View Full Version : 14v surf etc
05-06-2010, 03:12 PM
Anyone put some extra ballast in one and check out the surf wake?
05-07-2010, 11:50 AM
I am working on the same thing right now. Used some tuperware storage bins as test ballast and think I got pretty close now.
We had all stock ballast full. Put 750 lbs in the bow. An additional 300-350 in the port locker and about 450 on top of the port side seat. We only had 2 people in the boat when we surfed but was the best surf wake i have seen behind the 14v.
I ordered the 1000 pound triangle bow sac(may not fill completely), keep the sac in the rear locker and put a 400 lb sac under the port seat. Leaves passenger compartment and stbd rear locker for storage. Once we add people we should be good. Just bought a Red Woody board which should also help.
The one thing I need to try is to see if wake is better with the stock stbd rear ballast full or empty.
05-07-2010, 11:51 AM
The weight in the bow seemed to make the biggest improvement. I also was running the wake plate 100% down.