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Old     (dbjts)      Join Date: Nov 2003       06-23-2009, 6:31 AM Reply   
Two 2006 boats both about the same price
One has the MCX engine and no bimini with 400 hours
The other has a bimini but no MCX with 70 hours.
Whats a boy to do
Old    get_sum            06-23-2009, 6:32 AM Reply   
MCX then add the bimini of your choice.. It's alot harder to change engines vice a simple bimini.
Old     (dbjts)      Join Date: Nov 2003       06-23-2009, 7:01 AM Reply   
What about the hours gap
Old     (duckguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-23-2009, 7:15 AM Reply   
rtp in that boat is totally fine
Old     (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       06-23-2009, 7:20 AM Reply   
If you add ballast I would think you would want the MCX. We run up to 1400 lbs over stock and I wouldnt want to do that with less power! I wouldn't worry about 400 hrs at all if its been maintained properly.
Old     (snowboardcorey)      Join Date: Jan 2004       06-23-2009, 8:22 AM Reply   
Either motor will do fine with extra ballast but plan on repropping either. I'd throw a 14.25x14.5 on either the MCX or the RTP.

FWIW we run a 2009 X-2 with an RTP, stock ballast plus 800 in the back and another 750 in the walkway and it works perfectly.
Old     (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       06-23-2009, 8:42 AM Reply   
In my opinion the MCX is for someone who wants to say they have a bigger engine. It is for the kind of person who asks the salesman how fast the boat is and how much HP it has.

I believe it has been discussed on here a few times that the 2 motors have a very similar torque curve. The MCX probably doesn't realize that extra 40hp until a high RPM?

If the boat with 400 hours looks like it has been absolutely babied the hours wouldn't turn me off. That being said that is 400 hours of people crawling all over the vinyl, bumping into docks, hitting rollers at higher speeds, etc... I think Unless the one with the MCX is in mint condition I would go for the one with the RTP(assuming it is in really good shape).

I think the 330 hours less will be better for resale than the MCX if you plan on owning the boat for 7 years or less. If you are going to keep the boat for a long time resale might not be that important to you.
Old     (curtisco24)      Join Date: Dec 2005       06-23-2009, 8:59 AM Reply   
lower hours no question.
Old     (gregg_rossi)      Join Date: Feb 2009       06-23-2009, 9:53 AM Reply   
I have an 08 X2 with MCX but have had RTP in the past. Can't say I notice the difference. I would go with lower hours. just my 2 cents
Old     (dbjts)      Join Date: Nov 2003       06-23-2009, 11:47 AM Reply   
Pretty even split of opinion then
Old     (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       06-23-2009, 12:09 PM Reply   
+1 lower hours assuming all things equal except motor.
Old     (mastercraft1995)      Join Date: Nov 2002       06-23-2009, 12:14 PM Reply   
lower hours
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       06-23-2009, 12:19 PM Reply   
Yup... RTP motor will work most excellently. The only place the MCX has more power is way up on top of the power band.
Old     (h2oproaccessories)      Join Date: Sep 2007       06-23-2009, 6:18 PM Reply   
RTP works Great..... even when the boat is LOADED down....
Old     (insuranceman)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-24-2009, 8:22 AM Reply   
RTP will do just fine, providing you have the wakeprop. i have a 07 and have the factory ballast system, along with the 2 fly high additional bags in the back and 400lbs of pop products up in the bow.
Old     (dbjts)      Join Date: Nov 2003       06-24-2009, 8:36 AM Reply   
Is it not more about tourqe rather than horses, wheres the extra tourge come in to play


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