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Old 05-04-2012, 06:28 PM
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Surfing speed - weird situation

Hello,

I filled up my tanks and tried to get the right speed going today. I think something must be way off, because I had to show 23mph to get a wave behind my boat. I think this must be inaccurate. When I was going 12.5, there was literally no wave at all, just a bunch of mush and it felt like I was barely above idle.

Perhaps my speedometer and perfect pass are way off, but it threw me for a loop.

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Old 05-04-2012, 06:30 PM
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What is your set up, boat, ballast, # of people in boat ect.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:46 PM
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Definitely give us all the details.

Also make sure you only fill up the bags on the side you're trying to surf on.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:48 PM
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Here is the set up.

2006 MC X-30
3 ballast tanks - (1000 lbs)
I had the stbd locker and front filled
2 people on boat - me driving, and friend in the starboard back seat.

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Old 05-04-2012, 06:49 PM
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RIPTIDE... where are you from and what boat are you using?
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:54 PM
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Lake Travis - Austin TX Lakeway side. See previous post on boat set up
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:56 PM
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Shouldn't be a problem getting a wake going with that. When we surf on the starboard side I found it makes the best wake when I put a person in the bow on the starboard side. I have a 07 X-1, obviously a much smaller boat than yours, but that works for us.

Our starboard surf speed is about 10.4-10.6. If you have an iphone or some other GPS device I'd try checking your speed.

It's a little easier to get a good surf wake on the port side because of the prop direction.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:47 PM
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first thing I would do is check speedo with your phone using the GPS.. plenty of free aps..

Its way too easy to check with the toggle switch.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:57 PM
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what was the water depth? I notice if i get below about 10ft of water my wave turns to mush.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:39 PM
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Ditto on depth ... And checking speed with a gps smartphone app.
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