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Old 11-30-2016, 11:24 AM
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I've talked to Ryan at GSA asking for pictures or video of someone set up with GSA, he said they've sold plenty to dealers but never had done one in his shop. He also stated if I'm not happy with it he will pay to have it removed and returned.

Despite his assurance, does anyone have experience with GSA on a new star? What was the ballast setup? Pictures? Videos?
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:26 AM
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Old 12-02-2016, 11:44 AM
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I can't imagine it being much different than Gen2. but I love surfing behind my '14 Xstar. The boat like as much weight as possible in the rear and 11+ MPH. Tabs at 60-90 and if you surf starboard you need list the boat. Starboard side is hard to get right, unless you heavily list the boat.

Overall I think the boat can make an awesome surf wake but I've never been able to get a lot of length out the wake and I believe its because the boat rides so heavily towards the rear.
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Old 12-02-2016, 11:56 AM
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:01 PM
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Picking mine up next week. Just wondered if someone could give me their experience with it. I know gen 2 on it is slick but cost wise I was wondering if the extra for gen 2 is really worth it compared to GSA
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:52 PM
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Picking mine up next week. Just wondered if someone could give me their experience with it. I know gen 2 on it is slick but cost wise I was wondering if the extra for gen 2 is really worth it compared to GSA
I wonder how the surface area compares? To me the GSA looks bigger and more robust, so I would assume its the same or similar.

Good luck with your decision!
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:46 PM
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I paid the dealer $9800 to do mine, with GenII. Very happy but boat is for sale, 2 hours on it this year. Yes, GENII on a new gen hull works well but can still use some more bow weight.
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:50 PM
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I paid the dealer $9800 to do mine, with GenII. Very happy but boat is for sale, 2 hours on it this year. Yes, GENII on a new gen hull works well but can still use some more bow weight.
Bow weight? I've never had luck with any bow weight whatsoever.

I am removing my PNP bow bags this winter to make room for more gear. I was wondering if I could still use the plumping to fill the bags I keep in the cockpit?
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:52 PM
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Bow weight? I've never had luck with any bow weight whatsoever.

I am removing my PNP bow bags this winter to make room for more gear. I was wondering if I could still use the plumping to fill the bags I keep in the cockpit?
Well I did, just from what if found, to each their own I suppose.
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:58 PM
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TBH, that photo of IBR's wave looks like that of a boat needing bow weight. At least if you wanted to make the pocket a little longer.
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