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Old 08-13-2008, 12:00 PM
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Ironman, you gotta post pics of your wake now! That thing is a lowrider!
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:31 PM
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Nothing 4400 lbs + of ballast won't cure....How long does it take to get that beast on plane? Equally impressive is no perfect pass.
Hey SteveO- What's up?

and I wanna see pic's of the driver and the wake, please?
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:11 PM
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Remove the hard tanks and replace them with 750 fat sacs. This is the best thing I did on my 05 x2. It also great for surfing.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:40 PM
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When you removed the hard tanks and replaced them with 750 fat sacs, did it have an overflow for it? I was told they didn't. I was wondering how that works.
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:18 PM
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Just connect the overflow that used to be on the hard tank to the bag. You will have to connect a longer hose. The one off the hard tank is pretty short.

For what it's worth, unless you plan to load the boat all the time, I would stay away from the 750's and go with the 400's, less hassle than trying to get the same amount on each side. I have been running the 7's and am going to the 4's. I will keep a 7 onboard to throw in the locker for surfing.
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:27 PM
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When you removed the hard tanks and replaced them with 750 fat sacs, did it have an overflow for it? I was told they didn't. I was wondering how that works.

The hard tanks have an intake hose on the stern side (back of boat) near the bottom of the tank and an overflow hose on the bow side (front of boat) near the top of the tank which leads to a through hull above the water line just under the rub rail. You can unbolt the hard tanks I think it was 4 or 6 screws and then undo the hoses and swap a bag its place. I would go with 750s but I doubt you will fill them all the way unless you have enough weight up front.

I had a couple 550s lying around when I did my ride so that is what I used. I fill them up and then I have the sack in the locker for another 330-350 and then a V drive sack in the walkway as far forward as it will go for another 400-425. Then I have some lead in the bow for about 50 pounds. When I have more than 2 people in the boat at least one has to ride in the bow or I have to add 100 lbs of weight to the front. Here is a link (MY BOAT) to my setup with pictures of the bags and their locations. With 3 people in the boat we end up with a little over knee high at 65-70 feet at 22.5 to 23.5. It tends to wash out at speeds below 22.5.

As for your wash over I imagine it is a function of weight distribution (side to side), speed and rope length. If you are riding the stock ballast alone you can probably get away with 20-21 mph with a rope length of about 60-65 ft. If you speed up to much and lengthen the rope you will be in the wash. If you slow down below 20 you will wash out most of the wake. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:02 PM
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Here's my buddy's setup on his X-1:

-Remove rear hard tanks
-Replace them with (2) 400# v-drive sacs
-ski locker sac (300-350)
-750 fat sac in walkway
-400# sacs across front seats laying on top of 750 sac

If needed, add another 250-300# sac in front of that 400# sac in bow

Nice wake this way starting at 22 mph, 23+ is better. Yes these boats like weight in the front.
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:50 PM
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there are many ways to get a sick wake out of this hull. here are the different things i do.
normal sets:
2 - 750 sacs...sides of engine
300 KGB Ski Locker
1100 bow wedge
2 - 60 pound lead containers to put where ever to balance out the boat
ride at 85 feet @ 26 mph

my girl rides with:
300 each side of engine
300 KGB Ski Locker
300 Integrated bow sac under the seats
2 - 60 pound lead containers to put where ever to balance out the boat
ride at 70 feet at 23-24 mph

when i really wanna get down and dirty...see pictures
2 - 750 sacs...sides of engine
300 KGB
300 Integrated bow sac
1100 bow wedge
620 fat sac rear floor
620 fat sac middle, going towards walk way
2 - 60 pound lead containers to put where ever to balance out the boat
ride at 87 feet @ 27 mph

this boat definitely likes a 50/50 - 60/40 balance. i would say that if it's curling over, you either are going to slow, or have too much weight on the opposite side of the bad wake. side to side balance is another key thing with this hull.

Wake pics?
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:14 AM
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i'll try and find some pics of the wake when i get home.
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:27 PM
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I love the wake on the X-1 always does right by me. I have the same factory ballast with two 250's in the bow. Riding at 70 @ 23mph.
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