OK, so I finally have the new boat broken in and am ready to find that perfect weight setup.
I will probably be doing alot of weight configurations in the next couple weeks to figure out how to get the wake at it's best.
I am looking for responses from Supra Launch owners regarding how you weight your boats so I will have a few ideas to try out. I currently have the Bertha ballast system from the factory (approx. 900#'s). I know a few of you have these boats, what have you found to be your best configuration? Thanks. Mike
Put two full size sacks on each side of the engine. Move them forward a more rounded wake or back for a steeper wake. That should do it. It will put you around 2K total lbs. The Launch has a great wake. Enjoy.
yo GWR if he's got da bertha system thens its a d drive...the hippo system is the ballast in the ssv. we gotta launch sl (which is now the launch ss walk thru bow) and we just have the factory bertha system w/ about 3 ppl...wakes not huge but it does fine for me...real clean and nice transistion. the 2 sacs on each side of the motor like todd said sounds perfect..im lookin into sum fat sacs to do the same 2 mine.
we have the DD and run the factory ballast, another sac in the back locker, a sack in the front locker, and never go with less than 4-5 people. if we feel like getting crazy, we throw two sacks on the sides of the engine and 11-13 people.
I would Suggest putting a larger sac in the front locker to more equally distribute the weight. The back of the SSV is weighed down enough with the two side ballast bags and the engine. Fat buddies are also a good investment to help distribute the weight more evenly. This will give you a much more shapely wake. With the Hydrolic Wakeplate it's easy to fine tune the wake to your desire from there. Hope I've helped.
I think I found the best setup. I fill the Factory ballast (Large Sack in the front locker and hard tank under rear seat) plus 1 Fat-Boy sack (~300 lbs. each maybe more, I get different numbers depending on where I look.) on each side of the engine with about 4 people in the boat. This seems to be a perfect size and shape for my friends and I.