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Ekim

2000 Malibu Sunsetter VLX - Surf

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Ekim

New to boating world... Just purchased a 2000 Malibu sunsetter! loving the boat so far! 

Struggling to figure out the surfing deal on these older boats! I know it can be done but just can’t get a lot of push!

setup:

400lbs Bow weight

900lbs in right locker

900lbs in left locker

Mission Delta 2.0 (not sure it’s set right)

ant advice would help!

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Rustylincoln

I just got a 2001 Sunsetter VLX this year and this is my setup:

- 1500 lb "enzo" fat sac running from portside locker under the seats to the ski locker

- 400ish lb ski locker

- No wedge

- Get a few people sitting in the bow and portside corner seats

Can only surf on the regular side and it is listed pretty heavily, but it throws a nice wave. Curious to see if a wakeshaper will make any improvement while it is listed. 

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Nitrousbird

Surfing-3.jpg

I am 6'3".  Driver only, no gear.  No exposed ballast, all on switches because a pump over the side is ghetto.  If you want that, you need to do the following:

- Wedge (mine is a floating wedge, but floating or manual is fine)
- 1100lb bags in each rear locker
- 380lb bag under the port seat
- 500+ bag in the ski locker
- Under-seat bow bag
- 100lbs lead in the nose
- 100lbs port, 100lbs starboard of lead between the hull and interior, just in front of the locker bags
- 200lbs lead under the bow filler cushion
- Cheap suck gate:  https://www.shapethewake.com/
- 10.7 MPH in this pic
- 15" prop, FAE with splash deflector

Ends up being ~3400lbs in total ballast.  I have moved 50lbs rear starboard lead to under the bow filler and run 11 - 11.2 since this picture and like that a little better.  Good push throughout the entire wave.  

Or you can do what others suggest and get a lesser result.

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Slurpee
23 minutes ago, Nitrousbird said:

Surfing-3.jpg

I am 6'3".  Driver only, no gear.  No exposed ballast, all on switches because a pump over the side is ghetto.  If you want that, you need to do the following:

- Wedge (mine is a floating wedge, but floating or manual is fine)
- 1100lb bags in each rear locker
- 380lb bag under the port seat
- 500+ bag in the ski locker
- Under-seat bow bag
- 100lbs lead in the nose
- 100lbs port, 100lbs starboard of lead between the hull and interior, just in front of the locker bags
- 200lbs lead under the bow filler cushion
- Cheap suck gate:  https://www.shapethewake.com/
- 10.7 MPH in this pic
- 15" prop, FAE with splash deflector

Ends up being ~3400lbs in total ballast.  I have moved 50lbs rear starboard lead to under the bow filler and run 11 - 11.2 since this picture and like that a little better.  Good push throughout the entire wave.  

Or you can do what others suggest and get a lesser result.

About what I did on my ‘01. And yeah. The wave was great. Goofy was even better. :)

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