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Old    GoodTimes (bennygoodx)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-09-2006, 11:49 AM Reply   
Whats up gang. I finally took delivery of this pig. Conditions were rough so we spent most of the day cruising and surfing. Check the pics...

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Old    GoodTimes (bennygoodx)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-09-2006, 11:50 AM Reply   
Here are a few more for now. Gotta pack and head to Vegas!

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Old    Matt (pittsy)      Join Date: Apr 2004       10-09-2006, 11:53 AM Reply   
that looks really good..nice and clean
Old    Cory McLean (kikitlo)      Join Date: Jul 2005       10-09-2006, 11:56 AM Reply   
I really dig those Tower speaker clamps. Just curious, why Teak?
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-09-2006, 12:06 PM Reply   
Nice... the switch graphics match well with the gel. Is that metalflake or marble? Teak is the way to go lasts forever and you can always make it look good again. Fiberglass gets scratched and chipped up from boards and docks. Really cool boat, CONGRATS

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Old    Mike G (mcmike)      Join Date: Jul 2006       10-09-2006, 12:18 PM Reply   
Saweet! I like the led and speaker covers. Nice work!
Old    nautique226            10-09-2006, 12:35 PM Reply   
Nice looking boat. Super Clean!
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       10-09-2006, 12:53 PM Reply   
Are those 07 graphics, they are a nice change and really look good in the silver. Looks like a nice ride for sure.
Old    Dan Lennox (woohoo)      Join Date: Jun 2006       10-09-2006, 2:27 PM Reply   
Great looking boat all around!
Old    Ryan (easyrider)      Join Date: Oct 2003       10-09-2006, 3:34 PM Reply   
Congrats!
See you on the water!
Old    enriched            10-09-2006, 4:56 PM Reply   
SICK !! Congrats
Old    David (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       10-09-2006, 5:25 PM Reply   
super sweet.
Old    Evil0ne (evil0ne)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-09-2006, 5:58 PM Reply   
by pack for vegas does this mean that boat will be at mead this weekend? if so, where are you launching from?
Old    wakeridersaz (factory)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-09-2006, 7:18 PM Reply   
evilone-mead is our next destination with the boats.

ryan-when is the buddy getting here with his?
Old    Ryan (easyrider)      Join Date: Oct 2003       10-09-2006, 9:11 PM Reply   
Depends... Prolly close to a month
Old    Clubmyke (clubmyke)      Join Date: Aug 2004       10-09-2006, 9:39 PM Reply   
nice ride !!!!
Old    GoodTimes (bennygoodx)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-10-2006, 9:21 AM Reply   
Yeah, that's the marble color panel on the rear and a marble stripe.

Evilone, I'm in vegas right now getting headaches and donating money to the poor casinos. It's my community service I do once a month. We will get the boats back here again soon...
Old    Luciano Grimblat (luchog)      Join Date: Jun 2002       10-10-2006, 10:21 AM Reply   
how do those new exhaust ports perform? are they quiter or noisier than previous year's?
Old    GoodTimes (bennygoodx)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-10-2006, 2:05 PM Reply   
Overall, the exhaust is pretty quiet. I was impressed knowing how big the motor was. I got the 8.1 450 hp, and they do a good job of keeping the beast at bay. I will get some more pics up soon.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       10-11-2006, 1:27 PM Reply   
damn thats an engine!
Old    Ryan (easyrider)      Join Date: Oct 2003       10-11-2006, 7:02 PM Reply   
enjoy 5 hours to a tank of gas!
Old    mendo247            10-11-2006, 7:10 PM Reply   
nice ride! went with the bare bones model huh
Old    Ken Novotny (knwebs)      Join Date: Sep 2005       10-12-2006, 9:17 AM Reply   
Can I ask how much you paid?
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       10-12-2006, 9:58 AM Reply   
Wake pics! Very nice ride.
Old    GoodTimes (bennygoodx)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-12-2006, 10:13 AM Reply   
Ken, $110k. Whoops.
Old    GD (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       10-12-2006, 10:48 AM Reply   
Wow, at 27 you own a $110K boat. I can't imagine sending that on a boat at any age. No offense; just an amazing observation for myself. It is a nice looking beast!
Old    wakesetter23lsv            10-14-2006, 4:48 PM Reply   
nice boat!!! I would be more than that!
Old    Mark Riley (madchild1)      Join Date: Mar 2005       10-14-2006, 9:07 PM Reply   
no tri-axle trailer? that's the only thing you didn't get isn't it?
Old    Flight007 (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       10-14-2006, 11:21 PM Reply   
Wow an incredible looking boat
Old     (midwesty)      Join Date: Aug 2003       10-14-2006, 11:51 PM Reply   
look me up next time in LV
Old    creamofdacrop (c4avalanchen)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-15-2006, 5:35 AM Reply   
Did he just say $110k! Yes he did, WOW!
Old    GoodTimes (bennygoodx)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-15-2006, 8:22 AM Reply   
That was with tax. The spec sheet came right up to 6 digits. Tax in AZ is a big fist in the keester. Jonny, will look you up for sure. We are going to be at Mead early next month.

