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2001 Sunsetter VLX wakesurf wake

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I thought I would share something we tried today while we were out on the river. I have never tried wakesurfing behind my boat and still haven't, but after we finished boarding I thought it would be interesting to see what kind of a surf wake could be thrown up by a diamond hull v-drive like mine.

I had the wedge down, the center ballast filled, one rear tank filled, and the three big boys out today in that corner of the boat. I set the perfect pass and slowly took it up until an enormous clean wake emerged. We were all quite impressed. There were a lot of OMGs voiced. I wish I had taken a picture of it.

I can't wait to take a board out with us and try it out, but by the look of the wake, a diamond hull v-drive puts out an incredible surf wake.

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A couple of weeks ago I went surfing with a friend who owns an 2000 Sunsetter VLX. We put 2 500lb sacks (we couldn't fill the sacks all the way, but had at least 800lbs in there) in the port side trunk, wedge down, and 3 200lb+ guys. The surf wake was awsome. Diamond hulls can make great waves. Yahoo.gif


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What is your ballast setup anyways? I've got this beautiful diamond hull in the garage that needs some sacs.

I have the wedge of course, a hard tank in each rear locker, and a huge bag that fills the ski locker. I had the ballast system installed by the dealer with the fill/drain switches on the dash which makes it all clean and convenient. If I knew then what I know now, I would have placed soft sacs in the rear lockers and not the hard tanks. I rarely use the rear tanks and so I lose a lot of storage space. After seeing SacRiverRat's conversion of the hard tanks to sacs, I may take that on as a project in the future and reagain the space, but still have the ability to add the weight.

The rear tanks are I believe each around 400# and the ski locker bag is I believe around 700 or 800#. The three 'big boys' averaged around 200# each.

Everyone who goes boarding behind the boat is impressed with the wake, but I've got to say that the wakesurfing wake really impressed me. I've surfed behind a loaded VLX and Troy's 23LSV and I believe the wake thrown by my boat was just as big.

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unfortunately i can't weigh my boat adown too much on account of the low gunwales, but with 600-750 lbs on the stbd, side and wedge, we get an VERY clean and surfable wav/ke. there is no white-wash at all. it's awesome. i am going out again today with my little cousins down from kirkland(seattle area). i'll get some pics and try to post 'em.

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