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Old     (lyle)      Join Date: May 2004       07-26-2012, 1:11 PM Reply   
You hear so many people say that with the right hull, you can get a really good wake with a DD, just have sacks everywhere.. Just looking for the proof. Surely some people have some documentation somewhere of a sacked out DD.. Lets see it..
Old     (lifetimewarranty)      Join Date: Oct 2008       07-26-2012, 1:19 PM Reply   
I am sure some will post soon, but many of the older boats had nearly identical V-drive to direct drive models so they would put a really similar wake out given, as you mentioned, sacs everywhere.

My old DLX Sanger is pretty much identical to Sangers V210 which is a legendary wake maker...

I would only run about 1000lbs to get a decent wake - it could use more but wasn't interested in having all the room in the boat taken up.
Old     (JoLo_Si)      Join Date: Oct 2011       07-26-2012, 1:20 PM Reply   
Not fully weighted in these pics, it was the first week or so when we were trying to get everything working. I'll try to get some more soon because the wake is at least a 8-12" higher and steeper when all the sacs are full and the whole crew in the boat. I have about 1600 lbs in my SN2001 before adding people. My sacs are almost completely hidden because of a custom sun pad / seat so that's never been an issue, even for a small boat. It also cleans up on both sides better with more weight cuz I don't get pulled over as bad as in these pics.
It's no G23 but more than good enough for me. I have one friend who is damn good and old school and he likes my wake better than an '04 x-star we ride sometimes. He likes to land way in the flats.
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Old     (hco)      Join Date: Jun 2006       07-26-2012, 1:25 PM Reply   
A really good DD wake is not really that good when compared to a v-drive. It takes a ton of time, effort, and sacks, and to be honest, is not quite the same. Obviously I own a DD and slam mine every time, but just being realistic.
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            07-26-2012, 1:27 PM Reply   
Heres some pics of a 2001 wake w/ 1500lbs.

Here are some setups ive come across on those 2001s

Old     (hco)      Join Date: Jun 2006       07-26-2012, 1:27 PM Reply   
Old     (hco)      Join Date: Jun 2006       07-26-2012, 1:28 PM Reply   
That's the best that my wake has ever looked. '99 Malibu response, wedge, and probably 1200 pounds before people weight (3-4 people)
Old     (crosenhahn)      Join Date: Feb 2008       07-26-2012, 2:35 PM Reply   
Not super slammed... 2 - 350's on the side of the motor and a 500lbs in the front. 2001 Aztec

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Old     (canucked)      Join Date: Jun 2007       07-26-2012, 2:37 PM Reply   
Far from "slammed"... maybe about 1000lbs

2001 Air Nautique.
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Old     (canucked)      Join Date: Jun 2007       07-26-2012, 2:38 PM Reply   
I'm also 6'4 which makes the wake look smaller in a lot of my pics
Old     (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-26-2012, 3:20 PM Reply   
I don't have any pics handy but I can get a pretty good wake out of my 2000 MB DD. 650lbs of internal ballast. 2-400lbs fat sacs and 200lbs in steel plates. Usually try and run with a relatively full tank of gas as well. Also helps that most of my friends are well over 200lbs as well.
Old     (Bolo)      Join Date: May 2011       07-27-2012, 12:37 PM Reply   
If anyone knows how I can get pics off my iPhone I can post some pics of a 95 sport Nautique with about 3k in ballast.
Old     (FunkyBunch)      Join Date: Jun 2011       07-27-2012, 12:48 PM Reply   
You can email them to yourself, import them to your mac though iPic, or you can browse your iphone hard drive on a PC to find the pics.
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            07-27-2012, 12:55 PM Reply   
Originally Posted by Bolo View Post
If anyone knows how I can get pics off my iPhone I can post some pics of a 95 sport Nautique with about 3k in ballast.
Do you use tapatalk app?? select the 2nd icon from the left above the keyboard and upload pics from there. Very simple.
Old     (sippi)      Join Date: Dec 2007       07-27-2012, 1:03 PM Reply   
03 Malibu Response LX with about 2500# in it plus the wedge.
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Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-27-2012, 1:22 PM Reply   
Here was are DD that put out a pretty good wake:

Old Hydrodyne Legacy - we had a custom metal "box" in the back that the rear seat attached to (held 1000lbs) and a 600lb fatsac under the bow.... Great wake for the money.... was just very prone to washing out so we kept two sand bags in there to move around.

ignor the cheesy photo-op .... our neighbor's granddaughter was visiting so we had to tool her around the lake - but you can see the metal tank under the seat
Old     (johnboyy7)      Join Date: Apr 2011       07-30-2012, 11:17 AM Reply   
pretty sunset and pretty girl.
Old     (WAKE_UP_TN)      Join Date: Jul 2011       07-30-2012, 11:30 AM Reply   
Behind a Malibu iRide
Old     (WAKE_UP_TN)      Join Date: Jul 2011       07-30-2012, 11:34 AM Reply   
Also Here's a setup on the crew that's a pretty good idea for DD boats.
Old     (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       07-30-2012, 11:40 AM Reply   
Hey nick did you dip up in it?
Old     (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-30-2012, 12:56 PM Reply   
Not to thread jack but what have you found to be the best setup for surfing? I can only seem to get a good wave by staying in a constant turn so I'm just doing circles. I never been able to get a good wave running straight.
Old     (detonate69)      Join Date: Apr 2001       07-30-2012, 8:00 PM Reply   
I don't have any pics but I can tell you my 205 DD sacked out has an enormous well shaped wake. Of course it is the exact same hull as a very popular V drive series of boats

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