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    • dielawn

      Posted

      For surfing, you can run the wedge at whatever level you want, the only time you should be getting a warning about the wedge is when your going too fast with the wedge deployed... but that is usually at 27+mph.... 

      My 22 VLX has 2x 750 sacs on top of the stock ballast system in the lockers. I never have to have these filled more than maybe half way filled and 1-2 additional people in the boat. Why not? Creating an awesome surf wake isnt about max ballast in these newer malibus, you want to have it perfectly weighted for optimal surf wave. So you only fill up the back sacs enough when you have enough weight in the front. You gotta have that nose nicely waited so if you over extend yourself and weigh down the back end and the front end doesn't have enough ballast it makes for a sloppier wave. 

      My suggestion,  load up the stock Wake surf preset (which will be full ballast. Since you have the plug n play sacs, that means tend to those sacs and maybe only fill them up half way. I bet you will put out a killer wave at about 350-400lbs on the 570 sacs.  Assuming you only have the 2-3 people in the boat. The more people you have in the boat the less aggressive you need to be on the 570s... You can always slide your kooler up front near captains chair, or possibly squeeze it through the walk way too. 

      Remember you can always start with just stock ballast, see how it is, and add ballast as you go until the waves right where you want it, or adjust the wedge, but I rarely touch the wedge once set.

       

      Last thing... What prop do you have on there? It sounds like they may have swapped it out at one point and it may not be optimal for your boat, although this will mainly just affect you out of hole speeds and top end..

    • justgary

      Posted

      Is the rudder hard to steer, or is it the wheel?  Which ever one is hard needs to be fixed. 

      The only reason I can think of for steering cables to fail in an inboard boat is too much water in the bilge.  The cable really prefers a dry environment. 

    • PNWoke

      Posted

      I love my surf gates but there’s def room for improvement.  Can’t wait to see where they go with the 2020s!

    • wakesonthesnake

      Posted

      1 minute ago, Newbie1 said:

      Thank you all so much for the info! So the surf pipe and FAE would essentially do the same thing if I understand correctly? 

      We definitely want to opt for the Power Wedge. 

      Yes, they do the same thing.

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    • Newbie1

      Posted

      Thank you all so much for the info! So the surf pipe and FAE would essentially do the same thing if I understand correctly? 

      We definitely want to opt for the Power Wedge. 

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