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Old 05-10-2016, 12:40 PM
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Ballast capacity

Does anybody know the capacity in GALLONS on the rear locker ballasts for an 08 X2, it's think it's 550lbs total and I'm
Thinking 200 in each locker but not 100% sure. .. I'm about yep try and tackle re-timing.
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:01 PM
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Does anybody know the capacity in GALLONS on the rear locker ballasts for an 08 X2, it's think it's 550lbs total and I'm
Thinking 200 in each locker but not 100% sure. .. I'm about yep try and tackle re-timing.
In terms of timing the ballast, I just made sure that they were on long enough so that water was coming out of the side.

Which bag to do have for the rear locker?

This is the rear lock bag that you want for an X2.
https://www.wakemakers.com/fly-high-...-rear-sac.html
It gives you 455 Ibs of ballast over and above the stock tank which I believe is 250Ibs for a total of 700Ibs. You can fit bigger bags in the rear locker but you will not be able to fill them completely.

If you are looking to make a super nice surf wake, we found that you need to put additional ballast on the seats(either human ballast, two smaller bags or one large L-shaped bag).

Here is a picture of how we had our X2 setup and the wave was fantastic.

Note: We also found a big improvement in the wake when we added the attitude adjustment plate.


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Yeah that looks dang good, we've always got enough people to put in a corner and not enough room for a bag in the seat tho. I just need to know my stock port ballast capacity in gallons to reset my timers.
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I wish I could remember what I had ours set at. I think I had our set to the maximum. When I heard the water over flowing I would just turn the switch off. Better to have it set too long then not long enough.
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To gain additional port weight, I had a sac plumbed where the cooler was to provide added weight on that side and not sacrifice seating.
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Here is some information on stock ballast size. From what I read, Wakemakers says 250# and the dealer says 300#...I still think trial and error is your best strategy.

https://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk...ad.php?t=45179
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To gain additional port weight, I had a sac plumbed where the cooler was to provide added weight on that side and not sacrifice seating.
Exactly!! Remove the cooler and move the batteries to starboard. The entire port side under the seats is filled on my boat. Plus getting ride of over the boat pumps is a plus!!! Surf ready in 10 minutes.
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Here is some information on stock ballast size. From what I read, Wakemakers says 250# and the dealer says 300#...I still think trial and error is your best strategy.

https://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk...ad.php?t=45179

I'm thinking I only have 550 total..200 in each rear and 150 kgb
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I could have that backwards tho
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In terms of timing the ballast, I just made sure that they were on long enough so that water was coming out of the side.

Which bag to do have for the rear locker?

This is the rear lock bag that you want for an X2.
https://www.wakemakers.com/fly-high-...-rear-sac.html
It gives you 455 Ibs of ballast over and above the stock tank which I believe is 250Ibs for a total of 700Ibs. You can fit bigger bags in the rear locker but you will not be able to fill them completely.

If you are looking to make a super nice surf wake, we found that you need to put additional ballast on the seats(either human ballast, two smaller bags or one large L-shaped bag).

Here is a picture of how we had our X2 setup and the wave was fantastic.

Note: We also found a big improvement in the wake when we added the attitude adjustment plate.


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Did you raise your platform? I am just curious how much it helps getting your platform out of the wave? I am going to raise mine 2" this weekend.
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