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Old     (goride)      Join Date: Mar 2007       09-27-2012, 8:44 PM Reply   
Looking to pick up a boat for the family and my budget is $30,000 and the boats cannot be older than 10 years.

I want something reliable, not beat to hell, gets decent gas efficiency, ballasts, V-drive, perfect pass or equivelant, decent amount of space, and I need to be able to turn the boat around in a narrow delta slough if one of my kids goes down and a following boat is not paying attention (we've had to do this many times in my cousisn nautique in fear the boat behind us is not paying attention). My wife likes to wakesurf exlusively and I like to wakeboard and wakeskate. Neither one of us are that great of riders just some w2w tricks so a huge SAN210 wake is not required but I dont want a garbage wake either.

I dont want the boat to have more than 300 hrs and I need to see maintnance records.

Here is what I have found so far.

2004 Tige 22V riders edition - this seems to be roomy and have a great wake for wakeboarding and wakesurfing. 375 HP motor, ballast tanks, TAPs, and from what i've read the convex haul will have the best fuel efficiency. $30k

2006 MB B-52 21ft with 201 hours and in excellent condition, original owner with maintnance records. Has a 330 HP motor. $30k

2003 Mastercraft X-10 with 400hrs with maintnance records. 330HP motor and ballast tanks. $27.5k

2003 Mastercraft X-30 with 336 hours with maintance records from local dealer. 350 HP motor and the boat has triple ballast with depth finder/perfect pass. $31.k asking but seller is flexible

2004 Mastercraft X-2 with 275hrs with rebuilt motor and 350HP motor with perfect pass. small inside but at $25.5k this is the cheapest of the bunch.

A big thing for me is for the boat to be able to turn on a dime incase I need to power turn to get infront of my kids to protect them. Before any flaming is given I never powerturn when picking up riders out of respect for other boats but I will do it in a heart beat for my kids.

To be honest I'm leaning towards the B-52 or the Tige beause of the space and low hours. Both have all records and look to be in excellent condition. The Mastercrafts from waht i've read/heard had many issues in those years, plus the X-10 and X-30 dont seem like they could turn very quickly. The X-2 could turn on a dime but rebuilt motors with no records worry me, even though a dealership looked over the boat and compression checks on the cylinders looked fine.



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