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Old 07-09-2014, 08:09 AM
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Help - Purchasing Ballast Set up '09 X15

Time to take the plunge and spend some $$ on ballast. Does this set up make sense for creating a bigger/longer wake on my '09 X15;

- (2) fat sacs, W719's; I spoke with Barefoot International yesterday and they recommend these for the rear lockers. The bags seem very large to me, however their comment was that the sacs will form fit into the lockers. Do I need to be concerned with the weight of the sac busting through the panel that leads to the engine compartment?
- 400lbs (10 bags), Pop Products lead bags to place in the bow and/or port/starboard side midships.

All together that adds an additional 2500 lbs of ballast, assuming the fat sacs can be filled to capacity. Why do I get the feeling that the W719's are too big??
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:12 AM
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The sacs will form to the shape of the locker. You can fill them up to a level you're comfortable with, which may not be completely full. There's really no harm in putting bigger bags in, and you can always reinforce the panels to ensure they don't get pushed into engine compartment.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:05 AM
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Maybe the W719 is too big, W707 @ 750 lbs may be better?

Has anyone installed a W719?

http://www.wakemakers.com/fly-high-fat-sac.html
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:24 AM
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I used a 750 in my x15 and a 400 under the portside seat. The 750 filled nicely.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:33 AM
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I have 2 x 750's piggy back'd on top of the in=floor ballast... also have 400 lbs of lead that I spread out depending on what we're doing.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:06 PM
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Maybe the W719 is too big, W707 @ 750 lbs may be better?

Has anyone installed a W719?

http://www.wakemakers.com/fly-high-fat-sac.html
I did have 2 W719 in the rear of my sold 2012 X-15, mainly for surfing, if you want to max out the compartment they do fit. I relocated the raw water filter beside the transmission under the rear bench, took out the rear stern interieur compartment walls, carpeted the stern wall, reinforced the walls to the engine compartment and took care of a couple of smaller things that might cut/pinch the sacs.

Starboard surf looked like this...
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:14 PM
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I used a 750 in my x15 and a 400 under the portside seat. The 750 filled nicely.
Did you use anything in the bow?
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:15 PM
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I did have 2 W719 in the rear of my sold 2012 X-15, mainly for surfing, if you want to max out the compartment they do fit. I relocated the raw water filter beside the transmission under the rear bench, took out the rear stern interieur compartment walls, carpeted the stern wall, reinforced the walls to the engine compartment and took care of a couple of smaller things that might cut/pinch the sacs.

Starboard surf looked like this...
awesome, thanks! And thanks for the video!
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:34 PM
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Did you use anything in the bow?
Usually not. If we had more than 4 or 5 passengers I would put the 400 in the bow.
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