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1986mastercraftwindermerewakeboarder
10-07-2009, 05:34 PM
me and my friends have bght a 1986 190 prostar and during this year have out grown the wake we are currently experimenting with weights in the boat but would be very keen to know if anyone has found the right combination for front middle and back. all ideas considered probably going to get some fat sacks but how big and where to put them??? any input on line lenght apreciated this is also causing some debate.... we have a skylon, thanks for responses and hi from the uk!!!

TMCNo1
10-07-2009, 06:00 PM
This thread brought up some interesting conversations, http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=32622&highlight=concert
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stuartmcnair
10-07-2009, 06:10 PM
fat friends....

hkallestad
10-07-2009, 06:25 PM
Big sack in the rear, 2 side sacks and 1 in the bow. You need to weigh down the front as well, otherwise you'll just get a small and steep wake, thats my experience with my 89 prostar anyway, I've had about 800 lbs of ballast i total and 4 persons in the boat at the max, even then the wake wasn't that big.

SunCoast 83
10-07-2009, 10:05 PM
We pull the back seat out and just run with one Fat Sack and an Air Pole. Add a couple of friends with some mass to the back to kick it up. These are not large boats, so I have always been very cautious about how much wieght I add to the boat. We still get a good pop off the wake with just that.

Abe
10-07-2009, 10:21 PM
me and my friends have bght a 1986 190 prostar and during this year have out grown the wake we are currently experimenting with weights in the boat but would be very keen to know if anyone has found the right combination for front middle and back. all ideas considered probably going to get some fat sacks but how big and where to put them??? any input on line lenght apreciated this is also causing some debate.... we have a skylon, thanks for responses and hi from the uk!!!

I,ve a 1990 MC 190 same hull MK1, you definitely need ballast for wakeboarding, I use old oil drums 20-25 ltr. Take out the rear seat and place drums evenly at the stern, mid and bow, You will get a good wake for jumps. By the way Thought your place was speed limited to 10mph. come up to Lochearn, Brill man.:rolleyes:.

1986mastercraftwindermerewakeboarder
10-08-2009, 03:42 PM
I,ve a 1990 MC 190 same hull MK1, you definitely need ballast for wakeboarding, I use old oil drums 20-25 ltr. Take out the rear seat and place drums evenly at the stern, mid and bow, You will get a good wake for jumps. By the way Thought your place was speed limited to 10mph. come up to Lochearn, Brill man.:rolleyes:.

yes indeed there is but its only a crime if you get caught!!! bit of a trek to get to loch earn from durham mate thanks for offer maybe if we go on tour next year

1986mastercraftwindermerewakeboarder
10-08-2009, 03:46 PM
This thread brought up some interesting conversations, http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=32622&highlight=concert
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yes an interesting take on ballast with some good advantages say if your out and need to build a wall suddenly!!! lol cheers for responses keep em comming

TMCNo1
10-08-2009, 03:55 PM
yes an interesting take on ballast with some good advantages say if your out and need to build a wall suddenly!!! lol cheers for responses keep em comming


I just figured they were riding around looking to knock a few smokers to off the water with a big slingshot!:rolleyes:

1986mastercraftwindermerewakeboarder
10-08-2009, 05:53 PM
just got off the phone to an overweight sack manucfacturer aparenlty the perfect recipie is four sacks 750lb each, one at rear fully filled two down each side of the engine pushed up against seat fully filled if possible and one in the closed bow as full as you can get it!!! that looks like 750lb + 1400lb + say 600lb in front total 2750lb of ballast about 1250 kilos!!! intresting

ski_king
10-08-2009, 09:01 PM
If you put that much weight in a 86, you better be careful of any wake you cross when retreving a fallen boarder. A stock 86 will easily take a wave over the bow if you arn't paying attention.

SunCoast 83
10-10-2009, 12:23 AM
Very true...wife almost lost a cell phone that way a few years ago :D