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Old 05-18-2011, 04:07 PM
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^ Thats sick! What boat do you have? Donavon is the man!
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:08 PM
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Say you're surfing port side, are you running starboard ballast? My X10 seems to have a slightly better wave with ballast on non surf side as well......
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:27 PM
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Hey Brain, how much difference are you seeing in your wave if you fill the starboard side while surfing port?

Vman, what is the length of the platform from that center point to the back of your boat? Are you using standard mounting brackets on the new platform?

I never thought about making it like a V. I was going to pretty much just make it as wide as the brackets on the boat and only about a 1 or 1 and half long.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:05 PM
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Hey Brain, how much difference are you seeing in your wave if you fill the starboard side while surfing port?

Its kind of hard to tell. I added 540lb sac to the port locker before looking into the difference. Next trip out I will try both. Do you guys generally run forward ballast for surfing?
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Its kind of hard to tell. I added 540lb sac to the port locker before looking into the difference. Next trip out I will try both. Do you guys generally run forward ballast for surfing?
I run a 450 sac in the walk way. It cleans the lip up a lot.

Next time out I'm gonna try filling the starboard side while surfing port to see if the added weight makes for some growth in the wave.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:24 PM
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Brian. I only fill starboard side after burning off as much weight in fuel.
Cant. I can get you the exact measurements next time I take the boat out. Donovan at MC AZ has the prototype and can also get you the numbers. But, I think the X30 may be a little different in shape at the transom. You are on the right track with your thought process. And it's really not the length that's an issue. Cutting down the sides to get the deck out of the wake stream is what you are looking for. Use the brackets as a guide. Cut the sides as close to the brackets as you can stand, then flare the deck toward the center line as it goes back. My goal was to still have a comfortable platform with a nice look.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:28 AM
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i want to see some pics of the ballast bags!!
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:43 AM
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hey vman how much weight are u running?? thats a sweet wave!!
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:44 AM
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i want to see some pics of the ballast bags!!
Me too. Jason at Wakemaker.com is trying to iron out some production issue with Fly High about my custom bag. Its an extremely custom design with a crap load of different measurements at all points. It is turning out to be a very difficult bag to build. I'm probably going to need to make some changes in but we'll see.

Being the awesome guy that he is, Jason has sent out a loaner bag for now. This means I'll at least get to finish up some plumbing and get to surf this next weekend.

I ran out of argon so I didn't ge the second swim step bracket completed so I'm going to do that today as well.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:52 AM
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intersting idea brian. i will have to try it out this weekend
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