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Old 06-20-2014, 05:25 PM
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Surf set up on 14 x46 with gen 2

Just got our new x46 in with gen 2
Got behind and was very disarified with the preformance of the wave.
Next day we went out. Stuck a 800lb sack in the rear. Trying to keep the weight evenly distributed. And the wave looked a little better but still wasn't that great.
Was running between 10.5 to 11.3mph. And at about 80% tab to 100% tab
Oddly it was better starboard then port. Didn't have but 45min to really play with it and was wondering what you guys are running or maybe your buddies are such as speed, trim, and of coarse ballast!
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Old 06-21-2014, 03:34 AM
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I believe those with Gen2 are using less center tab - 15%. I would try to use as little center tab as possible, especially if you want a tall wake.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:03 AM
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The center tab is there to lift the back of the boat and bring the bow down. The more center tab you use the less push your wave will have. Also the Gen2 is meant to be used with equal weight. Some of us on here have found if you add more or bigger bags in the rear you must add more weight to the front. 300# to 400# should do it!


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Old 06-21-2014, 01:32 PM
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Ill give the tab a try, adjusting all of them. and secondly only thought about keeping it balanced from left to right never thought about from back to front. So that will definitely help out. Read about a guy adding 1200lbs of ballast at 0% trim. And 30% on tabs.

When I get back in town tomorrow ill go test it out and see if I find a solution and post some photos for everyone

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Old 07-08-2014, 07:18 PM
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X46 Ballest

It takes a little trial & error but when you find the sweet spot it's a killer wake
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:51 AM
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X46

Tell me more on your set up speed trim tabs ballast ?..
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:45 AM
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X 46 Rear Bags Ripping

Any One Have Problems With Rear Gen 2 Bags Ripping On Rear Fiberglass Seat Support
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:11 PM
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Any One Have Problems With Rear Gen 2 Bags Ripping On Rear Fiberglass Seat Support

Yeah use a couple layers of duct tape to smooth the edges...
There's an MC service bulletin out about that.

About surfing the X46:
We have two custom sacs about a third larger than the original sacs for the rear, we fill everything up, surf between 9-11mph depending on the board used. For stbd surf we use 100% port tab and 10-20% Center to smooth up the wake.

Edit: oh and yes in our opinion the starboard surf is way better then port side which is great for us
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:58 PM
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who made your bags
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:32 PM
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who made your bags
Already sent you this as a pm when I realized you also posted here...

Barefoot International, Mike Seipel made the bags, there are a couple of things to it though...

Be prepared to pay around 500 US$ per sac, doesn't really matter how they look, it's the custom price...

I mainly maxed out the room under the side seats up to the coffin storage lid/cooler lid.

The sacs stayed about 10% full until I added a 0.2bar check valve to the tank overflow that doesent open too easy when emptying, so emptying first takes place throug the sacs until the sacs pinch shut then the check valve opens to let air into the tank.
I also screwed a direct 90 degree elbow into the tank overflow so the pump did not have to lift the water from the sac too high as opposed to the straight outlet from the factory.

If you already have the factory bags you might want to skip all the work and go with them for now, but if you want the drawings and some pictures of the install or got any questions let me know...

Might want to check these videos for our starboard surf

https://vimeo.com/98339107

https://vimeo.com/98339107
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