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bjames
04-08-2013, 04:47 PM
Can anyone confirm if the Fly High 750# fat sacs will fit in the rear lockers of a 09 star? Im aware there are 720# bags maded for the Xstar, but they are quite a bit more expensive. The Fat Sacs are 50" long where the Xstar bags are 42". Will 50" fit without putting pressure on anything?

The reason I changed my mind about doing the full PWT plummed in ballast is:

Cheaper
Simpler - no worring about plugged intakes and cooked impellors - can keep a packup pump on hand.
Able to move bags around if needed.
Faster filling

bjames
04-10-2013, 01:30 PM
OK.. no replies yet.

Does anyone have a photo of either a #750 fat sac or #1100 jumbo sac in the bow walkthrough on the floor. I want to see how either fits.

Also I see people recommending #1100 jumbos for the rear, anyone have photos of this too?

bturner2
04-10-2013, 02:04 PM
Call WakeMakers. They'll know the best set up for your boat......


http://www.wakemakers.com/

BrooksfamX2
04-10-2013, 03:45 PM
^ X2 on wakemakers..........

bjames
04-10-2013, 04:08 PM
Ive been talking to spensor, they say all will work but ultimately its up to me to decide which configuration. I was hoping to see some pics as examples so I can see how they fit.

Jerseydave
04-10-2013, 09:55 PM
OK.. no replies yet.

Does anyone have a photo of either a #750 fat sac or #1100 jumbo sac in the bow walkthrough on the floor. I want to see how either fits.

Also I see people recommending #1100 jumbos for the rear, anyone have photos of this too?

I don't have a photo, but I have put a 750# on the port side for surfing and it hits the ballast relay panel. I have a heater on the starboard side and I know without trying it would put way too much pressure on that. I currently run a pair of 400# sacs but this year I'm getting the correct sacs....the 720's you mentioned so they will be my only weight in the rear as I don't use the hard tanks at all. So that's 1440# in the rear.

As for the front, I use a 750# in the walkway that fills from the overflow hose off the KGB.
It fits fine, I little on the chubby side but no problems with it. So that's 1250# front.

1250+1440=2690 lbs. I have an MCX so that's about all the engine will handle with my 14.25 X 14.5 OJ prop. Looking forward to a nicer wake this season! :D

bjames
04-11-2013, 12:27 PM
I don't have a photo, but I have put a 750# on the port side for surfing and it hits the ballast relay panel. I have a heater on the starboard side and I know without trying it would put way too much pressure on that. I currently run a pair of 400# sacs but this year I'm getting the correct sacs....the 720's you mentioned so they will be my only weight in the rear as I don't use the hard tanks at all. So that's 1440# in the rear.

As for the front, I use a 750# in the walkway that fills from the overflow hose off the KGB.
It fits fine, I little on the chubby side but no problems with it. So that's 1250# front.

1250+1440=2690 lbs. I have an MCX so that's about all the engine will handle with my 14.25 X 14.5 OJ prop. Looking forward to a nicer wake this season! :D

When you lay the #750 fat sac in the bow walkthrough and fill it up, does it put a lot of side pressure on the walkthrough door and bow seat sides? or enough to cause any concern? Also how high is the bow sac when full?

willyt
04-11-2013, 01:00 PM
dave,
you'll like the additional punch you get off the wake with the rear ballast full.

going for a slammered-jammered session saturday on my star. exxxccciiittteeedddd.

CottagerGreg
04-11-2013, 08:38 PM
If you buy the pwt bags separate from the kit and manually fill them the cost savings is significant.

Jerseydave
04-11-2013, 10:50 PM
When you lay the #750 fat sac in the bow walkthrough and fill it up, does it put a lot of side pressure on the walkthrough door and bow seat sides? or enough to cause any concern? Also how high is the bow sac when full?

I can still open/close the bow seats with the bag full. I don't recall much side pressure on the walkthrough door. When full it's about 22-24" high I think. We step on the sac to get up to the bow area.
I already had this 750 sac so that's why I still use it. Not sure it there is a better choice for the X-star walkway. I didn't want the 2 under-seat sacs up front because I keep too much stuff under there (surfboard, vests, etc.) It works for me.

Jerseydave
04-11-2013, 11:00 PM
When you lay the #750 fat sac in the bow walkthrough and fill it up, does it put a lot of side pressure on the walkthrough door and bow seat sides? or enough to cause any concern? Also how high is the bow sac when full?

I can still open/close the bow seats with the bag full. I don't recall much side pressure on the walkthrough door. When full it's about 22-24" high I think. We step on the sac to get up to the bow area.
I already had this 750 sac so that's why I still use it. Not sure it there is a better choice for the X-star walkway. I didn't want the 2 under-seat sacs up front because I keep too much stuff under there (surfboard, vests, etc.) It works for me.

bjames
04-12-2013, 01:52 PM
I can still open/close the bow seats with the bag full. I don't recall much side pressure on the walkthrough door. When full it's about 22-24" high I think. We step on the sac to get up to the bow area.
I already had this 750 sac so that's why I still use it. Not sure it there is a better choice for the X-star walkway. I didn't want the 2 under-seat sacs up front because I keep too much stuff under there (surfboard, vests, etc.) It works for me.

Thats exacly why I prefer the bow walkway bag instead of the under seat bags. I need the storage space for other stuff.

Also, the boags made for the X-Star are about $100 more for each bag than an equivelent stock bag. I can get 3 #750 fat sacs in red for about $450 and end up with more weight than the X Star additional ballast bags for a few hundered $$ cheaper. The savings alone will pay for 2 portable pumps.

Jerseydave
04-15-2013, 12:06 AM
Thats exacly why I prefer the bow walkway bag instead of the under seat bags. I need the storage space for other stuff.

Also, the boags made for the X-Star are about $100 more for each bag than an equivelent stock bag. I can get 3 #750 fat sacs in red for about $450 and end up with more weight than the X Star additional ballast bags for a few hundered $$ cheaper. The savings alone will pay for 2 portable pumps.

You can always use 2 of the 750# sacs in the rear to save money, just don't fill them all the way if they hit your heater core. Either way you go in the rear (720's or 750's) you're going to love the wake!

bjames
04-16-2013, 02:33 PM
Anyone have photos of either 750's or 1100 sacs in the rear compartment?

thamax
04-20-2013, 01:48 AM
Go to my for Sale ad they fill up to 720lbs in my boat that's off a truck scale they are empty in the pics

bjames
04-25-2013, 04:42 PM
Go to my for Sale ad they fill up to 720lbs in my boat that's off a truck scale they are empty in the pics

Thanks Thamax, But I decided to go with the Fat Sacs instead. I had a good conversation with Spenser at Wakemakers, which he was very helpfull.

If it poses a problem, I can always move the heater core.

I ended up purchasing 3 #750 fat sacs and 2 tsunami pumps. I cant wait to try it out... once the ice clears :(