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  • 05 X-Star Steering Question

    I am looking at a 2005 X-Star and I guess I never knew that MasterCraft started putting power assist steering on the X-Star in about 06-07. I am curious if this is true and how bad is it to drive a X-Star that does not have this feature? Can this feature be added if the boat does not have it? Thanks for the help and replies.

    Kyle
    Last edited by Kyle's_prostar205; 07-18-2011, 03:23 PM.
    Current Boat:
    2007 Prostar 197 TT Edition, LY6 400HP, Mini Tower, Heater, Perfect Pass

    Previous Boat:
    1997 Prostar 205, 350tbi, Power Slot, Perfect Pass, New Dimension Tower, Shower, Heater, Clarion Stereo, LED Interior Lighting

    Objects in the rear view mirror are losing

  • #2
    Hydraulic steering is mostly for the saltwater series and the larger boats.

    My x-star has 350 hours on it and still steers like new. If you are in fresh water you should have no worries.

    What you need to know is in '05 the X-star rudder is the old smaller size. Upgrade your boat with the newer style large rudder, it will steer and handle much better.
    I was njskier on here.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the input. I will check out the rudder.
      Current Boat:
      2007 Prostar 197 TT Edition, LY6 400HP, Mini Tower, Heater, Perfect Pass

      Previous Boat:
      1997 Prostar 205, 350tbi, Power Slot, Perfect Pass, New Dimension Tower, Shower, Heater, Clarion Stereo, LED Interior Lighting

      Objects in the rear view mirror are losing

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      • #4
        Since your are looking at an '05 X-star, here's a couple more items to watch for:

        Ballast impellers-install green ones if that has not been done yet
        Brake calipers on trailer-some were known to not release, install Kodiak calipers
        Oil bath hubs-replace the plastic caps with the new style aluminum ones
        Fuel pump-common MC problem, has it been replaced yet?

        Also some seat vinyl cracking has been known to occur on '01-'05 MC seats. I just purchased new skins for mine.

        Where is the boat for sale that you're looking at? Do you have a link?
        I was njskier on here.

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        • #5
          Thanks for the advice. Here is the link to it.

          http://www.gettommys.com/Store/Boat/...ar-(2005).html
          Current Boat:
          2007 Prostar 197 TT Edition, LY6 400HP, Mini Tower, Heater, Perfect Pass

          Previous Boat:
          1997 Prostar 205, 350tbi, Power Slot, Perfect Pass, New Dimension Tower, Shower, Heater, Clarion Stereo, LED Interior Lighting

          Objects in the rear view mirror are losing

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          • #6
            Looks alot like mine....my hull is white on the bottom and my interior is light grey.

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            Make sure you check those items I described. Look close at the seat vinyl of the rear seats, they crack around the stitching.
            I was njskier on here.

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            • #7
              I will do that...Nice looking boat!
              Current Boat:
              2007 Prostar 197 TT Edition, LY6 400HP, Mini Tower, Heater, Perfect Pass

              Previous Boat:
              1997 Prostar 205, 350tbi, Power Slot, Perfect Pass, New Dimension Tower, Shower, Heater, Clarion Stereo, LED Interior Lighting

              Objects in the rear view mirror are losing

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jerseydave View Post
                Since your are looking at an '05 X-star, here's a couple more items to watch for:

                Ballast impellers-install green ones if that has not been done yet
                Brake calipers on trailer-some were known to not release, install Kodiak calipers
                Oil bath hubs-replace the plastic caps with the new style aluminum ones
                Fuel pump-common MC problem, has it been replaced yet?

                Also some seat vinyl cracking has been known to occur on '01-'05 MC seats. I just purchased new skins for mine.

                Where is the boat for sale that you're looking at? Do you have a link?
                I have all these problems on my 2006

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