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mlloyd
09-03-2007, 09:50 AM
My wake is very nice with about 300LB of friends. I would like to weight
the boat when my wife and I are alone. What is the best setup for a 1996 190?.

justinlkgb
09-03-2007, 10:33 AM
Maybe a ballast bag in the back in one in the bow. Assuming that you are boarding. I use 3 bags in my 91 maristar, works very well:D

JKTX21
09-03-2007, 01:08 PM
I pretty much always have a 725 in the rear and a 500 round just in front of the motor box and observer seat. The one in front is a bit off center, but the driver's weight makes up for it. I think it's an awesome wake for such a small boat.

91ps190
09-03-2007, 05:50 PM
I pretty much always have a 725 in the rear and a 500 round just in front of the motor box and observer seat. The one in front is a bit off center, but the driver's weight makes up for it. I think it's an awesome wake for such a small boat.


Do you have the rear bench still in the boat?

JKTX21
09-03-2007, 06:40 PM
Yes, but in the sunpad position.

91ps190
09-03-2007, 08:43 PM
Yes, but in the sunpad position.


Do you still have the boat that is in your album? If so explain the sunpad part - did you change your interior up?

JKTX21
09-03-2007, 09:51 PM
Yes, I still have a '96 190. I'm not sure what year the removeable rear seat / sunpad came out, but it is a stock feature.

I've seen some redesigned rear seating areas that encompass a ballast system in the rear. Might be an option for your model.

justinlkgb
09-03-2007, 09:52 PM
Yes, but in the sunpad position.

I too saw your pics... please explain to the class:popcorn: :popcorn:

Any pics????

JKTX21
09-03-2007, 10:04 PM
The rear seat sits on a ledge about 3" above the floor. You can slide it out from the ledge and place it on top of the gunnels effectively. The top of the gunnel was designed for this. There are also brackets on the bottom of the seat and underneat attached to the boat, so you can bungee the seat down if you so desire.

Notice the sack under the seat. I don't know why it wasn't full.... ;)

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b19/JKTX21/DSC02356.jpg

91ps190
09-03-2007, 10:44 PM
I didn't realize that they made that change that early. I have been thinking of trying to make something similar for my '91 and had hoped that you changed yours and would make my life easier. I'll have to look thru the posts and see if I can find one on doing a conversion.

Thrall
09-04-2007, 08:24 AM
The rear seat sits on a ledge about 3" above the floor. You can slide it out from the ledge and place it on top of the gunnels effectively. The top of the gunnel was designed for this. There are also brackets on the bottom of the seat and underneat attached to the boat, so you can bungee the seat down if you so desire.

Notice the sack under the seat. I don't know why it wasn't full.... ;)

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b19/JKTX21/DSC02356.jpg


That's gotta be the best looking ballast setup I've ever seen!

91ps190
09-04-2007, 11:30 AM
That's gotta be the best looking ballast setup I've ever seen!


And it doesn't look like 725 either:D

JKTX21
09-04-2007, 01:20 PM
Doesn't your model have a cushion that sits on about a 3-4" platform? I would remove that and start from scratch.

Seems like you could build an integrated box, that you could move around in order to get the engine cover up, and have it upholstered. I bet you could make it to where the seating would be a lot deeper, a bit higher and could probably hold at least 500lbs in the rear.

Here's a link borrowed from the 2001 website.

http://www.the2001.com/modules.php?set_albumName=album03&op=modload&name=gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php