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By Johnny Zappa (wakefish) on Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 5:19 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I have an 06 vlx. I added some weight to it this year and have had less people than usual. When at seventy five feet the wake seems to have lost its shape and the little dip before the wake is gone. I ride at 23mph.

I hope that makes sense. I am thinking I have to much weight in the bow or maybe the rear.

thanks in advance

 
By C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod) on Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 6:10 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Has you speedo maybe been bumped out of calibration?

Is your lake shallow?

Did you add the weight to the front?

 
By ManFox (h20jnky) on Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 6:36 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
sounds like global warming...

or too much upfront..

 
By Ben C (dadthedriver) on Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 7:04 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Move the weight back. we run our 06 VLX with all 4 ballast full 275 lbs of lead in the center walk through. 200 lbs of lead under passenger side seats. (My counter weight) 100 lbs of lead under each back seat. 300 lbs of lead on the floor to move around and if less then 4 in the boat we add a 600 lbs fat sack down the center of the floor. We run full wedge and still put no weight in the nose. And as the boys say "our wake is Mackin". 6.5 ft deep lake.
 
By Johnny Zappa (wakefish) on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 10:33 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Speedo seems ok but not sure. I added 400 pounds of led from the bow and moved to the trunks. where I have extra 250 each side already. I replaced two fat buddies with I think was 300 together with a 1100 pound triangle sac. I have no bow tank and run mid and rear tanks full with wedge. Sounds like maybe I need to get more weight in the rear.
 
By Robb Davis (boarder_x) on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 11:13 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Johnny,

How is it going? I haven't heard from you in a while.

 
By attila916 (attila916) on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 11:25 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Ohh, Mailibu? There is your problem!!!


hahaha! Just messin with you big'fella

 
By Johnny Zappa (wakefish) on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 10:04 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Hey Robb! You still in town?

Attila good one, but I am sure the problem is not the Mailibu

 
By Robb Davis (boarder_x) on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 11:03 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
No, I had to come back down south. My PM needed to talk to me. Ended up being good news. :-)

I will be back up soon though. I told my boss I want to tele-commute for the summer. He said he wanted a couple days to think about it. ... I think my chances are pretty good.

 
By attila916 (attila916) on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 11:51 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I think you should tow her down to ther river this week... I will bring the about 1200 lbs of additional ballast and we can try to recreate the problem. Sound like a plan?

(Message edited by attila916 on June 20, 2008)

 
By Keith (tversetti) on Saturday, June 21, 2008 - 10:42 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
quote from "dadthedriver"
"200 lbs of lead under passenger side seats. (My counter weight)"


 

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