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Old    Matt B. (mxflyer281)      Join Date: Oct 2007       02-02-2008, 6:42 PM Reply   
I'm positive this has been asked before but that picture of Chad Sharpe in Kevin Henshaws boat got me wondering what kind of ballast people run in their boats. Give your boat and how much ballast you run. I got a Tige 20v and just bought another 750 bag that brings me up to 2350 pounds
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-02-2008, 7:32 PM Reply   
2000 XStar:
Last season - 3650 lbs
This coming season it will be 4500 lbs. Pretty excited!!!
Old    Michael (wannabewakeboarder)      Join Date: Feb 2007       02-02-2008, 7:37 PM Reply   
Jay lets see some pictures of your wake!
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-02-2008, 7:45 PM Reply   
95 supersport -- 1500lbs +/-
Old    jeremy hebert (jhebert)      Join Date: May 2007       02-02-2008, 7:49 PM Reply   
Could some of you guys also give your engine rpms at riding speed with that much ballast....ive got 99 air nautique with 15-1600 lbs and im at 2900-3000 at 23 mph....
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-02-2008, 8:00 PM Reply   
our supersport is at about 3000 rpm - gt40 engine w/ 856 prop
Old    Will Jiron (chikara22)      Join Date: Oct 2006       02-02-2008, 8:04 PM Reply   
2006 Supra 21V, 2400-3000 (GG sacks = 2400lbs, 600lbs in extra sacks) pounds plus whatever people are in the boat and I am running the WB, upgraded prop. I think it runs at 3000 rpm's at 22 mph (GPS'd).
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-02-2008, 8:42 PM Reply   
i have the acme 1235 prop and ride at about 3500 rpms...which is about 26-27 mph.

nintzel should chime in here soon. i think he runs even more than i do in his xstar.
Old    nEwJ_HoSeR (tinytdubb)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-02-2008, 8:45 PM Reply   
Centurion Falcon XP + 1200 ballast and 100 of lead up front. Rad
Old    Matt B. (mxflyer281)      Join Date: Oct 2007       02-03-2008, 8:34 PM Reply   
Ok so quick question why do I have to ride at 25-26mph to get the wake not to white wash? I ride a 70ft rope but would ride a longer rope 80-85ft if i could but i'm not running 30mph cause thats death.
Old    Brian Kaufman (madison_boarder)      Join Date: Apr 2006       02-03-2008, 8:44 PM Reply   
Matt,

Where is your ballast located? Too much in the back and the wake won't clean up until you're at higher speeds. It can also depend on the hull. I'm not familiar with the Tige's so I can't help on your's specifically, but I know with my Nautique, if I don't have enough wake towards the front, I need to ride faster/shorter rope for a clean wake.

Do you have much bow weight in the boat?

Hope it helps a bit.
Old    Matt B. (mxflyer281)      Join Date: Oct 2007       02-03-2008, 8:53 PM Reply   
Ok heres the setup we ran today 2 750s in the back they dont fill completely full i would say around 500 a piece maybe a bit more. Then 2 440 up front completely full plus around 100 pounds in lead under front seats
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-03-2008, 11:03 PM Reply   
I have limited experience with the 20V but from memory we used to run 2/3rds weight in the front and 1/3rd on the back. Use TAPS to clean the wake up.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-04-2008, 9:36 AM Reply   
2300 lbs. Acme 537, 3200 RPMS, 25 mph
Old    Jon Allen (jon_a)      Join Date: Feb 2003       02-04-2008, 9:41 AM Reply   
2008 mobius xlv. 1150 in the plapen storage plus 150 lbs of lead in the bow. 550 lb bags on both sides of the engine.
Old    Adam (blindmnkee3)      Join Date: Aug 2001       02-05-2008, 2:02 AM Reply   
This topic is pointless without some pics. I'll chime in for one of the older DD boats...

This pic is with...
93 Sport Nautique
~1600 lbs, 70ft at 2800-2900 RPMs

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The end of last year we upgraded...
~2300 lbs, 80ft at 3000-3100 RPMs
Sorry, the above is the best pic I could find. BTW I'm about 6'6"
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-05-2008, 8:46 AM Reply   
the ss nautique w/ 1500lbs lbs

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Old    kyle gash (wakemman910)      Join Date: Nov 2007       02-05-2008, 7:37 PM Reply   
2000 xstar
1380 in the nose
2200 in the rear
Speed:26.5 rope:85
Prop: acme 1235

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