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Old 11-15-2012, 01:01 PM
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i would definitely check the listing at rest - you might have a weight imbalance causing it to crab.

Another thing to mention that no one has yet is your leveling tabs (surf tabs?) I think the 80 is the first boat to have these, although they really weren't marketed as surf tabs until 2010. that could be causing the crab if they're not all the way up too.

How do you fit 4k of ballast in the rear of that boat? you have twin screws, so there's no v-drive lockers... you sure you're actually running 5,500 lbs of ballast? I'd also experiment with weight distribution... i'm really, really surprised you can even ride with the weight like that - would have thought you'd need to go 30 before the wake cleaned up. try more weight in the bow

P.S. where are you in the midwest? i'd kill to get a set behind an 80... especially weighted that well

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Old 11-15-2012, 02:16 PM
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in norman oklahoma. pretty much right in the middle of oklahoma. if you come down ill pull you from end to the other. we mainly just party off the 80. but weve gotten into surfing alot and one day with all the sacks full i wanted to see if the boat would actually get up on plane with that much weight and it did with ease. the wake deff. wasnt washing it was stupid big, really big. as far as sacks i have 3 1500lb sacks. the boat has a factory 500 on each side. i throw a 1500 on each side of the motor and a 15 in the floor up front. there is tons of room beside each motor. probably a good 24 to 30 inches at the bottom and more than 36 towards the top.

another thing im wonding is how much the swim deck effects the surf wake on the 80 because its a huge deck and with it weighted down the deck is really smashing in. thinking about rigging up some kind of hydrolic so i can tilt the swim deck one way or the other depending on what side of the wake your surfing
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:31 PM
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Fake lon was the man lol. Drudging up alot of old laughs there. The real question is this the fake lon or the real guy? OMG THIS IS ALL A CONSPIRACY!
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:33 PM
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Sounds like your H2 is struggling to tow that beast. You may want to conside a 3/4 or 1 tron Pickup. Or at least something that can pull a large holidy trailer 5th wheel as they are around 10,000lbs.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:42 PM
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i have a new duramax. ill post a pic of the rig
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:43 PM
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my rig

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Old 11-15-2012, 02:44 PM
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If your boat actually weighs 9000 lbs, you're way over your towing capacity on that H2. Depending on the year, those were rated at 6500 or 8000lbs. Careful...
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:46 PM
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i live about 7 miles from my local lake so it wasnt such a big deal. still got the h2 but only tow with the d max now. should have seen it behind my wifes 2010 escalade..... the escalade really hated the boat.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:52 PM
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when i first got the boat 2 years agohttp://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=86659&stc=1&d=13530089 09
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:02 PM
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