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Old 01-26-2013, 02:20 AM
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Boat: 2005 X2
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Originally Posted by sand2snow22 View Post
Doesn't have that problem unless you have too much weight in the back...

Cool that you are doing the trim tab tho. After you get to ski it, send me a PM and let me know what it does to your ski wake. Thanks.
We only had the boat on the water for a month before winterizing so my experience with the X2 is still growing. There were a couple of occasions when we did notice porpoising at 30+ mph -- once when I was skiing and the driver (my wife) just killed the throttle because she was scared. The only passengers were my two kids.

In reading up on the 205V/X2 here on TT there seems to be a consensus that the rear engine placement alters the weight distribution enough from the DD 205 to make the hull prone to porpoising in general. As you say, adding more weight to the stern would only compound it.

And yes, I'll be sure to report back on the results of the wakeplate install, hopefully with some pics too.
2005 X2, Viper Red, MCX, OJ TZ-X5 prop, PPass, rear 750 sacs, KGB, IBS, Bennett Wake Plate, custom wake shaper
(previous) 2001 X5, 1991 TriStar 190
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