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Hey guys, just picked up an 04 23 LSV with factory hard tanks and I'm just wondering what everyone else has done as far as extra ballast goes. If I took out the rear factory tanks and replaced them with 1100 fat sacs, would I need to add more weight in the bow as well? I am running a  delta wake shaper. 

Thanks!

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jrod604

Hi, I just picked up an 04 as well and am having difficulty getting a wave that I can surf without the rope.

-I replaced the rear hard tanks with the 850’s from wake makers. 

-using a swell wakesurf creator

-bow and center tank full

-370 lbs bag in port locker under seats. M

I had 14 people in the boat last week and was able to finally let go of the rope. I just haven’t been able to get the wave to give me enough push, like I have had on the other boats I’ve ridden behind. Sorry not trying to highjsck yuyr thread, just sharing my experience so far. 

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Padge

I wouldn’t remove the hard tanks. Just put your new bags in the lockers. You’ll def want at least a 750 in the bow. I don’t know if 1100’s would be needed for that hull. Maybe 750’s?  1100’s would make it very steep without any bow weight. 

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Padge

You’ll also want to list the boat just a little to the surf side. 

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blk93jeepzj
7 hours ago, jrod604 said:

Hi, I just picked up an 04 as well and am having difficulty getting a wave that I can surf without the rope.

-I replaced the rear hard tanks with the 850’s from wake makers. 

-using a swell wakesurf creator

-bow and center tank full

-370 lbs bag in port locker under seats. M

I had 14 people in the boat last week and was able to finally let go of the rope. I just haven’t been able to get the wave to give me enough push, like I have had on the other boats I’ve ridden behind. Sorry not trying to highjsck yuyr thread, just sharing my experience so far. 

You need to add more weight to the bow to lengthen the pocket.  Approx 700 lb needed in the bow with the 850's in the rear (850's probably don't need to be full either).  Slight bias to the surf side as well, either with people or not even filling of ballast bags.  

Where are you placing the swell at?  Best results for us is under the gas cap fill, lower section of the hull up as high as possible.  Want it partially out of the water when underway.

Wedge down.  

Speed 12.5 for us.  (Speedo may need to be calibarated too)

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blk93jeepzj
4 hours ago, Padge said:

I wouldn’t remove the hard tanks. Just put your new bags in the lockers. You’ll def want at least a 750 in the bow. I don’t know if 1100’s would be needed for that hull. Maybe 750’s?  1100’s would make it very steep without any bow weight. 

Remove the hard tanks.  Wakemakers makes a tankbuster kit that makes it simple to swap.  You can find everything to DIY but their kit is ready to go and convenient.  

On the 04 (only year) the tanks were above the floor and take up a lot of room that is better utilized by bags.  

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jrod604
13 hours ago, blk93jeepzj said:

You need to add more weight to the bow to lengthen the pocket.  Approx 700 lb needed in the bow with the 850's in the rear (850's probably don't need to be full either).  Slight bias to the surf side as well, either with people or not even filling of ballast bags.  

Where are you placing the swell at?  Best results for us is under the gas cap fill, lower section of the hull up as high as possible.  Want it partially out of the water when underway.

Wedge down.  

Speed 12.5 for us.  (Speedo may need to be calibarated too)

Thanks for the advice,

i will try this exact set up this coming weekend. I’ve been running the swell as low as I can, hopefully that changes it for me. 

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Imracin68j

900 lr 700 rr 250 under lr seat. 800 bow. Wedge down

 

best combo for vlx 2008 

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