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Old 10-07-2017, 08:50 AM
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Thanks cmitchell. Great info.
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Old 01-22-2018, 03:33 PM
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Did you build your own surf gates? Or are you using a suction gate?

Weight fairly evenly, but it still helps to cheat with more weight to the surf side.
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:29 AM
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Cmitchell

You wrote that repropping is a must when ballast is added. Is it a must for performance (getting on plane) or to avoid damage to the drive train?

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Old 01-23-2018, 10:39 AM
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You can make a wave big enough to go rope less but that's about it. Surfed a few times behind a Prostar 190 with 800lbs in the back, 400lbs between the observers seat and doghouse, suck gate on the size. Big enough to surf rope less my first time and have some fun. It's not a surf boat by any means but it was fairly easy to setup and let people try something new when the water was bad.
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:46 AM
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Cmitchell

You wrote that repropping is a must when ballast is added. Is it a must for performance (getting on plane) or to avoid damage to the drive train?

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Bill - As we add ballast, it is often optimal to go with a prop that has less pitch and more diameter to improve efficiency and stay within the WOT RPM range. Verify your RPMs at wide open throttle, and then contact OJ or ACME to get their feedback and try out a new prop or two. If you are not able to get to the recommended WOT when under load (or if your boat exceeds this range) then you could damage the engine. However I find that most people change props to optimize performance when pulling or surfing.
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