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MasterRafter
04-05-2012, 09:10 PM
Here is my 2000 Maristar 230 VRS. I added the new dimensions tower shortly after I purchased it. The next year I put the perfect pass in, which is something I can't live without now. This year I'm adding an integrated ballast system. I already have two 400lb bags in the rear, a 300lb bag in the locker, and a 400lb bow sac under the seat. If we are light on riders I put two more 400lb bags in the walkway.

Purchase Date
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r552/Jrichards82/photo.jpg

PerfectPass
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r552/Jrichards82/perfectpass.jpg

Tower and polish job
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r552/Jrichards82/323212_2486239954598_1210625716_3119722_2026449490 _o-1.jpg

Extra bags
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r552/Jrichards82/174953_2229124861734_1656211570_2252891_1026380826 _o-1.jpg

Surfing full ballast and the two 400lb bags in an L shape on the back seat
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r552/Jrichards82/wakesurf.jpg

fentong
04-06-2012, 12:11 AM
MasterRafter, can you tell me what engine you have and prop you run with all that ballast? Also when you say you have two 400lb bags in an L on the rear seat for surfing can you tell me what other ballast you had in the boat at that time? Nice surf wake.

Oh yeah and the million $ question, does it take in a lot of water when she's that weighted down?

MasterRafter
04-06-2012, 02:31 AM
I have the ltr 330 factory 14x20. With the weight and or people up front it planes out alright. I can't run full ballast with a full boat, maybe 6-8 people max. I'm planning on swapping the prop next. Just got to contact oj or acme and see what they recommend. For the surfing I run my full setup with everything full and the two extra bags. As far as taking on water, with just some careful driving I don't take on any when wakeboarding. When we surf only a little comes in if i get out of the power too quickly.

-V-
04-06-2012, 08:37 AM
do you guys have any pics with ballast. I have a 2000 210 and I would like to see some ballast setups and pics of how far into the water it sits with all the extra weight.

tlcrichardson
08-21-2012, 11:03 AM
Ok help me. The kids have taken up surfing behind my 2001 230 maristar. We are making it work by loading the boat up with kids. This is great for the 100 pound kids, but when the 225 pound owner of the boat wants to try it. Not enough wieght. So I understand Santa is putting his little helpers to work on some boat sacks for the kids on the lake. I just want to make sure he brings what we need. I was thinking 2-400 sacks for the rear and a sack for the ski locker. WOuld that do it? Also I have kids that surf both sides of the boat, do I have to empty and fill side to side or fill all of them when sufing and leave them alone?