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Making your own lead wake


Brandonloos21

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Brandonloos21

I’ve seen a handful of people do this, and I’m in the process as well. 
 

I ended up buying probably 150# of old wheel weights (from a tire shop) for around $15 bucks. I plan on buying empty bags (like the lead wake ones) and putting these weights into the bag. I plan on throwing these bags into the bow of the boat. The only problem is I can’t find any empty bags. 
 

If any of you know of an empty steel shot bag (like lead wakes) and could link it that would be awesome!

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granddaddy55
2 hours ago, Brandonloos21 said:

I’ve seen a handful of people do this, and I’m in the process as well. 
 

I ended up buying probably 150# of old wheel weights (from a tire shop) for around $15 bucks. I plan on buying empty bags (like the lead wake ones) and putting these weights into the bag. I plan on throwing these bags into the bow of the boat. The only problem is I can’t find any empty bags. 
 

If any of you know of an empty steel shot bag (like lead wakes) and could link it that would be awesome!

haven't most been using small tool canvas bags with zipper and handles 

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blk93jeepzj

I believe these are the ones I used.  Work great to hold 30-40ish lbs per bag.  Small enough to grab easily and stash in different areas.  

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-12-in-Document-Organizer-Bag-Pouch-Water-Resistant-with-business-card-holder-and-zipped-top-with-2-internal-pockets-HD25100-TH/312387500

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If you’re handy with a sewing machine, you can buy a roll of canvas fabric, cut them into squares, place your weights into a watertight bag and then into the center of the canvas squares, then sew the edges shut. Think of it like making giant lead ravioli. 

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Brandonloos21
21 hours ago, blk93jeepzj said:

I believe these are the ones I used.  Work great to hold 30-40ish lbs per bag.  Small enough to grab easily and stash in different areas.  

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-12-in-Document-Organizer-Bag-Pouch-Water-Resistant-with-business-card-holder-and-zipped-top-with-2-internal-pockets-HD25100-TH/312387500

These look good! Maybe some zip-loc bags then duct tape those. Put that contraption in the black bag. 
 

way cheaper than missions bags. $30 for an empty bag. Might as well pay the extra 20 for the steel shot lol. 

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blk93jeepzj
2 hours ago, Brandonloos21 said:

These look good! Maybe some zip-loc bags then duct tape those. Put that contraption in the black bag. 
 

way cheaper than missions bags. $30 for an empty bag. Might as well pay the extra 20 for the steel shot lol. 

I didn't take any extra steps.  Just poured the wheel weights into the bags and zipped them up and stuffed them in the boat where needed.  Link says they are water resistant.    

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