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Lakeside09
09-29-2011, 08:27 PM
How did they weight the 1st generation X Star when it was used for the PWT all those years... I have an 06 X1 and trying to get the best set up possible. Thanks.

helton333
09-29-2011, 10:00 PM
not sure about ballast because I wasn't there - but there were always multiple people in the boat

Jerseydave
09-29-2011, 10:06 PM
My buddy had an '06 X-1 and this is what he did:

remove the rear hard tanks and replace with 400's (750's would be optional also)
sac in ski locker (not sure of size)
750 sac in walkway
400 sac across the bow on top of that 750

The boat likes alot of weight in the front. Killer wake!

Lakeside09
09-29-2011, 10:38 PM
Who makes the 750 walkway sac?

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
09-29-2011, 11:05 PM
The 1998 X-Star was based on the direct drive 205 every other model year to follow would be
based on the 205 V-drive. This model used an electric pump to fill a 580 pound (70 gallon)
ballast bag located under the sun pad (while the rear seat was in the elevated position) to boost
the size of the wake. It also featured a seven-foot extended pylon.
1999 X-Star included the first generation ZeroFlex Flyer tower (for the first time) and the KGB. The KGB system used to fill more than 400 pounds of wake-enhancing weight in a low center of gravity position (fat sac in the ski locker).
2000 and newer is the model that mostly remained unchanged to date.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
09-29-2011, 11:06 PM
http://web.archive.org/web/19980112141451/www.mastercraft.com/showroom/98models/xstar.html

JRW160
01-08-2012, 03:45 AM
Who makes the 750 walkway sac?
I think they just run a regular fly high 750 in the walkway. Another option would be to run a bow fuller cushion and a 1000lb bow triangle. I got tired of the hassle of filling up walkway sack with a tsunami pump last year. I plumbed a line into the ski locker off the ski locker pump that has a quick release to attach to a triangle in the bow to make it less of a hassle.

JRW160
01-08-2012, 03:56 AM
and if you really want to get serious, here is what ironj32 was running. I think he has a nautique 230 now that he runs about 6k worth of ballast in.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=528651&postcount=16
when i really wanna get down and dirty...see pictures
2 - 750 sacs...sides of engine
300 KGB
300 Integrated bow sac
1100 bow wedge
620 fat sac rear floor
620 fat sac middle, going towards walk way
2 - 60 pound lead containers to put where ever to balance out the boat
ride at 87 feet @ 27 mph

swatguy
01-08-2012, 09:22 PM
The PWT back then ran 600 in each rear factory kgb. A 600 across the floor in back and 600 in the walkway.


These days almost everyone looking to max out their x1 hull is running 750's in the rear stock KGB and bow triangle. Otherwise some variant of 600-1000lbs in the nose.


I myself run 750's stock KGB, and 600lbs or so in pop bags at 80ft and 24.5 mph