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Old 04-08-2013, 04:47 PM
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2009 X Star Rear Ballast Bags

Can anyone confirm if the Fly High 750# fat sacs will fit in the rear lockers of a 09 star? Im aware there are 720# bags maded for the Xstar, but they are quite a bit more expensive. The Fat Sacs are 50" long where the Xstar bags are 42". Will 50" fit without putting pressure on anything?

The reason I changed my mind about doing the full PWT plummed in ballast is:

Cheaper
Simpler - no worring about plugged intakes and cooked impellors - can keep a packup pump on hand.
Able to move bags around if needed.
Faster filling
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Does anyone have a photo of either a #750 fat sac or #1100 jumbo sac in the bow walkthrough on the floor. I want to see how either fits.

Also I see people recommending #1100 jumbos for the rear, anyone have photos of this too?
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:08 PM
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Ive been talking to spensor, they say all will work but ultimately its up to me to decide which configuration. I was hoping to see some pics as examples so I can see how they fit.
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Does anyone have a photo of either a #750 fat sac or #1100 jumbo sac in the bow walkthrough on the floor. I want to see how either fits.

Also I see people recommending #1100 jumbos for the rear, anyone have photos of this too?
I don't have a photo, but I have put a 750# on the port side for surfing and it hits the ballast relay panel. I have a heater on the starboard side and I know without trying it would put way too much pressure on that. I currently run a pair of 400# sacs but this year I'm getting the correct sacs....the 720's you mentioned so they will be my only weight in the rear as I don't use the hard tanks at all. So that's 1440# in the rear.

As for the front, I use a 750# in the walkway that fills from the overflow hose off the KGB.
It fits fine, I little on the chubby side but no problems with it. So that's 1250# front.

1250+1440=2690 lbs. I have an MCX so that's about all the engine will handle with my 14.25 X 14.5 OJ prop. Looking forward to a nicer wake this season!
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:27 PM
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I don't have a photo, but I have put a 750# on the port side for surfing and it hits the ballast relay panel. I have a heater on the starboard side and I know without trying it would put way too much pressure on that. I currently run a pair of 400# sacs but this year I'm getting the correct sacs....the 720's you mentioned so they will be my only weight in the rear as I don't use the hard tanks at all. So that's 1440# in the rear.

As for the front, I use a 750# in the walkway that fills from the overflow hose off the KGB.
It fits fine, I little on the chubby side but no problems with it. So that's 1250# front.

1250+1440=2690 lbs. I have an MCX so that's about all the engine will handle with my 14.25 X 14.5 OJ prop. Looking forward to a nicer wake this season!
When you lay the #750 fat sac in the bow walkthrough and fill it up, does it put a lot of side pressure on the walkthrough door and bow seat sides? or enough to cause any concern? Also how high is the bow sac when full?
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dave,
you'll like the additional punch you get off the wake with the rear ballast full.

going for a slammered-jammered session saturday on my star. exxxccciiittteeedddd.
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If you buy the pwt bags separate from the kit and manually fill them the cost savings is significant.
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When you lay the #750 fat sac in the bow walkthrough and fill it up, does it put a lot of side pressure on the walkthrough door and bow seat sides? or enough to cause any concern? Also how high is the bow sac when full?
I can still open/close the bow seats with the bag full. I don't recall much side pressure on the walkthrough door. When full it's about 22-24" high I think. We step on the sac to get up to the bow area.
I already had this 750 sac so that's why I still use it. Not sure it there is a better choice for the X-star walkway. I didn't want the 2 under-seat sacs up front because I keep too much stuff under there (surfboard, vests, etc.) It works for me.
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