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Old 08-04-2017, 02:09 AM
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I've tried to surf behind an X80 and the wave was really not surf-able. The owner of the boat did not want to mess with ballast bags or added weight (lead), but this boat needs a lot of weight in order to create a wave. It had ballast tanks but I believe it was only about 250#. He'd fill them up expecting to create a surf wave. That boat didn't even notice the ballast was there. I'd love to hear from someone who has been able to produce a good surf wave with the X80. I am skeptical that you could. I wonder if anyone on here has seen one in action with GSA?
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:11 PM
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Hey, do you still have those covers?
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:15 PM
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Hey, if you were talking about the red 2006 X80 in Angola Indiana, I purchased the boat on 3 August. Picked it up the next day, shook it down yesterday and the boat is literary perfect. got it for 45K including trailer. Clear Title.
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:49 PM
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:50 PM
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Hey, do you still have those covers?
Email her and find out.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:13 AM
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Wow, that wave looks pretty awful. Thought it might be taller and the pocket longer than that. Didn't expect a clean wave face w/o some sort of shaper but it doesn't seem like much of a wave to work with.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:17 AM
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I think it has a lot to do with the double prop wash making it all foamy. It would take a lot of weight to push that big of a boat down far enough to make it nice.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:34 AM
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I think it has a lot to do with the double prop wash making it all foamy. It would take a lot of weight to push that big of a boat down far enough to make it nice.
Exactly, and an even bigger amount of fuel to push that barge. It's just not the best decision for a surf boat I guess.
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:45 PM
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Kind of an old thread here. As a maristar 280 owner I can say that this boat does create a surf-able wave, but it will not mach a purpose built surf boat. From what I can gather the size of the swim deck gets in the way of a quality surf wave, and leads to the foamy wave.. For those that have not seen the swim decks they are HUGE, like love seat big. I do plan on playing with some aftermarket ballast options next season to see if I can get the wake to clean up. I'll post some videos once I get my boat dialed in
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:20 PM
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Kind of an old thread here. As a maristar 280 owner I can say that this boat does create a surf-able wave, but it will not mach a purpose built surf boat. From what I can gather the size of the swim deck gets in the way of a quality surf wave, and leads to the foamy wave.. For those that have not seen the swim decks they are HUGE, like love seat big. I do plan on playing with some aftermarket ballast options next season to see if I can get the wake to clean up. I'll post some videos once I get my boat dialed in
We had a 2006 X80. We had factory ballast full, two additional 550lb sacs in the rear seats and two additional 350lb sacs in the front seats. We also where using a Swell wake shape device.

The boat would put out a big clean wave, the pocket was small and didn't have much push when you got to the back of the wave. But we surfed with that boat for 3 years and had a lot of good times
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