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  • The 205v (and original X-star, X-2, X-1) derivatives THREAD

    The SS, Prostar, new X-2, etc. etc. owners have their threads. How about a thread for the 205v configuration, along with it's derivatives -- 205 VRS, the original X-Star, the original X-2, and the now-discontinued X-1.

    One of the most popular and longest-lived configurations conceived by MasterCraft, the second generation 205 hull was introduced in 1996, with the V-drive appearing in 1999 and lasting until 2011. The history of this hull is well-documented at http://press.mastercraft.com/teamtal...6-2000+prostar and other TT threads have commented on its demise.


    So, in honor of this great boat, let's see your rides, your mods, you and the family in/on/behind it, whatever.

    To begin ...

    Here's our '05 X-2 which we purchased locally last fall. It has 460 hrs and the MCX engine. Options include heater, shower, tower speakers and lights, bimini. Mods include PPass and an Acme 1285 prop.

    Spring plans include adding a Bennett wakeplate which I purchased last fall, adding ski rack extensions, and removing the frozen tower knobs so that I can collapse the tower. Eventually I would like to replace the rear ballast hard tanks with larger bags and also install a bow V-bag.
    Attached Files
    "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." (Henry Louis Mencken)
    2005 X2, Viper Red, MCX, Acme 1285, PPass, rear 750 sacs, KGB, IBS, Bennett Wake Plate
    (previous) 2001 X5, 1991 TriStar 190

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    Nice looking boat wheelerd! Love the red.....my buddy had an '06 X1 in red. I'll have to see if I can find a pic.
    I was njskier on here.

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    • #3
      My '99 205v. The off-season projects: convert the 1 piece sun deck to 3 piece (underway, deck is at Viper being re-upholstered), upgrade tower speakers to a set of Kicker KM6500.2s (waiting on the 2nd pair of speaker cans to come in), bought a tower mounted rearview mirror to replace the windshield mounted one, and I'm ordering a bimini soon: http://www.bigairwaketowers.com/bimini/bigairbimini/
      Attached Files

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      • #4
        2003 X-2 with the predator engine. It has wetsounds rev10s, exile sx-65m's, solo baric L7 15, 750s in the back lockers, ski locker bag, 1100lb open bow triangle, OJ 14.5x14.25 prop, 2004 board racks, dedicated thru hull for each pump, ptm edge mirror, and 3 batteries. Just buffed and polished it and currently have all the decals pulled. Hopefully installing new ones next weekend.


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        • #5
          '02 205V...can't wait until the weather warms up!

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          • #6
            [QUOTE=JRW160;907933]2003 X-2 with the predator engine. It has wetsounds rev10s, exile sx-65m's, solo baric L7 15, 750s in the back lockers, ski locker bag, 1100lb open bow triangle, OJ 14.5x14.25 prop, 2004 board racks, dedicated thru hull for each pump, ptm edge mirror, and 3 batteries. Just buffed and polished it and currently have all the decals pulled. Hopefully installing new ones next weekend.


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            Dig the naked look----what decals are you doing?

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            • #7
              I have the 60" Mastercraft decals in black with red outlines ready to be installed.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JRW160 View Post
                I have the 60" Mastercraft decals in black with red outlines ready to be installed.
                I've been thinking about doing the same on mine (post #1 above.) Was there any fading on the gelcoat when you pulled off the big oval? I wonder how the black/red would look on my red hull? Post a pic of yours when you're done.
                "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." (Henry Louis Mencken)
                2005 X2, Viper Red, MCX, Acme 1285, PPass, rear 750 sacs, KGB, IBS, Bennett Wake Plate
                (previous) 2001 X5, 1991 TriStar 190

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wheelerd View Post
                  I've been thinking about doing the same on mine (post #1 above.) Was there any fading on the gelcoat when you pulled off the big oval? I wonder how the black/red would look on my red hull? Post a pic of yours when you're done.
                  There wasn't much fading on the sides at all. You could tell where the decals had been if you looked closely, but a buff and polish took care of it.

                  I had some oxidation on the transom, and you could really see where the stickers were. After wet sanding, buffing, and polishing you can't see anything on the transom. Here are a couple of before an after pics of the transom. I will post pics as soon as I get the decals installed. It's supposed to rain here tomorrow, so Friday will be my next chance to get them on.





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                  • #10
                    OK. Good to know.
                    That really buffed out beautifully. Black is so unforgiving!
                    "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." (Henry Louis Mencken)
                    2005 X2, Viper Red, MCX, Acme 1285, PPass, rear 750 sacs, KGB, IBS, Bennett Wake Plate
                    (previous) 2001 X5, 1991 TriStar 190

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                    • #11
                      2003 x2, New to me mid-summer last year. My first Mastercraft (and first inboard).
                      Spent what was left of summer playing with weight and bags for surfing. Wakeboard wake didnt seem to need any work with the stock ballast full.
                      Have a heater project lined up, working on the teak right now.
                      Love the boat.
                      Attached Files

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                      • #12
                        Good thread idea! Here's ours, custom ordered from MC!
                        Attached Files
                        www.nwboatsports.com
                        https://www.facebook.com/pages/NW-Bo...27792007306783

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                        • #13
                          In action...
                          Attached Files
                          www.nwboatsports.com
                          https://www.facebook.com/pages/NW-Bo...27792007306783

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bjen View Post
                            Spent what was left of summer playing with weight and bags for surfing.
                            Love the boat.
                            What did you discover worked best for surfing? I've got to figure that out this summer too.
                            "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." (Henry Louis Mencken)
                            2005 X2, Viper Red, MCX, Acme 1285, PPass, rear 750 sacs, KGB, IBS, Bennett Wake Plate
                            (previous) 2001 X5, 1991 TriStar 190

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by sand2snow22 View Post
                              In action...
                              That blue looks really sharp. Nice to see a skier behind! Have you done anything to soften the wake? What length/speed do you usually ski?
                              "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." (Henry Louis Mencken)
                              2005 X2, Viper Red, MCX, Acme 1285, PPass, rear 750 sacs, KGB, IBS, Bennett Wake Plate
                              (previous) 2001 X5, 1991 TriStar 190

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