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Old    Jared (norwalkbeast)      Join Date: May 2011       06-01-2011, 4:41 AM Reply   
im looking at adding some weight to my boat to get a bigger wake. i have an i/o and i was wondering if adding ballast will just suck the gas out of my boat and just end up with bad fuel economy.
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       06-01-2011, 5:12 AM Reply   
You will get worse fuel Economy yes
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-01-2011, 5:21 AM Reply   
That is the price you pay for a big wake.

As you add weight you'll find there is a point of diminishing return - that is we usually run, anything above and beyond just isn't really worth it to me
Old    Jared (norwalkbeast)      Join Date: May 2011       06-01-2011, 5:23 AM Reply   
im only planning on adding around 700lbs. will that still affect it that much?
Old    Davis (Texan)      Join Date: May 2011       06-01-2011, 5:59 AM Reply   
Totally depends on your boat and the engine you're talking about. But to compare just think about having an extra 4-5 people in your boat all the time, that's near 700#s
Old    Brandon Link (hyperlink)      Join Date: Nov 2003       06-10-2011, 7:18 AM Reply   
I have 4 sacs adding up to 1000# that you can throw in and move them around sometime if you want to try them out before you buy your own.

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