My buddy has a 2002 Launch SSV and we need some help getting it set up for wake surfing. I bought a Phase 5 Prop board and we gave it a try this past weekend with only a little success. We had to surf off the driver's side because it gave the cleanest wake (prop rotation?). He has a ballast system with 2- 300 lb bag in each corner of the back of the boat and a 1500 or 1800lb bag in the center of the boat (at ski locker). We tried various combinations and could never get a very strong wave. We could let go for short periods of time but would lose the wave. I know some of this was inexperience but the wave did not seem as large as most posted in the pictures on this site. We were literally on the back platform most of the time when we were actually surfing the wave. He does have two fat saks that we did not have with us on the lake this past weekend. It is usually just me and him in the boat so I am sure we need the fat saks with us. Anybody have any experience with this boat that can give us some pointers. We just feel like there are to many variables at the moment, figuring out the right weight/speed combo and learning to wake surf. Thanks for any help.
(Message edited by whitlecj on April 26, 2004)