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  • #16
    Originally posted by MC25 View Post
    No matter the looks, as long as the gel underneath isn't trashed, 23k is a steal.
    I think so too. I said 23 but with fees/taxes it's at 25. My wife never owed a boat growing up. I grew up with one. She's having a hard time stomaching 25 but I'm trying to tell her this might be it! It seems like a great price for a Swiss army type boat.

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    • #17
      Not as fugly as I imagined, but I like Arctic Cats...ditch pickle green!
      Doesn't seem like a bad deal, and the redo on the seats looks better than expected, but yeah you CAN'T have those seats in a navy blue boat! Kids will learn where not to sit, lol.

      Look at it this way, winter is coming, more X2s made than any other MC in that era means lots for sale. Getting down to $30k will be tough though unless its beat hard.

      I'd first, low ball the goof ball that screwed up his X2, IF its solid and clean elsewhere, AND he has proof of the gel condition before he wrapped it. (I can picture a bondo spot the size of the front of a jet ski under the wrap!) Have enough comfort in the price to drown out the buyers remorse. Rock the boat as is for a year and see how it goes. Bet you get compliments. Unless your wife wont be seen in it or will divorce you for having it in the garage...

      Older X 30s are nice, but, IMO that's retail price, not fall pricing. Old hull, old tech, old tower, old....you get the point. Unless you're in love with that hull for some reason.
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      "I understand why some people may not want to do this the way I have recommended but I can't understand the death grip some people have on a toilet plunger with a hose fitting." -JimN

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      • #18
        Originally posted by wakesurf6786 View Post
        I think so too. I said 23 but with fees/taxes it's at 25. My wife never owed a boat growing up. I grew up with one. She's having a hard time stomaching 25 but I'm trying to tell her this might be it! It seems like a great price for a Swiss army type boat.
        It IS hard to explain how 25 grand is a "steal", especially when it's not really what you want and there's some risk under the wrap. Just show her one of those used X23s for 110k and a used new style X10 for 75k and she will let you spend 35 on a nice X2!
        They do work well. Small enough that anyone can drive it. Surfs well, boards well, skis ok, pulls the sh_t out of a tube.. Fits 2 families with small kids comfortably and handles rough water ok.

        I'm all about a good deal and buying used, but if you really think you will have the boat for a long time, alot of the deprecation has gone out of the X2's. Spend a little more for a cherry one and it'll hold value pretty well. Have had mine for 8 years now and if I sold it tomorrow, im out maybe 5 grand (including mods, sound system, heater, etc) from my purchase price..
        '06 X2 MCX

        "I understand why some people may not want to do this the way I have recommended but I can't understand the death grip some people have on a toilet plunger with a hose fitting." -JimN

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Thrall View Post
          Not as fugly as I imagined, but I like Arctic Cats...ditch pickle green!
          Doesn't seem like a bad deal, and the redo on the seats looks better than expected, but yeah you CAN'T have those seats in a navy blue boat! Kids will learn where not to sit, lol.

          Look at it this way, winter is coming, more X2s made than any other MC in that era means lots for sale. Getting down to $30k will be tough though unless its beat hard.

          I'd first, low ball the goof ball that screwed up his X2, IF its solid and clean elsewhere, AND he has proof of the gel condition before he wrapped it. (I can picture a bondo spot the size of the front of a jet ski under the wrap!) Have enough comfort in the price to drown out the buyers remorse. Rock the boat as is for a year and see how it goes. Bet you get compliments. Unless your wife wont be seen in it or will divorce you for having it in the garage...

          Older X 30s are nice, but, IMO that's retail price, not fall pricing. Old hull, old tech, old tower, old....you get the point. Unless you're in love with that hull for some reason.
          You read my mind. I've thought it through since I posted and if there is enough comfort room I can at least try the green and black next year and reupholster next fall. It's at a dealer and they don't know the condition of the gel. Just the color based on the boat vin. I think they realize it's a tough sell going to fall and are ready to cut bait.

          My wife is practical so the color scheme isn't the end all. I think she's leaning more towards an I/o, which I do not wan,t simply because it is cheaper. I want to be able to surf.

