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-   -   Will I see a change adding 600lbs. of ballast? (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=463265)

maximum_carnage 06-14-2007 7:21 PM

If I were to add a single 600 lbs. water ballast to a 17' I/O Rinker or a 19' I/O Maxum would I see a significant difference in the wake size/shape? Thanks for any help. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by maximum_carnage on June 14, 2007)

lives2wake 06-14-2007 7:38 PM

I rode behind a 17' outboard for many years and we always put a fat sac in the boat(600lbs.) The wake sucked without it. I will likely make the wake alot better...but use more gas and change the handling of the boat. <BR>Is it worth it? Oh yeah!

goinbigg17 06-14-2007 7:43 PM

For sure will make a difference! I suggest putting it more in the middle to the front of the boat rather than the back. Then if you have a 2nd one, fill it about half way in the back. (This is just what I have found to be best in my boat, 19ft Bluewater I/O)

attila916 06-14-2007 9:33 PM

I second what Nick said. Are you running a stock prop? I hope you have the 4.3 in the Maxum...

malibuboarder75 06-15-2007 6:24 AM

600lbs will make a huge differance on a 17ft boat.

committed 06-15-2007 6:58 AM

^Agreed 100%. Major diff..........

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