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Old    ryan "john" vu (jmv)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-03-2007, 6:48 PM Reply   
I'm looking at purchasing an 05 x-star, should I be aware of anything about that model year. I heard it doesn't turn as well as the 06-07 models and, mechanically, it might have a few problems. Thanks.

Sorry Joe just can't wait for the 21 foot epic to come out.
Old    Mark (mvl)      Join Date: May 2004       09-05-2007, 11:44 AM Reply   
nothing. check to make sure you get the new rudder on it for better handling. Otherwise no other wake compares.
Old    Sam (wake1823)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-05-2007, 12:30 PM Reply   
Know a guy who has about 500 hours on his ( bought brand new) runs 3500lb + people 3-4 times a week and is burning alot of oil ( 1 quart month) and now having motor problems (very sluggish and will soemtimes just die). Has also had to have the fuel pump replaced a few times.
Old    Evil0ne (evil0ne)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-05-2007, 1:22 PM Reply   
If the motor is the 8.1L the oil burning is a well known Chevy issue, not Mastercraft.
Old    Sam (wake1823)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-05-2007, 1:29 PM Reply   
It's the stock motor...which I don't think is the 8.1
Old    HeHateMe (hamkj)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-05-2007, 1:43 PM Reply   
I hate the 05 X-Stars. They are horrible. Everytime I am out in my aluminum fishing boat... I end up having to swim to shore because the wake capsizes me!
Old    ryan "john" vu (jmv)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-05-2007, 5:13 PM Reply   
That's the kind of problem that I don't mind having.
Old    star_star            09-06-2007, 1:26 PM Reply   
i have had an 05 for nearly 2-1/2 years now. i have the new rudder, new prop, new software for perfect pass throttle by wire. i have 380 hours on the boat. the only issues i have had were the in-tank fuel pump (who hasn't?) and flex plate. the mcx 350 hp engine has been absolutely flawless and with the new rudder pulls better than anything else i have driven. overall, i would say it is the best boat i have driven or ridden behind although i haven't been behind very many high-end boats. if the price is right go for it. the 05 was the first year with the swivel board racks and drive by wire electronic throttle, neither of which have given me any trouble. good luck and let us know how things turn out.
Old    Paul Weintz (paulw)      Join Date: Dec 2006       09-06-2007, 1:43 PM Reply   
Had my 06 for a season now with a 100 hrs and love the boat. The perfect pass could work a little better. It takes to long for the speed to stabilize. It might just be an adjustment. Other that that the MCX is a great engine and I'm very satisfied.

One other thing I don't like is the looks from the fisherman when we go by, they all looked pissed and wet.

(Message edited by paulw on September 06, 2007)

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