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  • 2001 X-Star barn find

    Hi all, this is my first post here.
    As you can tell from the title, we (2 friends and I) have found an X-Star. It hasn't been used for 5 or 6 years. Just went to check it out. Hull, upholstery and trailer are all in good shape. Electrics and electronics: can't say a thing about it. Engine: shot, I'm afraid.
    Here's a couple pics




    More pictures here.

    Got a couple questions for now:
    - how much is a new engine, and where can I find one?
    - it has 310hp. Was 330 an option in 2001? What's the difference between these engines?
    - which steering cable should it have (it's missing)?
    - it's missing some smaller items (battery, some cup holders, mirror, nav light on bow, ignition switch, hydraulic springs (if that's what they're called, to keep the engine covers open). Do your trained eyes see anything else, anything major that's missing or needs attention?

    Just seeing if it's feasible to fix it up/how much to offer. I hope it all works out, and you'll hear much more from me

  • #2
    are those risers really as cracked as they look?????


    galvanized trailer, Costa Rica & sea water? check
    does it freeze like that down there?

    with the block in that kind of condition, I'd be willing to bet the barn.... you'd probably be going through the tranny too
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    • #3
      Originally posted by milkmania View Post
      are those risers really as cracked as they look?????


      galvanized trailer, Costa Rica & sea water? check
      does it freeze like that down there?

      with the block in that kind of condition, I'd be willing to bet the barn.... you'd probably be going through the tranny too
      Nothing a little JB Weld won't fix.

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      • #4
        Yeah it freezes like crazy here, just like in hell.
        Any idea what can have caused the risers to crack like that? Either way I guess it's too far gone to fix anyway (notice the bent rod), hence the question about a new engine.

        Yes tranny is another thing that bothers me. They say it worked fine when they put it away. People say a lot.

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        • #5
          At this point it's just a fiberglass hull. I wouldn't give 2k for it

          See my 2003 209 restore thread. Saltwater boats are the devil.

          I'm looking at having to buy a repower which means all new engine, fuel injection, accessories and motor mounts For around 8500 on top of that I need to replace all he analog gauges and computer with digital and create a wiring harness and install it. I have not been able to find a salvage motor that will plug and play.

          You might look into buying a motor with a carburetor to save some headaches.

          The good thing is the hull if it hasn't hit anything, is bomber and probably just needs a buff job.
          Last edited by 46Chief; 03-27-2013, 03:41 AM.

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          • #6
            All I can say is that thing is hosed

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            • #7
              You are looking at a substantial amount of money to fix that thing up. It would be a labor of love for sure but if it was free I doubt you would be upside down in it.

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              • #8
                I have never seen risers cracked like that!! I'm sure salt helped from the inside...

                Good luck!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Double D View Post
                  I have never seen risers cracked like that!! I'm sure salt helped from the inside...

                  Good luck!

                  And he knows his CRACK.....

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                  • #10
                    Basically a hull is all you get.


                    I would look for something w/fewer major issues.

                    After you have gone through that boat you will have spent enough to have bought something nicer.

                    Does that engine look crooked ? motor mounts busted ?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by aquaman View Post
                      Basically a hull is all you get.


                      I would look for something w/fewer major issues.

                      After you have gone through that boat you will have spent enough to have bought something nicer.

                      Does that engine look crooked ? motor mounts busted ?
                      I am willing to gamble that options are some what limited in Costa Rica... But yes that is A LOT of work you are getting into and a lot of doll hares aka $$$$$$

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                      • #12
                        I think it was rode hard, put away wet and screaming, then beaten to death, for good measure. The block looks like it has sand/rust in the passages at the rear of the boat, the risers are toast and some of the push rods are bent, which probably means someone was doing flat spins or something else that was either a lot of fun or really stupid. You can decide which, because it can be hard to distinguish one from the other. Might have picked up a bunch of sand, too- first thing I would do is look into the exhaust flaps and remove the exhaust hoses so you can look into the muffler. It it's packed with sand, you'll have a better idea of why it died.

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                        • #13
                          Is it bad I want this boat?

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                          • #14
                            With the odd assortment of missing parts, I'll bet someone has started to piece this boat out. That is probably the *smartest* thing. You could still get a couple grand selling the trailer and tower. Maybe someone out there needs the windshiled or other odd parts. Problem with trying to bring it back to life is there there just isn't much you could do yourself to save money. Maybe you could find an old inboard to scavange the motor and tranny out of just to get the boat working even if it doesn't have the horsepower that it came with - and then unload it!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jhall0711 View Post
                              And he knows his CRACK.....
                              If its not a competition ski boat, its always second best.
                              1994 MasterCraft ProStar 205
                              275 HP 350 Chevy Indmar
                              Monster Tower & PerfectPass


                              Check out the MasterCraft Buckeye Bash on Facebook!


                              "In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress." - John Adams

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