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Old    widerider            09-12-2003, 7:30 AM Reply   
Sup fellas, Ive really started hittin this sport hard this year, I figured everything out pretty good, except, I see that all these postings sayin that thier ropes are 75 and stuff, but my boat's (VIP I/O 175hp) wake starts to roll way b4 that, am I doing somethin wrong, do I jus need to adjust my lenghth real short, and if my rope is short is that ok? Thanks
Old    leggester            09-12-2003, 7:33 AM Reply   
Shor rope is OK. Needed usually with an I/O. My wake is OK at 65'. Washy after.
Old    widerider            09-12-2003, 7:49 AM Reply   
thanks man, with a tower and some small sacs, should i still be able to get some air with a shorter rope?
Old    tribal            09-12-2003, 8:21 AM Reply   
All depends on boat speed and weight but my i/o's wake is clean at 75' at 21mph and around 1500# on board.
Old    lakesideluver            09-12-2003, 10:25 AM Reply   
your cool bro 65 is where im at, ios wakes are wider than inboards so its all relative
Old    Thomas Deneka (tdeneka)      Join Date: Aug 2002       09-12-2003, 1:46 PM Reply   
Sometimes the wake will smooth out further back with more weight. Play with where you put the weight and how far you trim the outdrive. Different combinations give many different results. We used to ride 60-65 ft with no weight before it got washed out. With 1000# evenly up the middle of the boat, we were able to trim up a little further and got a steeper wake that was clean a longer distance back. Try weight up front, in the back and evenly distributed.

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