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rcoman

Weird wake / spray from 2014 LSV

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rcoman

Hello crew! Need some input on my 2014 bu. I just sold my 2011 LSV and bought a used 2014 LSV. Loving the surfgate and the deeper hull but the wake directly behind the boat while going 15-23 mph is really weird. It's coming together and causing a large "spray". It's so tall that I can't even see my kids kneeboarding. No ballast, not wedge. It's even their when someone is wakeboarding but not as tall. Does anyone know how I can get rid of this? Thanks!

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rcoman

Here is a pic at 22 mph:

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teamerickson

What engine and prop?

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rcoman

Sorry, should have included that. Monsoon 350 with 1235 prop. I just bought the 2419, plan on changing it out tomorrow.

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euroman

Looks like FAE spray, do you have that?

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Pnwrider

Fae spray doesn't go that far back. Looks normal to me sorry to say. All the new wake boats seem to have a big rooster tail where the wakes converge.

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euroman

Sorry, my bad. Thought it was right behind swim platform.

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teamerickson

Does it get better when you plane out?

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rcoman

It does not get better when I plane out, only gets better when I reach 26 mph+. I do not have the FAE exhaust currently on the boat but planning on installing one.

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Fman

Are you running the wedge in that pic? It will throw up a rooster tail at slower speeds. How fast are you towing your rider? You can always lengthen the rope a little to get further back from the rooster tail. If your not using the wedge you can try filling the bow tank to reduce the bow rise a little which might help a little.

edit: I just read no wedge, at a lower speed (15-16) I can see this happening, but usually after 19+ this rooster tail mellows out and goes away. And you are confident the wedge is not being deployed???

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isellacuras

+1 for bow ballast. IMO these boats need bow ballast for everything except cruising.

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rcoman

I wil try filling the bow ballast to see if it helps.

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boardjnky4

That rooster tail is normal. Gets worse with a lot of ballast.

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pook77

My kids ride right behind the rooster tail and disappear. They also ride a really short rope (like 50') and only pull about 17.5 mph. Gets bigger with weight/wedge.

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JasonK

Normal rooster tail. Even some direct drives (older ones) have it. V-drives always seem worse because of the prop shaft angle. This is why we don't shortline ski behind them. I've gotten a rooster tail right in the nuts before. Not fun!

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turbonine

Looks perfectly normal to me. Just need to use longer rope.

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rcoman

Great points guys. I'll lengthen the rope.

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