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  1. #1
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    Default How Large is the Stock Ballast??

    I have the stock ballast on my 2004 Mobius LSV. Does anyone know when filled, how heavy the single sack in the ski locker is? Also, I have looked at adding manual filled sacks in the storage areas alongside the engine where the additional sacks for the 3-sack ballast system would go. I have seen a package for two 350 lb sacks from Straightline - does anyone know if the dealer/factory option is the 350 lb sacks or do they use larger??
    Shoe

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    Default Replying to Topic 'How Large is the Stock Ballast??'

    I just took delivery of my 2004 Mobius LSV. The front locker sack is 400#. The stock side sacs are 250# each. I just ordered custom sized/colored sacs for both my rear lockers from www.boardersparadise.com, which are actually made by www.bigwake.com. After measuring the rear lockers, I went with sacs 44x24x18. Which, by my calc, totals out to 687# each. Hopefully this should be perfect for surfing, but we'll probably only fill half way when wakeboarding. 687+687+400=1774, I think that may be too much weight if all full, but we'll see when I actually get them.

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    Default Replying to Topic 'How Large is the Stock Ballast??'

    Hey, We are picking up our 04 Mob LSV in a couple weeks and intend on adding a custom ballast system aft. In our previous boat we really got tired of managing all the gear around the ballast bags. We ordered 2 poly tanks off ebay to fit in the aft lockers that are 48X12X18 and sold as 40 gal ea(about $70ea delivered). should be about 350LB ea. since they are only 12 inches high I intend on putting the stock ballast bag on top of the hard tanks for surfing.Should have @ 1700lbs when finished but as allwaysriden said should only use 1100 when surfing. I hope it fits! I have not figured out the final plumbing plan yet. Plan A is to use 1" fill manifold with lawn sprinkler valves and rule 1100gph fat sac discharge pumps on each tank and sac, might add a additional fill pump if stock pump is not sufficient. Looking for ideas, please pass them on.
    Pray for Sun, k-n-c
    ps. West Marine has stainless discharge fittings for $15 ea pretty cheap for a nice looking upgrade.
    04 Mobius LSV w/320

  4. #4
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    Seattle,Wash.
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    Default Replying to Topic 'How Large is the Stock Ballast??'

    I dont understand how you can fill all your ballast bags and have 1700 lbs of load and not have your boats be overloaded before you even put a person or any skiing or wakeboarding gear on board. The manufacture plate on my Outbacks says 10 people or 1450 lbs . Can someone exsplain this.

    Thanks,

    Larry

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    Maryville, TN
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    Default Replying to Topic 'How Large is the Stock Ballast??'

    Yeah, you will learn, most people run ballast double the load of the rated weight of the boat. You CAN get a ticket for it but most people don't care.

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