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hypo303 06-04-2010 6:34 PM

Need help weighting older ski boat
I love wakesurfing,but i only have a older Malibu skier,i want to get the best wake possiable.
right know im using a fatseat sideways on side we surf on..surf pocket is very small
any help would be appreciated

wakemikey 07-02-2010 3:14 PM

As I was so rudely told the other day, the SunSetter is the better wake boat, the Skier is lower freeboard boat. However, over at Supraboats.com/bbs forum we have people surfing older Comps no problem so it can be done.

What I usually recommend is to start with 5-700 lbs on the floor in the rear corner along the engine. If possible you do want some weight on the opposite side to help with overall wave size, it can be people or a small 2-300lb sac. This is pretty light weighting for surfing but it should get you going. Anything over knee high should be surfable but thigh-high is better. If you are getting 'pushed' into the platform that is a sign your wave could use some more length in the pocket. To do that add 1-300lbs in the bow.

Good luck and PM if neede.d

malibu 07-02-2010 8:07 PM

When I started surfing we had a 2000 Malibu Sportster LX which has very low freeboard. I could surf without the rope all day on a Hyperlite Landlock 5'6" board. We had a wedge on our boat and it helped a lot, along with the ballast bags on the seats and floor beside the engine. Do you have a wedge or could you add one to your Malibu Skier? Maybe a Fat Brick on the swim platform would help.

hypo303 08-09-2010 7:00 AM

some pics of the setup and my wife trying a 360

hypo303 08-09-2010 7:10 AM

sry link wont work for pics i will fix

hypo303 08-09-2010 7:11 AM


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