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Boonejeepin
01-16-2014, 08:45 PM
I just got my first 250lbs of lead from Lead Wake. How many others use lead in their boats?

I don't think my mailman is happy with me tonight. If it fits it ships....http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/17/ubusa6yb.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/17/3u2y4upu.jpg

muehlcj
01-16-2014, 09:07 PM
I searched for leadwake.com. no luck. ???

Boonejeepin
01-16-2014, 09:30 PM
Just a small company. No web page that I know of. He has a Facebook page but best to contact him by email. His name is Jared.

$50 for 50lbs, shipped USPS flatrate box. Shipping was about $12.50 per box.

leadwake@yahoo.com

EricU
01-16-2014, 09:36 PM
$50 for 50lbs, shipped USPS flatrate box. Shipping was about $12.50 per box.[/email]

Now that is funny! You are probably going to start missing your Netflix and porno mags for ticking off your mailman, and God help you if you have anything mark "Fragile"!!

Mine would have just left a message in our box.

Boonejeepin
01-16-2014, 09:54 PM
Now that is funny! You are probably going to start missing your Netflix and porno mags for ticking off your mailman, and God help you if you have anything mark "Fragile"!!

Mine would have just left a message in our box.

Haha

I intercepted the mailman and offloaded the boxes.

bergermaister
01-16-2014, 11:21 PM
This will be that collectable china you ordered for mother's day!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q6_9A90cUk

jester
01-16-2014, 11:23 PM
If it fits it ships....

Now that is just evil. Good thing it is lead since I bet it took a few unscheduled trips down the stairs.

Now were are you going to put it and will you have to remove out any bags to make it fix or is this now added to everyone's live vest so you can move the weight around?

beat taco
01-17-2014, 01:17 AM
I used it last summer, pop products has 800lbs for $700. Made switching sides fast! I thought it was pricey but fast.

zabooda
01-17-2014, 03:10 AM
Remember lead does add to your total dry weight and it will aid in the sinking of a boat unlike ballasts.

wolff supra21v
01-17-2014, 09:05 AM
I was running some steel weight in my boat. and I think that caused one of my tire bearing to go out. I had a total of 300 in the back and 400 in the front. I would take it out and put it in the truck before any long trips.

I does not look like you are putting a lot in but with my supra 21v I was sitting right at 6000lb with all my gear and the steel weight. I switch to large sacs and only run a two 50 lb bags of weight to help balance the boat. That way I am not constantly tell people to move around. For some reason it does not hurt there feelings when I tell them to move a bag to the other side of the boat instead of them.
I think my wife is trying to make me a better person because I did not care and she was always slapping my arm. My friends were us to it but hers friends did not seam to like me moving them around based on weight.

mmandley
01-17-2014, 10:07 AM
Ive never had an issue telling people to move. Maybe its the fact i squeeze the girls between the guys IDK LOL. Seems like at least 1/2 them are happy LOL.

I have been thinking of adding 250 lead to the drivers side to off set my batteries on the port side. My boat actually leans to the Starboard when no one is in it.

sandm
01-17-2014, 10:22 AM
cousin used it a lot. not a fan and not in my boat. it's added weight at trailering and when cruising.

rode in a sanger 237 at the '12 polar bear that had 1500lbs of lead in it. had that boat seen an issue, it's going down.
helped Scott from sanger unload it at the end of the night. my arms hated me the next day:)

mmandley
01-17-2014, 12:43 PM
cousin used it a lot. not a fan and not in my boat. it's added weight at trailering and when cruising.

rode in a sanger 237 at the '12 polar bear that had 1500lbs of lead in it. had that boat seen an issue, it's going down.
helped Scott from sanger unload it at the end of the night. my arms hated me the next day:)

That Sanger was so overloaded, I think a roller could have sunk it. I didn't even want to ride in that boat when we where there. I feel for the new owner and all the wear that engine took its first 20 hours on the lake LOL

jimmylsv
01-17-2014, 02:34 PM
My last boat was a mastercraft with no plumbed ballast. I put plastic storage containers in the boat and filled with concrete. The boat was set up for wake boarding with only one setting huge wake. The boat lift winch would work hard to pull that boat out. Man how far boats have come.

