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teamcanada
04-03-2011, 12:08 PM
Has anyone installed that custom ballast system that waterskis.com has foe the X14V?
http://www.waterskis.com/Custom-X14V-Ballast-Upgrade-p/custom_x14v_ballast_upgrade.htm
I am curious and am thinking about putting it on mine.
Thanks.

GT500 MC
04-03-2011, 12:36 PM
Have not but keep us fellow x14v owners posted if you do install...

jason@wakemakers.com
04-03-2011, 07:35 PM
It's the same setup that people use regularly to connect additional ballast to their factory system, the only difference is that they supply custom bags built just for the X14 in order to get the most capacity possible.

Seems pretty expensive for what you get (cost per pound).

mramerman@gmail.com
04-04-2011, 10:52 AM
I am also interested in that system for my X14v. Curious about how difficult it is to install and does it effectively pump both directions?

BIGBADBLUE
04-04-2011, 10:57 AM
I am interested as well ... we pick up our X14V this week.

I will post picture later

corey
04-04-2011, 03:09 PM
we've installed (and designed) that system, the bags are custom built to fit the specs of the 14V. The system works just like any of the other "overflow" systems and is pretty easy to install, you basically use the existing vent line to fill the bag and then install a new vent line from the top of the bag. This kit makes the surf wake MUCH better (see photo). For surfing we also redrilled the swim platform brackets to allow the platform to tilt upwards to prevent it from "shaving" off the wake.

burbey
04-04-2011, 03:26 PM
Has anyone installed that custom ballast system that waterskis.com has foe the X14V?
http://www.waterskis.com/Custom-X14V-Ballast-Upgrade-p/custom_x14v_ballast_upgrade.htm
I am curious and am thinking about putting it on mine.
Thanks.

I can't imagine paying that much for custom bags. I simply removed by stock tanks. Unfortunately that required hacking them to pieces to remove and then you can simply put any size bag you want in that compartment. The Fly High Surf Sac will completely fill that space.

I have a the fiberglass platform and i have even removed it to see how much of a difference the platform hitting the wake makes. Didn't change a ton for me.

The biggest thing I have noticed is that putting additional weight in the bow or under the passenger side front storage was the best bang for making the surf wave better.

My current plan for this summer will be a 400 lb sac in each rear compartment (minus stock tanks) plus the stock KGB ballast. I then will put a 1100 lb sac on the floor of the boat.

teamcanada
05-01-2011, 01:07 PM
Thanks for the info. It looks very interesting. Still having trouble deciding. If I had the stock plus this and my 500lb sac at the front to weigh the bow, it would be great.

teamcanada
07-19-2011, 06:34 PM
I went ahead and installed this. After using it i find that it is shaving the wake as i seem to get alot more whitewash. Any idea on how to redrill the platform mounts so it comes up more?

CantRepeat
07-19-2011, 07:02 PM
we've installed (and designed) that system, the bags are custom built to fit the specs of the 14V. The system works just like any of the other "overflow" systems and is pretty easy to install, you basically use the existing vent line to fill the bag and then install a new vent line from the top of the bag. This kit makes the surf wake MUCH better (see photo). For surfing we also redrilled the swim platform brackets to allow the platform to tilt upwards to prevent it from "shaving" off the wake.

Are you using the OJ fold down brackets?

If so, I'd really like to see what you've done.;)

And it seems that wakemakers' prices are better. IE W470 fitting is 3 bucks cheaper at wakemakers.com

swivelina
07-29-2011, 02:08 PM
Okay- we currently have a 07 x-1. We surf quite a bit but ski (slalom, trick, swivel) more than wakeboard-of course the wake is a bit disappointing. We have young children who will most likely want to board in the future. Mom and Dad enjoy boarding but can't afford to get hurt and regret the crashes more and more. So the long/short of it, we are looking to trade into the x-14v, but the test drive has me wondering if surfing is going to be a reality without a sac in every compartment and on the floor? Okay I'm overreacting, but reading through the posts have not settled my nerves about this.

We will have an additional sac installed in the port side compartment. A sac up front might be an option if needed, but I do not want to give up the all the cruise comfort and storage as we have little skis, kids, and stuff.

Is anyone having luck with their x-14v surf wake without all 11 friends in the boat? Whats the new word about tiliting/raising the swim platform. How do I read up more about the best options for set up?

Any help is appreciated!!!

agarabaghi
07-29-2011, 02:18 PM
keep the X1... take out the hard tanks, put a 750 in each side and fill which ever surf side u want... thats al lyou need for a great surf wake...

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/269484_10150321773191508_686971507_9665119_4067975 _n.jpg

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/251103_582378372240_32901867_32690928_5144513_n.jp g

av_mc
07-29-2011, 04:37 PM
I added 350 lbs in the ski locker (under side seat) This helped as well. PP set at 10.4MPH

swivelina
07-31-2011, 12:17 PM
question so you have a sac in the rear port and one in the passenger ski locker? It surfs- good?

Tusker
05-16-2013, 03:14 PM
did you end up buying the x14V?
I am also looking but want toi be sure I can surf behind it?

jason@wakemakers.com
05-16-2013, 06:08 PM
We have a lot of customers with X14s and X14Vs and they surf just fine. Takes some weight, but especially in the X14V it's easy to get enough to have a very respectable surf wake.

rtw_travel
05-16-2013, 06:43 PM
Look on this page for some surf video's
http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=32937&page=7

FoggyNogginz
06-03-2013, 04:56 PM
Does anyone have pics or a video of that "respectable surf wake" mentioned above as being possible on the X14V? What I have seen so far is not very impressive. New pics!?!? Impress us!!! :) Oh and if you don't mind, please tell us how you are weighting the boat. Thanks!