I could really use some help figuring out the best way to set up ballast in my Gekko (GTS-20), I recently started entering wakeboard comps and they use Tiges and X-Stars so I need to amp up my boat's wake for practice. I'm also trying to figure out a good set up for surfing.
Any one on here have experience with this (or a similar) boat? I have two fat sacs currently, one 500lb and one, i think, 300 lb. I've tried a bunch of different ways (both bags in back, one in back one in front, either side of the engine) it seems like putting the bags on either side, with the larger one only partially full, works pretty well for wakeboarding. The wake does get a little lippy but a lot better than before so we were thinking about getting two bags to keep under the floor all season, however we wouldn't be able to empty them- they would have to stay full which I know probably isn't the best for the bags. Any ideas about how we could keep the water from getting stagnant and moldy for few months (chlorine tabs or something?) or other ways to have ballast underneath without installing an expensive system?
As for the surfing, we haven't been able to get the wave quite right- its too high and the pocket is too short. I think I need more weight to the front of the boat but there's not really any room for ballast towards the front.
Any help on this is much appreciated!