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Old    J B (bjeremi)      Join Date: Mar 2006       02-02-2008, 9:58 AM Reply   
All right I'm ready to get going on this ballast project and I wanted to see if I could get some opinions. The boat is a 1999 Supra Santera same haul as the pre 05 ssv. I do not have the playpen seating though. Also the gas tank is pushed so far forward that the ski locker is eliminated. I do have a hatch underneath as illustrated in the fig but I don't think there is enough room to realistically put a sac there. Plenty of room to mount the pumps though so thatís nice. Another downside to the boat is the back compartments are pretty small, only about 32" in length. Kind of limits me on the sacs I can put back there as well. I currently have the fly high sacs that come stock with the supra or moomba's back there. I also have a 300 tube that I had been using in the front and about 200Lbs of weights that I hide under the front seats. So I wanted to use aerators because I simply cannot afford the cost of reversibleís and I wanted a little more speed. The plumbing issueís on the back sac should not be that difficult. The front sac though I kind of wanted to have the plumbing in place and then be able to quickly roll out the sack connect and fill and empty with a switch. For the front sac a reversible pump seems much better suited? Also should I invest in the fly high integrated bow sac or just keep the weights up there. I have heard that you donít get that much weight from that sack. Another sac I could use in the bow would be the launch pad bow sac which would hold more than the current one. Anyway any help or opinions would be appreciated greatly. Thanks.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-02-2008, 10:43 AM Reply   
Are you making it fully auto? if not and you want semi auto RULE makes a 4000gph pump that will fill a bow bag and v-drive sacs in like 5 min... then all you need is some smaller pump to get it out (you have gravity helping, depending mount)

I would keep the back the same, but where the center one is switch that out for an integraded bow sac.
Old    J B (bjeremi)      Join Date: Mar 2006       02-02-2008, 11:17 AM Reply   
Trying to make it fully auto. I thought about the integrated but I just don't think I will be able to get enough weight. I'd like to know which boat that sack was designed for because it just doesn't seem like most boats would get enough room in the very nose for the bulk of the bag to fill up
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-02-2008, 3:01 PM Reply   
how much room is under your seats? if you make it fully auto, you could hide some tube sacs on each side. with a little lead, you might be able get enough weight up there with either two tubes or the integrated.
Old    Chris Walker (redsupralaunch)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-02-2008, 6:12 PM Reply   
J. Brenner - you are gonna want as much weight up front as you can get.

Try this

MasterCraft X-Star Additional Ballast - 558031
weight: 2500 lbs. / 1135 kg.
Ride the same wake as the pros. We worked with the engineers at MasterCraft to design this system so you know that it meets their high standards of quality. This package is no joke with 4 sacs that are designed to be installed on top of the factory ballast hard tanks. Over 2500 lbs. additional ballast... Enough said.
Old    J B (bjeremi)      Join Date: Mar 2006       02-04-2008, 12:23 PM Reply   
The problem with those bags is I don't think I will be able to fit any of them anywhere. I think I will probably have to use the integrated and the bow sac that I have in the pic to get the weight I need up front.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-04-2008, 12:50 PM Reply   
what are the dimensions under your seats? doesn't really matter...

i've got a 700 # sacs under under each side of my bow. Do they fill all the way? of course not, but its the easiest way hide ballast up there. and I pd $70 each. problem solved.


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