View Full Version : Fly High Open Bow Sac and X Star Walk Through Sac Question?
12-14-2011, 08:15 PM
Will the Fly High Open Bow Sac fit in the bow of the X1? Also, will the Fly High X Star walk through sac fit in the walkway of a X1... seems like the dimensions of this bag look pretty close? Trying to see what all my weight options are... I have ran the Integrated Bow Sac and a tube sac in the bow, but the tube sac was too wide... If the Open Bow Sac doesn't fit correctly I was thinking of doing the Integrated Bow Sac with the X Star Walk Through Sac.
750's in the rear locker and tube sac 370+ in the center locker... looking to add ballast anywhere I can without throwing bags in the center floor.
Aren't they just durable plastic anyways? can't they "form" to areas?
12-14-2011, 08:28 PM
Yeah but if it doesn't sit flush it will not fill up to the max, and also push in on areas of the boat that may cause stress. Walk way panels are my concern with the walk through sac... especially on drivers side.
12-14-2011, 08:42 PM
I think 750's in the rear is overkill....unless you're a pro-level rider.
When my buddy had his X-1 he ran 400's in the rear because that boat like a lot of weight in the front...at least 50% or more from what I remember.
Call www.wakemakers.com and see what they recommend.
12-14-2011, 08:51 PM
I like the 750's in the back and it is great... all we do is wakeboard so that is a must for us. You are right... bow weight is what this boat loves... 55/45 ratio is what we prefer because we like a more straight up wake with a lip.
12-15-2011, 08:05 AM
750s in the back are really nice for surfing
12-15-2011, 08:12 AM
And the open bow sac will fit fine. You will probably need a bow filler cushion or something to support it. The catarrh walkthrough sac looks like it would be a pretty good fit based on the measurements I took to build a speakerbox up there
12-15-2011, 12:10 PM
The open bow sac will fit like mentioned u will need a support to fill in the gap. I don't recall the dimensions to give you info on the walkthru sac, but I tried a 750 up there and it was a mess. Until I got my pop products I was running 750's, KGB, and an old school 600 lb cylinder shaped sac. It fit almost perfectly up there. I just wanted everything hidden now that my little ones roam around the boat more.
I also like the steeper li from the 750s and a little more heavy on the the rear weight ratio .......it just means I have to ride a little faster to clean up the sale St 80ft
Is that wakthru sac new? Don't recall seeing it but I haven't looked at bags in a while
12-15-2011, 03:04 PM
The walk through sac can be found at wakemakers. I thought if I got the open bow sac I could get one of the 260 side sacs to run in the walkway which would give the bow sac support and also provide more ballast. The side sac would be a perfect fit for the walkway... but the X star walk through sac looks like it would fit too... that might be an option... if I just ran the integrated bow sac. Wakemakers didn't have the dimensions of the X1 bow and walkway...
12-15-2011, 03:53 PM
I don't know if you tow your boat a lot or ski alot, but I know a handful of guys the run the integrated bow sac and some pop bags together. The pop bags take up next to zero space. They line the bow floor with a handful of those and then run the ibs on top of that. Since I picked up the ski a few more times than I thought last summer I am also going to go this way. Right now I have around 600lbs in pop bags up there that stay put cuz I don't tow anywhere.
12-15-2011, 06:25 PM
The part of the walkway with removable carpet up front is 37" long. It's 7" wide up front by the cupholders and widens back to 18", then narrows to 13.5" the rest of the way back. It's about 9" from the floor to the base of the cushions.
12-15-2011, 08:19 PM
What are pop bags???
12-15-2011, 11:32 PM
40lb bags of steel shot pellets. They mold to areas and are a cinch to move around. A little on the pricey side, but for me worth every penny. They take up next to zero room and are easily distributed/moved throughout the boat.
On a side note that was great thread on your engine. Bad scenario..........you get it all back together?
12-16-2011, 11:11 PM
Those pop bags look awsome.Easy to move and form in tight areas...Your right they are pricey.
I'm useing two hundred pounds of lead weights up front.
I got the motor back in the boat and put 3 hours on it before I had to winterize.Seems to be fine.
looks good but what if i wanted to get rid of all the wieght in the boat? i am still stuck on ballast.....even though i don't have any yet....
01-08-2012, 02:14 AM
Pop bags are the way to go if you don't trailer your boat. I trailer mine all the time, so they aren't an option for me. I was running 750s in the back, factory ski locker sack, integrated bow sack, 350 in the bow walkway and another 350 on top of it across the bow last season. If there were more than a couple of people in the boat, I couldn't fill the 750s all the way.
I removed the integrated bow sack because it didn't hold that much weight, and I need the storage. This year I am going to run the 1000lb bow triangle instead.
01-08-2012, 07:55 AM
Be careful with lead.....use too much and you could be asking for trouble
01-08-2012, 08:26 PM
U looking to get rid of the ibs?
01-08-2012, 08:55 PM
U looking to get rid of the ibs?
I sold it to a friend
03-30-2012, 12:32 AM
Open bow in the front