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Homerishere31
06-17-2008, 03:36 PM
Does anyone know the physical dimensions of the factory installed rear underseat bag on the x7? I am looking to install an aftermarket bag in my 197 under the rear seat.

Sodar
06-17-2008, 03:49 PM
Does anyone know the physical dimensions of the factory installed rear underseat bag on the x7? I am looking to install an aftermarket bag in my 197 under the rear seat.


I want to have one made for my 197, also. I was thinking if I got the dimensions of with the seat in the sunpad location, I could have one custom made here:

wakeX2wake
06-17-2008, 03:56 PM
I want to have one made for my 197, also. I was thinking if I got the dimensions of with the seat in the sunpad location, I could have one custom made here:

ok as sweet as that would be... what's the price range on a custom sac?... haven't seen that anywhere...

ps i can't visit a bunch of websites due to not being able to put a flash player on my work computer

No Skeez
06-17-2008, 04:01 PM
We have done a number of swaps from the factory bag to the BI Rear Seat Bottom Bag. Unfortunately, in order to get the factory ballast hoses to work, you have to have a custom sac made with the same dimensions as the seat bottom bag, but with the valves located differently than the stock bag. The BI bag basically doubles the weight, improving the wake quite a bit. Hope this helps!

Sodar
06-17-2008, 04:03 PM
We have done a number of swaps from the factory bag to the BI Rear Seat Bottom Bag. Unfortunately, in order to get the factory ballast hoses to work, you have to have a custom sac made with the same dimensions as the seat bottom bag, but with the valves located differently than the stock bag. The BI bag basically doubles the weight, improving the wake quite a bit. Hope this helps!

Do you have dimensions and layout of the valves? I want to order something within the next few days, but the boat is about 300 miles away! :(

Homerishere31
06-17-2008, 04:11 PM
I was thinking about this bag:

http://www.wakeside.com/product/boat/ballast/ballast_bags/fly+high+pro+x+series+rear+seat+sac.do

Its 62" x 26" x 12". Not sure if it will fit, haven't measured my boat yet (its a few miles away as well). I was thinking I could move the back seat up to the sundeck position, allowing enough room for this bag.

Homerishere31
06-17-2008, 04:18 PM
We have done a number of swaps from the factory bag to the BI Rear Seat Bottom Bag. Unfortunately, in order to get the factory ballast hoses to work, you have to have a custom sac made with the same dimensions as the seat bottom bag, but with the valves located differently than the stock bag. The BI bag basically doubles the weight, improving the wake quite a bit. Hope this helps!

No Skeez - do you have a link to this bag?

No Skeez
06-17-2008, 04:30 PM
I was thinking about this bag:

http://www.wakeside.com/product/boat/ballast/ballast_bags/fly+high+pro+x+series+rear+seat+sac.do

Its 62" x 26" x 12". Not sure if it will fit, haven't measured my boat yet (its a few miles away as well). I was thinking I could move the back seat up to the sundeck position, allowing enough room for this bag.

No Skeez - do you have a link to this bag?

The bag we have used is the exact same bag linked above, from Fly High. The only customization necessary is to change the layout of the valves. Unfortunately, Barefoot International / Fly High still charges the custom design fee, seeing as it is a "One Off" product.

Hope this helps!

Homerishere31
06-17-2008, 05:01 PM
Thanks - I was going to do my own plumbing anyways, therefore I should be able to make the stock bag work. Looking at various posts, the plumbing and electrical doesn't look too hard (I will be nervous drilling holes for the vent and drain thru hulls).

Any quick tips/pitfalls to watch out for doing this ballast install?