View Full Version : 1990 maristar ballast

10-11-2010, 09:08 PM
I am looking to buy ballast for my 1990 maristar so I have a bigger wake to wakeboard. I'm not interested in wake surfing...it doesn't interest me at all. Does anyone have an early maristar with ballast and if so how much weight/ where did you put it in the boat? I am looking at two bags on each side of the engine and maybe some up front in the bow. Let me know.

Matt L.
10-11-2010, 11:00 PM
1990 Maristar what???? 225, 240????

10-12-2010, 08:01 AM
CantRepeat has it all figured out for a 210. Hopefully he will reply.

10-12-2010, 09:15 AM
It's a 210...21'

10-12-2010, 10:59 AM
Here is what he said in my thread...

My Maristar is a 92 DD and has a better ski wake then a wake board wake. With 600 lbs it's a pretty good wake board wake but with 1100 lbs it's an ok surf wake.

here is his video. Im sure he will chime in though


10-15-2010, 06:33 PM
If you're only interested in setting the boat up for wakeboarding I would suggest two of Fly High's Pro X Series Fat Sacs along with a Tsunami pump to fill them. Take a look at our Direct Drive 1,500 package (http://www.wakemakers.com/direct-drive-1500-wakeboard-ballast-package.html), there are some pictures of the recommended bag placement for both wakeboarding and wakesurfing. Even if you never use the boat for surfing this will give you a great wakeboarding wake for not much money.

10-16-2010, 11:59 AM
Jason's on the right track. Get big sacks. Everyone recommended I add around 6-800 lbs in my wee PS190, for safety. I added the same 1500 lbs that Jason linked, and with 7 people in the boat it's at it's best. I've even let girls pull me (thanks perfect pass) without any water getting in the boat.