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wakeX2wake
07-25-2008, 12:10 PM
i'm trying... and can't seem to find the ballast specs for MCs...

anyone have a one stop place to find all the ballast specs on our MC X series boats?

i'm mainly interest in 07 X2s... tank size dimensions and weights when full

REDX2
07-25-2008, 12:34 PM
Fat Sack make a kit for the new X2, barefootinternational.com

jgarner
07-25-2008, 01:09 PM
I asked the same thing when we bought our 2008 X2. They said that MC really does not list the specs for the ballast, but on the X2 it came in around 800-900 lbs when all three were full. I know that does not answer your questions, but hopefully it helps.

wakeX2wake
07-25-2008, 01:29 PM
and that's the BS of it... i'm trying to figure out exactly what i want and i need the weights to do it... i know i want 50-60 percent in the rear and the rest up front but i can't really calculate that if i don't know the weights... frustrations

vision
07-25-2008, 03:17 PM
and that's the BS of it... i'm trying to figure out exactly what i want and i need the weights to do it... i know i want 50-60 percent in the rear and the rest up front but i can't really calculate that if i don't know the weights... frustrations

I do not have an answer for you. But if it helps, on my 08 X-star, I was told by the mechanic at my dealer that the center ballast is listed as holding 300lbs, and each rear tank 350lbs for a total of 1000 lbs.

However, I gave up using these tanks. Placing 450 lbs in fat sacs in the rear lockers, and maybe 300 lbs up front, gives my X-star a much better wake shape than using the the built in ballast. I think the problem is that the built in rear tanks center the weight too far forward. Not enough lip on the wake for me with just the built in ballast.

Plus, I gave up with the erratic built in ballast tank readings. They piss me off. I can simply open each hatch and eye ball the darn sacs.

I know many folks run both the sacs and the built in ballast. But I think our wake is actually better shaped with this set up and an empty built in ballast.

Roonie's
07-25-2008, 03:25 PM
I was told the X2 is 800lbs. 250lbs each tank and 300 lbs kgb. I do not know.

wakeX2wake
07-25-2008, 03:32 PM
just talked to MC over lunch...

rear tanks 225lbs each and kgb is 388lbs on an 07 X2

1boarder
07-25-2008, 03:49 PM
I have an x2 and I don't buy the numbers. each back tank takes 2 min and the front takes 2.5 min. 6.5 minutes of pump time at 10gpm only gets 540 lbs of water. I don't know if they are getting more out of the ballast puppy, but they may. 15 gpm would put it at 810 lbs.

The x1 is a good example of how the numbers get exaggerated when MC doesn't publish them (which may be what they want). I pulled the tank out of my old boat and measured it and did the math and got around 200 lbs for each back tank, but I forgot the exact number.

With my fly high addition, I get 6.5 min of pump time for all 3 pumps. at 10 gpm that is 1619, at 15 gpm it is 2427.

wakeX2wake
07-25-2008, 04:03 PM
that's just what the guy at the MC factory told me when i called and told him i had a '07 X2 and wanted to know how much the filled ballast weight per tank was... i'll post the number and anyone is welcome to call and see if they can get a different answer...

but my current plan based of the manufacturer of the boat's numbers on the stock ballast tanks is to put 150 lbs under each of the side bow seats and 100 under the very front and then 300lbs on each side of the motor... this will get me to 53% of the weight in the back and 47% in front of the windshield... i figure with a few crew members it'll get it to a closer to perfect 60/40 split and a decent wake

ttu
07-25-2008, 04:13 PM
that is kind of how i have mine set up. i use a additional 400 lbs of pop products. 4 up fron on each side, two on each side midway and 1 on each in the back.

it really improved the wake without having to additional ballast bags.

jgarner
07-25-2008, 05:26 PM
So what are you guys using to add the wieght? It sounds like you are not using water.

wakeX2wake
07-25-2008, 05:35 PM
i'm using 100 lbs tractor weights and bags of gravel from lowes thrown in cheap duffel bags... next yr i'm upgrading to bags and plumbing them in... who knows how much it'll cost to pull that thing next year... not thrilled about the extra rigid weight but it's really easy to tweak (space permitting of course)