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AustinXLV
05-27-2008, 05:39 PM
I have the stock ballast for my 2005 XLV. I believe the rear bags are 400lbs. I'm thinking about putting larger bags in because they just don't seem like enough. Has anyone does this or can anyone recommend a good size and place to get them?

Thanks!

SoTX
05-27-2008, 07:09 PM
Talk to Larry Mann over at FAE or Trick Boardz 512.647.7321
Good guy and he carries the Fly High sacks. I put 750 pounders in each rear compartment. They hooked right up to my existing factory plumbing quick disconnects.

AustinXLV
05-28-2008, 03:05 PM
Thanks for the contact. Just ordered my 2 new 750lbs sacs!

Is anyone interested in my stock XLV 400lbs fly high sacs? Please make an offer!

tlatoani
05-29-2008, 11:30 AM
I did the same thing recently. Now I'm considering plumbing the 400lb stock bags in for more weight :P

My only real issue is the 750s are big enough that the hoses don't quite reach if I fill them all the way. I've had one pull out and start filling the boat with water. Next step is moving the pump plumbing to help the hose reach better (I want to do it anyway to make the pump hardware fit better).

AustinXLV
06-03-2008, 01:38 PM
Didn't think about them not fitting! I'm guessing the problem is with the top connection being too short? I still don't have my new bags in but i'll figure it out once they come in. thanks for the heads up.

adsman
06-03-2008, 01:50 PM
i switched out my 400's for 750's and extended the ballast fill line because it was too short. The drain line is fine ... see pics below

adsman
06-03-2008, 02:00 PM
I did the same thing recently. Now I'm considering plumbing the 400lb stock bags in for more weight :P

My only real issue is the 750s are big enough that the hoses don't quite reach if I fill them all the way. I've had one pull out and start filling the boat with water. Next step is moving the pump plumbing to help the hose reach better (I want to do it anyway to make the pump hardware fit better).

I also "plumbed in" one of my extra 400's in the starboard side storage, Ghetto Home Depot Style... it works great for surfin goofy side... (the pics dont have the bags in, but I put the 750 in the rear compartment and the 400 in the storage behind the driver) ... I am also thinking about plumbing in the extra 400 on the port side and stuffing it behind the cooler... damn you moomba! why did you put the cooler on that side pics attached

04XLV
06-07-2008, 06:19 PM
I have an 04 XLV and trying to learn to wake surf. I have the stock 900# sack in the middle and just added 750's in the back. I also used the stock 250's (I think that is the size) one stacked on the 750 and one on the cooler (same side) and still could not let go of the rope. We had the wake plate all over the place trying to get the wave correct. I have only been out one time with this set up and had only my wife and daughter on the boat at the time. Do I need more ballast or am I not setting it up correct?

SoTX
06-08-2008, 09:31 AM
A few things to consider.
1. Speed. Too fast or too slow and you will not have a good wave. Get in the boat and sit back and watch the wave develop. You want a nice glassy wave with slight curl at the top. Take note of the speed at which this develops.
2. How much do you weigh and what size board are you riding. The bigger you are the bigger the board you will need.
Thats my .02

04XLV
06-08-2008, 01:52 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I weigh 230# and I ride a Hyperlite Landlock 5.11

cosmic
06-16-2008, 04:14 PM
i switched out my 400's for 750's and extended the ballast fill line because it was too short. The drain line is fine ... see pics below

This is super good to know.. I'm going to do it!

Yours looks really clean and nice. What hose and connectors did you use to extend the fill line? :confused:

Thanks! :wave:

adsman
06-17-2008, 03:27 PM
This is super good to know.. I'm going to do it!

Yours looks really clean and nice. What hose and connectors did you use to extend the fill line? :confused:

Thanks! :wave:

the fitting that I used to "mend" the two hoses I got from the hardware store for mending garden hoses (i didnt use the green plastic clamps, just the black fitting)...

http://www.hardwareandtools.com/invt/1388891?ref=gbase

as for the hose, at first I tried to use the kind of hose that you can buy at home depot, but I had too many issues with it kinking.... so I found this stuff online... "flex pvc" ... they only had white in stock, but they also make it in black and it appears to be the same stuff that comes from the factory.... they had a warehouse in my hood (houston) so i picked it up there.... had to buy a 50foot roll, but at $36 i could do all of my ballast plumbing projects... I think they allow you to order less than 50foot if needed...

http://www.flexpvc.com/cart/agora.cgi?product=2_Flex_PVC_Pipe_3/4_inch

i clamped it together with stainless hose clamps from the depot like these:

http://www.flexpvc.com/cart/agora.cgi?product=Hose_Clamps-ScrewType

good luck!

Dubwake21
06-17-2008, 04:49 PM
Do the 750's fit in the compartment or do they extend into seating area like the factory 400's do? I find that my 400's get kinked at the seating area when I fill them up all of the way.

adsman
06-17-2008, 07:31 PM
Do the 750's fit in the compartment or do they extend into seating area like the factory 400's do? I find that my 400's get kinked at the seating area when I fill them up all of the way.


the 750's fit entirely in the compartment. They do not extend beyond the compartment like the 400's did....

Dubwake21
06-18-2008, 09:45 AM
Bigger and better fit? In for 2. Thanks guys!