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Old     (martinique)      Join Date: Sep 2006       08-20-2007, 4:47 PM Reply   
is the MCX 350HP enough for the X45? or will I regret it?
Old     (azwakekid)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-20-2007, 5:44 PM Reply   
i wouldnt consider it. buddy has the 496 and its a slug still.
Old     (kmcginty)      Join Date: Sep 2005       08-20-2007, 6:05 PM Reply   
Hey AG, thats one heck of an upgrade from the last boat. If all goes well, post pics for us to see.
Old     (larrys)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-20-2007, 6:13 PM Reply   
Old     (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-20-2007, 6:33 PM Reply   
It is a borderline engine. I f you aren't going to have 10 or more people in it with extra ballast it will get the job done. The best engine is the LY6. Awesome performance.
Old     (duckguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-20-2007, 6:34 PM Reply   
LY6 is the answer to you seek young grasshopper.
Old     (want2ridealot)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-20-2007, 6:42 PM Reply   
The X45 is a big boat but I don't have any experience with it. I know that a lot of people recommend a bigger engine for the X-Star so I would assume that a bigger engine is a must. I don't know though. Get a low pitch prop.
Old     (rebelboy74)      Join Date: Jan 2006       08-20-2007, 7:13 PM Reply   
Get the LY6! I got my X-45 about 6 weeks ago and the first week I had it we loaded it with 8-10 people and I was amazed. Full ballast, loaded with gas it jumps out of the hole. Seems to do fairly well on gas cause you don't have to dog it. It is a pretty heavy boat and it performs really well with the 400 hp.
Old     (martinique)      Join Date: Sep 2006       08-20-2007, 7:20 PM Reply   
Thanks for the help...the deal seam to good to be 06 with 85 hours for $55K

I was willing to drive from AZ for this deal'-ft/mastercraft/x-45/waterski-boat/inboard/48602/1261533.htm
Old     (mhsb1029)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-20-2007, 8:07 PM Reply   
DO NOT GET THE MCX. You will be dissapointed! I have been in one with the MCX and it was a slug.

Big boat + small engine = poor performance

I would go with the L18 or the LY6. Our X-Star has the L18 and we love it. The guys here at Inland Northwest Mastercraft tell me that they only put the L18 and LY6 is the X-Star and larger boats.


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