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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by you da man View Post
    I ordered 485lbs of steel shot in Pop bags. No way I intend to use it all in the bow but just all over the boat as needed. I haven't taken more than 6 in the boat and don't see more than 8 so I'd like the have the weight easier to move than ballast sacs for fine tuning. Plus the Pop bags are much smaller. I hear you on taking rollers over the bow when ballast down.
    On your XLV it's not as much of an issue as it is on the LSV. The XLV has a higher ride height and won't dip as bad when rollers from another wake boat hit, especially another ballasted wake boat!
    2007 Mobius LSV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed G View Post
    please re-think the solid ballast idea.

    If your boat gets swamped while your running liquid ballast, your boat will still float.

    Solid ballast will aid in giving your boat to Davy Jones
    I agree solid ballast is a bad idea, but I've seen it done believe it or not back in 04 I saw a guy that sealed off the v drive boxes from the engine compartment and poured concrete in... All the front seats were plated with steal he figured about 2500 lbs of weight total

    Oh yeah the boat was a 03 malibu wakesetter loaded !!! so probably a 60k boat ruined by a rich daddys boy 20 years old and dumb as the concrete he put in the malibu
    2007 Outback V

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    I'm not concerned with solid ballast as I'm not going to have it all in the bow plus 400lbs of bow weight is nothing with 750's in the back. I understand the concern and I don't plan on 4000+lbs of ballast plus people like they use in surf contests.

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    Here's a couple of prime examples of what not to do ...
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    Last edited by Razzman; 03-30-2010 at 11:32 AM.
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  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razzman View Post
    Here's a couple of examples of prime examples of what not to do ...
    wow thats awesome

    Im not gonna lie I fill my 750 and then lay the stock 400 under surf side seats my boat can almost touch the rub rail in the rear corner but have yet to take water in... The lake i keep my boat at there are only 16ft fishin boats only big wake is my own
    2007 Outback V

  6. #16
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    I think I'll stick with the 750's. Don't want to turn this thing into a submarine. Heck, if we could surf with no rope behind an Outback, shouldn't be an issue with the LSV and 750's!

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    that second pic is classic...

    I third the opinion of solid ballast. water is the only way to go. if you think you need more, add a bag on the seat or floor, but solid ballast kills your gas mileage when not recreating, adds more weight to tow, wear on trailer tires, added tongue weight to the tow rig, and the list goes on..
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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