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Old 08-24-2010, 03:14 PM
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Better skiing wake behind 2002 x30?

New to the MC family. Just bought 2002 x-30 -- and love it! Obviously a great wakeboarding boat but am wondering if anyone has been sucessful in dialing in the wake for slalom skiing? The old foggies among us still like to ski! I've played a little with filling the middle ballast, but doesn't seem to do much. Called OJ's to look into a new prop but was told that the original prop size (which I have on) was the best for my boat. Any thoughts? Thanks.
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:19 PM
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Install an attitude adjustment plate (wakeplate) to flatten the wake a bit. Rather than filling the KGB ballast, put your observer on the port side in the bow....
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:00 PM
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Pretty smooth with a 100' rope too.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:13 AM
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Thanks. I haven't looked into the wakeplate. I'll explore that option. I'll look for a thread on that on this board.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:15 AM
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Thanks as well. If I have my rope out all the way, it does put me well behind the rough part of the wake. But I'm actually trying to shorten my rope now. I currently have it tied off so that the skier is right behind the foamy bit of the wake, but we'd like to go shorter.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:24 PM
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I think there has been some discussion about wake plates. Particularly the Scarpa plate. I know Overton's was selling a single hydrolic trim tab for ski boats. Supposed to let you adjust the attitude of the boat. Not too many people were fans. X-30 is a big tug boat for skiing. Not gonna be much you can do to be honest.
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:08 AM
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I think there has been some discussion about wake plates. Particularly the Scarpa plate. I know Overton's was selling a single hydrolic trim tab for ski boats. Supposed to let you adjust the attitude of the boat. Not too many people were fans. X-30 is a big tug boat for skiing. Not gonna be much you can do to be honest.
Thanks. That's what I figured but thought this was the best place to get any ideas. Wakeplate looks to be fairly expensive, so I would want to be sure I would see an improvement before installing. But, yes, the options do seem limited.
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:36 AM
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You might get quite a bit of relief from a wake plate. There is a Moomba at our lake, a 23 foot V drive boat (which I think the X-30 is also) -- and that family says the wake plate makes a big difference for their slalom folks.

Also, the plate is reportedly a big help on the X-14V and the X-2 Mastercrafts as well.
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