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Old 10-13-2012, 10:53 AM
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2000 xstar surf set up

What surf set up dose anyone have in there 2000 xstar. And how is the wake. Thanks. Buddy's boat trying to set it up.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:56 PM
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I run a 750 in the back locker the kgb full. A lot of times I will run the 1100lb bow triangle up front as well. It helps keep the platform from dragging in the water and causing the wave to wash. 9.5-10mph seems to work well. Any faster and the wave washes out. The wave is ok. It's rideable, but it's really steep and not all that long.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:28 PM
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Same set up. KGB full 1 x 750 on the surf side. A bag in the bow. Poet side had the cleanest wave. It is indeed rideable but short

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Old 10-13-2012, 05:36 PM
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:55 PM
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Here are a couple of the port side. We usually surf the starboard side, but I couldn't find any pics of it.

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Old 02-08-2015, 12:47 PM
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I did a quick search before I asked this same question and found this thread. So I'm bringing this thread back from the dead.

I also have a 2000 star with acme 1235 prop. When I bought the boat it came with 2 750 sacs that were in the rear lockers, a v style sac for the bow, 2 other sacs that are 400's I think and the stock sac in the center.
Any suggestions on what to do to get me surfing this summer? I tried a little last summer but had no idea what I was doing. I got my wife to pull me about 9.5 with no ballast and was able to toss the rope and ride for just a few seconds. The wave was not anything like I see in the pics posted on this board. I have heard that my boat is not the best for surfing but if it's doable, it will be enough to get the family interested.
Ps. I would be surfing the goofy side.
Thanks for any advice.
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:08 PM
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I find the starboard side will clean up a little easier. Last summer I had 600's in the rear lockers, full on the surf side, and about a third full on the non surf side. Two 75lb bags on the rear seat on the surf side. 575lbs in the ski locker. 85lbs onder the bow seats on each side and a 750lb bag in the walkway. All the people in the boat sit on the surf side too.

It's not a big wave, but it's clean and steep. It's very short too, so it may be tough to learn on, but have fun.
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:27 PM
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Thanks! Looks like I'm not far off. This was my first attempt with no ballast.
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:35 PM
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Not too bad. When you do add ballast to the starboard side, make sure to put some in the bow as well, it'll help make the wave longer. It needs to be listed pretty hard to make a decent wave, so be careful when turning around to pick up a rider. I've had people stop and panic that we're sinking before as I'm up to 3000lbs in my boat now.
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:51 PM
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Not too bad. When you do add ballast to the starboard side, make sure to put some in the bow as well, it'll help make the wave longer. It needs to be listed pretty hard to make a decent wave, so be careful when turning around to pick up a rider. I've had people stop and panic that we're sinking before as I'm up to 3000lbs in my boat now.
Thanks for your help. I plan to fill the bow sac as full as I can and put maybe put one of the 400's in the bow floor. I assume the general idea is to get the whole boat down in the water and not just the rear? After the pic above was taken, I did try to fill the rear sacs but the wave got worse (very white washy with no defined lip). I didn't know about bow weight. I'll give it a shot and see what happens. Thanks!
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