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Old 03-12-2014, 06:47 PM
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X1 bag install questions sort of :) Help me decide!

I have read pretty much every thread I can find on the 205V hull models and their ballast set up. Everyone seems to agree on what it needs for a good wakeboard wake so I've got that but have a couple questions. I'm really debating on 400lb bags vs. 750lb bags in the rear. We mainly wakeboard. I'd say 80% of the time. So 400lb bags in the rear would be ideal for that since I could just fill them up. I realize though that I am sacrificing the surf wave in doing this. Has anyone on here used 400's in the lockers and then when surfing empty them and manually fill a 750 in the desired side on top of the empty 400? I'll probably stuff 200lbs of lead in the nose and piggy back an ibs off the kgb. Next, do the quick release valves hold up well? I think I would like that option for cleaning but don't want to do it if I'm likely to have leak issues. Lastly, I've read a lot that the platform tends to drag while surfing. My father in law is big into wood work so I have pretty much an entire woodshop at my disposal to modify the shape of the platform. Does that make much difference or is it not worth doing? Any responses are appreciated as I'm trying to sort out how I'm setting up this boat before the weather breaks. Thanks.
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:49 AM
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Why don't you just go with the 750's and be done with it? Then you have the best of both worlds. Very little price difference IIFC when I installed mine.
Quick disconnects are fine. No problem with mine.
I have the fiberglass platform so no real option for reshaping, although it really hasn't caused that much of a problem. Maybe try drilling a hole a couple of inches higher in the mounting brackets where the locking pins go through. That would be a quick way to raise the platform.
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:18 AM
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I 100 percent agree If you're even considering filling a 750 it's gonna take you forever to dump that 400 and fill the 750 instead

Just do the 750's and be done. You can use a timer (via you cell ) to get the exact weight you want each n every time if that's your worry. Like I always say.......better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.


The quick disconnect have net leaked once on me. They are good to go for sure.
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:51 AM
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`I have been debating the 400 or 450 bags versus 750 too. I think Swatguy just sealed it for me as I was concerned about getting 750s to fill up equally per side. Timer. Duh.

Thanks man!
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:03 PM
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I am doing the same. I have the 400# FlyHighs in the back but am replacing them with the 750#. Then I think I am going to put the 400#'s in the bow seats and fill them with a tsunami pump. I currently only have the KGB in the ski locker for front weight and that is not enough. If 800# is too much I am thinking of building a filler for the center of the seats and just put 1 400# in the bow.
To answer your question. 750#'s because it is only abou $60 more. I have 400#'s and wish they were 750#.
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:05 PM
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Trust me, you want the 750s. Here is an 06 x1 with 2 750s exploding in the back , an integrated bow sack under the seats, another bow sack on top of that, and the kgb full. Also there was a 400 pounder on top of the kgb.
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:10 PM
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Trust me, you want the 750s. Here is an 06 x1 with 2 750s exploding in the back , an integrated bow sack under the seats, another bow sack on top of that, and the kgb full. Also there was a 400 pounder on top of the kgb.
I was still up in the air until I saw this pic and now the deal is sealed!
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:20 PM
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Heres a few more! One is the boat getting on plane. Without the weight in the front, its a massive wall.
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:13 PM
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Definitely get the 750s. If you want to run them full, you will need a lot of weight up front and you might need a new prop.
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:19 PM
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Trust me, you want the 750s. Here is an 06 x1 with 2 750s exploding in the back , an integrated bow sack under the seats, another bow sack on top of that, and the kgb full. Also there was a 400 pounder on top of the kgb.
I estimate our total at around:
Rear sacks: 750lbs X 2
KGB: 350lbs
Under seat IBS: 350lbs
On the seat IBS: 650lbs
V-drive sack in walkway: 400lbs

3250lbs

Aric, you have any pics of the surf wake fully weighted?

Now I just need a new interior, lol
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