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Old 01-25-2013, 09:11 AM
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2003 x30 surf tab yes or no

I have a 2003 x30 with 580 lbs center locker up front and 2 1100's in the rear lockers. I am still having a bit of a problem developing a good pushing wave. I don't know wht considering all of the others with the same boat say how great the wake is. Should I add a surf tab??? any other ideas?
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:00 AM
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With that much weight you are doing something wrong. Should be able to create a good wave. What speed are you going?
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:44 AM
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About 10-12 mph. Today i was planning on moving tha batteries to the starboard side and installing a battery isolator. Good idea??? Or will that make it worse?
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:23 PM
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Not an easy boat to surf. My X10 requires turning slightly to the surf side to get any push. I dream of the day we can surf going in a straight line!
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:39 PM
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How deep is the water that you're in. I've found that unless we're in at least 10' of water we can't generate a good wake. The prop wash just end up pushing the back of the boat up. The deeper the water the better.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:53 PM
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I have a 2003 x30 with 580 lbs center locker up front and 2 1100's in the rear lockers. I am still having a bit of a problem developing a good pushing wave. I don't know wht considering all of the others with the same boat say how great the wake is. Should I add a surf tab??? any other ideas?
You fill both side lockers? How do you tip the boat without tabs? Just with people?

I suggest putting the non surfside bag on the seat/in the midship locker surfside!
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:56 PM
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i have one of these. hold around 1000 lbs.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:49 PM
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You fill both side lockers? How do you tip the boat without tabs? Just with people?

I suggest putting the non surfside bag on the seat/in the midship locker surfside!
Are you suggesting with the 1100 lbs sac in the port locker full and the 580 lbs sac in the center locker full adding another 1000lbs in the midship (Where the amps are) locker???

You mentioned tabs. I don't have any. What would you recommend??? How would that change the wake???
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:00 PM
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I have an '02 X-30 and from my experience you may have too much weight and the weight not distributed optimally. We surf with the following setup and it works pretty well for a hull that was not designed to surf. This is for surfing the port (passenger) side of the boat.

~750 lbs in port rear locker (passenger side)
~500 lbs in ski locker (custom sac - not factory)
~300 lbs in starboard rear locker (drivers side)
~500-700 lbs in triangular bow sac sitting on top of seats (it will hold 1,000 lbs but we've never filled it up)

We go about 9.6 mph.

I also have the L-18 (496) engine so that adds ~200 lbs of additional weight compared to the MCX engine.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:05 AM
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Nice! I always have maxed out tge 1100 lbs starboard and the 580 mid ski locker with nothing on the port. So it sounds like i just need a 500-700 lbs up front. Easy fix.

I can add a little more in each rear since im running the mcx.

So i take it your'e not running tabs? Also do you have a pic? Ive never seen a metal flaked x30
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