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Old    Bryan Poss (burn229)      Join Date: Nov 2007       06-02-2009, 2:25 PM Reply   
I have an 07 V215 and I am trying to get my wake dialed in. How are you weighing your boat and what speed are you getting your wake dialed in at?

Right now I am running the stock triple ballast @ 22 mph and the wake is ok but want to get it bigger. Was hoping some V215 owners could share what their setup is.
Old    mendo247            06-02-2009, 3:05 PM Reply   
Weight... I run around 4-6 hundred in led in the bow and 150 in each rear locker. Speed ranges between 21-27 depending on whos riding and what length rope. Check out my profile pic if you want to see what 2.5k of ballast and a bunch of guys looks like.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       06-02-2009, 4:16 PM Reply   
Scott Ensminger has the setup for the the 215. He runs the Acme 911 prop, a ton of weight, and the wake is one of my favorites to ride.
Old    Patrick (jetskiprosx)      Join Date: Aug 2004       06-02-2009, 4:23 PM Reply   
I can't comment on the 215, but if it's anything like the 230 it NEEDS weight in the bow!

Last weekend I was riding with about 500lbs in the bow and the wake was so much better then last year when I didn't have any in the bow. Really a night and day difference!
Old    Antonio Vega (t0nyv831)      Join Date: Jun 2008       06-02-2009, 6:18 PM Reply   
^^^^ 2nd that...I have the Wake Series 1 v215 with the center stock ballast. I added 1 440lbs sac to each rear locker and the wake was ok. I then added another 540 in the center walkway up to the bow, and man it made the biggest difference. Better transition. If you have buddies that can spare a few sacs (weight that is) try those first before going out and buying anything. Dial it in, play around with the speed, and pull the trigger on some more weight.

Richard...Lets see some pics of the wake...
Old    DRA-its Lifestyle (deltariderscom)      Join Date: May 2007       06-02-2009, 8:31 PM Reply   
While I am not running the 215 anymore I can say when I did the wake was pretty okay.

I suggest;

600 - 700 in the nose
300 mid ship
800 in the rear (I installed 400lb Extreme sac's)
+ the stock center ballast (about 250 realistically)

I think Scott's is close to the same

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Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       06-02-2009, 9:47 PM Reply   
still flirting with mine, just can't leave well enough alone. Just got the 911 this year so i can add more weight. Once I weight the sheeeet out of her but had the hole shot with stock prop so I took it all out and with the deployments I forgot what I had in her. Waiting to heal from shoulder surgery last month to tweak a little more this summer also. Don't want to go too crazy but would like to add a little more.

Current
nose - 275
mid - 500 (stock?)
rear - 500 (stock) + 100

Previous
nose - 320
mid - 500 (stock?)
rear - 500 (stock) + 200

(Message edited by ghostrider 2 on June 02, 2009)
Old    MaRiO (ffmedic)      Join Date: Feb 2007       06-02-2009, 10:53 PM Reply   
Scott and Andrea's 215 is money... find out what there rocking and you will be dialed..DRA Gary's set up looks good too but never road behind it.
Old    rich surguy (richsur)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-03-2009, 7:54 AM Reply   
We use stock plus 2 450's in the back and a 650 in the nose. If we have less than 4 peeps we have a 450 on the floor too. Also have 200 lbs of lead weight. Our speed is 22-24mph depending on line length. I ride 80 at 23.5 to 24. The wake is awesome. So thats 2200# plus stock 1100? and people which is at least 200#. So sanger 215 plus 3500# equals loads of fun and we do have an upgraded prop.
Old    Scott (scott313)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-03-2009, 7:56 AM Reply   
Here's what were running:

Stock +
Nose - 550
Mid - 120
Rear - 810

We ride 80 to 85 feet at 24mph to 25mph.
Old    Dan (dppaneig)      Join Date: Feb 2008       06-04-2009, 6:48 PM Reply   
Burn, take into consideration the altitude in Denver. I live in Grand Junction and I use stock plus 500 in the nose and 250 mid. It really depends on how many people I have in the boat. I have had problems getting my boat on plane even after changing out my prop.
Old    mendo247            06-04-2009, 6:58 PM Reply   
Thats allot of weight in the rear Scott. I've always ran more up front in both my Sangers. I know your wake is great from what everyone says and pics I've seen. I'll definetly give your recipe a try. Might be nice to get the nose up a bit lol.

