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Old 05-27-2014, 10:17 PM
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14' X25 Gen2 Advice

I picked up my new X25 with Gen 2 Saturday and am having a really hard time dialing in a decent surf wake. I still have my 13' X25 and its wake is far superior to that of any other boat I've owned. My expectations for the Gen2 wake have been really high (possibly too high) or either I'm missing something. I've tried every configuration possible in the six hours I've had it on the water and cannot get anything decent on the port side (oddly the starboard side seems to produce a much cleaner wake).

Does anyone have any suggestions or advice for me? I'm really not even sure where to begin. I've read to check the actuator pins (X25 only has one pin placement) and I've checked the platform height and all seems accurate.

Thank you for any advice or suggestions.
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:37 PM
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Is the wave small or not clean? Pictures? Can you see if the surf tabs are deploying properly?
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:42 PM
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The opposite should hold true (Port cleaner than Starboard typically). You just have the standard Gen 2 set up I assume? If so you need more weight for starters. Larger 750lb bags if they fit in the rear lockers and 400lbs in lead is a good prescription to start with. Leave center tab up.
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:48 PM
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The wave is small with a ton of wash, very bizarre looking to be honest. I went underwater today to make sure that the tabs are deploying correctly and as far as I can tell they are. I will take some pics tomorrow but the wake is terrible on the port side, un-surfable. I emptied all of the weight at one point on the starboard side and filled the port ballast 100% with the center ballast at 50%. The center tab was at 40% and the starboard tab was down 100%. When we got up to 11 mph the boat was listing so hard that I literally became fearful (I have a 2 year old). I then put the center ballast at 50 and left the port and stbd at 100 and this worked great for the stbd wake but the port was awful. Passengers weren't an issue bc my wife weighs 100 pounds and my son weighs 31 pounds. I'm really lost here.
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:50 PM
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Thank you for the suggestion. I will take the 750s out of my 13' tomorrow and put them in the 14' to see what I can drum up. What about the center hard tank? Should I leave it full?
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:08 PM
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Read this thread for all the various X25 weighting options. Your Gen 2 will just get better with weight and may still work better listed. http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=47323
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:10 PM
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Thank you
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:23 PM
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The X25 is a great surfing boat. I haven't used the gen2 on the 25 but listing it makes a great wave. Something you're doing isn't right because the port side is always clean and you're not running anywhere near enough weight to scare yourself listing it. That thread linked above is a good one
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:43 PM
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My dealer wanted 6.5K to upgrade to Gen 2 for my 2013 X25. No thanks. Still have not seen any evidence that the system really works. Guys who have it dialled are filling very square inch of their boat with ballast and lead to get it right.

Disappointed. I'm a member of Planet Nautique and it's very clear that NSS is unanimously out of the box functional with stock, subfloor ballast.
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:38 AM
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Finley, follow this setup:

Fill all hard ballast tanks, add 750lb bags to both Starboard & Port and if you dont have enough people take 400lbs on lead and place in the rear/cockpit area of the boat (go heavy on the port side).

Starboard Tab - 40%
Center - 0%
Port Tab - 0%

If you run the Gen 2 tabs at 100% the wake get short and washed out. If you surf port keep the tab between 30%-40%. I come from listing my old X25, so I know what kind of wave the X25 can produce. This setup give you a clean (no wash) long wave to surf. Let me know if you have questions. If you surf starboard you will need to run the tabs a lot different.
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