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On 8/3/2020 at 10:10 PM, Surfbinder said:
Try this; have someone start the boat, while you look from the side at the coupler that mounts to the bottom flange of the V-drive, you will see the propeller shaft that is mounted in that coupler about 1 " diameter shaft (goes all the way through the bottom of the boat and the propeller is attached at the end of that shaft), have the person put it in gear, if that V-drive/coupler turns, but the shaft is not turning, then its what formulaben said, the 3/4 nylock nut backed off and the key has been sheared. Pretty easy to fix if it is that.
No, the coupler isn't turning. I haven't had time to look any deeper since I got home from vacation, but I'm still leaning towards it being the output shaft flange.
Hey, I'm nearby; (I just drive south instead of North)
I run my boat pretty lightweight and don't have a wedge.
The big thing I have found this season is to move the shaper farther forward seems to clean up my wave and make it longer. (may try 2 shapers)
- MLS (500lbs)
- 750lbs in each rear compartment (reversible pump)
- 500lb in bow (manual fill)
Crew of 3 in the boat helps significantly when i can get it
I'm 6'1" 220lb and surf well on a 5'4" broadcast; I set set speed between 10.6 and 11.4Edited by smileysteve
On the speed; you'll get more height below 10, but more push and surf-able length above 10
Agree with Big Creek, better suited for two people. My kids sit up there when we are underway (and I like to have one sit there when we are surfing if they will do it, because it improves the wave IMO). However, I wouldn't want to sit three adults up there under almost any circumstances. It's definitely a drawback to the 23 LSV when compared to some competitors that do not have the same as far as comfort, but it's an advantage to have that ballast tank when it's time to surf...Assuming you want the best surf wave, so make the compromise, at least that was my decision process.
7 minutes ago, cla10beck said:
I have found that the placement of the wake shaper makes a huge difference. Early on, I would go from one session to having a great wave, and next session with the same ballast wasn't nearly as good. I am going to consistently try Brad B's placement advice above (3-4 inches below waterline and as far back as possible)
We even had to flip the "gate" part of the Delta around so that it wound be as far back as possible - to copy actual Surf Gate. The suction ends up in front of the gate on the hull. This did make a big difference. The depth didn't seem to make that much difference other than if its too high it seems to throw fuzz into the wave.
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