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Surf wave setup


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Pickup our 2021 23LSV this week and started surfing. The wave isn't bad but feel it could be cleaner but could also be my lack of skill. I have all ballast tanks and PNP at 100.  I have the PW at 2 and trying speeds between 10.8-11.2. What is best setup for good beginner wave?

Thanks

 

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Think about dropping your driver side rear ballast to about 75%(assuming a port wave).  Where you place passengers in the boat can also clean up the wave quite a bit.  i would recommend starting with just a little wedge and working your way up.  Moving some weight to the front can be effective as well.

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Goofy surfs really well on these boats. The key is to balance forward and aft weight. Basically don't be afraid to have 150-200 pounds of weight (people or lead) in the bow. Because of prop rotation there isn't as much need to have more weight on Starboard side vs Port. I usually filled all ballast tanks full unless I had a heavier crew then I would do 75% in the rear. I usually surfed with wedge at 3 from lift and about 10.9-11.3 mph. I had the Pnp bags in my LSV. 

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On 4/30/2021 at 11:27 AM, qbeam said:

Goofy surfs really well on these boats. The key is to balance forward and aft weight. Basically don't be afraid to have 150-200 pounds of weight (people or lead) in the bow. Because of prop rotation there isn't as much need to have more weight on Starboard side vs Port. I usually filled all ballast tanks full unless I had a heavier crew then I would do 75% in the rear. I usually surfed with wedge at 3 from lift and about 10.9-11.3 mph. I had the Pnp bags in my LSV. 

I have lead on order. Should be here tomorrow. I agree it def needs bow weight and port weight. Right now, 11.3, 100% ballast and PW2 seems to give the longest wave. Hoping that lead will extend out and clean up the wash. 

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