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Old 07-19-2013, 03:17 AM
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New ballast install for 2000 Xstar

Planning a new install for my 2000 Xstar. Fill time doesn't bother me so likely will go with one Jabsco pump.

Plan as follows:
2 x 450lb Sumo sacs in rear lockers
1 x 300lb Sumo Utilisac in centre locker
400 lbs lead shot under bow

Going down this route, clearly the boat will always have some weight in the bow, I see 2 problems with this -
nose weight on trailer may be too much unless I leave some water in the rear sacks
without any ballast the bow may sit too low in the water for general use. We rarely use the bow area for seating so I am hoping this is not a problem.

Any thoughts on the above, or should I put two smaller sacs up in the bow area instead, meaning I can get a better surf wake with more port or starboard lean, drop the centre sac and put the lead shot there instead.

Appreciate the help.

Last edited by ac505; 07-19-2013 at 03:44 AM.
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