First, I want to thank this forum for helping me decide which boat to buy at the beginning of the year.
We surf 90% of the time, and needed a boat that could make a great wake on boath sides and switch between sides quickly since half the family is goofy and half are regular (and none of us our patient!)
We also needed a lot of push since I weigh 280 and we have several people that like to surf that are over 300lbs.
The results are exactly what we were looking for! We can now swith between regular and goofy in 60 seconds and have a great wake on both sides. The pics do not show the length of the wake very good since it is on an iphone. However, it is nice and long (several pumps in length) with a smooth transition on both sides.
I will post a video also which might give you a better view of the length. No tricks ... just an iphone of a person sitting in the boat. I can also get it about 5 feet longer by moving weight to the front. However, for a bigger person, you get much more push with it like this. We have three people in the boat (one adult and two kids).
from J S on Vimeo.
The boat is an MB B52 (2012) and was set up for me by Jeff at Aqua Sports Marine in Fenton, Michigan. All I do is hit a few buttons, but if you have any questions, you can ask him directly.
The left, right, and front all have extra ballast plumbed into the boat (all different weights). We fill them all up to start. Then we use the gated internal ballasts to switch between sides in 60 seconds.
We could not be happier with the purchase as it fits our needs perfectly. I figured there might be other people out there with the same concerns I had (getting a great wake on both sides and being able to switch quickly), so I am posting this info.