Articles
   
       
       
Pics/Video
   
       
       
Shop
Search
 
 
 
 
 
Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
WAKE WORLD HOME
Email Password
Go Back   WakeWorld > Wakeboarding Discussion

Share 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old    Kevin Conrady (550wakeboarddad)      Join Date: Jul 2010       07-06-2010, 2:30 PM Reply   
We have a 18 ft sea ray w/ a 135 merc outboard motor set up w/ a fly high pole my question is this.....I pull my son at about 18 mph w/ a 200 lb sack in order to get a decent wake. The wake seems very spread apart! He can clear them going wake to wake just wondering if i can do anything differant (I Know I should buy a real wakeboard boat) when hes trying 360s and back rolls. Thanks in advance for your imput
Old    Steve (NuBu)      Join Date: Apr 2010       07-06-2010, 2:45 PM Reply   
I used to pull my son at 19 and had the same wake issue but then I actually sped up to 22.4 (the benefit of perfect pass) and the wake got much tighter and steeper and he progressed much faster. I think you can actually pull someone too slow.
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       07-06-2010, 2:50 PM Reply   
Agreed, 18 is a bit slow. If speeding up kills the wake maybe you could shorten the rope a bit.
Old    Kevin Conrady (550wakeboarddad)      Join Date: Jul 2010       07-06-2010, 2:53 PM Reply   
Seems to not have much of a wake there at faster speed? Would more weight help??
Old    Steven (stu929)      Join Date: Jun 2010       07-06-2010, 2:53 PM Reply   
Experiment with your trim a bit as well
Old    Kevin Conrady (550wakeboarddad)      Join Date: Jul 2010       07-06-2010, 2:54 PM Reply   
We already run the rope short???
Old    Kevin Conrady (550wakeboarddad)      Join Date: Jul 2010       07-06-2010, 2:56 PM Reply   
Done the trimm thing When you wakeboard behind a real boat!!!! What speed???? Rope lengh????
Old    John Marshall (JohnM)      Join Date: Apr 2010       07-06-2010, 3:38 PM Reply   
Get a foil for the lower unit.

More weight in the front I/O's tend to get really bow high if you weight the back.
Old    Dave (davenk)      Join Date: Feb 2008       07-06-2010, 4:16 PM Reply   
Kevin, When I had my I/O 18' I had a fat sac in the ski locker and a sand bag under the front seat in the bow and bench seat in the back. The sand bags were at least 50lbs. ea. With that-4-5 people, gear coolers, etc. we would run about 19-20 and trim it up as hi as we could before porpoising the bow. I did not have fins on the outdirve but that may have helped. I also only ran a 3 blade prop. From my experience, the wake on your boat will be spread apart and there is not a whole lot you can do about it. Faster speeds = narrow smaller wake slow speed = bigger wider wake, you just have to find a happy medium.
Old    Justin Thompson (tchs22)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-06-2010, 4:31 PM Reply   
Here is our setup:


2005 Ebbtide Campione 210
540 and 250 in ski locker and another 250 up front.
an 18 pitch 4 blade prop

I ride at 22-23 MPH and 70' most of the time and the wake is perfect!
Attached Images
  
Old    Mike (luke22885)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-06-2010, 6:00 PM Reply   
I have a 2000 18ft sea ray with a 750lb bag in between seats in back and a 560 in the front and with 3 people in the boat the wake is good with 70ft rope and about 21-22mph.
Old    Kevin Conrady (550wakeboarddad)      Join Date: Jul 2010       07-07-2010, 2:03 PM Reply   
Thank you all for your help!! We will try to weight it down some and speed it up a little this weekend

Reply
Share 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 7:59 AM.

Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
Wake World Home

 

© 2012 eWake, Inc.    
Advertise    |    Contact    |    Terms of Use    |    Privacy Policy    |    Report Abuse    |    Conduct    |    About Us