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Old    Mike Odenwaelder (hyperlite_boards)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-17-2011, 6:29 PM Reply   
I have to get a bunch of fat sacs for the boat and need to figure out where they are going before i get them. Middle? Back of the boat? Or is weight just weight? What do i need for a big wake
Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       10-17-2011, 6:42 PM Reply   
It would help if you listed your boats year make model engine etc.....
Old    Mike Odenwaelder (hyperlite_boards)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-17-2011, 7:56 PM Reply   
99 air nautique gt 40 sorry
Old    Bryce Stevens (SS_Hooke102)      Join Date: Sep 2011       10-17-2011, 8:22 PM Reply   
I would try and go 60/40 personally. Put 60% of the weight in the back of the boat and 40% in front, that is a great place to start and then adjust as needed because every boat/hull is a little different.
Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       10-17-2011, 8:34 PM Reply   
Is there any type of internal ballast in the boat? And do you tow to lake or is it stored there?
Old    Delta Force (wakebordr11)      Join Date: May 2001       10-17-2011, 9:33 PM Reply   
Here's what I would do, no I haven't ridden behind this boat, this is based on how we weight my friends 2000 SAN... since those boats have a steep wake, a 50/50 distribution is favorable... in a d/d for your app you could go 40/60 front/rear. I'd get 3 skykon 800s, the one in the bow, fill all the way, then put one on each side of the engine. You probably won't get them more than 600 or so next to the engine, maybe 650. So that's an exact 40/60 split if you figure 800 front 1300 mid/rear. Then if you have a drive and 2-3 ppl you won't be too far weighted in the rear since the sacs next to the engine are not all in back. You've also got to take prop into consideration when sacking out... but as laid out, 2100+ ppl will make a real nice wake in an air nautique...
Old    Delta Force (wakebordr11)      Join Date: May 2001       10-17-2011, 9:39 PM Reply   
Also remember, you want your overall distribution to be 40/60... so if you start with weight distributed 40/60 and all of a sudden your boy shows up with 5 more girls than you planned... you'll have.to empty some weight out of your rear sacs... or stuff ppl up front which if you run a big bag up front, probably won't have room...
Old    R{west Side Ryder} W (rmotoxxx711)      Join Date: Oct 2008       10-17-2011, 10:09 PM Reply   
I had a 2001 air nautique (which is a direct drive) Gt-40 motor and it had a ski locker up front in the walk through and a locker in the very back and 500lbs of ballast in the rear. I ran a 350lbs sack in the back locker (all that would fit), the same on the floor behind the engine same in the front locker and one on top of the locker and the 500lbs of ballast. It was a great wake. But a few yrs ago I got rid of that and got a Super air nautiqe '02 and run about 3000lbs in that and that's where it's at if you want a real big wake
Old    R{west Side Ryder} W (rmotoxxx711)      Join Date: Oct 2008       10-17-2011, 10:12 PM Reply   
Oh and if you got the $$$ for it Fly High will make you a fat sac to any measurements you want
Old    Mike Odenwaelder (hyperlite_boards)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-18-2011, 5:03 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by durty_curt View Post
Is there any type of internal ballast in the boat? And do you tow to lake or is it stored there?
i think its 400 LBS in the back for the stock ballast. and i keep it on my lake but we do take it out and go elsewhere sometimes. Thanks for all the help everyone
Old    Bryce (brycejb328)      Join Date: Aug 2009       10-18-2011, 5:46 AM Reply   
its a DD... your options on placement are somewhat limited.... throw your bags out on the floor of the boat wherever they fit... start filling... and see what happens :-)

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