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Old    John Ansorge (Ansorge10)      Join Date: Oct 2013       01-29-2014, 10:22 AM Reply   
I bought bags for my a22 and I want to add about 300 lbs in the front. What would be the simplest way without buying another bag or spending a lot of money?


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Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       01-29-2014, 10:29 AM Reply   
fat friends?
Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       01-29-2014, 10:37 AM Reply   
Do you already have the arrow sac?
Old    John Ansorge (Ansorge10)      Join Date: Oct 2013       01-29-2014, 10:38 AM Reply   
That's why we got more ballast in the first place so we could take less friends haha.


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Old    John Ansorge (Ansorge10)      Join Date: Oct 2013       01-29-2014, 10:44 AM Reply   
And no my dad and I decided on the SL 650 bow bag so we would still have some storage under the flip up seats for like the ropes and bumpers, stuff like that. We have the 540s in the back also.


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Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       01-29-2014, 10:52 AM Reply   
You could put some lead at the bottom of the flip up seat storage area.

http://www.pop-products.com/our-products.html

Product info says it's only 2" thick when layed down flat. You can maybe get 3 or 4 under there and still have space for lines.

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Old    John Ansorge (Ansorge10)      Join Date: Oct 2013       01-29-2014, 10:55 AM Reply   
I was thinking about that and I'm trying to get lead from tire stores and places like that but everyone is using steel tire weights and not lead. Plus they all recycle them and don't have any to give out.


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Old    BLAIR BARHAM (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-29-2014, 11:43 AM Reply   
That is way to easy.


I download the pictures and then erased them because I needed more of a challenge!!!!!!! LOL
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-29-2014, 11:57 AM Reply   
Huh^
Old    Spencer (spencerwm)      Join Date: Feb 2009       01-29-2014, 12:12 PM Reply   
Quote:
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I was thinking about that and I'm trying to get lead from tire stores and places like that but everyone is using steel tire weights and not lead. Plus they all recycle them and don't have any to give out.


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John,
Wow you are thinking really cheap. I would say make yourself a form and poor some concrete. You can put them in a duffel bag and throw that up in the bow or place them in garbage bags hidden under the seats. That is the most custom yet least expensive way I can think of.

If you value your time just buy a Straight Line Big Bag 275 for $79.99.
Old    Mark (FunkyBunch)      Join Date: Jun 2011       01-29-2014, 12:27 PM Reply   
The cheapest thing I have done in the past is buying a wet/dry bag from the camping section of Walmart and putting a 50lb bag of sand in that. I think the total is 10 bucks per 50lb bag.
Old    John Ansorge (Ansorge10)      Join Date: Oct 2013       01-29-2014, 12:44 PM Reply   
Yeah, with the lead weights I was going to put them in a PVC tube. The concrete is a good idea, that is pretty simple to build a small form the pour it, just have to watch out on what you set it on. Those wet dry bags sound like a good idea thanks guys!


