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  1. #1
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    Default drilling through carpet for ballast hose

    I was going to add some custom fat sacs underneath my seats and wanted to drill (hole saw) a hole underneath the seat supports that sit perpindicular to the bow/stern line of the boat. It would be about a 1" hole that would allow a hose to pass through and connect one bag (the rear) to another so that they could both fill/empty off of the stock gravity ballast plumbing.

    I was wondering if anyone has drilled through the carpet and how it reacts? (frays, unravels, or is fine?) I see the new 09's come with a hole precut and carpeted over already.

    Any info appreciated.

    Thanks

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    John- sorry i just saw that all the photos in the other thread are gone but this is what i did.

    dremil to cut with


    cooler begining to comeout


    rear gravity 3 bag under the seats- i plummed it in


    rear surf bag and under seat bag filled iwth air for the photo
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    this is what it looks like all filled up


    also put a 400lb bag on the seat


    hope this helps with your mod
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    I really can't wait to see this surf wake.
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    Still working on it, think i need more weight up front. Looked like the swim platform was still draggin in the water. Other issue i had was the lake level--its low
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    yep more up front-i would just take the sac i have on the seat and try it up front--still experamenting
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    You have 25 days to get it dialed in. I haven't even changed my oil yet, much less done anything about wake. I don't know if I'll even have one by 3/14. I did start cleaning yesterday and finished the sub and amp install though.
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    25 days i wish--more like 4 days off. i need to get amp and tower speaker wires tidy'd up.
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    Going back to you drilling through carpet. I've never made a hole that large through carpet but have done something similar on a much smaller size and asuming the carpet is mostly nylon you could try using a hole saw bit and heat the end and sear/melt the carpet ,like a doughnut hole then the carpet will not run when you very carefully drill through the carpet to make a nice clean hole.Just a thought.I've done something like this fastening a closet track over carpet and heat nails/screws so they don't snag and cause runs.Depends on the carpet by nylon melts quite easily. Very similar to heating the ends of a rope and twisting carefully in your fingers.

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    I would start the hole saw until it touches the carpet then score the carpet around the saw with a knife then continue drilling carefully. I've done that with no probs.

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