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Quick surfing ballast question?


malibu1991

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The new boat arrives soon (2011 VLX) and the fat sacs just arrived (2 x 750 pound sacs). The boat was ordered with only the center, left, and right hard tanks (and of course the power wedge). So i plan to place one of the fat sacs in the front of the boat when surfing. My question is this: Do i fill the rest of the tanks up and simply place the 2nd sac on the side we are trying to surf? or do we fill just the center and right tank (leave the left tank empty) and place the sac on the right side if that is the side we are trying to surf? and then of course for both set ups, adjust the power wedge to fine tune the wake. Thanks for any input!

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I have a 2010 Vride, a different hull of course, but I run stock ballast on surf side, with a 750 on top of that. I put a 250 on the floor or seats, depending on how many people are in the boat, on the seat if there is not a lot people, on the floor if there is. I leave the center stock ballast empty, I feel it works better for my hull. I then have a 250 in the bow that I set on the surf side, that just makes the wake a little bit longer. I then have the wedge about half way down. everyone has their own opinion, but this seems to work best for us.

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