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robrankin

Total poundage of ballasts

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robrankin

Can anyone tell me what the total poundage of the 3 ballasts in my 21' 2002 Wakesetter VLX is? Also, with 3 ballasts does that mean that 6 pump in/ pump out pumps are needed? Please text reply to 248 721-1087.  Thanks in advance.

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gahvey

Here you go - https://www.wakemakers.com/resources/malibu-ballast-history/

It was 900 lbs total.  500 in the center and 200 on each side of the engine.  If you had the wedge on the boat it would add about 1000 lbs of weight in downforce to the back.  All of the pumps are needed - they did not use reversible pumps here so 3 were pumping in and 3 were pumping out.

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Nitrousbird

The center tanks were known to be leaky.  The rear tanks should be pulled and replaced with bags.

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Brodie
On 9/23/2018 at 7:27 PM, gahvey said:

Here you go - https://www.wakemakers.com/resources/malibu-ballast-history/

It was 900 lbs total.  500 in the center and 200 on each side of the engine.  If you had the wedge on the boat it would add about 1000 lbs of weight in downforce to the back.  All of the pumps are needed - they did not use reversible pumps here so 3 were pumping in and 3 were pumping out.

Turn that 900 into 2900(plus a suck gate) and you can have a pretty decent surf wave.  

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