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Old    Thomas Bynum (thomasbynum)      Join Date: Dec 2004       05-25-2008, 8:21 AM Reply   
Here's a pic of yesterdays' wake on Lake Tuscaloosa behind my Outback.

(I forgot one of my sacs at home & we only had 3 people in the boat.)

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Old    Kenny (trash4life)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-25-2008, 8:44 PM Reply   
Looks like you forgot your sacks and your lifejacket! Did you at least bring your rope?
Old    Thomas Bynum (thomasbynum)      Join Date: Dec 2004       05-26-2008, 7:46 AM Reply   
No rope. I like to start off the platform :-)
Old    Thomas Bynum (thomasbynum)      Join Date: Dec 2004       05-26-2008, 7:53 AM Reply   
Quote: "Looks like you forgot your sacks and your lifejacket! Did you at least bring your rope?"

This one's for you Kenny. (And the cop just in front of us!)

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Old    Kenny (trash4life)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-27-2008, 7:56 AM Reply   
nice
Old    WakeMikey (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       05-27-2008, 9:37 AM Reply   
How do you start off the platform? Sounds dangerous
Old    Kenny (trash4life)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-27-2008, 11:27 AM Reply   
Yeah, you may want to wear a helmet for that one. I've tried it quite a bit when the water is cold and I'm too much of a pansy to jump in. I usually end up wrecking and in the water anyway but... You start with the board on the platform and all your weight on the nose of the board, get the boat up to speed, and then slowly shift your weight back until you slide off into the wake. I've just missed hitting my head on the platform enough to stop trying-thus the helmet comment.
Old    leonard araujo (laraujo)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-27-2008, 3:22 PM Reply   
Tom,

How do you have your ballast set up? Lots of DD folks here on WW trying to figure this out.
Old    Brad Webb (04outback)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-27-2008, 6:11 PM Reply   
Thomas..
join us over at Moomba.com/msgboard/index.php sometime.. we are starting to get a decent group of surfers there.. good looking wave!
Old    Thomas Bynum (thomasbynum)      Join Date: Dec 2004       06-01-2008, 12:59 PM Reply   
Leonard:
When i took these pics, i had a 600lb in the floor. I had a 550 on top of it, towards the front, partially on the observers seat. Then i put a 800 on top of the 600 & the rear seat.
Usually, i throw another 550 (not quite full)in the walk-thru area. That makes the surfable area longer, but over-all height is a few inches shorter.

Hope that made sense...
Old    leonard araujo (laraujo)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-03-2008, 9:44 AM Reply   
Tom,

Wow that sounds like almost 2000 lbs all piled along the port side of your boat. Do you have a factory tank underneath your rear seat and is that full as well?
Old    Thomas Bynum (thomasbynum)      Join Date: Dec 2004       06-04-2008, 3:26 PM Reply   

Yep, pretty close. I usually don't pack the 800 very tight. I'd guess 1800 or so total. The rub rail is usually just under the water line at the back!
My boat came with the factory tank... but one of the fittings in it pulled loose & i haven't got it fixed yet. It probably only holds 200lbs with the seat down anyway.
You gotta be very careful (& slow) driving the boat like that. And don't even attempt to turn right very sharp.
Old    Derek (ds3)      Join Date: Jun 2008       06-04-2008, 5:33 PM Reply   
WOW, we have done deck starts before, but we use the rope to lean on a little. No rope- you guys are too manly!!

(Message edited by ds3 on June 04, 2008)
Old    Zach Crawford (zcrawford4)      Join Date: Mar 2008       06-19-2008, 1:27 AM Reply   
I surfed behind my cousin's Moomba on Monday. I got to ride some new boards too! Here are some pics.
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Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       06-19-2008, 9:48 AM Reply   
That looks good!! Do you have any idea of his setup? And is it a direct ot v drive?
Old    Zach Crawford (zcrawford4)      Join Date: Mar 2008       06-19-2008, 12:58 PM Reply   
I'm not totally sure about the setup but, I think about 1500lbs in the bow, and two 750's in the back, and one on the side seat in the middle of the boat right behind the driver's seat. We had four people in the boat, two of them were small! Not sure about the boat, I'll find out.

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