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Old 05-10-2017, 12:04 PM
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Full ballast at wakeboard speeds

Hey everyone, my family owns a 2015 x30 with a 6.0 engine it has 750 bogs in the back lockers. When we tried to fill them and go at wakeboard speeds our boat only goes 11 mph and does get to the wakeboard speeds we would like.

It would be grate if you guys can help us.
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Old 05-10-2017, 12:11 PM
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Hey everyone, my family owns a 2015 x30 with a 6.0 engine it has 750 bogs in the back lockers. When we tried to fill them and go at wakeboard speeds our boat only goes 11 mph and does get to the wakeboard speeds we would like.

It would be grate if you guys can help us.
Bow weight would help. If you have 1500 in the rear you need another 1000 up front. But you also probably need a new prop. Call the folks at WakeMakers.com and they'll tell you what prop you need for your boat.
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Old 05-10-2017, 12:19 PM
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Hey everyone, my family owns a 2015 x30 with a 6.0 engine it has 750 bogs in the back lockers. When we tried to fill them and go at wakeboard speeds our boat only goes 11 mph and does get to the wakeboard speeds we would like.

It would be grate if you guys can help us.
Is your front tank full? Do you have all 3 tabs on autolaunch? Maybe you haven't updated your software for full autolaunch. You should be able to plane that without a prop change, even though it would help.
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Old 05-10-2017, 12:25 PM
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Use auto launch. I have no issues getting on plane with the 5.7 and 750s full
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Old 05-10-2017, 12:26 PM
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Check that all 3 tabs are on when/if you're using autolaunch. Add weight to the nose should be 60/40 stern to bow weight ratio every time you add weight.
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Old 05-10-2017, 12:58 PM
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I have the same hull(2013 X30) and the same motor and we use it mostly for wakeboarding.

The X-30 makes the best wake with as much rear weight as possible. As others have said you will need the following to get the most out of your boat:

1) High Alt prop. This makes all the difference in the world. I have the Acme 15x12 and it's a stump puller.

2) Auto launch is necessary. When starting out make sure the wake plate is all the way down. When at wakeboard speed (20-23) make sure the plate is all the way up.

3) Nose weight. Make sure the front tank is filled, and adding in at least an extra couple hundred pounds (I use lead) is all you need. Follow these guidelines and you will have an awesome wake.
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Old 05-10-2017, 01:00 PM
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I have yet to sack ours out yet. But yeah, that wake should lead to some injuries to me for sure
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Old 05-10-2017, 01:11 PM
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I have yet to sack ours out yet. But yeah, that wake should lead to some injuries to me for sure
I just turned 55 and still like to wake board. I'd be dumb enough to hit that wake and add more injuries to my already crippled knees.
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Old 05-10-2017, 01:22 PM
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Yeah those pics make me want to ride an X30 now
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:07 PM
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I agree. The pics make me smile thinking how it would look from the end of the rope but then my shoulder and knee start aching.
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