Go Back   TeamTalk > General MasterCraft Topics > Watersports > Wakesurfing

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-13-2013, 08:23 PM
KahunaCraft's Avatar
KahunaCraft KahunaCraft is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Boat: 2012 X30, 6L
Location: Canada
Posts: 437
Guide to Dial In a Surf Wake

Please comment on this draft, I'll update as we go. The goal is to help each other shorten the time it takes to dial in a surf wake on various boats. Once you fine tune your surf wake, please post the configuration, ballast location and weight, speed/rpm, location and approx weight of human ballast.

If you already have the perfect dialled in boat, post the numbers, I'll add them to the TT member recommendations section of the document. All members all MC boats welcome to collaborate. If I'm successful writing this guide, we'll be done by July 1st and i'll start the next guide which is Best Practices and Boaters Etiquette For Surfers.

Here is the process to help dial in a surf wake.

Between each test, observe the wake after waiting a few seconds. Maintain the same speed /rpms for the tests. Take notes between the tests, length of the pocket, ease of push height of wave, lip and other useful comparable characteristics.

Test 1. Baseline no water ballast, just human ballast, everybody to the back corner you want to surf. Get three or four friends to help. Use a medium sized board, with someone that can stay up and validate the push and pocket size. You could use a string to measure the pocket. Use duct tape to mark where they place their feet on the board so that can stay consistent as well.

Test 2. Move put one person up front in the bow, get them to sit where you'd put the sac.

Test 3. Then fill the rear surf side ballast 100%, Everybody Stay Seated Same Place (esssp)

Test 4. Then fill the KGB 50% (esssp)

Test 5. KGB 100% (esssp)

Test 6. Fill opposite surf side 50% (esssp)

Test 7. Add the sac to the rear locker surf side and fill it 50%(esssp)

Test 8. Fill rear locker surf side sac 100% (esssp)

Test 9. Fill opposite surf side rear locker 75%

Test 10-15. Have people move around one at a time to various locations in the boat, stay seated for 30 seconds, then the surfer perform the tests.

Test 16-20. Everybody back to their original seated spot, then fill that spare sac, put it under the bench surf side fill it 50%, test, 100%. Move a few people around same sequence as test 10-15.

Test 21-24. Fill the under bench to 100%


Test 25-35. Vary the RPM's/MPH and rerun tests where you found good results. I'd try the first test at 10.5mph ...

Test 36-45. Try moving more weight to the bow.


By following above, you should be able to find what your looking for... For the record, I'm naming this test plan the Twister Simon Says Surf Plan.


I'll clean up the steps test goals and specific techniques for measuring the wake once I add it to a PDF. Looking for suggestions and comments on all accounts.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-13-2013, 08:44 PM
coz's Avatar
coz coz is offline
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Boat: 1998 ProStar 205
Location: Location: Location
Posts: 4,954
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-13-2013, 08:47 PM
KahunaCraft's Avatar
KahunaCraft KahunaCraft is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Boat: 2012 X30, 6L
Location: Canada
Posts: 437
Ha, ok we'll change the name to The Get Smart and Surf Guide!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-13-2013, 08:56 PM
coz's Avatar
coz coz is offline
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Boat: 1998 ProStar 205
Location: Location: Location
Posts: 4,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by KahunaCraft View Post
Ha, ok we'll change the name to The Get Smart and Surf Guide!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-14-2013, 07:44 AM
CantRepeat's Avatar
CantRepeat CantRepeat is online now
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Boat: 06 X30
Location: Roll Tide!!
Posts: 8,227
Quote:
Originally Posted by coz View Post
__________________
Tim
Gone, surfing.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-14-2013, 08:25 AM
KahunaCraft's Avatar
KahunaCraft KahunaCraft is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Boat: 2012 X30, 6L
Location: Canada
Posts: 437
might just be a bad idea. without bad ideas, there are no good ideas. Might be better to create a best practice per boat model. Take all the posts that have already given advice and summarize them into one post...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-14-2013, 08:34 AM
psychobilly's Avatar
psychobilly psychobilly is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2010
Boat: '92 Maristar 240SC BB 454
Location: Tomball, TX
Posts: 706
Send a message via Skype™ to psychobilly
Quote:
Originally Posted by coz View Post

<insert coffee all over the screen!> LMAO!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-14-2013, 05:51 PM
KahunaCraft's Avatar
KahunaCraft KahunaCraft is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Boat: 2012 X30, 6L
Location: Canada
Posts: 437
Ok, revamped guide.

1. Search this forum for previous posts

2. Find someone that already dialled it in

3. Go boating!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-15-2013, 07:49 AM
Golden brett's Avatar
Golden brett Golden brett is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Boat: X10 2013
Location: sherbrooke, qc, canada
Posts: 32
Like rule #3!!!
__________________
there....that should to it!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-15-2013, 08:11 AM
JohnE's Avatar
JohnE JohnE is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Boat: 1997 '190 LT-1/ 'slot
Location: Boston 'burbs
Posts: 8,513
Whew I like the new guide. My crew would have lost enough weight during the testing to skew the results.
__________________
'97 Prostar 190 - LT-1

Prior boats - 2009 X14, 2008 X14, 2005 197, 1988 Tristar 190, 1989 Prostar.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:24 AM.