The dealer didn't recommend I go with the tri-axle. They said it was unnecessary. I have my boat in dry storage anyway, so my trailer is rarely used.
Old    airwarrior04 (airwarrior04)      Join Date: Aug 2004       10-15-2006, 11:30 AM Reply   
looks good i like the graphics

-=Zach
Old    MAC (mac_attack)      Join Date: Oct 2003       10-15-2006, 7:26 PM Reply   
Any pics of the wake?
Old    GoodTimes (bennygoodx)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-15-2006, 8:57 PM Reply   
will do on tue! hittin the lake again....
Old    rsmith            10-16-2006, 12:15 AM Reply   
Yeah GD (greatdane) the sticker price sounds ridiculous but you can always finance one for 20 years and pay $100,000+ in interest which is what most people do. I would hate having a boat payment so I pay cash for used boats... Anyway, nice ride Ben and congrats.

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Old    Cappy (ballsdeep)      Join Date: Nov 2005       10-16-2006, 4:56 PM Reply   
Hey Ben,
What kind of development do you do?
Old    Jason H (turbonine)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-16-2006, 5:45 PM Reply   
Love the solid white and the graphics. Would love to ride sometime out at Bartlett. My crew is getting smaller each week do to fantasy football and incorrect speculations about water temps. Hit me up if interested.
Old    Chris Walker (redsupralaunch)      Join Date: Aug 2002       10-16-2006, 6:26 PM Reply   
Ben Congrats! Surf wake looks great
Old    GoodTimes (bennygoodx)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-16-2006, 7:54 PM Reply   
jc, I do breast development. Just call it real estate for funny reasons. The stock surf wake is great. Going to add 1500 lbs next and get big. Jason, hitting pleasant tomorrow.
Old    wakeridersaz (factory)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-16-2006, 8:04 PM Reply   
i wanna ride too!!!! :-) i get to be the inspector that makes sure his jobs pass all the codes, too!!! 1500lbs? prove it
Old    Mike Parker (roughrivermike)      Join Date: Apr 2006       10-16-2006, 8:06 PM Reply   
I love the boat! Have fun...
Old    Eric (wakeboardin2k4)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-16-2006, 8:23 PM Reply   
i want to develop breasts for a living, and the only real estate i want any part of lies below the belt....on the reeaaaal. SICK BOAT. Can't imagin getting to ride behind one of those. What stopped you from upping your boat to the xstar?
Old    GoodTimes (bennygoodx)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-16-2006, 8:46 PM Reply   
The x-star is cute. Great wakeboard boat, but I was looking for a great surf wake and a party barge. X-star holds 6 comfortably. X-45 holds 12 comfortably. I'm often out in rough water, so the bigger the boat, the better.

It's like one of my clients with B cups asking for A cup reduction. Heck naw, they want the D's....
Old    wakeridersaz (factory)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-16-2006, 11:11 PM Reply   
he can't handle the d's, like he can't handle the wake behind the xstar!! :-)
Old    bruce_davis            10-17-2006, 12:13 AM Reply   
Awesome boat! congrats
Old    Will (dubsac)      Join Date: Mar 2006       10-17-2006, 10:23 AM Reply   
Congrats Ben, the boat looks sweet!

Did you add those speakers under the dash?

Have you had any problems with the rope getting caught around the tower lights so far?
Old    Eric (wakeboardin2k4)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-17-2006, 11:41 AM Reply   
those "speakers" are two rockford fosgate subs, probably 12"s? Either way the driver is going to be bouncing all over the place when those bad boy hit.
Old    Gene Williams (gene3x)      Join Date: Apr 2005       10-18-2006, 12:55 AM Reply   
110K? Wow... Even if you are banking a half million a year that is to much for that boat IMO. Do you just have money to burn? If you do congrats. It is beautiful but to me. Not worth the $. The Supra 24 is only half that cost with a better wake. No hate here just my own stupid opinion.
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       10-18-2006, 7:20 AM Reply   
How do you know a Supra has a better wake? Have you ever been in a 45?
Old    Gene Williams (gene3x)      Join Date: Apr 2005       10-18-2006, 7:53 AM Reply   
Yup... and similar to the X-star need to be weighted an unreal amount to get a big beefy weight. Mnay extra sacs beyond stock.
Old    soulrider (projectely4)      Join Date: Apr 2003       10-18-2006, 8:14 AM Reply   
actually it doesn't need to be weighted an unreal amount. alot of people think putting alot of weight in the back will make a good wake with mastercrafts. from my experiences especially with the new twin tip MC's is that you need alot more weight in the front of the boat compared to other boats.

