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Old 06-09-2014, 08:12 AM
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X45 Setup Help

Still working on getting my surf wave setup. Not getting the push I need. The pocket is very small for me. I am 240#s so I understand that it will never be big enough. Just looking for advice on things to try. Here is what I was doing this weekend.
Port and KGB full. Port locker 1100# bag(guessing 800-900#), 400# under front seat. 1100# in the rear floor. Driver and three kids total about 150# in rear corner. Thinking I will try another 400# on the seat or would it be better under the board locker? The 1100 will not fit on the seat. I think that would be better to have it over further as I think the wave was better without it. Going about 11. We are using an app on my phone for speed. Couldn't find one with tenths that worked.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:14 AM
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PM jamesL. we surfed his 45 on memorial day and it was mackin. I think you might be overweighing it, try more weight up front & slower speed
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:20 AM
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Man you should be getting a killer wave with that. I have a 2006 with the 8.1L and I took 6 guys with newer Mooba/Supras out this weekend and I swear they all said it was the best wave they have ever been on, and they all surf a good bit. It was super long with plenty of push way way back (granted these guys are #240 either but still). Needless to say I was a proud MC owner this weekend when the all the guys with the 2013/14 6-figure boats were shocked at the wave I was putting out. The SC 450 will do a similar wave, but they run #5500 to #6000 ballast plus people to do it.

I don't even run as much weight as you, maybe that 1100 in the floor is causing issues? I could see that flattening the wave since it is so close to the center. I think you need a bag for that seat in the rear corner - a #400 or #500 lb bag. Maybe throw the #1100 in the board locker and fill it 1/3. Also you are a big fella, the board you choose is going to mean the world to you.

I run KGB/Port full, 1100 (filled to #8-900) port locker, #400 in the port rear corner (on seat) and #400 under the front port seat. I had between 2 and 6 people on the boat and it was fantastic. Running 11.5 is my ideal setup any slower it gets really tall but not long. I had it in RPM mode and 2 people hoped out and it got up to 12 maybe 12.5 and while not as tall it was LONG, as in riders were easily 18 to 20 feet off the platform and still riding. I usually run the plate down 1/4 to 1/2 although it doesn't see to change it much. I also have a teak platform which really cuts through and the bottom lip which is on the fiberglass platforms doesn't exist. If you have that platform you need to probably fill in the underside, it makes a difference.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:23 AM
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I agree on the overweight, drop that 1100 and move it to the board locker and put about #300 #400 lbs in it only. Again, my 45 this weekend (and others) was as good as any I have every been on and although biased I still think it is one of the best surf boats out there especially considering the age of mine was before surfing became huge and is without the digital readings and surf systems/gates, etc. Just add water and go, I can't ask for much more from it.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:30 AM
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Agreed, you may have over done it. What we were doing on my 45: KGB and Port filled, 750 port in the rear and a 400 in the center walkway. we also had about 7-8 guys we sat on the port side even in front and back, speed was high 10.8-11.4 if i remember correctly. I am 6' 200lbs and it had plenty of push and height. Trim plate was all the way up. Ill grab some pictures next time I'm out. Good luck
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:46 PM
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Jason, you've got too much weight there. I've got an 800# port side rear, 400# on seat over cooler and 400#.port side bow, and factory ballast on pretty and kgb.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:46 PM
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Jason, you've got too much weight there. I've got an 800# port side rear, 400# on seat over cooler and 400#.port side bow, and factory ballast on pretty and kgb.
Exact setup as mine, works great. Surfed beside a SC 450 yesterday which had a great wave then I found out they were running #5600 and a full integrated surf system to get it! Ouch.

The #800 and #400 in the rear will get you weighted down enough in the rear even without too many people on board and the #400 up front will get the nose down and make it much longer.

Note: Make sure you set the cooler out of the locker first. I filled up my entire ballast bag before noticing that I couldn't reach my cooler.
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:32 PM
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Exact setup as mine, works great. Surfed beside a SC 450 yesterday which had a great wave then I found out they were running #5600 and a full integrated surf system to get it! Ouch.

The #800 and #400 in the rear will get you weighted down enough in the rear even without too many people on board and the #400 up front will get the nose down and make it much longer.

Note: Make sure you set the cooler out of the locker first. I filled up my entire ballast bag before noticing that I couldn't reach my cooler.
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:56 PM
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Agreed, too much weight. I got mine out for the first time yesterday, and I had a 240+ rider surfing easily on a 4'8" board. All I had was KGB, Port tank, and a 750 bag in the Port locker. 11.2MPH and only 3 people in the boat.
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:08 PM
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What I've done on my X45 is fill the port tank, +750 bag in port locker, KGB, + 200 bag under front left seat.

For the KGB overflow I just disconnect the right bag and plug up those holes with these...
http://www.wakemakers.com/fly-high-p...ting-w743.html i got the cap to screw on at lowes.

i haven't surfed right yet but would just do the opposite obviously.
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