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Old 05-10-2016, 04:16 PM
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X23 Extra Ballast-location?

I'm looking to add a little more size/shape to my X23 wake for wakesurfing, especially when passenger load is light and fuel tank isn't full. I'm planning on buying an additional ballast bag.
Anyone have any experience/recommendations on placement? Floor bag? On the seat? Better to place more midship or just in the back? I hear too far back just widens wake, and more forward makes wake steeper.
Anyone worry about drawing too much electricity draw using a plug-in pump to fill/drain while draining/filling factory tanks?
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Old 05-12-2016, 01:31 PM
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I opted to use stock pumps with filling additional ballast., had I used a plug in pump I wouldn't have worried about the power, but my boat has dual batteries, and if it didn't that may have been a concern. I guess you could just let it idle if you're worried about running out of juice.

As for the location, I think your best bet is to buy a bag or two, put em somewhere, fill em up and check the wake. I don't know of any one size fits all approach with the exception of the more weight more fun.
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Old 05-12-2016, 01:51 PM
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Are you against ballast in the floor?

If not get one of those 1100 belly sacs and use it.

Plug in pump is ok while others are running
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Old 05-12-2016, 02:52 PM
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I wouldn't worry about electric draw from a pump.....but still I went w lead bags. I just wanted a little extra bow weight so did 10 40lbs bags. 160 in the pickles and 120 under each bow seat. I like that they are set and forget, don't take up much room and can get a lot of weight small area. I have no clue how wake up was effected, normally makes wakeboard less steep w bow weight and more length for surf but I haven't really tested if that's how it worked it.
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:57 PM
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I'm looking to add a little more size/shape to my X23 wake for wakesurfing, especially when passenger load is light and fuel tank isn't full. I'm planning on buying an additional ballast bag.
Anyone have any experience/recommendations on placement? Floor bag? On the seat? Better to place more midship or just in the back? I hear too far back just widens wake, and more forward makes wake steeper.
Anyone worry about drawing too much electricity draw using a plug-in pump to fill/drain while draining/filling factory tanks?
Interested to see how extra Ballast does with the 6.0
Have you repropped or is it fine so far??
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:14 PM
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I have an X23 and have added 500lbs of Steel shot in the Lead Wake bags. I didn't want to mess around with fat sacs anymore. I have been told by my dealer and others that the X23 likes more weight near its center of gravity which is the tower footings. I have tried a number of locations and I can confirm this is the best spot so far from my experience. I have 100lbs in the bow and the balance on the floor under the seats just below the tower footings.

Hope that helps.
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:28 AM
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Just got 500lbs of Lead Wake for my X25, will have to try that configuration.
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Old 05-31-2016, 05:40 PM
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#1100 pound bag on the floor in front of the rear seat. You won't be disappointed.
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7 people in the boat and an #1100 pound on the floor in front of the rear seat.
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:02 AM
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I should add that's my buddy's wife who was a professional basketball player and is 6'2", she is not small.
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