alot of riders throw all these sacs in the boat and dont see it translate into a bigger wake and think its because they dont have enough weight but its just bad placement.

in my X2 i have more weight in the front of the boat than i do in the rear and the wake is imo one of the best out there.
Old    Chris Olsson (moondoggie)      Join Date: Nov 2003       10-18-2006, 9:03 AM Reply   
Gene, I have an x-45, why don't you come up to portland, Or. and ride behind my boat and see if the supra 24' throws a bigger/better wake. A 45 will make your nose bleed.
Old    GoodTimes (bennygoodx)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-18-2006, 9:28 AM Reply   
Chris... LOL. Nose bleed... I love it. The wake is massive and the trim tab allows you to detail it sooo nicely.

Gene, my thing is this... I don't wakeboard to push limits and try new tricks. I have to much to lose by getting hurt wakeboarding, which I have many times over already. My addiction is wakesurfing and boat bun. And lots of both. I went to demo all 24' boats on the market and found that the X-45 was the best for my needs, bar none.

Will, I added two 12" PUNCH at the drivers feet with another amp. I also added two more JL 6" in the cockpit.

Billy E, I love the X2! For that size boat, there is nothing better. The wakeboarding wake is perfect and you can surf that thing til no end. Here are some more 45's from my delivery day.

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Old    GoodTimes (bennygoodx)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-18-2006, 9:29 AM Reply   
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Old    jason gardiner (ripcurl74)      Join Date: Oct 2006       10-18-2006, 9:35 AM Reply   
Killer boat man! I really like the clean look. Wasn't a big fan of the switch graphics for the x2's this year but they look good on this boat! Just wondering if you had the lights on the tower speaks done at MC or if you did them yourself afterwards? I have a new x2 on order and want to do the same with mine and the interior speakers too.}
Old    Gene Williams (gene3x)      Join Date: Apr 2005       10-18-2006, 9:43 AM Reply   
Well I admit I have only been behind it once and maybe it was weighted wrong so maybe I need to give it another shot. The X-2 I was definately not impressed with at all. The X-star is nice but again not for the extra money. You still need to weight it well over stock to get a decent wake. It seemed the X-45 was the same way but maybe I got a wrong a impression.
Old    GoodTimes (bennygoodx)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-18-2006, 9:52 AM Reply   
Jason, thanks. I was a little worried about the switch graphics too but love them now. Those are the new towers and lights and speakers that come on the 07 MCs. The LED backlit grills cost $375 a piece, however. I opted to do only the towers because a lot of the people that are in my boat are drunk and female. I saw bikinis, lip gloss, and beer bottles are stuck in those aluminum grills if they were in the cockpit of the boat. Here is a close up of the regular grills. I added these speakers in the cockpit as they didn't come as standard.

I did all of my upgrades at the MC dealer in AZ. They are truly world class.

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Old    jason gardiner (ripcurl74)      Join Date: Oct 2006       10-18-2006, 10:09 AM Reply   
I feel bad for you...most of your passengers are drunk and female..lol. You'd think you'd really pimp it out and do led lighting in the entire boat and maybe put a pole in!haha.
Seriously though, I think you can put led lighting in afterwards even under the plastic grills? There are some aftermarket companies I've seen in wakeboarding mag that can supply the lighting I think?
Old    Eric (wakeboardin2k4)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-18-2006, 10:13 AM Reply   
mastercraft=sick no matter how you cut it
Old    Eric (wakeboardin2k4)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-18-2006, 10:16 AM Reply   
LED lighting is super easy to run. I have done it on a bunch of cars for friends, and am planning on doing it in my boat.
Old    GoodTimes (bennygoodx)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-18-2006, 10:20 AM Reply   
I'd love to see some cool pics and names of Products that people use for LED. I'm up for doing it, but don't wanna look like the guy that should be also wearing a gold chain and a platinum grill while cruising in my MC. LOL
Old    jason gardiner (ripcurl74)      Join Date: Oct 2006       10-18-2006, 10:20 AM Reply   
Any idea of costs? and/ or companies to use. i'm up in Canada (eh!) so I'm assuming I'll probably have to order it from somewhere.
Old    Eric (wakeboardin2k4)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-18-2006, 10:23 AM Reply   
you can buy LED lights individually from www.sounddomain.com That is an audio equiptment website and then do all the wiring yourself. Or order straight from streetglow. Or you could pay to much for the LEDs that are "designed" for boats. Not to knock those companies but we all know if its for a boat the $$$ gets jacked up
Old    wakeridersaz (factory)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-18-2006, 10:33 AM Reply   
putting the aluminum grills in the boat would be dangerous. with the added speakers set into the seat backs. could get ugly. you can added the led light bar or the standard lights to the tower. the boat looks sic anyway you put.

