2004, 1:18 PM Reply   
So, does this mean that Mastercraft is coming out with a diesel engine?
Old     (ktm250)      Join Date: Jan 2003       09-10-2004, 1:31 PM Reply   
Apparently...and it will have a neon lit (from the bottom) cooler!

I'm sure John is ecstatic! Crutchfield is probably the only one with a bigger smile on his face.

By the way Tommy Lee wants his tape back.

(Message edited by ktm250 on September 10, 2004)
Old     (pierce_bronkite)      Join Date: Jul 2003       09-10-2004, 1:35 PM Reply   
Thats what Eric said. Try asking Billy.
Old    tattoobling            09-10-2004, 1:55 PM Reply   
What did Eric say and to whom? And who's Billy?
Old     (aidan)      Join Date: Feb 2004       09-10-2004, 1:59 PM Reply   
Zedz, mind your own business. It's guys like you how try to tell everyone else what is good for them, like Kaiser said. I thought Zed was dead..........go away.
Old     (troyl)      Join Date: Feb 2002       09-10-2004, 2:51 PM Reply   
Kinda looks more like boat show display stuff than actual "05" production item. Very cool though.
Old     (ktm250)      Join Date: Jan 2003       09-11-2004, 6:04 AM Reply   
JT, your point was succinctly and eloquently stated. Your comments are truly a rally point for free spirited individuals everywhere.
Old    optionryder420            09-11-2004, 2:37 PM Reply   
Too bad I can't afford nice boats like these...
Old    stevenf            09-12-2004, 8:16 AM Reply   
zedz i would have to say you should believe neil he is the one who has posted in the past with his led light work. Dont start bashing until you know the absolute truth. Ask your self this. How did he get into the factory and take those pictures? Ummm maybe a tour or better yet he was working for them. Im not trying to rub anyone the wrong way. Im going with neil though. He lives here in dallas and i have heard nothing but the best about him.
Old     (supraman)      Join Date: Jan 2002       09-12-2004, 9:32 AM Reply   
Um, the X-40/45 is like the new X-Star was -- a lot of hype WAY before the boat will be ready. They've got some issues to work out, so Mastercraft is trying not to get too much attention put on it. There are hull/wake issues with the boat. Like the new X-star, I'm sure they'll get it figured out, but it will still be a while yet. Next year at least.
Old     (bigasswake)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-12-2004, 3:55 PM Reply   
Something else I found, I had to take this picture only because Im a fellow Bu' Owner
Old     (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       09-13-2004, 11:26 AM Reply   
From what i was told by an MC dealer - every year MC buys in one of everything.. the flagship malibu, correct craft and supra etc.. they basically rip them apart and see whats new.
then they throw them in a skip cos thye are destroyed..

As a bu lover you owe it yourself to "rescue" the boa tin some kind of clandestine undercover mission before it hits the shredder

On the X40.. i heard the same about the X star.. there were big problems with the hull.. the first few had to be shredded as they weren't right... I guess perfection takes time
Old    e_smooth            09-13-2004, 3:20 PM Reply   
The 45 reffers to the fact that its 24.5 feet maybe they added six inches in the tweaking. And I hope that diesel comes out soon more pounds=less sacks
Old    intguy            09-13-2004, 5:29 PM Reply   
You put pictures like these on the net and think that MasterCraft is ok with it?.... Wake up Alice.... you are in wonderland!!!!! oh well.... live and LEARN!

Looks like you aren't as bright as your LED's
Old     (bigasswake)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-13-2004, 6:32 PM Reply   
First off I wasent taking any spy photos. Second everyone there new I was taking pictures. Third its not like im releasing any new information to the world. Fourth when I found out what they were using the malibu for i was very impressed. And last but not least after spending some time at the mastercraft plant I realized why they were the best at what they do and If I had the money I would place an order for an 05' X2 with out any question.

(Message edited by bigasswake on September 13, 2004)
Old     (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       09-14-2004, 6:09 AM Reply   
so hows the lighting coming on? when you say 05 boat line lighting.. is this for release later this year to the public? or just for boat shows?

The ice box looks awesome, are you lighting up the storage compartments too??
Old     (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-14-2004, 9:36 AM Reply   
What exactly were they using the Malibu for anyway? I'm curious...
Old     (krbaugh)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-14-2004, 10:18 AM Reply   
MasterCraft buys the competitions products to see what they are doing and how. They will cut them up to see how they are built. Great strategy if you have the cash!


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