View Full Version : 02 xstar ballast

06-27-2011, 02:50 PM
Just purchased my first boat, it being a 02 xstar and i need some advise on when to use the center and rear ballast tanks. Should you fill all three when you surf/wakeboard?

Any advise on how to make skiing / surfing and wakeboarding more fun behind this awesome boat using ballest would be great.


06-27-2011, 02:56 PM
wakeboarding all 3 + more weight evenly balanced and distributed 60/40 rear front....

Surfing fill up center and the side you surf on.

06-27-2011, 03:00 PM
from what i've read on the forum the xstar surfing isn't the greatest wave...but here is JerseyDave's setup on his:
For surfing:

750# sac port side locker, 400# sac on port side seat, fill KGB tank, everyone sits on the port side of the boat (and try 1-2 people in bow portside too)
The sweet spot is still pretty close to the swim platform, but with an X-star it's hard to make a long "pocket"

06-27-2011, 03:03 PM
I bet to differ...

seems like a decent pocket to me there...

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

1 750 in port locker. nothing else. 1 person on port side + driver.

06-27-2011, 03:04 PM
ya i don't put anything up front on my x45 either. just port as well