gene-you can come to arizona and ride in the x-45 or the x-star (real boats!! LOL) you can leave the fourwinds at home!! jk :-)
Old    G. Rios (dreambig)      Join Date: Jul 2006       10-18-2006, 10:36 AM Reply   
Screw your boat bro lets see some pics of your boat bun and clients.
Old    GoodTimes (bennygoodx)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-18-2006, 12:10 PM Reply   
Alright Rios. You got it. Give me a little time though. I just got the boat. Pics in due time....
Old    G. Rios (dreambig)      Join Date: Jul 2006       10-18-2006, 12:27 PM Reply   
I WANNA SEE SOME BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS.
Old    GoodTimes (bennygoodx)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-18-2006, 12:33 PM Reply   
Well, theres quite a bit of confidentiality involved. You'd be surprised how many people can recognize a woman's breasts. There will be some boat bun though....
Old    Ryan (easyrider)      Join Date: Oct 2003       10-18-2006, 12:41 PM Reply   
"because a lot of the people that are in my boat are drunk and female. "

that is the absolute best thing I have ever read on WW ever!

So when are we going out? Yes, i just invited myself!
Old    wakeridersaz (factory)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-18-2006, 1:20 PM Reply   
yeah. lets see some photos of your work!!!! :-) how was the ratio yesterday?
Old    GoodTimes (bennygoodx)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-18-2006, 1:31 PM Reply   
Ryan, lets hit it within the next two weeks. Hit me a PM and we will figure it out. We may need half wetsuits but who cares...

Factory, while you were in front of the computer looking at pictures of boats and surfing, etc., I was on the water cruising around with a homeboy, drinking beer, and lounging in the sun. And the day that you stop relying on me for the entourage of ladies, trips to Vegas, and partying, then you can justify your posts on wakeworld. For now, just sit back and think about how jealous you are that I'm going to be at the lake again soon...
Old    wakeridersaz (factory)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-18-2006, 1:36 PM Reply   
should i post the pic of your girl on my boat!! :-) (you not present)
Old    GoodTimes (bennygoodx)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-18-2006, 1:51 PM Reply   
I dare you! Which one anyway....
Old    Gene Williams (gene3x)      Join Date: Apr 2005       10-18-2006, 2:24 PM Reply   
Factory watch it I may take you up on that offer! Be careful though I may mooch some of your boat bun.
Old    Ryan (easyrider)      Join Date: Oct 2003       10-18-2006, 2:29 PM Reply   
what are the water temps now days? i still havent even gotten to the lake yet!!
Old    ccarter            10-18-2006, 2:39 PM Reply   
Ben, just curious why you didn't go with a x-80 if you're just looking for a big wake to surf? Congrats on the x-45! Really like the new graphics for 07.
Old    Josh B (joshugan)      Join Date: Apr 2005       10-18-2006, 2:44 PM Reply   
Beautiful boat. I second the switch graphics looking good! I heard that the group that designed the X-45 at MC got fired and I can't figure out why? I think it's a killer boat and the wake looks great.

Ben, do you ever ride at Saguaro or Canyon?
Old    GoodTimes (bennygoodx)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-18-2006, 2:44 PM Reply   
Ryan- 70 degrees and dropping at Pleasant. Was there yesterday.

Chris- the X-80 surf wake is actually inferior to the X-45. The double engines on the 80 changes the surfing characteristics quite a bit. Thanks for the compliment.

Gene- it's easy to take Factory's boat bun. They're easy prey.
Old    wakeridersaz (factory)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-18-2006, 3:04 PM Reply   
thats cause i don't have to pay for it ben!!!

but you are always welcome to try. more power to you if you can. cause i will find more!!!

anytime gene!!

josh and ryan- you guys are welcome too. fee is atleast one single girl with you.:-) we hit pleasent and bartlett mostly because of distance.

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