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  1. TeX-35
    03-20-2010 11:31 PM
    Sorry for the late reply. Been awhile since logging on. We finally managed to get a pretty decent wake with the stock ballast full in the port AND starboard as well as a FULL 750lb fat sac added in the port locker. As for the KGB ballast, we tried it at all different levels and I honestly did not notice too much of a difference. Having more people in the boat helps as well. It's a big boat (and wide) and as I understand it, the deeper v-hull (as compared to the other x-models) makes it difficult to displace water. The result is a longer wake with the peak closer to the swim platform than other boats. Also, I noticed that the water needs to be fairly calm in order to kick up a good wake. Any wakes from any other boat or just a rough lake will easily wash out your wake...at least in the X-35. My buddy with an X-Star doesn't seem to have that issue.
    Long story short, you gotta add ballast (750lbs+) to one of the lockers. We managed a pretty good wake like I said, but it still seemed to fall short of other boats. Only when we had a full load of bodies, cooler full of beer, etc did it seem to really rock. Dealer has promised to take me out and demo some ballast solutions this spring. We'll see.
    The new boats come with a wake plate option that I hear is awesome. But I have not tried it out my self.
    Let me know if you discover anything.
  2. kwolfejr
    03-03-2010 04:59 PM
    Hey TeX....I was hunting through a number of posts about surfing behind an X-35 (looking for suggestions on how to get a good wake). I noticed a post from you indicating that you had a hard time getting a good surf wake on your first trip with the boat last year. I pick up my new X35 tomorrow...during the test run we wanted to see the surf wake (too cold to actually surf) so we ballasted it down with a 750 in stb back locker, which is what the dealer said to do. I wasn't impressed with the surf wake but it wasn't a show stopper as I figured it would take some adjusting just like any other boat.

    The question: Have you had any luck getting a good surf wake? If so, where was the extra weight placed and how much? Was the forward ballast 100% full?

    Any other suggestions or observations since you've now had your boat for while?


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