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          • #20
            You need to tell her if it wasn't ugly, it be a mid to low 30k dollar boat all day
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            • #21
              If she needs more convincing, explain how easy it is to cut your self or cut your leg off on an IO and how you literally can't throw someone in the way of the prop on in inboard. Seriously.
              One of my kids almost slipped off the back of an IO this summer. We're never on them, only ski boats typically. As smart as he is, he totally forgot about the meat grinder on the back.
              '06 X2 MCX

              "I understand why some people may not want to do this the way I have recommended but I can't understand the death grip some people have on a toilet plunger with a hose fitting." -JimN

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Thrall View Post
                If she needs more convincing, explain how easy it is to cut your self or cut your leg off on an IO and how you literally can't throw someone in the way of the prop on in inboard. Seriously.
                One of my kids almost slipped off the back of an IO this summer. We're never on them, only ski boats typically. As smart as he is, he totally forgot about the meat grinder on the back.
                Yes! It scares me to death.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Thrall View Post
                  It IS hard to explain how 25 grand is a "steal", especially when it's not really what you want and there's some risk under the wrap. Just show her one of those used X23s for 110k and a used new style X10 for 75k and she will let you spend 35 on a nice X2!
                  They do work well. Small enough that anyone can drive it. Surfs well, boards well, skis ok, pulls the sh_t out of a tube.. Fits 2 families with small kids comfortably and handles rough water ok.

                  I'm all about a good deal and buying used, but if you really think you will have the boat for a long time, alot of the deprecation has gone out of the X2's. Spend a little more for a cherry one and it'll hold value pretty well. Have had mine for 8 years now and if I sold it tomorrow, im out maybe 5 grand (including mods, sound system, heater, etc) from my purchase price..
                  Yes, STEAL, means another thing to her. I've looked all summer casually and know what these go for. Usually 5-10% over NADA retail.

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                  • #24
                    As said, if you can live with the black/green, shoot the dealer a low-ball offer. The worst they say is no. If it continues to sit, you just might get a call in a couple of months to take it away.
                    My current boat, I'd seen it online at a dealership as a consignment sale. When I stopped by in person, I made an offer $3K below asking. Seller went for it, I assume since he'd had it for sale for such a long time. He wanted it gone, I got a deal I'm happy with. You might have the same luck with the green/black boat.

                    As far as the x30 goes, I have an 03. Yeah, it's not the latest and greatest, but it's got tons of room, rides great in chop, I love the factory ND tower on it, and the price was right. I haven't gotten the surf wake dialed, but it does well with everything else. Plus, with the low buy-in, I can afford a few upgrades as time goes on.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by wakesurf6786 View Post
                      I think she's leaning more towards an I/o, which I do not wan,t simply because it is cheaper. I want to be able to surf.
                      Not when you start looking at maintenance. Way more things go wrong with I/O's and there are just many more moving parts and seals to fail.

                      Not to mention you will never smash your tows/foot off the prop getting in with an inboard. Oh, and getting back into an I/O is harder too.

                      I would only seriously consider an I/O if you needed to trim up to get through shallow stuff all the time.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by wakesurf6786 View Post
                        No pics of the x-30 sorry. Just imagine a perfect one boat with 500 hours. Brand new vinyl looks just like factory.
                        My 2016 X30 has 285 hrs. Love it and I came from a 2015 X20 and before that a 06 X15. The 30 was a best seller for Mastercraft for a reason.
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by wakesurf6786 View Post

                          Is it worth it for the headache?
                          Not sure what you mean by "headache." After all, you just drop off the cushions at a shop with a check for $5K and pick them up a month or so later. Sounds easy to me.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by dkidwell View Post
                            My 2016 X30 has 285 hrs. Love it and I came from a 2015 X20 and before that a 06 X15. The 30 was a best seller for Mastercraft for a reason.
                            To be fair, the '03 X30 hull is not quite the same as the '16

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                            • #29
                              Very true. I was blinded by love. lol
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                              • #30
                                The boats are also currently holding their value. If you get either boat and maintain them well you could re sell them later and get most of your money back. On the other hand my truck will be worthless when I'm done with it.
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