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bzeller33
06-29-2014, 01:27 AM
Looking at adding some bags in the rear lockers. Maybe 750# or so in each locker. Curious what that does to the wake, namely, is it clean at boarding speeds or do I need to also weight the front with a bow bag?


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swatguy
07-01-2014, 01:33 PM
That boat likes to run rear heay but if you are thinking I adding 760's and filling them you are definitely gonna need 800 or so in the bow to offset that. It will give you a steeper more upward pop adding the rear weight. You will however most likely have tk speed up to around 24 to keep that clean with 750's full in top of the factory and the extra weight needed in the front to offset. Which now leads to your prop and engine combo for hole shot.

What ballast, speed, and line length are you running now?

bzeller33
07-01-2014, 03:57 PM
Full factory ballast, ~23 mph, and 65'. I've only rode with driver in the boat thus far. Curious to get a few more people in the boat to see how that changes things.