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Old 04-03-2011, 12:08 PM
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X14V Custom Ballast

Has anyone installed that custom ballast system that waterskis.com has foe the X14V?
http://www.waterskis.com/Custom-X14V...st_upgrade.htm
I am curious and am thinking about putting it on mine.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:36 PM
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Have not but keep us fellow x14v owners posted if you do install...
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:35 PM
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It's the same setup that people use regularly to connect additional ballast to their factory system, the only difference is that they supply custom bags built just for the X14 in order to get the most capacity possible.

Seems pretty expensive for what you get (cost per pound).
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:52 AM
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I am also interested in that system for my X14v. Curious about how difficult it is to install and does it effectively pump both directions?
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:57 AM
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I am interested as well ... we pick up our X14V this week.

I will post picture later
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:09 PM
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we've installed (and designed) that system, the bags are custom built to fit the specs of the 14V. The system works just like any of the other "overflow" systems and is pretty easy to install, you basically use the existing vent line to fill the bag and then install a new vent line from the top of the bag. This kit makes the surf wake MUCH better (see photo). For surfing we also redrilled the swim platform brackets to allow the platform to tilt upwards to prevent it from "shaving" off the wake.
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:26 PM
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Has anyone installed that custom ballast system that waterskis.com has foe the X14V?
http://www.waterskis.com/Custom-X14V...st_upgrade.htm
I am curious and am thinking about putting it on mine.
Thanks.
I can't imagine paying that much for custom bags. I simply removed by stock tanks. Unfortunately that required hacking them to pieces to remove and then you can simply put any size bag you want in that compartment. The Fly High Surf Sac will completely fill that space.

I have a the fiberglass platform and i have even removed it to see how much of a difference the platform hitting the wake makes. Didn't change a ton for me.

The biggest thing I have noticed is that putting additional weight in the bow or under the passenger side front storage was the best bang for making the surf wave better.

My current plan for this summer will be a 400 lb sac in each rear compartment (minus stock tanks) plus the stock KGB ballast. I then will put a 1100 lb sac on the floor of the boat.
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:07 PM
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Thanks for the info. It looks very interesting. Still having trouble deciding. If I had the stock plus this and my 500lb sac at the front to weigh the bow, it would be great.
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:34 PM
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I went ahead and installed this. After using it i find that it is shaving the wake as i seem to get alot more whitewash. Any idea on how to redrill the platform mounts so it comes up more?
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:02 PM
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we've installed (and designed) that system, the bags are custom built to fit the specs of the 14V. The system works just like any of the other "overflow" systems and is pretty easy to install, you basically use the existing vent line to fill the bag and then install a new vent line from the top of the bag. This kit makes the surf wake MUCH better (see photo). For surfing we also redrilled the swim platform brackets to allow the platform to tilt upwards to prevent it from "shaving" off the wake.
Are you using the OJ fold down brackets?

If so, I'd really like to see what you've done.

And it seems that wakemakers' prices are better. IE W470 fitting is 3 bucks cheaper at wakemakers.com
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