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Nutter281
02-19-2012, 07:57 PM
Hi Guys,

Pulled the hard tanks out of my 03 X2 last weekend to upgrade to the 750s. IF, for whatever reason, someone is looking to replace theirs (or add them where they may not have already existed) shoot me a PM - otherwise I'll probably just throw these in my attic. I'll have these up on craigslist as well.


Thanks,
Austin

rkhodges21
02-19-2012, 09:00 PM
How is the ballast arranged in the 03 X2 and which ones are you selling?

sheckski
02-20-2012, 08:27 AM
pics and dimensions? Ned to see if they can be adapted for my 205 v.

Thanks

rkhodges21
02-20-2012, 09:52 AM
I was gonna see if they would work in a 205 direct-drive.

JRW160
02-20-2012, 10:15 AM
No way they'll fit in a 205 direct drive. They will definitely fit a 205v

Nutter281
02-20-2012, 09:48 PM
I think JRW has the right of it - these are pretty uniquely shaped to hug the inner gun whales (is that the right term??) in the rear of the boat. It is both the left and right rear hard tanks that I am looking to part with. Dimensions are roughly 40"X18"X11", again, with notches to hug that inner wall. My understanding (limited as that may be :confused:) is that all 205V boats from 2001 until (and possibly later) 2005 have identical hull characteristics. So there are a lot of models that these would pair nicely with, but I'm not confident in my ability to identify all of those models.

I can take other dimensions or pictures to increase confidence as necessary.

Thanks,
Austin

snork
02-20-2012, 10:31 PM
they'll fit any 205v hull

JRW160
02-20-2012, 11:42 PM
They hold about 250lb each. I sold mine to a guy locally with a maristar 210 I believe. The local dealer assured him they would fit. Here are some pics of mine when I had them installed

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-jFDd6i-b6G4/TkQm_AGfJLI/AAAAAAAAp7w/3FkD1leGTH4/s640/22%2520CIMG4097.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vud9Y9UHA7g/TkQm__niEkI/AAAAAAAAp7w/uztfpK34sE0/s640/CIMG4096.JPG

rkhodges21
02-21-2012, 02:30 PM
Yeah. I can see that they wouldn't fit a dd from the pics of the boat. I was thinking if they were made to fit on the transom then they might work, but there is not enough room for them the way they are mounted. Thanks for the info. Do the original xstars and x2s come with ski locker or under bow seat ballast tanks? If so, they should fit a 205 dd right?

JRW160
02-21-2012, 03:41 PM
They come with ski locker sacs. They are custom bags that are 80x10x10. I was quoted $450 for a replacement. You could go with a fly high tube sac for $130, but it holds about 70lbs less.
http://www.wakemakers.com/fly-high-tube-sac.html

rkhodges21
02-22-2012, 12:31 AM
Thanks. I will look into that.

sheckski
02-24-2012, 01:06 PM
Does anyone know how well these effect the wake? I have tried 300 lb bags in my rear locker with a 300 lb bag in the bow. In my experience it flattened the wake shape a bit. i had much better results moving the stern weight forward a bit with one bag right in front of the rear seat. It also looks like these tanks will eliminate any board storage option. with all of that said, I am thinking it would be really nice to have ballast that I don't trip over. Is there a price on these tanks?

bturner2
02-24-2012, 01:13 PM
One of the many reasons I went with the newer X2. With those hard tanks in place you won't even get a wakeboard in there for storage. Unfortunately the boat just wasn't designed for the new style ballast systems so retrofitting, as usual ends up being a compromise solution.

DeeeJay02
02-24-2012, 02:31 PM
I wonder if these would tuck in the corner of my X25.....that would be SICK, I'm going to look into it

JRW160
02-24-2012, 11:04 PM
One of the many reasons I went with the newer X2. With those hard tanks in place you won't even get a wakeboard in there for storage. Unfortunately the boat just wasn't designed for the new style ballast systems so retrofitting, as usual ends up being a compromise solution.
I think most people just replace them with bags that way you get all of the storage when the bags are empty. I've never even tried to put a board back there. We always keep ours on the tower. I really like a lot of things about the newer x2, especially the added interior space, but the wakeboard wake on the 205v hull boats is much better in my opinion.

bturner2
02-25-2012, 12:37 AM
I would not argue that. Truely a masterpeice hull with a long lived run.

rkhodges21
02-28-2012, 09:50 AM
I am new to the whole wakeboarding experience. In fact I don't have my boat yet, but I had always thought that the rear tanks were more for surfing and to get a big wake for boarding you need your weight to be up front in the ski locker and bow area. Please correct me if I am wrong.

sheckski
02-28-2012, 12:30 PM
You need both. Rear for size, bow for shape and ramp style. each boat is different and it takes some experimentation to find the ideal distribution. I have a 205 v and my wake actually gets washed out with additional weight too far astern. I use one or two bags in front of the rear seat and one bag in the bow.it also depends how many people we have on board.

rkhodges21
02-28-2012, 03:13 PM
Ok. I see. Thanks. Now for surfing you want as much weight as you can get in one corner of the stern as close to the transom as you can get it right? Or do you need some weight up front as well?

slink976
02-28-2012, 03:33 PM
I have 2 500 gallon fat sacks in the back of my X2 plumbed them into the existing balast system. freaking sweet ride when filled!