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climberman15 11-26-2003 10:11 PM

i have a 1976 bayliner capri. <BR>it has an 85 hp outboard engine and not much room at all. <BR>is there a cheap way i can add lbs' (cause i don't have access to much money...if i did i for sure would not be ridin behind a boat that is older than i am)? <BR>it does not have enough room for many water bags. maybe one in the isle that is it. <BR>right now i put 35 lb cement bricks everywhere i can fit them. i get them at lowes for a buck each(i thought it was a good deal but it sucks so bad putting those things in everytime i want to go out) <BR>help please

travisellis 11-26-2003 10:25 PM

one cheap way is steel weights than the cement. darin sharipo is sponsored by some kind of wake weights for makin room, check his sponsors out later

texastbird 11-26-2003 10:41 PM

You are asking a lot of that 85 hp motor

xtremebordgurl 11-26-2003 11:34 PM

People make great ballast! Or u can always get leadheadz, or ballast bags tend to be kinda pricy but they are very easy to move arround, just throw it where u want it then throw the pump over the side an in like 5-10min u'r good to go! Tbird is right tho... an 85hp might not handle a lot of ballast very well... but ya never know till ya try!<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/wink.gif" border=0> Good luck and have fun!<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0>

tribal 11-27-2003 9:14 AM

Your limiting factor is def horsepower.

climberman15 11-27-2003 11:11 AM

yes the engine is very much a factor but i have around 800 lbs in those cement bricks and it still gets going fine with that and 3 guys in the boat. the wake is actually not bad with all that in the boat. i just don't like spending 45 minutes lifting 35 pound bricks in and then back out everytime we go out. i guess though for the price it is not bad. they are exactly $1.12 for 35 lbs. so i got 840 lbs for 27 bucks. that is pretty cheap. <BR> <BR>thank you very much. i will look into the things you mentioned.

luchog 11-28-2003 4:20 PM

i started riding in a boat similar to that.. I remember filling like 7 50 lbs water tanks for adding weight, plus my 200 lbs driver and some other friend.... it was so much fun...

kolibri 12-02-2003 8:20 AM

To start wakeboarding a small wake is pretty ok. We run a 16footer with 80HP, and 500pounds of fats, no problem. to help your outboarder you may use a prop with less pitch. be careful when you run the empty boat not to exceed max rpm! Have a save ride. Greatings from snowy switzerland

aaronlee13 12-02-2003 9:29 AM

you can usually get sand bags really cheap, and they weigh 70lbs each.

shaggydan22 12-03-2003 1:06 PM

I rode behind a 19' Larson with a 90hp outboard for my first three years of riding. When the boat was in its prime, we could carry around 800lbs worth of sand and 8 people. We also used one of those stabilizer fins. I'll post some pictures when I get home from work.


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