Where is your wake plate set at?
Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       06-04-2009, 10:41 PM Reply   
Rich, what would you say a good medium set would be?
Old    Bryan (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       06-04-2009, 10:59 PM Reply   
coop i thought the same as you and most v215 owners. when i owned mine i ran it super nose heavy. scott and adndrea have it dialed!! there wake is very thick!!!!! it does require a higher speed and longer rope length though. i find that the nose heavy wake is steeper but does not the "GURTH". LOL
Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       06-04-2009, 11:07 PM Reply   
Bryan, at what speed,and what do you consider nose heavy? How much more in the nose vise the rear? right now I have 100lbs rear and 270lbs nose on top of stock. I don't want too crazy as I usually have a newbie riding also and I tow about 20 miles right now. No access to lead.
Old    Scott (scott313)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-05-2009, 7:53 AM Reply   
Coop - The wake plate is at neutral I think, I haven't touched it since I bought the boat.

Bryan is right, I found the more weight I put in the nose the steeper and thinner the wake got. Right now its thick and rampy with a hard top - Perfect!
Old    Josh (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       06-05-2009, 8:09 AM Reply   
scotty's wake is pretty damn nice...super fun alot like an x-1 wake..
Old    rich surguy (richsur)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-05-2009, 8:23 AM Reply   
I dont know what medium is, down in Houston we roll heavy, hahahaha. Im probably the lightest weighted boat in our regular crew, which consists of an xstar, two x2's, and a couple of supras.
Old    rich surguy (richsur)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-05-2009, 8:25 AM Reply   
Have you guys ever noticed that even with a ton of weight in the front if two people sit on the sundeck the 215 will porpise badly.
Old    Josh (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       06-05-2009, 8:32 AM Reply   
all boats will porpoise baddly if there is too much weight in the rear and you run too fast...
Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       06-05-2009, 9:16 AM Reply   
no more than an additional 1k on top of stock. Ideally I would like to add an additional 600 over stck right now becuase I trailor 20 miles to and from the lake and I have some new people who are learning.
Old    Dave Kiehl (dave27)      Join Date: May 2005       06-05-2009, 12:46 PM Reply   
I hope this works!


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Plus about 7 peeps. 2 hot chicks in the bow and 4 in the play area!
Old    Dave Kiehl (dave27)      Join Date: May 2005       06-05-2009, 12:59 PM Reply   
I put Scott and Andrea's weighting in quotes. They helped me out on dialing in my boat. A super shout out to them. I trailer 70 miles each way, so I end up pulling all the lead out of my boat and sticking it in the bed of my truck. Thank god for pop bags. I do leave about 200lbs of lead in the boat. Anyway sorry for posting this twice, but I like rev 2 better.Upload
Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       06-05-2009, 3:25 PM Reply   
Dave, right now I don't have time to play with dailing it in because of constant deployments. I know I want a little bigger than right now but not as big as I once had it, 2 years ago and forgot the set up..(I know lame).

Currently I have 100lbs of sand and 2 85lbs water bricks (keep full) in the nose. then I have a 50lbs bag of sand beside each battery. I want to add a little more but keep a good wake. I normally ride at 23.0 at 75ft. Not looking to go further back as I want to work on my inverts this summer. Just got the 911 this spring.

(Message edited by ghostrider 2 on June 05, 2009)
Old    DRA-its Lifestyle (deltariderscom)      Join Date: May 2007       06-06-2009, 8:24 AM Reply   
Guys just so you don't mistake how much weight is in the stock center ballast. It is a 500 lb bag but because of where it is and the room it will only allow about 250 - 275lb of water in it.

Coop,

I ran my plate 3/16" up from level.

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