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    Default Can you surf behind an Outback (ski hull)?

    I have an 07 Ouback DD (engine centrally located). Awesome for skiing. Has the factory Stage I ballast (300lb) sack in the back. It's OK for wakeboarding but great for skiing. Thinking about upgrading to a bigger sack in the back as my wakeboarding skills improve. Does anyone know if you can surf behind it? Or has anyone done it? I know that for hardcore wakeboarders and surfers a guy should buy a V drive. Didn't know if you could get it to put out a big enough wake to surf?
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    Ha Ha Ha. Every weekend!

    See this thread (second post has a pic of my 6'2" 240 little bro surfing):

    http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthrea...t=outback+surf
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    SAWEET! Thanks Kane. Appreciate the Link......Made my day! That wake looks awesome for learning how to surf. I think I'll need to invite some additional friends tag along to weight down my boat and try it out before the snow flies. How'd u do it for 1200lbs? (mostly with people or water bags)?
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    Cool

    I have an 07 Outback DD with no ballast but a wakeplate. Using 3 very large tupperware containers 3 of us managed to surf my boat. Aprox 600lbs weight total. Next yr a sac or 2 for ease of use and away we go. So to answer your question Yes it is doable.

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    I have a big storage locker on mine behind the back seat (the gas tank is under the seat). So, I put a 400 in there then one on the floor in front of the seat -- both pulled to the surf side. Then one lenghtwise next to the engine on the surf side. So I run about 1200 plus the biggest adult sitting in the corner and the kids spread around everywhere else.

    Here's a couple more pics:







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    You can see the wake is actually better when I'm in the boat. It's not just the weight but I will park myself exactly where it works best. If you can get cooperation from your guests it makes a huge difference (my wife will not be told where to sit).
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV
    2000 Outback LS (sold)
    Exile Tunes
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    Dude, was surfing behind my 07 Outback today. 800 across the back (seat in sun deck position), 600 down the surf side. Sitting on top of that it looks like a 3 ft drop in, no props. 10MPH, I surf a Walkers Project, weigh 185. My 9 yr old can go all day on my board with 800lb balast. Oh yeah, we have no tower!

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    Sled491 -
    That's cool. Any pics of your setup would be helpful. I might just have to get a couple extra fat sacs to get set up right. Or bribe some heavy friends with a late afternoon of "beer on the water"
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    OK - got my bags coming for surf setup.
    Anybody running a different prop? I have the stock setup (i think it's an 11X13)? I have it sent off for tuning right now so can't be certain on size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viking View Post
    OK - got my bags coming for surf setup.
    Anybody running a different prop? I have the stock setup (i think it's an 11X13)? I have it sent off for tuning right now so can't be certain on size.
    Not to hijack the thread, but where did you send your prop for tuning? I wrapped a rope around mine this summer and, while it was only loosely wrapped, think I may have knocked it out of true. Thanks.

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