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Old 03-20-2016, 08:50 AM
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209 / X9 Ballast

Has anyone tried putting a 1100 pound sack under the rear seat in a 209? I wasn't sure it would fit and I need more weight for surfing days. My wife won't let me put bags next to the engine as she doesn't want the boat cluttered. I put a 750 bag under the seat and it looks like there's room for a bigger bag?

We use the boat for basically everything, not just surfing so I understand her point.
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Old 03-20-2016, 09:59 AM
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Yes, I even had a custom bad made for the X9 through FlyHigh. The 1100 bag will push the rear seat up beyond the seat rest if filled entirely, but it fits otherwise. I have since sold that boat, but there are videos and discussions of my setup on this forum.

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Old 03-20-2016, 01:36 PM
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OP is your 750 lb bag using the stock plumbing? Like does it just hook right up in the stock location?
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Old 03-21-2016, 03:26 PM
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The bag is bigger so I still need to buy new lines or extensions for the vent overflow. So it can be used but is a very tight fit with the stock hoses. I don't want 750 pounds of water going into my bilge...
Going to get a bigger sac and longer lines this year.
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Old 03-21-2016, 06:57 PM
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The bag is bigger so I still need to buy new lines or extensions for the vent overflow. So it can be used but is a very tight fit with the stock hoses. I don't want 750 pounds of water going into my bilge...
Going to get a bigger sac and longer lines this year.
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:23 PM
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209 Ballast

I have a stock 209 and was told an "enzo" bag might be the trick. No existing pluming and I'm planning to pump off the side for now as this is my first run at ballast. No interest in wakeboarding, only surfing. Any thoughts? Foggy, if you did it again would you do the same and if so do you think flyhigh would recreate what you had made?
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Old 05-04-2016, 10:19 PM
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I run 2x750s next to the engine for wakeboarding and I put them in an L shape for surfing. I use the stock reversible pumps with a Y valve split between the front and the Port side.

https://www.wakemakers.com/bosworth-y-valve.html
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