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    Default Setting up Boat for W/B

    I just wanted to see how everyone is setting their boat up for Wakeboarding (ballast wise)?
    The very short time I got ride behind my boat last year we were generally surfing, but I want to get into Wakeboarding more. I have never had a boat like this that you can weigh it down to get a bigger wake. So i just figured i would see how everyone might like to set thier boat up, and I can get some idea's of what might be a good place to start. I am certainly not a pro, or even itermediate with WB...
    Just want a good place to start when i do eventually start!

    Thanks guys!

    B.J. Reed

    2006 Moomba OBV

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    We have different boats but I run the stock GIII full (400 on either side of the motor and 400 in the ski locker) and an IBS full under the front seats. Roughly 1800 lbs worth. I plan on swapping the 400s in the back to 750s eventually
    David

    2008 Mobius LSV, Gravity III , Wake Plate, Z5, Exile SX65c's, Exile XM9s, Exile XI12D, Exile Harpoon, Exile SM600.1 , Exile Xi800.4.

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    So Maxin it out! that sounds close to what i have right now, going with 750's later this spring...
    B.J. Reed

    2006 Moomba OBV

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    Default Re: Setting up Boat for W/B

    Stock full. 600s in back and hard tank full.
    Also
    800 in nose
    540 in hallway
    800 in front on v-drive.




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    Todd Brooks

    2013 LSV

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    holy crap that is a lot of bags!!! must have huge wake!!
    B.J. Reed

    2006 Moomba OBV

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    I have a supra but the big thing I see on the supra's and Moomba's I been in is to run close to at least 50/50 from front to back. I like to run the front of the boat a little heavy but it is easy to take a roller over the nose weighted heavy.
    I have the following
    750 each side rear run about 650lb when wakeboarding
    1400 in belly.
    600 in the nose.
    2007 supra 21v

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    +1 to what wolff said. Front weight is very important with the Moomba and supra.

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    Todd Brooks

    2013 LSV

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    Good to know! you guys with the big boats... you don't know how lucky you are!!! lol
    B.J. Reed

    2006 Moomba OBV

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    Default Setting up Boat for W/B

    ^^^ haha 2nd that! One day I'll get to the big leagues.


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    I also have a LSV and I cant stress how important it is to put weight in the nose. I have the integrated bow sack which fits under the seats in the front like others have mentioned. I also run the locker full till it pop's open. For the back I have 1100's but I only fill them about 3/4 full. so I guess thats about 700lb. I am seriously thinking about taking out the IBS this year and adding 2 ski locker bags under the front, one on each side. The IBS in my opinion show be a little longer to go all the way back.

    So all this big weight is really cool right? The issue your going to have though is you'll need a different prop to get all that weight on plane. Once you get above factory ballast weight you'll start to notice the boat coming off plane easier and taking a lot longer to get on plane. I changed props and now the boat is a total beast. I feel like I could drag the whole lake with me. The engine also feels like its not struggling nearly as hard.

    I also suck at wakeboarding but this is going to be my year. I'm looking at getting a regular coach and getting out a few times a month with him to learn and fine tune. I already have 3 appointments set up to kick the year off. I've been boarding since the wakeboards were called skurf boards so I would like something to show for my lifetime of faceplants and getting the wind knocked out of me. My goal for this year is Back Flip, 360, and Railey. I think its doable for a 36 year old guy, I figure 36 was a good age to start taking my wakeboarding to the next level, 36-360 there's a relationship there.

    I'm also a bigger guy (6'1" 215 lb) so getting a lot of big air takes a lot of big wake. The little guys can just fly off a little wake much easier in my opinion. Unfortunately I am built for football and not extreme sports.

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