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  1. #1
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    Default How Much Ballast for LSV

    im adding more ballast to my LSV, i wanted to make sure it wasnt too much..


    04 LSV, i have the 500lb bag in the locker, 700lbs in back (350lb on each side of engine). and newly added 350lbs in open bow walk way.

    i basically got the front weight so it would plane out easier and make the wake more mellow rampy like the VLX by malibu.

    is 1500lbs too much?

  2. #2
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    Default Replying to Topic 'How Much Ballast for LSV'

    Nope, you'll be just fine with 1500 lbs unless you also have 12 people in the boat in which case you might sink. We have an LSV too and run a similar weight setup to what you have. If you add 1 or two people to the bow be careful when you stop to pick up a rider or hit rollers at slow speed or the people up there will get real wet.

  3. #3
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    Default Replying to Topic 'How Much Ballast for LSV'

    Which brand/model are you using for the rear lockers?

  4. #4
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    Default Replying to Topic 'How Much Ballast for LSV'

    I have a pair of straight line v-drive sacs in the back of my lsv, they hold 350-400 lbs each when full. I also have a straigt line bow sac that can hold 550lbs.

  5. #5
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    Default Replying to Topic 'How Much Ballast for LSV'

    Really! Who are you trying to kill?

    The wake with the stock ballast still gives me pause. If I get any more air I'll be needing a pilots license.


    ( a gross exaggeration from the passenger point of view)

    SD2
    Naked red and white 2005 Moomba LSV
    Teaching my kids to Ride, Shoot Strait and Tell the Truth

  6. #6
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    Default Replying to Topic 'How Much Ballast for LSV'

    That's funny right there. I don't care who you are, that's funny!
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  7. #7
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    Default Replying to Topic 'How Much Ballast for LSV'

    well got it all and all i can say is WOW, my wake is just as good as my buddys X-10 and Malibu VLX!

    im using Launch Pad Rear Sacs w/ 2 launch pad pumps 350lbs each, the stock 500lb center locker bag, and an additional Fly High Pro X series Tube sac of 370lbs to put in walkway w/ a 3rd pump.

    the Quick connect is the coolest thing i've ever seen on a sac. i might dump my lanch pad sacs and get 2 new Fly High ones.

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