Does anyone have experience in adding weight to this boat? I have been using two fat sacks in the rear ski lockers and making sure I have passengers in the bow...anyone have suggestions on positioning of weight with this boat with good results?
I have a 2002 Elite V and only use center ballast. You have to be careful with adding too much weight in the back because of the spray pockets. Using just the center ballast has worked great for me and produces a great wake.
The center ballast on that boat is 25 gallons = 200lbs. Not enough in my opion to make a good wake. I also have an 01 elite V and have about 550lbs on each side of the engine and another 5500lbs in bow. The wake is good with two riders in the boat. If more are in the boat i have another person sit in the bow. I find the weight is best about 60% rear 40% front. It seems to clean up really well at 25 - 26mph at about 75 ft. Too much weight in the back and the wake gets really peaky, i like mine more of a ramp.