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Shavo9
12-17-2013, 03:21 AM
Hey all thank you for all your hep! Purchased a 2012 mastercraft x25 with 30 hours and th 5.7 motor, have had boats before coming from an x2 and ride at 22--23. Mph.

Question is we. Used to all ride at 70-75 foot but we needing to ride at 60-65ft because we can't get the wake to clean up any further back.

We experimented with ballast 1,000 pounds. From what I have read on here adding weight to the bow should mellow out and clean up the wake however after a adding 1,000 pounds to the bow the wake seemed to be less clean than when we tried 500 pounds in each rear locker. Has anyone else had this? The more weight added to the rear the cleaner the wake gets?

Also is one side of the boat significantly heavier than the other? When we ride with equal weight in the boat one wake wil be almost clean yet the ot will be terrible. And also when the boat sits naturally with no weight in the boat the drivers side of the swim deck touches the water and the other side is out of the water by half an inch. It's not a large Lean but it is noticeable. Anybody had this before? Thank you

snork
12-17-2013, 09:24 AM
Verify your speed, chances are its indicating faster than what you actually are going

dlamont
12-17-2013, 01:15 PM
First, your boat should not lean. It should be equal if you have it equally weighted. You might have a faulty ballast sensor in that rear driver's side tank.

As for the wake, the X25 is going to have a wider wake than your X2 so you'll probably want to go faster if you want to ride a the same length. Don't get caught up in how long of rope you are using just figure out what the ideal set up is for you.

If you are going to add more weight I like 1000lbs in the rear (500lbs per side) and 800lbs in the bow. That should give you plenty. Good luck and enjoy!!

bsloop
12-17-2013, 04:56 PM
First, your boat should not lean. It should be equal if you have it equally weighted. You might have a faulty ballast sensor in that rear driver's side tank.

As for the wake, the X25 is going to have a wider wake than your X2 so you'll probably want to go faster if you want to ride a the same length. Don't get caught up in how long of rope you are using just figure out what the ideal set up is for you.

If you are going to add more weight I like 1000lbs in the rear (500lbs per side) and 800lbs in the bow. That should give you plenty. Good luck and enjoy!!

Spot on.
It will take a third bag in the bow to properly "plant/sink" the boat. Just adding bow or stern weight will yield poor results as you have found.

If the boat is leaning, it is obviously not balanced. Maybe a tank or maybe just heavier gear in one locker. Likely the port (left) side since there is more storage on that side.
Turn the wheel slightly and that will temporarily clean up the wake (as you likely know already)