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Cain0725
03-18-2014, 06:15 PM
2006 stock 230 with standard hard tanks, dealer is installing a bag on left side and hooking up to my system. He text and wanted to know whats size bag, 400 or 800? I was afraid the 800 will push on the engine cover side wall. Thoughts please. Were not pros just trying to have a little better wake.

TN X-45
03-18-2014, 06:19 PM
800 for sure. You can reinforce the engine wall if need be.

CantRepeat
03-18-2014, 06:20 PM
Over time, the 400 will push in the divider too.

Hammer
03-18-2014, 06:27 PM
800 for sure. You can reinforce the engine wall if need be.

What he said!^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Chred
03-18-2014, 07:28 PM
If you go 400, you will probably go with the 800 later :) just start with the 800

Cain0725
03-18-2014, 08:20 PM
how do u re-enforce the compartment

Curtrwall
03-18-2014, 08:57 PM
Subscribed! We just got an 06' X-30 last year and are in the same situation.

CantRepeat
03-18-2014, 09:03 PM
Not sure if this will help either of you but.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=40934

uplander
03-18-2014, 10:28 PM
800 or more

MC25
03-18-2014, 11:01 PM
Why not do both sides?

Cain0725
03-19-2014, 12:48 AM
we wakeboard but are just beginners, surfing is our passion, so i need the extra weight on one side. The boat throws a great wake, we just want bigger.

CantRepeat
03-19-2014, 06:17 AM
Then you will really want more. I've got a custom 1400lb sack on the port side.

moleson10
03-19-2014, 10:24 AM
Yep 800 for sure or more. I run an 1100 in that left locker and with reinforcement I've had no issues. I installed additional blocks on the floor to keep the bottom of the wall from bowing in. Then I put a wood block on the inside of the wall right where it contacts the exhaust manifold. With those two simple changes it hasn't moved at all. I take a picture for you but its not local.

mitchelmilitiapres
03-19-2014, 11:14 AM
On our X-30, when we started putting bags in the rear lockers, we installed a 2 metal plates (custom fabricated, about 1' thick) horizontally on the slide out walls that strenghtened the wall and kept it from bowing. That is the only support you would need as everything else is either aluminum anchored in fiberglass or fiberglass.

Cain0725
03-19-2014, 12:29 PM
do they make a bag made to fit in that locker

mitchelmilitiapres
03-19-2014, 01:11 PM
do they make a bag made to fit in that locker

The plug and play system through wakemakers is made to fit in Mastercrafts. The bags are cylinders though. Any bag you put in there is still going to put stress on the engine compartment. And even if you get custom bags made, it's not worth the cost of maybe an hours worth of work to brace the compartment panels.

CantRepeat
03-19-2014, 01:57 PM
do they make a bag made to fit in that locker

The plug and play system through wakemakers is made to fit in Mastercrafts. The bags are cylinders though. Any bag you put in there is still going to put stress on the engine compartment. And even if you get custom bags made, it's not worth the cost of maybe an hours worth of work to brace the compartment panels.

Even custom sacks are going to push on that panel.

If you don't want the panel to push in you will need to make some sort of structure to keep the panel from bulging inward.

I put a piece of king starboard on top of the floor and screwed it in from BELOW so I wouldn't screw into the hard tank. Then I took a piece of angle stainless steel and screwed that to the starboard and the side panel.

Footin
03-19-2014, 09:10 PM
I added angle aluminum to the bottom to keep the divider from bowing. Have not tested it yet.