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Old 03-18-2010, 12:09 PM
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Building a surf wake.

Ok, so I have about 24 months before we can get serious about an X14v/214v (wife working on her masters).

In the mean time, I want to do some wake surfing. My 92 Maristar 210 is what I have for now and would like to build a better surf wake with it.

First does anyone have this old of a boat they are surfing with?

Second, can I get some recommendations on bags, pumps, install, weight placement, props, and finally surfboards?

Thanks again for all the input.
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:16 PM
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And, I'm I just pissing into the wind with this?
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:42 PM
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don't get any on ya.

is your hull similar to the X10? i believe it is.

if so, i would search X10 or X-10 surf wake and see what comes back. should be quite a bit of info out there. if not here, try Wakeworld or call wakemakers or fly high.

bags - Fly High Pro X, you'll need to figure out or have someone help you with the size for your boat.

pumps - depends on whether you want to install an auto ballast system. if you're just looking for a manual setup then the Tsunami 12V pump works great.

prop - probably not something you need to mess with

boards - depends a bit on your weight. inland surfer, the walker project are pretty highly regarded. ronix, hyperlite, liquid force also make some decent boards. inland surfer red woody and blue lake are on my list for new boards. i'm also considering a walker project comp x.

the key is finding someone with your same hull who's already been down this path and then deciding if you're going to dive into installing an auto ballast setup.

good luck!
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:45 PM
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oh, i would also say that you can start with just the bags and the manual pump and then if you get serious you can use the same bags for the auto system. you'd just need to buy different pumps, tubing, fittings, switches, intakes, thru-hulls, etc. it's not an either/or type of thing.
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Old 03-18-2010, 01:52 PM
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Calling Mike at Barefoot Int'l is a good recommendation. He'll tell you how to weight it. Whether your boat has ballast or not, you're going to have to buy plenty of it. The Fly High Sacs w/ Tsunami pump is the best and fastest filling sacks out there. He'll tell ya you're gonna need to buy a lot for the rear, the middle, and bow of the boat. Then add a bunch more (1000+) to the side you want to surf. It's not a cheap deal but maybe you can find some people (here/ebay) with some used sacs or blems.
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get your ballast and pumps at maxwake.com
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:16 AM
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Hello!

Hi have a 1995 Maristar. Not sure if ist the same hull as you.
Right now we have 2 x 400 bags in the rear. one bag in ski locker and 1 bags in the bow. You will really need to play with the rear bags to have a good wake. I find the wake better with a couple of people in the rear of the boat. i'm thinking of buying bigger bags for the rear. i think they are selling 750 pounds bags...
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get your ballast and pumps at maxwake.com
They don't seem to be any cheaper then overtons.com.
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I've ordered from maxwake.com and wakemakers.com and both are excellent to deal with.
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I guess my boat weighs about 3200 lbs or so. I'm wondering how much weight will be needed. With 3 bags, the bow bag, wrap around motorbox bag, and a 20x20x48 I can get near 3000 lbs. Is that near what other people are using?

With two of those Tsunami pumps about how long to fill this up? 30 minutes? Is emptying them about the same time frame?
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