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wakesurfing setup on 247


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So I'm thinking I could save a lot of time tinkering with ballast and stuff by simply asking what the best weight setup is for wakesurfing.

Boat is a 247, 4 ballast tanks and power wedge.

I have heard everything from fill it all up, to only fill the port side tanks. Wedge 1/2..?

Anyone have the perfect setup?

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I posted that pic.

We had all the ballast filled and an extra 400lb sac in the trunk.

Power wedge set around 1/2 - you'll know when its right cuz it'll really dig in.

And probably about 10 VAB all to port.

Speed between 10 and 11 I think.

Probably had an extra curl to it cuz everyone was leaning over the edge to get a pic of the North Shore Wave.

Edited by Brad B
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great info. Thanks. I won't always have 10 people on board, but then again, sometimes I'll have 16... I'll see if I can trump your wave with one of my own. Also, I know that there is an entire thread on props, but what do you 247 guys run? I am not really all that excited about my hole shot, so the dealer gave me three acme props to try. I'd like to keep 2, just in case.

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Thanks Brad! It was your pictures that got me to pull the trigger on the 247 :)

I bet the truth be known, there were several 247's sold off that picture. As well a few Power Wedges. I've heard some stories about different companies wanting that picture. If RiverRunner hadn't had that beer label covered up, we might have another 247 in North Texas. :Doh:

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