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Old 10-07-2012, 11:25 AM
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need better surf wake on 2004x10

Just bought a 2004 x10 at beginning of season. Just started surfing and love it. Trying to maximize my surf wake. Not sure how to do it. Do I need just weight? If so , where on my boat and what about surf tabs? Don't mind doing what it takes but want to avoid spending time/money on things that don't work. My boat has the stock built in ballast ...2 rears @ 250Lbs and centre @ 300Lbs ( I think).
I appreciate any input.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:15 PM
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yank the stock hard tanks and put at a minimum 750's in the rear lockers. thats what we ran last season in our 02 x30 with the stock center ski locker bag. it was decent with passengers sitting on the surf side. for next season, i'm going to put 1100's in the rear lockers. ideally, i'd like to have a custom bag under each bow seat to help pull the bow down. even a few hundred pounds up there would probably help. you probably don't have room for surf tabs.

unfortunately, our hulls aren't really going to be great surfers like some of the pics you'll see on here with the weighted x45's and the new x30's.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:32 PM
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here is a picture of my son. 750 in starboard locker, ~300 in ski locker, wife driving, me in the rear corner seat. i'm about 220lbs.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:33 PM
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Thanks for your help.
Is it a big deal to remove hard tanks? That weight would be great. As of now I think the dimensions of the rear locker with tank in is Approx 45(ish) inches long wide due to antifreeze overflow on starboard and extra battery in port and 15 in wide. Fat sac sizes are limited in those sizes to 400lbs give or take.
You were mentioning that i don't have room for surf tabs. is that just the x10 hull design?
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:37 PM
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That wake looks nice. Far better than what I have now.
Did you remove your hard tanks in rear to get that weight?
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:38 PM
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Sorry bad question i just read further in your reply
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