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jlambe
10-28-2009, 12:52 AM
I am giving my 07 X15 some loving this winter and am wondering if anybody had suggestions for ballasts. I am planning on getting the Fly High X2/X15 rears (400 lb each). Anybody have comments on whether that is enough? What about the front?

Time on the boat ends up 50/50 surfing/boarding. Also debating putting on a trim plate but kinda thinking I would prefer other goodies more than the plate.

MC X-15
10-28-2009, 03:36 PM
theres a thread about this somewhere, try searching, but i have the fly high 400 in each rear locker. and a 750 in the front walkway, some people put the 250's under each seat in the bow but i like have the 750. i jsut fill it untill its as full as it can be squeezed in the front walkway. Then for surfing i put a 400 in the surf side locker and the 750 on the seat or vice versa then a 400 in the front on the floor

jlambe
10-28-2009, 07:38 PM
Very interesting, you don't mind pulling the bags in and out? Your lines are long enough to fill the 750 when its out on the seat? I'm assuming you bypassed the timers then? Did you find a way to keep the ballast guages working with your setup? So many questions!

MC X-15
10-29-2009, 06:43 PM
ahh, not integrated. I fill with a fly high tsunami pump. Maybe I will get around to plumbing, but this works for now.

MC X-15
10-29-2009, 06:45 PM
http://www.fatsac.com/FlyHigh/FlyHighSacs.html
http://www.fatsac.com/FlyHigh/FlyHighSacs.html#19

check out these links

MC X-15
10-29-2009, 06:47 PM
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=25491&highlight=ballast+install
heres another good link

jlambe
10-29-2009, 09:22 PM
wow, thats perfect (except for the max 6 min fill timer bit). Thanks!

davomaddo
11-10-2009, 01:46 PM
You need as much weight in the bow as possible.
I have the X-Star fly high integrated kit on my X-15.
I fill factory ballast up 100%, fill fly high bow up 100% and fill the rears about 2/3rds when wakeboarding and it is sick.
For surfing, it is nice to have the extra room in the rear bag.

I also have the trim plate.
I put it 100% down to pull the rider up, then put it 100% up to dial in the wake.
I am not sure what a boat without the trim plate runs at (50%, 100% up. ?).

I can say there is a huge difference when the trim plate is all the way up.
The wake is way better.
If no plate is equivelant to wakeplate being 100% up, then you are OK not getting the plate.
If having the wake plate 100% up is better than no wake plate, I would recommend getting the wake plate.

I don't know, because my boat came with the wakeplate.

I will also say, that starting with the wakeplate 100% down cuts the time to get on plane in about half - which saves gas and frustration.