Go Back   TeamTalk > Maintenance Tips, How-tos and Refurbishing Topics > Ballast

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-06-2018, 09:00 PM
Howrigon Howrigon is offline
TT Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Boat: Mastercraft, x2, 2004, indmar
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1
04 x2

Hi, I am a new owner of a used 04 x2 mastercraft and am seeking some advice on the best ballast setup for my family to start surfing. The local dealer wanted to install 2 400 lbs bags in the lockers. They said that would be enough, but Iím not sure if I should go for more weight? Also wondering if my boat has a timeout switch on the filling of the ballast tanks.

Thank you for the advice.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-06-2018, 09:02 PM
MC25's Avatar
MC25 MC25 is online now
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Boat: 2016 X30, 85 S&S
Location: Grapevine, Texas
Posts: 15,019
Swap the hard tanks for 750s. No timers
__________________
-Aric

LONE STAR MASTERBASH 2018!!!!!!

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...30#post1417530

2016 X30-Wetsounds galore
2017 Misty Harbor Tri-Toon
1985 S&S- Gone but never forgotten
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-06-2018, 11:56 PM
gwozhog's Avatar
gwozhog gwozhog is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Boat: Achilles sg124
Location: south
Posts: 735
I have an 05 x2 and run 750s in the lockers, center kgb full, and the 350 pound wakemakers piggyback kit for underneath the bow seats, and 750 bag filled up behind the drivers seat. If my boat is empty I will even fill up a 400 pound sack on the rear seat. Built a suckgate for the goofy wave that is 10 inches tall by 8.5 inches wide. For the regular side I add a wider plate fastened with 4 bolts finger tight that is 12by8 inches. regular side needs a wider gate when heavily weighted. Here is a pick of my buddy with just me in the boat. gate needs to be installed about 25 inches from the stern with my weight configuration. Also you want to buy the aluminum cosmos cups on eBay. they do not come off. Hope this helps
Attached Images
   
__________________
I once dated a girl in high shcool and her dad told me I would never amount to anything. He was right.

Last edited by gwozhog; 04-07-2018 at 12:06 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-01-2018, 01:47 AM
rdrz14 rdrz14 is offline
TT Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Boat: MasterCraft X-2 2004
Location: Northeast
Posts: 7
This is a huge help to me! I just got a 2004 X-2 with bad pumps and old bags, so I'm basically replacing the whole ballast system. What and how many pumps are you running to fill this? My goal is to be able to fill the whole thing in under 10 minutes or so with built ins, but not sure how what to run.

Sorry for thread jacking, but I'm "in the same boat" as you!!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-01-2018, 03:02 AM
wheelerd's Avatar
wheelerd wheelerd is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Boat: 2005 X2
Location: Central Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,880
Quote:
Originally Posted by Howrigon View Post
Hi, I am a new owner of a used 04 x2 mastercraft and am seeking some advice on the best ballast setup for my family to start surfing. The local dealer wanted to install 2 400 lbs bags in the lockers. They said that would be enough, but Iím not sure if I should go for more weight? Also wondering if my boat has a timeout switch on the filling of the ballast tanks.

Thank you for the advice.
The dealer is correct IF the 400's are simply added to the hard tanks that are already there. But if you're going to add bags anyway, just take out the hard tanks and do what Aric says. That's what I did with my 05 X2. That way, when the bags are empty you have lots more storage.

Be sure to add plenty of weight up front. A rough guideline is front/rear 40/60 ratio. Not sure where you surf, but shallow water (under 10') can kill a wave.
__________________
2005 X2, Viper Red, MCX, OJ TZ-X5 prop, PPass, rear 750 sacs, KBS, IBS, Bennett Wake Plate, custom wake shaper
(previous) 2001 X5, 1991 TriStar 190
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-02-2018, 04:26 PM
dvsone79's Avatar
dvsone79 dvsone79 is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Boat: '99 205v
Location: Tennessee River
Posts: 1,337
What is the world coming to when the new boat buyers first question is how to weight a 205v for surfing?! LOL!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-02-2018, 04:33 PM
wheelerd's Avatar
wheelerd wheelerd is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Boat: 2005 X2
Location: Central Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,880
Quote:
Originally Posted by dvsone79 View Post
What is the world coming to when the new boat buyers first question is how to weight a 205v for surfing?! LOL!
Same as: How can get a Chevette to run the quarter mile in 11 sec?

Seriously though, we can surf all day behind our 05 X2 (205v hull). Not as easy out of the box as a new X23 but can be done quite successfully with the right combination of ballast, speed, surfgate, wakeplate, board, driver, etc.

The options are limited for those of us who want to: surf, wakeboard, and (maybe) have a decent slalom wake . . . and not pay $130+k.
__________________
2005 X2, Viper Red, MCX, OJ TZ-X5 prop, PPass, rear 750 sacs, KBS, IBS, Bennett Wake Plate, custom wake shaper
(previous) 2001 X5, 1991 TriStar 190
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-03-2018, 01:04 AM
dvsone79's Avatar
dvsone79 dvsone79 is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Boat: '99 205v
Location: Tennessee River
Posts: 1,337
No doubt, wheeler. Just interesting how the inboard landscape has changed in the 5 years I’ve been around it. When I bought my 205v back in 2012, wakeboarding was the thing. Now it’s surfing. Crazy how much surfing has blown up. But yeah, mine surfs really well with 2500# of ballast and a homemade wake shaper.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-14-2018, 05:44 PM
igormaster's Avatar
igormaster igormaster is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Boat: Mastercraft x2 2003 MCX 350
Location: Mountains
Posts: 91
Size of the "wakemakers piggyback kit for underneath the bow seats?

Mine is 03X2 and wonder what size of the piggyback kit you used? Or wakemakers model number? The space is so small under front seats; since my hull is not a pickle fork.

Thank you!

Quote:
Originally Posted by gwozhog View Post
I have an 05 x2 and run 750s in the lockers, center kgb full, and the 350 pound wakemakers piggyback kit for underneath the bow seats, and 750 bag filled up behind the drivers seat. If my boat is empty I will even fill up a 400 pound sack on the rear seat. Built a suckgate for the goofy wave that is 10 inches tall by 8.5 inches wide. For the regular side I add a wider plate fastened with 4 bolts finger tight that is 12by8 inches. regular side needs a wider gate when heavily weighted. Here is a pick of my buddy with just me in the boat. gate needs to be installed about 25 inches from the stern with my weight configuration. Also you want to buy the aluminum cosmos cups on eBay. they do not come off. Hope this helps
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-14-2018, 10:38 PM
VP46's Avatar
VP46 VP46 is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Boat: Mastercraft, x-star, 2002
Location: West coast
Posts: 1,266
Quote:
Originally Posted by igormaster View Post
Mine is 03X2 and wonder what size of the piggyback kit you used? Or wakemakers model number? The space is so small under front seats; since my hull is not a pickle fork.

Thank you!
I do not use any weight up front - surfs fine.... more weight up front will lengthen the pocket a little but to be honest if you can surf you wont or should not need it.

Caveat - I'm THIS freaking close to pulling off 360s I just cant seem to land it in the pocket yet. It will happen.... it's just the margin of error on a 205V wake is small.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
x2 ballast

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:08 PM.


2018