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11-06-2008, 10:30 PM
Tried to wakesurf behind my 1996 prostar 190 but wake was not big enough to push me. Never got slack in the rope boat was always pulling. Have 4 blade prop no fat sacs and 2 persons in the boat. Any suggestions..........
11-06-2008, 10:32 PM
ALOT more weight
11-06-2008, 10:35 PM
Need approximately 1500 to 2000 lbs of weight to get a 190 surf-able. It will not work with 2 guys only. Hopefully some surfers will come along to assist you in the placement of weight to make the wave long enough and have enough push to let you go ropeless.
11-06-2008, 10:37 PM
with my boat there is no way to surf with the way the wake breaks so close to the boat. Can't get weight in the bow either.
11-07-2008, 08:59 AM
not sure about your 190, but i surfed the bageezus out of my 197. We would use a 750 sac across the back (in place of the seat) and run a 450 side sac along the side of the boat. We always surfed dark side, and would get a pretty good, pretty clean wake. My wife (120lb) had all the wake she needed for most stuff. Me, at a buck eighty, felt there was a pretty small sweet spot. Bought an X2 this fall. Be careful, surfing can get expensive!!
I have a couple of these that are small and easy to move around, we have 2 150lb blocks and 2 85lb blocks. The're small and have handles so you cand move them around to suit your needs, also a couple more people helps.
11-07-2008, 09:47 AM
You have the wrong boat--round peg in a square hole. You're trying to do the exact opposite of what the boat was made to do.
11-07-2008, 12:12 PM
More weight, I've surfed a 2001 ProStar 190. Ran a 750 lb sac instead of the rear seat and another 400-600 lb'er on the side of the engine box. The pocket is smaller than some boats but still works well.
You might want to try a couple of different boards as well. I've found the Liquid Force Custom to be very fast even with a smaller wake and we have a bunch of customers who surf the Phase 5 Oogle (myself included) behind similar boats.
11-07-2008, 04:20 PM
Corey is absoulutely right - more weight will help significantly.
But be sure to distribute the weight all along the boat, not just in the rear.
Too much in back only will make a very steep, frothy wake.
We use Straightline Launch Pads like this in my ps190:
900 lb single in rear corner
900 lb next to motorbox
550 lb in bow area on side
11-07-2008, 06:43 PM
We surfed behind my 1995 PS 190 this summer and it was pretty good. I bought a "Inboard Surf" Fat Sac that holds 1300lbs(?). We were surfing the port side and had one other person in the boat. I took out the back seat and it fit perfectly. I would consider selling the sac and Tsunami Pump if you are interested. The sac and pump were used twice as we usually used my buddies boat.
PM at you WaterDog!!!