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RCorsa

Extra ballast bags m235

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RCorsa

Took delivery of my m235 this summer and absolutely loving it.  Recently on an outing with 6 full size adults I noticed the wave went from amazing to mind blowing leaning me to believe that adding some bags for the days it’s just a couple of us surfing would be the way to go.   I purchased the custom dual 550bag set up from wakemakers.  However a friend mentioned that I might want to add weight in the front to give a longer wave.  Any thoughts or experience here or other suggestions. I suppose I could play with the settings and the wedge etc but figured I would ask.   I know ther are not to many M235 around here.  Thanks 

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teamerickson

Does the boat have the plug n play hoses in the rear lockers? That would make adding the bags really easy.

If you add those bags I think you will need some weight in the front also.

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RCorsa

Yes the back lockers are all set for the bags.  They say they do this but don’t include the bags as if they do they have to rate the boat as if the bags are full all the time which would cut the capacity from 17 to 10.  How would I add weight to the front I wonder as there are no lockers up there 

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dealjb

We run 500lbs of lead in the front of my buddies 235 ALWAYS.  Does lengthen the wave.

Then when you get those 6 adults back in the boat with the bags and lead it is insane!!

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RCorsa

That looks great.   I think I will order.  Does it just take up the walking area of the bow 

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ahopkinsVTX

FWIW, I ran a M235 for a surf event and used it a few days prior to the event. It had 550 pnp bags and we didn’t run any additional bow weight. Boat still easily made it to 11.2-11.6 and I could pick pretty much whatever wedge position I wanted. This was also a 2016 M235 so it was before they went to the 17” prop. So I wouldn’t say bow weight is needed by any means, but maybe it will make it even better. 

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carguy79ta

I would run bow weight with the rear sacs for all the reasons listed above. Also it is big boat with a lot of freebd.  Load it up.

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teamerickson
11 hours ago, RCorsa said:

That looks great.   I think I will order.  Does it just take up the walking area of the bow 

I would put it on the seats. 

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AJwakedevil

Shouldnt this post be in the Ballast info section?

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Ronnie
2 hours ago, AJwakedevil said:

Shouldnt this post be in the Ballast info section?

Yep...

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bbattiste247
4 hours ago, AJwakedevil said:

Shouldnt this post be in the Ballast info section?

It is in the Ballast info section. That is what I see when I look below the title.

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Cazan
21 minutes ago, bbattiste247 said:

It is in the Ballast info section. That is what I see when I look below the title.

I believe it was moved to it...

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granddaddy55

550’s in a 23.5, hmmmm, what happens when you go bigger?  how much is the rear MLS combined, seems awfully light for a massive boat

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RCorsa

Took the boat out yesterday with the extra 1100 pounds in the rear and the wave was INSANE. Essentially double the size and push from the stock 5400# of ballast.   This was with just 3 adults so one driver one passenger and one surfer.  It was so much more fun especially with my new ElGuapo longboard.   I decided to add the 750 front seat external bag next to make the sweet spot even longer.   

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granddaddy55

Use lead snd leave those nasty sacs you fill and empty manually in the dust , I have 700 on Board with 200 in bow on cushions permanently except when cushions  tilted for  storage, I end up with 335 in lead in bow on 1 cushion for listing, takes up just one seat instead of whole bow , and if I didnt list and split the 335 evenly would not really lose two whole seat cushions, and definetly don’t lose rear facing seats ever, you will with that lousy bow sac   AND no damage at all to cushions

Once you go lead, you won’t look back, keep the pump to empty pnp if aerators ever fail you can at least empty pnp sacs

20% off Black Friday lead Wake sale is around corner but if you have an M I wouldn’t wait for a 20% discount after season is done 

Very recent order was made on Monday ,shipped on Tuesday ,  arrived on door step Saturday with special delivery USPS truck, though that  may not always happen and you may have to pick it up at PO. 

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