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Old 08-26-2014, 01:34 AM
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Hi Prostar205, I was admiring your boat while reading this thread about surf tabs and ballasts. I just purchased a 2004 X30 that I am working to upgrade with larger ballasts for surfing (750, 900 or 1100 rears and an integrated bow sac from Wakemakers). I noticed your tower looks like a newer model. Did you add that aftermarket? I also love the "MasterCraft" lettering vs the Tribal decal. Mine has the decal removed but I am considering adding the letters from Domed Numbers to match yours.

Thanks for the info.
The tower is a 2005 version and was installed at the factory. This boat was owned by a factory engineer from July 2001 to Nov 2004. He did all the upgrades when they came up. The MASTERCRAFT decal is from 2010 and I got it direct from my dealer.
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:41 AM
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Thanks Drballenbc! That's great info. As a new boat owner, I've got a lot to learn. I was in contact with WakeMakers and they have a 900lb fatsac (currently out of stock but due in soon) that I think I may upgrade too. The previous owner had done some upgrades toi the ballast bags, but these newer sacs can add so much more weight. I'm excited for the possibilities. It's an awesome boat.
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:44 AM
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Thanks Prostar! I'll keep posting as I'm slowly making this boat my own. The dealership and Wakemakers think the 1100lb sacs are slightly too big and can't be filled all the way so they recommend the 750's or 900's in back. I don't think I'll upgrade the KGB, but will add the IBS in the bow to compensate and help lengthen the wake a bit. I hope to update you all soon.
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:18 AM
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I believe you can fit an 1100 in the rear but that you need to reinforce the divider on the engine side as they will push it up against the exhaust otherwise. Pretty sure there is a thread on here about how to do that but if a 900 will go without having to reinforce the divider then that should work well. Have really enjoyed playing with the ballast and testing this year. Got a long list of upgrades for next year. FYI. Don't think that ever ends. This forum is the best.


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Old 08-28-2014, 08:13 PM
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Very nice!! I want a tower like that!!!
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:46 PM
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2006 X30 surf wake

we have 850 in port rear locker, center hard tank full, and we make sure on person sitting in middle to front on surf side. You would be amazed how clean one adult changes the wake, but i do have to use my center tab at least half to full down.
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:49 PM
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another pic

if i don't use center trim tab (only one i have) my wake is all white wash, don't really understand why,,
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:51 PM
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Oh and the 850 is on top of whatever is factory in the hard tank, we do only fill the surf side and center front tank. Just to clarify
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:56 PM
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I have the same boat but a 2002, I have a 900 in the port locker. I took out the stock ballast tank to make room for the bag. I also fill the stock KGB in the center locker. I surf at 10.4 mph and have no problem. My starboard side has my dual batteries.

I used wakemakers also, they told me go with the 900 also, fits well when full.
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Old 10-05-2014, 12:15 PM
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Late reply to the X30 side conversation about new decals. Recently changed mine
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