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Old    William Kocken (infantryman2oo2)      Join Date: Jul 2008       03-17-2010, 8:20 AM Reply   
hey everyone,

Just wondering what type of water depth i would need to dock a 2004 mastercraft x-star and not have to worry about running ground also how much more depth i would need for a boat lift for it. I'm looking at a house on the water and wondering how far out i'd have to build a dock to get me to the depth required. the river i'm looking at can fluctuate as much as 3 feet in water hight so i'm wondering what the absolute minimum is before my boat is sitting on the hull.

Thanks,
will
Old    Rob Flaherty (mc_x15)      Join Date: Jul 2008       03-17-2010, 9:09 AM Reply   
I have an X-15. Not sure how different it is than the X-star, but i have about 2-3 ft depending on the tide at the end of my dock. we have a lift and have never had a problem running aground or the lift hitting the bottom. Hope that helps.
Old    Bill K (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       03-17-2010, 9:20 AM Reply   
I imagine the boat can sit in flat water that is a little under 24" deep. Obviously the water isn't like that all the time. So I imagine around 4' is about the minimum before I'd be sweatin bullets. Plan on getting a lift before it gets to that point. Probably a floater. And find out the minimum depth that works for the lift.
Old    William Kocken (infantryman2oo2)      Join Date: Jul 2008       03-17-2010, 9:49 AM Reply   
will do i just wanna make sure that i'll have even depth for the boat before i look anymore into the house. Thanks guys
Old    S Dub (sdub)      Join Date: Jan 2003       03-17-2010, 11:05 AM Reply   
fitting a lift will depend on which type. I can only comment on floating docks / lifts. If this is the type of lift you will have you need about 4.5' of water at the opening of the slip. ( for a shallow water model lift ) you can get away with less water if you go with a bottom standing type lift. But if the water flucuates at your lake, these type of lifts can be a PITA.

Last edited by sdub; 03-17-2010 at 11:07 AM. Reason: meant 4.5'

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