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vasdeferens

I'm debating which size ballast bags to to get for my 2012 VRide (23"). I have the factory center & rear MLS, as well as power wedge, but the surf wake is rather weak.

I'm leaning towards the 800lbs Ronix Eight.Three bags in both rear lockers plus a smallish bag for the bow. Does that seem like too much weight? This being my first boat, I'm hesitant to push the envelope at all.

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IXFE

That sounds like an awful lot of weight for a 23" boat. :rofl:

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TLfromMI

I also have a 2012 23' vRide with factory rear & center mls. I used 1 x 750 lb fatsac in surf side locker with surf side mls and center mls tanks full. Wave was fine. I am going to add a 400 lb fat sac surf side bow this season.

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WaterJunkie

I have an 05 wakester vlx - 21' boat. I use a 750 in rear locker along with factory rear, center( sometimes not full) and factory bow. I also use another 300 lb sac in the seat when only 2 or 3 people surfing. Based on experience and other input I recommend bow ballast for sure. Without bow ballast your wake will be shorter ( lengthwise ) . So with a 23 foot boat I think the 800 is fine.

.. If water is not running over the edge of the boat its not too much :-)

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Ndawg12

That sounds like an awful lot of weight for a 23" boat. :rofl:

I bought 2 of those at Walmart, not vRides though, I think they are LSV's :biggrin:

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Slyexe

Bigger the bags the better, doesn't mean you have to fill them all to be full but atleast it gives you room to play. Much like having 1100's in the rear locker, it's not necessary to fill them to their capacity but if you want to it could be a valid option. Right now I'm running around 800 on surf side with room to play, don't think you should be concerned. I've had a total of 3x 450# + 1x 800# in my boat and we never sunk and it's only a 20.5' boat.

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