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Old 11-06-2019, 07:46 PM
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Just looking at your post made me realize that maybe the nomenclature was not as senseless as it seems. Add a 2 in front of all three you mentioned and place a decimal and you get the length, e.g., X(2)45 = 24.5 footer, X(2)55 = 25.5 footer. A bit more work than, say "X23", but I wonder if that is how they came up with the numbers. Works for some others like the X10 and X30 as well. Dosen't work for X2 though.
There was some reasoning, but it wasn't consistent. As you pointed out, add the 2 and a decimal and the X45 = 24.5. Same with Marisar 215 = X15 = 21'-5"' boat. Maristar 230 = X30 = 23.0' boat. And Prostar 214 = X14 = 21'-4" boat. The '06 X2 makes some sense, as a 20' boat, but doesn't follow the above, or it would have been called an X20. But it wasn't. And to muddy the waters the '05 and previous X2 was the original 205V....that makes no sense as an X2. And when the '06 X2 (20' pickle fork) made its debut, the 205V/X2 was rebadged as an X1...??? That makes no sense. There was some logic to all this badging, but it became convoluted as the lineup expanded. If you followed or reviewed it from the beginning it would make sense and you could identify the flaws in the logic, all at the same time. To be new to MC in this day in age, and to try to sort out boats from the last 20 years would be daunting.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:58 PM
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I'm looking for my first boat for a growing family with friends. I'd like to be able to do all of the water sports in various forms. Is there a list of what the older models are primarily best at?

X-45 good at?
X-30 good at?

What other models are out there? What lengths are they?
Would stick with 20-21 ft for your first boat. Easier to trailer, load, unload, dock,backup, and drive. Get a couple summers under your belt then get a bigger boat if you need the space.
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:56 AM
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Would stick with 20-21 ft for your first boat. Easier to trailer, load, unload, dock,backup, and drive. Get a couple summers under your belt then get a bigger boat if you need the space.
Good advice and the smaller boat may have a quicker resale.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:41 AM
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So the boat spreadsheet peaked my interest so I started one using NADA as a start to get model, length, beam and weight. I also added bow type.

I will put it on a google doc once I have more info on it.

What other options should I put on the list? Capacity maybe?
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:37 AM
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What other options should I put on the list? Capacity maybe?
Years Produced?
Activities (Wake, Surf, Ski with a 1-10 scale?
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:45 AM
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Won't activity rank be very subjective? Not opposed to it just wondering how it will work.

I have the spreadsheet setup by year.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:02 PM
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So the boat spreadsheet peaked my interest so I started one using NADA as a start to get model, length, beam and weight. I also added bow type.

I will put it on a google doc once I have more info on it.

What other options should I put on the list? Capacity maybe?
Whether it had a surf system (standard or as an option) and what type/gen might be helpful.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:25 PM
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What other options should I put on the list? Capacity maybe?
How about tower info, what tower came standard and what towers were available as options (for model years 2012 and later where there was more than one tower option per year)?

For the early to mid 2000 boats, knowing what each model was the previous year would be good. It would also be good to know the years of the production run for that model.

Maybe also have a cross reference for models that share the same hull but different option packages, ie X15 == Maristar 215 (if that is right).

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Old 11-08-2019, 05:15 PM
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Won't activity rank be very subjective?
I guess it does not need rank maybe just an indicator like "Not Good", "Ok", "Great"
If I was looking for a surf boat I could then eliminate the ProStar for example.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:10 PM
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This effort will take a lot of work. For example, with the towers.....The tower name was unchanged even though the towers were changed. i.e. ZFT3 encompassed several designs. This endeavor needs to either be done thoroughly and accurately, or not at all, IMO. Could make a good winter project/ collaboration.
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