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Old    Kronos (kronoss)      Join Date: Oct 2010       09-06-2017, 12:28 PM Reply   
https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Coll...LCY/ref=sr_1_7

What do you guys think ?
Old    Dustin Yost (dyost)      Join Date: Jan 2007       09-06-2017, 12:32 PM Reply   
I think that looks like a recipe for a mess of water in your boat.
Old    Dustin Yost (dyost)      Join Date: Jan 2007       09-06-2017, 12:36 PM Reply   
How would you intend to fill them anyway?
Keep in mind 5 gals will only add 40lbs of weight. So would take 20 of them to get 800lbs in the boat.
$12.99 x 20 = $260. Or you can buy a 400 lbs Ronix Eight-3 bag for $127.99 each

https://www.wakemakers.com/ronix-eig...y-ctn-400.html

For the same amount of weight, and enough to make a difference, you would be way better off buying actual ballast bags.
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       09-06-2017, 12:43 PM Reply   
We used to use ballast bags for waterbeds years ago. That usually resulted in a lot of water in the boat at some point.
Old    Kronos (kronoss)      Join Date: Oct 2010       09-06-2017, 1:17 PM Reply   
i wanted something i can move from side to side easily, I only need about 200 lbs of extra ballast.
As for filling with water, I would just fill it up with a garden hose at the dock.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       09-06-2017, 1:22 PM Reply   
200 lbs? invite a friend and tell his ass to sit over there. now over here. works great.

What makes you think you only need 200 lbs? hook in your hull? at some point, you'll want more ballast so buy a 400 and fill it halfway for now.

I also had a waterbed mattress in the back of my old boat. built in ballast system so it never leaked a bit.
Old     (WheelerWake)      Join Date: Mar 2013       09-06-2017, 1:48 PM Reply   
Just get some 5 gal buckets/lids, super fast fill and empty.
Old    TigeMike (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       09-06-2017, 1:53 PM Reply   
http://www.fatsac.com/product-detail...last-fat-brick
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       09-06-2017, 2:50 PM Reply   
Sandbags would be cheaper and more manageable to use
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       09-06-2017, 4:07 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by simplej View Post
Sandbags would be cheaper and more manageable to use
It's true!

along with lead tire weights, weight lifting plates and steel plates. concrete bags, your fat sister, it all displaces water.
Old    Anastazi Sarigiannis (Stazi)      Join Date: Sep 2011       09-07-2017, 6:05 AM Reply   
Only 200lb ballast? What is it, a dinghy?
Old    BLAIR BARHAM (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-07-2017, 8:37 AM Reply   
https://www.leadwake.com/

I have 300 pounds to move around the boat.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       09-07-2017, 9:45 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by jonblarc7 View Post
https://www.leadwake.com/

I have 300 pounds to move around the boat.
amateur
Old    BLAIR BARHAM (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-07-2017, 9:54 AM Reply   
HAHA

That's all I have in lead wake bags.

I have more lead than that in the boat!!!
Old    Cory D (cadunkle)      Join Date: Jul 2009       09-07-2017, 9:57 AM Reply   
Maybe useful to have one or two to dial in wake side to side without moving people around, but I'd imagine durability would be an issue. I'd get a small bag made for ballast (thicker/durable) or improvise with some metal.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       09-07-2017, 10:33 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by jonblarc7 View Post
HAHA

That's all I have in lead wake bags.

I have more lead than that in the boat!!!
Nice! big boats take a lot of weight!! I like sticking bags of lead under the gunnels and in small areas. Had a friend casually kick/slide a lead bag trying to move it out the way. He hurt his foot. LOL

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