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Old    jmccallum            09-16-2004, 8:33 AM Reply   
How do I adjust my wake to get more curl?


Old    Jason Pribyl (skibum69)      Join Date: Aug 2004       09-16-2004, 10:04 AM Reply   
more weight in the back. If it gets too soft put a some weight in the front. It's hard to get a good rampy wake out of an i/o, it can be done, but it's harder than a inboard
Old    paul (wakeme884)      Join Date: Jul 2004       09-16-2004, 10:57 AM Reply   
I put a 500# sack on the floor in front of the seat and trim up as much as you can without cavatating. It gets a nice steep ramp to it
Old    cdm (cdm)      Join Date: Aug 2003       09-16-2004, 12:01 PM Reply   
looks like you could lengthen your rope too. The wake is a bit steeper further back..
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       09-16-2004, 12:19 PM Reply   
good eye CDM
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       09-16-2004, 12:30 PM Reply   
start w/ easy variables first...speed, rope legnth, and trim. then start moving around the weight
Old    jmccallum            09-16-2004, 5:24 PM Reply   
right now we do 21 mph with 650 lbs in ski locker and 350 lbs in the bow walk way and the motor trimmed up about 1/4.

cdm
My son likes the short length because the wake is higher up front but you're right the wake is steeper further back.

I guess I'll add weight to the back, just a bit concerned it my start to porpoise
Old    grampawakerider            09-16-2004, 5:35 PM Reply   
With my i/o, the more weight I put in, the steeper it gets. I like it rampy, so I only use enough weight to be able to balance the boat. Could be hull design differences? But when it's just me and two more, I put 350 in the back of the boat. Wake is awesome for an i/o that way.

(Message edited by grampawakerider on September 16, 2004)
Old    jmccallum            09-17-2004, 9:36 AM Reply   
Mark,
YOu say you put 350lbs in the back. Do you have any in the front at the same time?

What speed/length do you find is best?

(Message edited by jmccallum on September 17, 2004)
Old    wakejump            09-18-2004, 7:02 AM Reply   
i put just 450 pound fat sack in the back.
Old    grampawakerider            09-18-2004, 10:03 AM Reply   
When it's just me and my son and my wife, I don't need to counterweight the front, it is a little slow to get going, but not bad. 65ft@ 22 mph. I'll post pics after next trip. (Tommorrow) Remember to trim just a bit too. Set up like this I trim about an eighth. When I weight the front I have to trim to a quarter or a little more, which causes more "bubbles" behind the boat.

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