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jhanger1
05-28-2013, 07:00 PM
I have an 08 X2 (no trim tabs) with two rear 400 lb Fly High fat sacs (filled with Tsunami pump) in addition to the factory ballast system. My current set up has me riding pretty close to the platform. I'm wondering what additional ballast others here have used to create a great surf wake. Most of the time it's just my wife and I and maybe another couple on board (maybe 400-700 lbs., I'm 265). I'm not really looking to add fat sacs under the storage compartment or under the bow seats, but instead maybe add sacs in the bow/center walkway or on top of cushions in the bow and/or rear. I rarely wakeboard anymore since tearing my ACL a few years ago. Also, I'm not concerned with goofy riders, as far as I'm concerned they can ride however they want as long as its on the port side! Any Suggestions??

scottsx2
05-28-2013, 07:20 PM
Fill your kgb and port tanks full. Take the sac out of the stbrd side rear locker and put as far forward in the walk way full. Fill the bag in your rear port locker. Go buy a 750 and throw it top of the port seats as far back as possible.

jhanger1
05-28-2013, 07:33 PM
I'm looking at an L-shaped sac for over the rear cushions (Pro X Series Ultimate Wake Surf Sac - W718, DIMENSIONS: body- 60 x 24 x 16 arms- 35 x 12 x 16 WEIGHT: 1150 lbs. / 520 kg.). If I get that and put the starboard 400 up front, am I going to be over the recommended weight for the boat? How much weight can I really have?

scottsx2
05-28-2013, 07:55 PM
I have spent most of the winter reading posts on here about weighting an x 2, and with or without surf tabs the set up i mentioned seems to be the most used and come out with the best results, I wouldn't be surprised If your rub rail is near or under water if you run that 1100 lb sac along with the port tank and 400lb bag filled .

scottsx2
05-28-2013, 08:01 PM
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=49816

There's a couple guys using more weight in here so you might get away with using that 1100 lb sac. Let me know how that works if you get I would like some pics.

ttu
05-28-2013, 08:09 PM
I have that "L" shaped bag in my 07 x2. while the wake is big it is really washed out. more weight up front seems to help that along with getting a long wake.

medicmoose
05-29-2013, 07:53 AM
I'm looking at an L-shaped sac for over the rear cushions (Pro X Series Ultimate Wake Surf Sac - W718, DIMENSIONS: body- 60 x 24 x 16 arms- 35 x 12 x 16 WEIGHT: 1150 lbs. / 520 kg.). If I get that and put the starboard 400 up front, am I going to be over the recommended weight for the boat? How much weight can I really have?

I've used this bag as well. While the idea of an "L" shaped bag sounds good...with water being fluid I found that it doesn't always want to staying sitting on the seats like you would think it would. But....it does add a lot of weight!

mikeg205
05-29-2013, 08:21 AM
Or like medicmoose this year - grab some ice off lake and toss in back... ;)