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Pawakeshred47 02-07-2013 2:34 PM

big wake help
i have a boat thats not really for wakeboarding its more of the all around family ski boat is there any way to make to back heavier to increase the size of the wake. thankyou

spencerwm 02-07-2013 2:49 PM

I would suggest adding a couple of bags either in the center of the boat or one in the bow and one in the stern. The goal is to displace the hull a little deeper in the water to increase the size and create a more solid wake. I have a little MasterCraft ProStar 190 that we wakeskate behind and I noticed a big difference with 600 to 900 lbs. of ballast. The wake might be small but it has good pop and the transitions are smooth.

Reez 02-07-2013 5:46 PM

Might want to Roy w rope lengths too to hemp the meatiest part. When I had a bayliner I switched over to a flex board cuz there is tons of stuff you can do without a big wake, slides and etc.

hawkeye7708 02-10-2013 5:45 AM


Look into getting a Fat Sac. Depending on your boats layout, if you lay a couple hundred pound fat sac down the center of you boat with the majority of the sac cheated towards the back, it'll make a pretty big difference. you can play with it further from there.

ilikebeaverandboats 02-10-2013 9:55 AM

What kind of boat?

Look into these....

It all depends on how much space you have/ how much you are willing to give up for ballast.
Without knowing much about your boat, I would say a good starting point would be ~250# in each rear locker and a sack the will fit in the walkway of your bow that you can fine tune. Plumbing will all depend on how involved you want to get... :)

Wiatowski 02-10-2013 10:38 AM

click on step 1

this will help you to decide where it is best to add the weight.

dezul 02-10-2013 12:24 PM

If you are on a budget, then Aerial makes a cheap bag...but you get what you pay for. I have one of them and I only use it when I need additional weight.


williamburell 02-10-2013 12:36 PM

Tom I just got two of the 350's for christmas. Whats the compaints so far? I just needed some bags to throw around the dog house

Pawakeshred47 02-21-2013 1:03 PM

thanks guys and should i do anything with the trim of the boat may be and i have a 19ft v6 bayliner

ilikebeaverandboats 02-21-2013 7:09 PM


Originally Posted by Pawakeshred47 (Post 1807922)
thanks guys and should i do anything with the trim of the boat may be and i have a 19ft v6 bayliner

mess with it and see what you like

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