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RiverMC197
05-28-2010, 12:47 PM
Hi all,

I just bought a 1997 Prostar 205 direct drive (very excited about it) and wanted to see if anyone had any advice for ballast, weight distribution, and speed for wakesurfing. I am sure I will have to load the thing down since it's a direct drive, but am looking for tips on where to seat people and arrange the weight. Thanks!

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dmminfla
05-28-2010, 01:11 PM
Congrats on the new ride. I have the same boat(year and color) but have not added any ballast yet. We mainly wakeboard.

coz
05-28-2010, 01:13 PM
Spread the ballast weight out evenly and put people in the corner of the boat and you'll get a ridable wake but don't get depressed because it's not going to and will never compair to the newer v-drives. If you put to much weight in the boat all you'll get is a big washed out hump.

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Congrats on the new ride, they're great for wakeboarding and skiing.

Super1990
09-17-2013, 11:43 AM
I have a 1998 Prostar 205 and I take the back seat out and run 900 across the back and then 2 X 540 Pound bag up the side toward the front on the side we are surfing on and it work s great./Users/brad/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Masters/2013/09/10/20130910-111809/IMG_0103.MOV

mikeg205
09-17-2013, 11:46 AM
Spread the ballast weight out evenly and put people in the corner of the boat and you'll get a ridable wake but don't get depressed because it's not going to and will never compair to the newer v-drives. If you put to much weight in the boat all you'll get is a big washed out hump.

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/today011.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/today010.jpg

Congrats on the new ride, they're great for wakeboarding and skiing.

awesome scenery!!!

Larry115
10-14-2013, 01:59 PM
Hi....I just purchased a really nice 205. I purchased 2 540 ballast bags and put them all the way to the rear i the side we are surfing. I also have passengers sit in the area for added weight. At 10 to 11 Mph we get a nice wave that we can surf rope-less. We surf the Ronix Duke which is a big board but it's still a blast. Hope this helps...
Larry

dvsone79
10-14-2013, 02:58 PM
I have a '99 205v. With 750 in the port side locker completely full and all passengers on port side, it's a decent surf wake. Unfortunately with that swim platform mounted as low as it is on the transom, it will drag through the water and mess up the wake. Also, due to left-hand prop rotation, port side wake is cleaner than starboard side wake. I've played with weight placement, and if I add weight up front, the platform doesn't drag as bad, and the wake gets a little longer but loses some push overall and isn't very clean. I've found that burying that platform as deep as possible by removing any bow weight and dropping that port side corner as low as possible with bags and passengers (about to the rub rail), it causes most of the water to run over the platform instead of washing under and around it, so it cleans the wake up. Speed I run is 10.5.

That is what works best from my experience. Your hull is the same as mine (and your swim platform), but weight placement options will differ with a DD.

coz
10-15-2013, 09:57 AM
awesome scenery!!!

Thanks Mike, it's not just cactus and dirt out here in the desert :D

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