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Old 06-20-2005, 04:36 PM
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How about optimum wake on an 05 X2 ?

I was recomended to come here and talk to Cary K. about optimizing the wake on the 05 X2 we just bought. The stock balast is nice, but no where near what I am hoping to get as far as size, and quality of the wake.

Here is what I have so far:
Stock Balast (tripple KGB i think) Lately without locker sack because of a problem I posted in another thread.
Roughly 200 lbs of sand to the nose.
A 540 lb bag right in the walk way of the open bow (80-90% full)
A set of the V Drive locker sacks form Fly High 400lbs a piece next to the stock tanks in the back.

We normaly put our heaviest guy up front in the open bow 220 lbs to help plain off better, but I think we have too much weight in the nose because the wake seems to have too much roll to it. There is no lip on it at all. Its pretty solid, but not the shape I would like. We do have another 540 lb bag available.

I am looking for a wake to get height not distance.

Any suggestions?
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Old 07-01-2005, 08:30 AM
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That locker sack is the most important sack in the 205v hull. That will get your 'lip' you're talking about.
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Old 07-01-2005, 09:28 AM
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Once you get over 2000 lbs of ballast into the boat the wake will get HUGE! A guy on my lake has about 2200 lbs in his '99 X-Star and the wake is a monster! I once heard that you should split the weight 60/40 (60% in the back and 40% in the bow). If you can find lead for a decent price (~$.33 a lb) you can get about 600lbs of lead in the bow with no problem. It will take up less space than sand (lead weighs about .5 lbs per cu in). I have 400 lbs of lead in the bow of mine and I want to add more.
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Old 07-01-2005, 02:28 PM
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Cool thanks guys.

So where would I find lead at for .33 a lb?
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Old 07-02-2005, 10:07 AM
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I found lead at a metal recycling place called research alloy here in Columbus. Not sure where you'd find it where you live. You may try looking up scrap metal in the phone book. You can also try getting on some wakeboard fourms to see what those guys have to say. When I was researching it, people were talking about going to tire centers and buying the wheel weights that are used for ballancing wheels. Good luck!
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Old 07-02-2005, 11:13 AM
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Try a roofing supply shop. They often sell it in rolls and recycle the extra. Any local foundry could melt it down for you and make some blocks. That would probably be your cheapest bet
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Old 07-03-2005, 11:00 AM
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I never thought about a roofing shop. Good idea.
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Old 07-07-2005, 10:02 AM
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Thanks Fellas! It looks like I am going to need 2 200lb blocks, or 4 100's. Whatever is easiest. I am going to check into it.

Thanks again!
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Old 07-08-2005, 11:17 AM
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Cheecher....just realize that you eventually have to carry around those 2 200# blocks...

Also...the more weight you add to the rear of the boat..the more lip you will get. The more you add to the front..the more rampy (smooth) it will get. Once you know this you can move the bags and weight to accomodate your likings...
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Old 07-08-2005, 06:15 PM
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Yeah I was thinking I may need to break that down a bit. Maybe 8 50 lb blocks.
I am definately getting closer to getting the wake dialed in right. Thanks for the tips!
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