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  1. #1
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    Default weight placement

    We are running the factory GIII ballast (1200lbs) in our 2010LSV. I also have 2- 800lb bags and 1-540lb bag. My plan is to stop using the GIII temporarily and Im looking for a baseline for bag placement in the floor to tune the wake. I find that the wake is plenty BIG but very abrupt when using only the stock ballast.

    Any ideas

    Thanks
    Todd
    Todd Brooks

    2013 LSV

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    I had good luck with the gravity 3 full and a 750 across the bow.Below is a video of the wake with that setup.
    http://vimeo.com/17741689

    When we really tried to jack the weight up we would use the above setup and add weight to the floor in the cabin. The video below is gravity three full a 750 across the bow and 800 lbs on the cabin floor in front of the rear bench seat.
    http://vimeo.com/31703229

    My suggestion if you're trying to make use off all the bags is fill the gravity 3, one 800 onto of the bow seats, one 800 in front of the rear bench seat, and the 540 either in front of the 800 in the cabin or in the walkway under the windshield walkthrough.
    -2012 Supra 21v
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  3. #3
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    Nice vids.


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    Dam Brandon you can Board...Been trying to land the 360 for a while last summer, going to get it this year...I Got to board like that..
    Rick
    2002 Moomba Mobius V

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    We learned this weekend that you don't need a ton of weight. We were ridig bhowells boat and a friend of ours pulled a huge Railly with just stock gravity I ballast....
    David

    2008 Mobius LSV, Gravity III , Wake Plate, Z5, Exile SX65c's, Exile XM7, Exile SXT65Q, Exile XI12D, Exile Harpoon, Exile SM600.1 , Exile Xi800.4.

  6. #6
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    Agreed. Just need to pop it harder. The bigger wake helps but definitely isn't required.

    He also landed a scarecrow.


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  7. #7
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    Adding more weight to the front of the boat will make the wake less steep and more rampy.
    Brian Roberts
    2001 Outback DD

  8. #8
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    Ballast is only one factor. You must also look at Speed, Distance, Wake Plate Position, & the weight of the passengers. All factor into getting the desired results. We have an 07 XLV with 1150# in the front Locker, 2- 150# sacks under the front seats and 2-750# in the rear. My son rides 24.5 MPH, ballast full, 85 foot rope w/handle and the wake plate 1/4 up. The wake is very nice at this point.

  9. #9
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    Thanks for the feedback. I think the issue is my son rides a 210 and 230 more than he rides our boat and the wakes are so different. Our boat setup for him is GIII full, 22.5-23.0mph, 65ft +handle and wakeplate all the way up. The 210 setup is stock tanks full and a 350lb in the walk way, wake lever on 3, same speed and line length.
    Todd Brooks

    2013 LSV

  10. #10
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    I would definitley have the plate further down if you want a more rampy/mellow wake. Having it all the way up will make the wake as steep as possible.
    Levi
    Former owner of a 08 Mobuis XLV, Cat340, 2650 Lbs.
    I miss that boat!

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