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Old    Ed G (ed_g)      Join Date: Nov 2005       01-15-2009, 4:43 AM Reply   
recently bought a new boat - a 2009 Moomba Outback V.

Couple options I included were a wakeplate and the new gravity 3 ballast system.

My question is this...

Why is it that:

when I have just the driver in the boat and someone surfing (9.8 mph, wake plate up), a fantastice wave is produced with just 450 lbs of ballast in the rear corner.

when I have six people in the boat and someone surfing (9.0 mph, wakeplate up), I need 750lbs in the rear corner and also need to fill the front 400 lb sac in order to get a fantastic wave in the rear.

This seems odd to me, like it ought to be the other way around.
Old    TigeMike (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       01-15-2009, 4:58 AM Reply   
This is kinda normal with any boat whether it's surfing or boarding, when your weight changes, the wake changes and you have to adjust your overall set-up i.e. wake plate an speed. As weight is added, typically the plate will need to be dropped down a little. Also try to speed up a little, at 9.0, it seems like the wake will wash out to me.
Old    Ed G (ed_g)      Join Date: Nov 2005       01-15-2009, 6:15 AM Reply   
wake is actually pretty nice at 9.0 mph with the 750's

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Old    Rob Flaherty (mc_x15)      Join Date: Jul 2008       01-15-2009, 10:19 AM Reply   
Great pic. hahaha
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       01-15-2009, 10:26 AM Reply   
Ed "call-me-stylin'-G" Too cute.

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