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mdaijogo 04-21-2010 1:01 PM

Breaking in the F21
 
Pics of my first "official" tow behind the F21.

Officially riding behind the F21
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...1400027-12.jpg

Officially falling behind the F21.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...1500038-22.jpg

My cousin getting flight time.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...2200456-21.jpg

Cousin applying for the rodeo.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...2200102-05.jpg

B-money grabbing.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...2000124-30.jpg

More B.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...2100046-17.jpg

Mario-

mc_x15 04-21-2010 1:14 PM

Sick, Congrats. wake looks solid. What speed and length is that?

mdaijogo 04-21-2010 1:16 PM

22mph and I think the rope length was 65'. Since I am still breaking in the engine it was recommended that I do not use ballast.

mattgettel 04-21-2010 1:40 PM

My wish is to get to break in a boat one day!

steezyshots 04-21-2010 1:43 PM

Sounds like it was official

boomshot 04-22-2010 7:18 PM

Hmm.
 
So since there was no ballast in it at all because of the break in period.
Crew? The wake looks not only low, but uneven.

Was this a demo or did you buy it and were riding it for the 1st time? Congrats on the new boat purchase. They can be worked with, the Tomcats . Seems like you have some work ahead of you in terms of refining the experience . Best of luck. It's a well built boat but those photos are not doing it any favors.

pip9ball 04-23-2010 12:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boomshot (Post 1576565)
So since there was no ballast in it at all because of the break in period.
Crew? The wake looks not only low, but uneven.

Was this a demo or did you buy it and were riding it for the 1st time? Congrats on the new boat purchase. They can be worked with, the Tomcats . Seems like you have some work ahead of you in terms of refining the experience . Best of luck. It's a well built boat but those photos are not doing it any favors.

Wow! A guy takes his boat out for the first time and you rip on the wake? He already said there was no ballast because of the break in....and being the first time implies there is tweaking to do...sometimes I don't understand this place...sigh

-Phillip

Walt 04-23-2010 6:41 AM

Congrats Mario.

Chuch 04-23-2010 7:25 AM

Thats "The Truth's" job. Dont bite. You'll get it all locked in shortly and it will take some time to get it just like you like it man. Congrats!

alans 04-23-2010 7:25 AM

I personally am pretty tired of The Truth's comments, as they are pretty worthless and show total lack of experience and knowledge. I know he things he is having fun by being annoying, but its getting old really fast.

Mario, your boat is rad and the wake looks great for no ballast. From my experience demoing a 21 Tomcat, the wake is perfectly clean all the way down to about 18 with no ballast. IT is also a lot less sensitive side to side than my SANTE 210 and my shop's X-Star.

wake26 04-23-2010 7:31 AM

Agree with ya Pip a guy can't even come on here to tell everybody about how great it is to be out in his new boat for the first time without getting blasted by someone. Congrats Mario on the new boat my cousin has a F-21 they are amazing boats.

adam4x4 04-23-2010 7:40 AM

LOOKS GREAT!!! hope that your loving yours like iIlove mine.. I'm hoping to get a set on mine this weekend!!!

Chuch 04-23-2010 7:48 AM

Pics w/ Ballast!!! LOL

buffalow 04-23-2010 8:21 AM

Mario. Congrats! As a long time Tomcat guy I can tell you the wake is perfectly even when it is weighted. Not sure why the pictures show it uneven, but it might be the ballast. I never run mine without ballast.

The wake still looks like a good shape!

Also we normally run more like 75-85' of rope and 23-27 mph

wake77 04-23-2010 8:30 AM

That is the thing about showing anything new to people. Nine of the ten will think it is great, but you'll have the one tool that finds something to knock you. Mario, you seemed stoked, and that is what is important. Wake looks fine, and with the ballast and a bit of tuning, it will be a beast. Good luck and enjoy your new boat and hurry up and get that thing broke in so we can see the pics of it slammed.

mdaijogo 04-23-2010 10:17 AM

Thanks for the comments all.

My "crew" for this outing was 4 adults and my 2 children. These pics were of me riding behind my Tomcat for the very first time. This is not a demo run. The first 2 pictures are were me coming to speed. I had set the zero off to 18 mph. I want to get some time getting adjusted from getting pulled via a higher tow point. My cousin and B-money liked the wake. They did want to break the engine in faster so we could fill the ballast.

They were riding between 21 and 22 mph. We were tinkering with the zero off while putting time on the engine.

Charles-

Here is the video I took with the boat loaded with ballast during my demo ride. We were turning while we had the ballast loaded. Sorry for the bad angle. I was just excited that I was on the boat without my flippy floppies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0Fq38hCbk8

Mario-

jps912 04-23-2010 11:18 AM

Looks good man. Always nice to get a brand new boat. Good job on not letting people kill the stoke. To many people trying to bring other people down.

tro 04-23-2010 11:29 AM

nice man. congratz on the new boat.

it sucks that total rods like the truth have to come on these treads and bash people. what's that cat rolling in? a Scanoe?

scotthons 04-23-2010 1:25 PM

Congrats! It looks great.

bruizza 04-23-2010 1:32 PM

looks great to me. I am officially jealous of all you guys riding. I am looking out the window at it snowing right now.

kyle_L 04-23-2010 2:19 PM

Mario, I have been told that you should break in the engine how you are going to use it so if you plan on riding with weight in the boat, then weight her down. I mean I wouldn't be throwing 3000 lbs in it but i would definitely at least fill the ballast for the break in and maybe a sack or two.

mdaijogo 04-23-2010 2:45 PM

Kyle-

The dealer told me not to run ballast during break in. So I will follow the dealer's recommendation. The boat comes with 1800lbs that I am itching to try out.

Mario-

migs 04-23-2010 3:46 PM

sick MB - congrats!!!

did your dealer say it was ok to pull riders during break in period????

Ive always broken in my boats with at least 8 hours of cruising at variable speeds - never at one constant speed for more than a few minutes & never past 3/4 throttle.
Not sure if this way of breaking in boats has changed or not. But thats how ive always broken in mine.

POst pics when you get her slammed. cant wait to see that wake at its prime.

mdaijogo 04-23-2010 7:09 PM

The dealer said I could tow a rider, just no ballast. Plus the variable speed thing as well. Here is a video of one of our sets. Maybe a better display of the stock wake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqd98fWApJU

Mario-

ponyh8r 04-24-2010 4:11 AM

Congrats Mario, nice boat. I find the differences in what dealers tell folks to be interesting. My dealer told me that the boat was already to break it in. FIrst set behind the X-star was 10 people and full stock ballast. I have never had a problem. I just find it curious that some will tell you to baby it and others will say ride it like you stole it. At any rate, beautiful boat, i am sure it is going to be a great summer.

bbr 04-24-2010 8:20 AM

I love when the dealers say that you have to break in the motor. They all get tested under full power and ballast before they get put on the truck. Not only that, but they are a performance motor. Load it up and go for it, you won't hurt anything.

jaybee 04-24-2010 11:10 AM

"Ive always broken in my boats with at least 8 hours of cruising at variable speeds - never at one constant speed for more than a few minutes & never past 3/4 throttle"


^^^^^ This

nuckledragger 04-24-2010 12:03 PM

Looks good Mario. You have a fun summer ahead of you!!!


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