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Old 06-29-2015, 12:52 PM
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How to improve the ski wake of an '04 X30?

I have the opportunity to buy an '04 X30 at a very good "family" deal. I love the boat and know it inside and out. Its great for surfing and wake boarding and dragging the kids around on a knee board or a tube. However, I love to slalom and as you know, this isn't the smallest/softest wake for slalom skiing.

Any ideas out there to make this wake a better slalom wake? I'm lightening it up, kicking everyone off the boat, no ballast, etc....anything else?

It will be hard to pass up the deal on this boat, but I also REALLY, REALLY want a good ski wake.

Any suggestions?
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:54 PM
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Try center tab anywhere from 20-50%?
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Old 06-29-2015, 01:11 PM
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Not going to get it from a 23' Mastercraft V-drive. Then again, depends on your definition of good.

I doubt a 2004 Mastercraft has a trim tab. You can try putting ballast in the bow to flatten it out a bit, but I doubt it will help things much.
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Old 06-29-2015, 01:18 PM
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I don't know if you will get a "good" ski wake, as stated depending on your definition. You could try some nose weight but honestly any amount of people fuel gear in the boat will make this harder.

You can try the tab but not sure it will help.
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:46 PM
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Anyone have a place/site they recommend to find a good trim plate/trim tab to help me flatten my the wake?
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Old 07-01-2015, 09:53 PM
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Start with an empty boat and 100 pounds as far forward as you can possibly put it. A good starting point is usually 34mph and 70' of rope. If you have an attitude plate or tabs go down about 20%. See what you get and mess around from there. You should be able to do some fairly aggressive free skiing once it's dialed in. Be sure to be neutral on your ski so that you won't go out the front or back, stay on edge, use your knees.
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:18 AM
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my friend has an '05 and he puts in i believe 25% ... its actually not bad at all
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:05 AM
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It will be hard to pass up the deal on this boat, but I also REALLY, REALLY want a good ski wake.

Any suggestions?
pick up a cheap $5k 80's / 90's DD to go with it? (sorry that probably doesn't help!)
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:13 AM
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we single ski our 02 X30 frequently. i run at 30 and the wake is pretty big. i am far from good so it doesn't bother me too much. i thought i had it bookmarked, but i can't find the thread on here where someone did a home install on an attitude plate. my boat had it when i bought it. even if you aren't using it for slalom skiing the plate to me really helps the boat. it really helps with bow rise just running around and before i changed props, i had to use it in an auto launch fashion to get the boat on plane to wake boarding speed with heavy weight. i run #1100s in the rear and sometimes we'll throw a #750 in the walkway on top of the KGB. the plate is also useful in shaping the boarding and the surf wake. pricey, but to me a great upgrade.
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