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Theclarks1111
01-31-2013, 04:26 AM
I am curious if anyone has any experience with a boom on their X2s for barefooting. I have done some testing at speed and the spray seems like it might be too much. Any experiences? I am sure I will need the boom extension for the tower.

I have read through some old threads and it seems that people are generally happy with X2 barefooting. Also, any thoughts on props? I currently have the 14.25 X 14.75.

Thanks for any thoughts...

Latin Flyer
01-31-2013, 08:23 AM
I have it with 3 extensions. Running of the pylon.
Speed is just OK. A bit disapointed on that subject, but for general boom BF,ting is OK.

jkski
01-31-2013, 10:27 AM
Not sure if this will work/apply to the X2 but before you start adding a bunch of extensions you might want to try adding weight to the side of the boat opposite where the boom goes out. I know when I spoke to Mike Seipel about the spray coming off of my 197, he advised trying this to get the boom side of the boat out of the water a bit farther allowing the spray coming off the chines to be directed back farther, behind the footer. It is something cheap and easy to test before you spend money on other possible solutions.

Double D
01-31-2013, 10:44 AM
Not sure if this will work/apply to the X2 but before you start adding a bunch of extensions you might want to try adding weight to the side of the boat opposite where the boom goes out. I know when I spoke to Mike Seipel about the spray coming off of my 197, he advised trying this to get the boom side of the boat out of the water a bit farther allowing the spray coming off the chines to be directed back farther, behind the footer. It is something cheap and easy to test before you spend money on other possible solutions.

Jeff, with the issue with spray and weight distribution, I thought it interesting that you have your boom on the drivers (starboard) side of the boat. I would think it would be an easier weight distribution problem if the drivers weight was on the opposite side of the boom? I know with my 230 lbs mass the boom needs to be on the Port side... :D:D

jkski
01-31-2013, 11:23 AM
Jeff, with the issue with spray and weight distribution, I thought it interesting that you have your boom on the drivers (starboard) side of the boat. I would think it would be an easier weight distribution problem if the drivers weight was on the opposite side of the boom? I know with my 230 lbs mass the boom needs to be on the Port side... :D:D

The spray issue I had seemed to be more with my 2002 than any 197 I have had since. That being said, I think the weight aspect ends up being somewhat more on the passenger side of the boat being that we generally have a pretty full crew and they all sit on that side. I like having the boom by the driver so I can more easily see and talk to the footer if need be.....or in our case it is more like ridicule or possibly give them a near brush with an unsuspecting bouy!!!

Double D
01-31-2013, 11:34 AM
The spray issue I had seemed to be more with my 2002 than any 197 I have had since. That being said, I think the weight aspect ends up being somewhat more on the passenger side of the boat being that we generally have a pretty full crew and they all sit on that side. I like having the boom by the driver so I can more easily see and talk to the footer if need be.....or in our case it is more like ridicule or possibly give them a near brush with an unsuspecting bouy!!!

Fun stuff right there!! I picked up a GoPro Hero3 Camera so cant wait to get some new video!