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Old    Josh Ellin (josh312)      Join Date: Dec 2016       08-02-2017, 2:37 PM Reply   
Anyone found any good ballast set ups for when surfing and wakeboard on a ski nautique 2001 did a couple of sets the other day with 1200lbs in and the wake was like hitting a wall
Old    Sander (tripsw)      Join Date: May 2006       08-02-2017, 10:22 PM Reply   
For boarding I always put one 540 in the back, in between the engine and the backseat, or 2 540's, one on either side of the engine. Always had some lead under the bow, I think like 100lbs.
For surfing had the one 540 in the back, and the other on the surfing side. Didn't have a wakeshaper when I had that boat.
With 1200lbs you'd want 400 of that under the bow I'd think, to avoid that wall-like wake.
Old    Nick in the TC (nick_in_ssp)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-03-2017, 7:42 AM Reply   
When I had a 2001 I don't remember exactly what the wieght set up was but I remember putting a sac under the bow. The thing that helped a ton was we had a real-like 6' surf board and that made it possible to surf. There wasn't quite enough push from that little boat to ride a smaller sized wakesurf board. We even had the large hyperlite landlock but that didn't work as good because it seemed it had a lot more drag than the real surf board. Even had a 5'6" broadcast, same thing lots of drag. Later got a CWB tsunami and that board had no friction on the water and was super fast.
Old    Sander (tripsw)      Join Date: May 2006       08-03-2017, 8:01 AM Reply   
We surfed a 4'9" Broadcast no problem behind that boat.
Old    Tim Martin (timmerz22)      Join Date: Apr 2017       08-06-2017, 3:47 PM Reply   
540 bag on either side, 1 540 bag in back, suckgate. PP at 10. short wave. quit trying to make it work, at 185 I cant quite go without rope. Found with the the suckgate the back bag doesnt matter as much, can go almost as well with just the 2 540s and the gate. smaller riders on a bigger board wont have a problem.
Old    Eric Anderson (e_rock32)      Join Date: Oct 2009       08-08-2017, 6:09 PM Reply   
For wakeboarding... All my experience with too much front weight on the old nautiques (up to 2006 SAN 210) has been a deep trough and almost a vert wall. The hull shape on the 2001 is not too different from my current boat, 1994 ski nautique. For wakeboarding, I get a very nice wake with 1000 lbs in the back and 600 lbs on each side of the engine, no front weight. I prefer to ride at 60' and 20mph and faster if I add any more weight. If you cannot get your boat to plane, change the prop. Malibu boats are more accommodating to the shape you desire. With nautique, you need less weight because of beam, and your stuck with the steep shape and narrow wake - you just have to find where it is good.

For wakesurfing... back shapes and platform are a little different between the boats, mine works when I get rid of one of the side bags and use my homemade ghetto gate. Sometimes I'll add more in the back when I'm on a deeper lake.


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