EricU
01-17-2014, 02:51 PM
That Sanger was so overloaded, I think a roller could have sunk it. I didn't even want to ride in that boat when we where there. I feel for the new owner and all the wear that engine took its first 20 hours on the lake LOL

In '08 when my business tanked and I sold my Natique, I picked up an old mid-nineties Ski Sanger (had something called a "carburetor" on it) that we used fat sacks to board behind. Didn't get too far from the shore in case the kids needed to swim back!!!

chadjitsu1
01-17-2014, 03:41 PM
Ok guys so I have the 07 LSV and I am running the IBS in it with a locker bag and 2 1100 in the back (pretty typical set up right)

I am running johnson reversible pumps and I still get air in both bags. I dont like to run them all the way down so the pumps are sucking air because I dont feel like replacing impellers all the time.

Questions:

1. For those that have this setup with johnson pumps how do you have the inlet and vent lines run on the IBS and Locker Bag? Maybe I just have them incorrectly run.

2. I dont fill the back all the way up but I still feel like I could put more in the back IF i had more in the front. 90% of the time I dont have anyone with me on the boat accept for the wife. When I do have others on the boat I fill up the back fuller and make them all sit in the front and the wake is AWESOME. So that tells me that I need more weight in the front for 90% of my riding. I am thinking like 300-400. What would you guys recommend in my situation? I think air in the bag is inevitable so I think I am only getting like 350-400 in the nose on a good day in the IBS, and maybe 300 in the locker.

I was thinking lead in the front or concrete, or maybe adding a few fat bricks and plumbing them in somehow, or just filling them and leaving them full. I dont know what to do. Fatty needs a little more wake. Yes I am on a diet too.

bergermaister
01-17-2014, 04:38 PM
In your case I'd say a bow filler cushion and one of these http://www.wakemakers.com/fly-high-open-bow-sac.html since you're not often worried about moving people around.
Sinks a lot slower than lead!

The lead interests me but at $1/lb that's spendy ballast. With my offset (kinda stupid) cabin seating arrangement favoring one side, the lead may be a nice way to weight the starboard side for balance and/or goofy surfing.

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/MoombaMobiusV/IMG_5878.jpg

(or slamming the normal surf side just for the helluvit)

Hillbilly
01-17-2014, 05:53 PM
I use the triangle sac mentioned above. If you dont need the room in the bow it slams the front!!!!

I also have 6 pop bags I use to move around the cabin. And for evening out the boat lead in soft bags is great.

The IBS only fills to about 400-500 right? I know my triangle fills to double that.
If you already have the IBS you can always get a 400 sac to put in the walkway also.

for those of you running the 1100's in the rear ( I got 750's) does the wakeboard wake get that much better? I know fuel consumption goes way up but is it THAT much better then the 750's?
I know my 07 LSV likes more in the nose and it drives like a pig the way I have it now....lol

chadjitsu1
01-18-2014, 01:17 PM
Thanks for the information, the whole reason I went with the IBS is to keep everything under the seats so you don't see it and so there is no mess with pumps and hoses. I was really looking for a more permanent solution or at least one that was hidden.

How about the questions about the way I have the IBS and the locker bags plumbed. Does anyone have anything rigged up on theirs to help with the air issues.

I also had a not so conventional idea of "maybe" redoing the trim tab on the bottom to dig in a little more when in the down position. I would think that this would make the nose plow into the water a little more right. Maybe a new larger tab that sticks off the back further? What are the thoughts on that idea?

mmandley
01-18-2014, 05:45 PM
Thanks for the information, the whole reason I went with the IBS is to keep everything under the seats so you don't see it and so there is no mess with pumps and hoses. I was really looking for a more permanent solution or at least one that was hidden.

How about the questions about the way I have the IBS and the locker bags plumbed. Does anyone have anything rigged up on theirs to help with the air issues.

I also had a not so conventional idea of "maybe" redoing the trim tab on the bottom to dig in a little more when in the down position. I would think that this would make the nose plow into the water a little more right. Maybe a new larger tab that sticks off the back further? What are the thoughts on that idea?

I run vent lines on all my bags, and a 1 way check valve on the vent. This way when the pump is draining, I dont get air through the vent.

chadjitsu1
01-19-2014, 11:47 AM
Maybe I need to look for a low profile fittings for these bags, I think that between the cushions pushing down on the IBS and the lack of room in the locker may be what is causing my non venting issues

I'll add this to the list.

Has anyone thought of increasing the size or shape of the trim tab on the LSV to push the nose down more. I would be interested to hear.