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Old    Wake Pro Marine (jagermeister)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-29-2014, 12:52 PM Reply   
Work some "Overtime" and do it right............................................. ........lol
Old    Kris (misfits1981)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-29-2014, 2:11 PM Reply   
Rubbermaid or similar storage bins. You can line them with garbage bags and fill with water using a standard Fat Sac pump. A 20 gallon bin should yield about 150lbs. We used to run 2-4 bins to offset driver/passenger weight back in the late 90's before thing became automated and easy
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       01-29-2014, 3:01 PM Reply   
I would suggest against concrete. I thought it would be a good idea a few years back before sacs where very popular(1998). I was very disappointed with the size to weight ratio. I filled 6 foot sections of 4 or 5 inch PVC and capped it. I used regular quick crete and they only weighted like 40-45 lbs. Took up a lot of space for what I considered little weight. It was a lot of work to buy the bags, mix it, fill the tubes, glue on caps, etc. Wasn't that cheap either by the time you bought all the materials. I used the things a couple times and threw them in the woods next to our cabin. Come to think of it, buried under 15 years of leaves and brush, I bet they are still there!!
Old    Ben R (brichter14)      Join Date: Jul 2010       01-29-2014, 6:39 PM Reply   
50 lb bag of sand in a pillow case.
Old    Dave O (wakedaveup)      Join Date: May 2012       01-30-2014, 7:51 AM Reply   
The time you've spent running around, gas, considering buying concrete bags, pouring, you could of just bought that bag for $79,99.
Old    William Burell (williamburell)      Join Date: Sep 2011       01-30-2014, 11:22 AM Reply   
aerial sells some cheap chit bags. I use them once in awhile. Some of these ideas are funny as crap though. I mean seriously 50k boat and we are suggesting rubbermaid tubs even over a cheap set of bags?
Old    Supreme Device (rullery)      Join Date: Jul 2012       01-30-2014, 11:40 AM Reply   
5 gal buckets from Home depot, just dip in the water and cap. you'll need 7 or so for 300lbs
Old    Supreme Device (rullery)      Join Date: Jul 2012       01-30-2014, 11:43 AM Reply   
old car batteries. about 75lbs each. Collect from the junk yard, toss overboard when you are done with them
Old    Supreme Device (rullery)      Join Date: Jul 2012       01-30-2014, 12:00 PM Reply   
old refrigerators, transmissions, oil burning furnaces, rusted out gas tanks, toilets, pipes wrapped in asbestos ... Anything heavy should do nicely
Old    William Burell (williamburell)      Join Date: Sep 2011       01-30-2014, 12:10 PM Reply   
You forgot bags full of chipped lead paint
Old    Ted Dickman (tdickman4)      Join Date: Feb 2013       01-30-2014, 3:39 PM Reply   
BUY FAT SACS AND DO IT RIGHT. Don't waste your time with the other options. Bags aren't expensive. Just go to boardco.com or somewhere else and do it right.
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-30-2014, 4:52 PM Reply   
I would just fill your bow up with dirt and spray some water in it so it doesn't blow all over your boat because you don't want your interior all dirty.
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       01-30-2014, 5:10 PM Reply   
old school CRT monitors and TVs are really heavy and everyone is giving them away.
Old    Tim (dezul)      Join Date: Jul 2012       01-30-2014, 6:33 PM Reply   
Cast iron plates....since we are all being crazy.

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Old    Ben R (brichter14)      Join Date: Jul 2010       01-30-2014, 6:43 PM Reply   
I was serious about the bag of sand in a pillow case. I do that alot.
Old    Bryce Stevens (SS_Hooke102)      Join Date: Sep 2011       01-30-2014, 7:32 PM Reply   
Fat chicks... done and done.
Old     (Birdman)      Join Date: Jan 2014       01-30-2014, 9:00 PM Reply   
I'm surprised it took that long for someone to throw fat chicks in there haha


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Old    Kevin MacDonald (kmac1587)      Join Date: Sep 2012       01-31-2014, 6:34 AM Reply   
Ive used the old car weights in pac tubing and thats worked well. I also melted some down and made meatloaf pan sized bricks. Process can be dangerous if you don't take the right precautions. I used a regulator my dad uses to work on underground gas tanks so i had zero risk of inhaling fumes. The benefit of melting them down is obviously saving space and you can put them just about anywhere and can remove at anytime easily.
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       01-31-2014, 7:02 AM Reply   
Get a half dozen bags of cheeto's. You will have all the fat chicks for weight you can handle!!!
Old    BELEZA (beleza)      Join Date: Mar 2010       01-31-2014, 1:01 PM Reply   
I like the bag of sand in a pillowcase idea actually. I will probably add a pillowcase to the very front bow of my san 210
Old    Ben R (brichter14)      Join Date: Jul 2010       01-31-2014, 2:06 PM Reply   
I have 300lbs of sand all in pillow cases under he bow seats in my SAN
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       01-31-2014, 2:08 PM Reply   
surprised you guys are all overlooking manhole covers.
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-31-2014, 5:19 PM Reply   
Whoa!!! Manhole covers would be awesome like a roll of quarters.
Old    BELEZA (beleza)      Join Date: Mar 2010       01-31-2014, 6:02 PM Reply   
Ben R do you remove the sand bags after every outing or do you just leave them in there?
Old    Ben R (brichter14)      Join Date: Jul 2010       01-31-2014, 8:02 PM Reply   
I just leave them. I trailer my boat after each use. It is stored indoors And my house is about a mile from the boat ramp so the added weigt isnt that big of a deal. Sand bags are about 3 bucks each so for 18 bucks you can have 300 lbs.

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