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Tcragun 06-27-2011 02:50 PM

02 xstar ballast
 
Just purchased my first boat, it being a 02 xstar and i need some advise on when to use the center and rear ballast tanks. Should you fill all three when you surf/wakeboard?

Any advise on how to make skiing / surfing and wakeboarding more fun behind this awesome boat using ballest would be great.

Thanks

agarabaghi 06-27-2011 02:56 PM

wakeboarding all 3 + more weight evenly balanced and distributed 60/40 rear front....

Surfing fill up center and the side you surf on.

mseller 06-27-2011 03:00 PM

from what i've read on the forum the xstar surfing isn't the greatest wave...but here is JerseyDave's setup on his:
For surfing:

750# sac port side locker, 400# sac on port side seat, fill KGB tank, everyone sits on the port side of the boat (and try 1-2 people in bow portside too)
The sweet spot is still pretty close to the swim platform, but with an X-star it's hard to make a long "pocket"

agarabaghi 06-27-2011 03:03 PM

I bet to differ...

seems like a decent pocket to me there...

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._5144513_n.jpg

1 750 in port locker. nothing else. 1 person on port side + driver.

mseller 06-27-2011 03:04 PM

ya i don't put anything up front on my x45 either. just port as well


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