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MLD004
06-28-2006, 02:26 PM
How are you weighting the X-9 to get a better wake than the KGB system?

DanC
06-28-2006, 03:44 PM
I don't have a KGB in my 209 but here is my ballast set up

custom rectangular sack in the front ski locker, 519 lbs
under the back seat, 375 lbs (small sack does not lift up the seat)
in the rear locker, 600 lbs (probably less, it doesn't fill up)
two fat buddies on the floor, locations depend on sport and people load, 280 lbs each

gets me this wake

DanC
06-28-2006, 03:49 PM
Here are some old pics of my installation

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=1933&page=2&pp=10&highlight=sack

Since this thread I have built in a fourth pump with a free hose to fill and drain the fat buddies that we spread around the floor for surfing.

Faded & X9-Rated
06-28-2006, 03:52 PM
Dan, do you still have that stock front sac? I saw it on that ollld thread w/ the pictures

Diesel
06-28-2006, 04:15 PM
It takes a lot of weight to get the fat *** of the 209/X9 down in the water. I had a larger 100gal custom sac made by BI. Works great and uses the factory quick connects.

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/3030/dsc01065r0zx.jpg

Then you will get a huge wake!

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7917/dsc01071r6hw.jpg

MLD004
06-28-2006, 05:53 PM
Thanks for the help. I think I'll start with a custom sac from BI. How's the wake pop once you get the additional weight in the boat. And do you put more weight up front?

MLD004
06-28-2006, 05:54 PM
And that is a sick looking surfing wake.

MLD004
06-28-2006, 05:57 PM
DanC-

How do you drain the sack in the rear locker? Does the pump just reverse and shoot the water out your fill hole?

DanC
06-28-2006, 06:24 PM
Faded,
I still have the factory front sack

Diesel,
The problem I would have with your setup is that here in the California Delta they love to give you tickets for sitting on the sundeck or gunnels when underway. So we like the sack in the rear locker and the sun pad down. We usually have about six folks in the boat. btw your wake is awesome.

MLD,
All of my sacks fill from a center hull feedthrough and the Simer pumps reverse and drain out the center hull feedthrough. See the linked thread for more details, explanations and pictures.

rlyons124
01-31-2007, 02:27 PM
Hey DanC, have you ever had a problem with the ballast in the rear ski locker smashing the fuel tank or any of the fue lines.

DanC
01-31-2007, 06:54 PM
Hey DanC, have you ever had a problem with the ballast in the rear ski locker smashing the fuel tank or any of the fue lines.

No problems so far.
Do lift up the rear locker floor and make sure the hoses and wires are routed through the channels so they aren't getting pinched.