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weist1013 05-15-2014 06:01 AM

230vs ballast/ fatsacs?
Hey guys Im wanting to eventually install ballast system but for now I'm just wanting to get some bags that I can fill for now then convert the bags to ballast when I get time.I'm wanting enough weight to surf. What bags can I manually fill now and if I want I can convert the same bags to ballast? I have 2001 230vs.

CantRepeat 05-15-2014 06:41 AM can help with bag size.

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pmikler 05-15-2014 08:22 AM

^^^^ whoops

jafo9 05-15-2014 09:19 AM

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you can fit off the shelf 1100's in the rear lockers and a 750 off the shelf fits OK in the bow walkway. the surfing pic is with the 1100 in the port corner and the stock KGB ~350# full but no external sacs. in an ideal world, i'd have the 1100's in the corners, a custom wake makers bag in the ski locker and a bow filler sac plumbed in as well. fwiw, our hulls are identical.

CantRepeat 05-15-2014 09:51 AM

That's one of the best waves I've seen for that year hull. Nice job!

Jeff d 05-15-2014 09:55 AM

I have 750s in the rear (950 lbs "fully expanded") and a 650 U shaped sac under the front seats that are fully automated (i.e. flip a switch to fill/drain). I also have a 280 lbs sac that I just fill at the beginning of the season in the front of the ski locker and leave full. I had another 280 filled/drained via a portable pump that I'd put in the walkway sometimes if we wanted a lot of weight for wakeboarding or I'd put it on the surf side towards the rear for surfing.

It took some dialing in but for the last couple of seasons it just works and I don't really have to think about it. If you're all about the surfing then I'd get the 1100s for the rear. They'll fit but you won't get them fully "plumped" like you can with the 750s. You might get close to the 1,100 lb nominal weight but you certainly won't get more than that (i.e. you will only fit maybe 150 more lbs in an "1100 lb sac" vs. the expanded "750 lb sac") due to the size of the locker.

Here's the wakeboard wake:

I don't have any pictures of the surf wave. I really just set it up for surfing on a "best effort" basis since I don't particularly care for it. It does work fine though.

Jeff d 05-15-2014 10:07 AM

Also, I don't typically fill the rear completely for wakeboarding. I'll get them close to "full" but certainly not "expanded" (The term FlyHigh/FatSac uses) so they're probably around 700 lbs each for wakeboarding. For surfing I fill the bag to the full 950 lb expanded weight, put the 280 on the floor on the surf side rear corner and partially fill the bow sac sometimes.

weist1013 05-15-2014 01:12 PM

1100 sacks 80% filled on each side in the rear compartments correct?

i guess will need to relocate the dual batteries.. where should i put the 2 batteries?

Jeff d 05-15-2014 01:20 PM

I only have one battery in the factory location below the port, rear corner seat. If I was going to add a second battery I'd just do dual group 27s which should fit in there. If you have group 29 or 31s then you won't fit two under that seat. You could get smaller batteries or ditch the cooler and put one in the starboard rear corner seat.

Also, do you have the motorized actuator for the rear hatch? If so that will interfere with the port side sac. You'll either need to build something around it to allow it to move while the sac is filled or just get rid of it and do this:

Bohmer410 05-15-2014 01:26 PM

I have two batteries, 24 size, under the rear seat on the port side. They are just before where the floor rasies up under the seat. They fit fine with 1,100 in the lockers.

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