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Old     (phatboypimp)      Join Date: Apr 2005       06-06-2006, 8:39 PM Reply   
I have a 2001 MC 209 (direct drive 20'9") that was purchased before I knew anything about ballast. The X-9 (X-version of my exact boat) has a stock ballast system that goes under the back seat, where I have installed the five Blue Tops that power my system.


Now that I am wakeboarding and wakesurfing more, I want to add additional ballast but I am not sure where. I know I can add fat sacks and lead and all that crap, but I would like to have an internal system installed. The only areas that are available to me are the ski locker, bow and the space behind my back seat (which is currently used for storage and is directly above the fuel tank).

I guess my question is: if I add ballast to the bow and ski locker, will it help or hurt my current wake? I am guessing my battery box is about 250-300lbs.

Do I need to add significantly more weight to the back of the boat to really crank up the wake? If so does this need to be done with fat-sacks, etc.

Just an FYI, I do not have any other locations for my batteries, they are too big to fit anywhere else in the boat.

From what I understand, this hull is known to throw a decent wake when weighted appropriately, it that accurate?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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