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Old     (misteve)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-19-2008, 5:41 PM Reply   
Driving back to the dock yesterday we saw this boat with their own interesting and original kind of ballast.. It was hilarious, and as they were riding whenever they'd stop or start the tops would come off and water would splash everywhere....

But I gotta give it to them, at least they are out there trying.....

Old     (helix_rider)      Join Date: Mar 2003       09-19-2008, 5:44 PM Reply   
Yeah...I have a friend who sacks out his old Nautique with rubbermaids that he buckets water into. But he is 10x the rider I am, so like you said...whatever it takes to get the wake.
Old     (element8456)      Join Date: Feb 2008       09-19-2008, 6:41 PM Reply   
Never seen that. Atleast they got wake now.
Old     (salsajs3030)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-19-2008, 6:48 PM Reply   
That's awesome...good for them!
Old     (dkmode34)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-19-2008, 7:09 PM Reply   
I used to use rubbermaid totes. I could fill and empty them in about 1 minute tops
Old     (dkmode34)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-19-2008, 7:12 PM Reply   
I used to use rubbermaid totes. I could fill and empty them in about 1 minute tops
Old     (joran)      Join Date: May 2008       09-19-2008, 7:13 PM Reply   
Used to use one fat sack, two coolers full of water, and a rubbermaid tub filled with weights and then water. It was a 95 sea ray that we mounted an extended pylon to, and then clamped some wood blocks to and added a pair of infinity 6100m tower speakers with the PA mic. Was a pretty unique setup on the water XD

Was glad to upgrade to a mobius LSV
Old     (crack)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-20-2008, 6:32 PM Reply   
We used to do the same with old 5 gallon peanut oil containers (that we did some dumpster diving for). We left them filled up at a hidden spot and would just ride by a pick them up when it was time for sets.
Old     (the_bum)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-21-2008, 9:35 AM Reply   
Theres an old tri star at the river we ride at. They fly a huge Texas flag from their pylon and have 2 55 gallon drums sitting in the back of the boat full of water. One of the dudes can throw down some tricks to
Old     (goinbigg17)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-21-2008, 12:59 PM Reply   
We used to have a similar set up. My buddy found these jugs that use to house some sort of liquid...anyway, they were about 10 gallons each and we had about 12 of them on the boat. It was a pain to have to dip them in the water everytime we went and out and then empty them when we were done. But it certainly worked for our needs!
Old     (lfxstar)      Join Date: Jul 2001       09-21-2008, 4:52 PM Reply   
we would take those water jugs from my parents and fill the boat up with them. The big 30 pounders. We would just take 5-6 empty bottles, fill them up with lake water and disperse them throughout the boat along with the 5-6 sacks I'm the type that the wake is NEVER BIG ENOUGH
Old     (lfxstar)      Join Date: Jul 2001       09-21-2008, 4:53 PM Reply   
Nick, you must be talking about the same jugs, the ones you put in the water coolers that your mom always asks you to lift because they are too heavy for her? It was a huge pain to fill those suckers
Old     (goinbigg17)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-21-2008, 8:44 PM Reply   
Nope, these were some sort of industrial use jug. We found them at AAA liquidation. They smelled like Mt. Dew syrup...
Old     (davomaddo)      Join Date: Feb 2003       09-21-2008, 9:38 PM Reply   
We used to fill the rubber maids with sand and dirt (because it wouldn't splash out) until my buddies parents found out about it.
Old     (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       09-21-2008, 10:41 PM Reply   
good idea but i gotta hold my breath 5 ft from my cans i think id vomit if i had my garbage cans in my boat. good cheap ballast, gotta give em credit. word!!!
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       09-22-2008, 8:59 AM Reply   
Nothing wrong with that. My first Ballast was a 55 gallon drum with no top on it! It splashed EVERYwhere and everyone!~
Old     (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       09-22-2008, 9:28 AM Reply   
I have 3 barrels that I got from a friend at work. They are barrels that are used to ship large quantities of raw protien. The best part is they have a nice water tight seal on the top. Each one with water in it probably weighs close to 80-90 lbs. I've used them for almost 10 yeats now and they work great.


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