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Old    Jack Hinkes (jackeh)      Join Date: May 2008       03-18-2009, 8:23 AM Reply   
i have about 630 pounds in the back, and 260 in the front. i ride with about 4-5 people.

is this too much weight? the lake i ride on gets a little choppy and there can be good size rollers.

what do you think?
Old    Eyekahn (eyekahn)      Join Date: Aug 2007       03-18-2009, 8:46 AM Reply   
No such thing as too much weight. Just not enough horsepower. It all depends on your skill level.
Old    David (detonate69)      Join Date: Apr 2001       03-18-2009, 9:27 AM Reply   
FYI. The 205 hull really likes weight up front. I say either double the up front weight or be sure to keep 2 people up there and you'll have a pretty good wake. I usually run the weight about 50/50 or even 60/40 front to back.
Old    K.B.C.            03-18-2009, 9:42 AM Reply   
^^^agreed, more front weight
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       03-18-2009, 10:01 AM Reply   
I put a 600 in the back, fill the under floor ice chest, put a 600 in the nose as far forward as possible, and put 350s on both sides of the engine. With that the wake is good, add 5-10 people and it is crowded (understatement) but the wake is mackin!
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       03-18-2009, 10:12 AM Reply   
Heavy ~ Sounds you've been in a few 205's? hahaha

He's got it spot on!
Old    B.C.P...........Mike (wakeeater2003)      Join Date: Mar 2004       03-18-2009, 10:48 AM Reply   
On our old 205 I used to put six hundred pounds of lead in the back. Then a fat seat on top of that. Then four hundred pounds of lead in the front and a fat sack on top of that. It was great wake. I thing even nicer then our X2/X1 wake is now.
Old    Hester (hester)      Join Date: Aug 2008       03-18-2009, 1:15 PM Reply   
Our '99 205 dd produces a good wake with 750 sac in the trunk, 350 in the ski locker and 400 in the bow. Usually ride with 2-3 people.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       03-18-2009, 1:29 PM Reply   
Exactly what Heavy said, but add another 100lbs of lead under each 350 sac and 200lbs of lead to the nose under the front seats, then spread about 900 lbs more around the cockpit pretty evenly and roll with about 5 people. That makes it proper.

If you're rolling with less people, then add a 500 sac to the floor in the cockpit.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       03-18-2009, 1:56 PM Reply   
Ant, yeah my dad has a '98 205 DD. We started small back in the day and I incrementally kept adding sacks to the point its at now. We have to keep it light because my dad is a pretty hard core skier and he takes his sets and then we fill her up.

We are a pretty funny sight, the boat has an Air Boom and no Perfect Pass. We always get stink eye from the cool wake boats as we are filling up at the south end of Havasu. They go over our roller a couple times and then get out of my way! One guy came over once cuz he thought we were sinking. Haha.
Old    Jack Hinkes (jackeh)      Join Date: May 2008       03-18-2009, 2:21 PM Reply   
should i be worried about any rollers with my setup?
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       03-18-2009, 2:33 PM Reply   
If you aren't worried about rollers, then you don't have enough weight in the boat.
Old    Andy Nintzel-NautiCurl Wake Shaper (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       03-18-2009, 2:34 PM Reply   
You can easily put 4g's of weight in that thing
Old    Jack Hinkes (jackeh)      Join Date: May 2008       03-18-2009, 3:19 PM Reply   
so i shouldn't be worried about taking water over the bow?
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       03-18-2009, 3:55 PM Reply   
Water in the bow just means more ballast!!! With any boat water can come over the bow, certain situations call for a good submarine. If you want to avoid it then just pay attention and don't go stuffing the bow into rollers. Pay attention and use common sense.
Old    Andy Nintzel-NautiCurl Wake Shaper (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       03-18-2009, 4:12 PM Reply   
nah that's what your bilge pump is for! I have a 02 X-Star same Hull as the 205, I slam it out with 4Klbs Plus of weight. I am not going to like we do take the occasional bow waive, but its really no big deal as long as you dont mind getting your boat soaked.

How big are these rollers on your lake? They cannot be much bigger than the roller you create are they?
Old    Jack Hinkes (jackeh)      Join Date: May 2008       03-18-2009, 6:09 PM Reply   
andy there are often white caps on the lake.

do boats cause the lake to be choppy or is it wind?

its almost always windy.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       03-19-2009, 10:32 AM Reply   
Ahhh to be young, have a computer and a million questions.... Just messing with you Jack. Think about it buddy, you know what makes a lake choppy it's not rocket science. If there are boats then they cause rollers, if there is wind it causes wind chop, God save everyone if there are both!

Last thing I'll say is.... our dads have the same boat, good color choice!
Old    SJ (jixxxer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-19-2009, 10:46 AM Reply   
I put a 700# sac in front, a 1200# fat seat in rear with about 5 guys, wake is nice!
Old    Jack Hinkes (jackeh)      Join Date: May 2008       03-19-2009, 5:40 PM Reply   
hahahaha Thanks Big Heavy, there aren't boats on the lake this time of year, its just windy.

the 205 is a sick boat.
Old    ROB NEWTSON (robster)      Join Date: Dec 2007       04-05-2009, 3:10 PM Reply   
I've got a '98 205 and I put a 1500 fat seat in the back and a two or three sacs up front 500-1000lbs.

The bow does go under sometime but as long as you make sure your bilge is working it shouldn't be a big deal.

Once I went out with out putting the plug in the bottom, Than caused problems. I got to the end of the lake and the boat was handling like it was full of weight yet I hadn't filled anything up. Soon after water started coming up out of the engine compartment, fast. Luckly I live on a small lake and made back into the lift and the only thing I had to fix was the starter.

So anyway water over the bow is pretty minor, and can be fun if you have some hotties relaxing up front un-suspectingly.


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