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Old 09-17-2007, 09:14 PM
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Fat Sack Question

Novice wakeboarder looking for advice on fatsack types & brands...

I'm looking for a cheap way to get 400-500lbs in the back of the boat. Wife doesn't want it at all, so needs to be cheap. For one bag, should I be worried about getting the old vs. new style connectors / pumps, etc?

I found a "lauch pad" - 680lbs & pump for $100, but it's the old style connector. Never used. How long would this take to fill? Do the newer ones fill A LOT faster? I may be able to add this to the x-mas list, and want something I'll be happy with.

Any opinions / advice?
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:54 PM
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Novice wakeboarder looking for advice on fatsack types & brands...

I'm looking for a cheap way to get 400-500lbs in the back of the boat. Wife doesn't want it at all, so needs to be cheap. For one bag, should I be worried about getting the old vs. new style connectors / pumps, etc?

I found a "lauch pad" - 680lbs & pump for $100, but it's the old style connector. Never used. How long would this take to fill? Do the newer ones fill A LOT faster? I may be able to add this to the x-mas list, and want something I'll be happy with.

Any opinions / advice?
I would look for a 400 lb for the back and a 250 for the front. Too much in the back will make the ramp steep. Good rule of thumb: 60% rear 40% front. Type of boat? You could always go with 300 lbs on each side of motor if it's a direct drive.
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:57 PM
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Thanks, hadn't thought that direction yet. It's a PS205 Direct Drive.

I'm planning to put the few people we usually have in the front. Driver, one in the observer seat, one in the bow, ballast in back. I guess if we only have 3 total, the front may be a bit light...
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Old 09-17-2007, 10:03 PM
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Thanks, hadn't thought that direction yet. It's a PS205 Direct Drive.

I'm planning to put the few people we usually have in the front. Driver, one in the observer seat, one in the bow, ballast in back. I guess if we only have 3 total, the front may be a bit light...
I had a 99 PS205 and I installed a 600 lb bag in the trunk and a 400lb in the ski locker with a ballst puppy pump and the wake was pretty sick. Good ramp to launch from.

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Old 09-18-2007, 08:34 AM
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Pic looks great, ski locker sac will also be on the lookout list.

Any advice on old vs. new fittings and drain / fill times?

Also, for a rear sac, should I worry about newer bags w/o covers, or are they plenty durable. It will be out in the open.

Thanks.
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:40 AM
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Old or new they are all a PIA to fill and plan on getting the floor wet. Something to be saud for pumbing the sacs semi-permanently. It's on my to do list but never seems to get very high....
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:08 PM
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I would DEF go with the Tsunami pump.

I've bene told they fill significantly faster than any of the 1000GPH pumps.

Here's a thread where he used the Tsunami pumps for an auto ballast system.

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/sh...t=205v+ballast

5 MINUTES to fill all his sacs......

Also, make sure to open a vent tube when filling the sac to reduce back pressure and to increase fill time.

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Old 09-19-2007, 07:17 PM
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Pic looks great, ski locker sac will also be on the lookout list.

Any advice on old vs. new fittings and drain / fill times?

Also, for a rear sac, should I worry about newer bags w/o covers, or are they plenty durable. It will be out in the open.

Thanks.
I had the old waterbed fittings in the old girl with one pump and a Y-gate valve to change when the filling sack was full.

I had the sac with the cover, but with new technology your probably ok without the cover.
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:30 PM
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Go with Fly-High sacs with quick-connects and a Tsunami pump. The old-style threaded fills are a PITA.

Try here:

www.wakeside.com
www.buywake.com
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:27 PM
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get some...

extra friends to ride with you...move them around in the boat and see what makes the best wake...then judge their weight to get a good measure of the size and location of your sacks
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