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Old 09-03-2017, 07:49 PM
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I measured the rope today and appears that I am pretty bad at guessing at distances. We are surfing about 10 feet behind the boat and can drift back a few more feet to another sweet spot. Our boat is in the shop right now (leak in the right exhaust pipe), so will take pictures next weekend when we are out.
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:40 AM
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My apologies, in that I did not take pictures last weekend (long story). I got a really good surf wake with the current setup and was able to hit a sweet spot at 4 to 5 feet behind the boat. I am wondering if the extra weight is extending the wake for your boat and if that is the main difference. My setup is: 1100 pounds in both rear lockers, starboard tab at 100%, center tab at 70% and the speed is set at 11.4 mph. I had about 350 pounds of human ballast on the port/surf side. I am still going to add more weight to get some experience with things.
Want to make sure I'm following your setup...couple of questions:

1. You have 1100 in both rear lockers? So you are really sinking more than listing?
2. What are the stock ballast tanks set at?

TIA
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:45 PM
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That is correct. The factory hard tanks are 320 pounds. I bought the boat at a dealership and they added two soft bags in each rear locker that are plumbed into the factory system. It takes about 11 minutes to fill the both sides, so I am estimating the total weight to be 1100 pounds for each side. I got the setup from another X55 owner and he sent me the following link to a video or surfing behind his boat, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw1bgBFJeBs.
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:50 PM
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The following is a photo of surfing behind our X55. You can see that I am pretty far back. I am hoping to add some leadwakes to see what happens if I list it more with this much weight in the back of the boat.
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Old 01-01-2019, 01:43 PM
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Thought I would followup with you on a of question: 1) Sounds like you made the tabs yourself, so wondering if you are interested in making and selling a pair to me? If so, let me know and what the cost would be. I do not have the tools and skills to make the tabs, so thought I would ask.

We added some leadwake bags to our X55 and that helped with the wake, but as you noted the port and starboard tabs do not seem to make any difference and it would be nice to have the ability to shape the wake more.

Also not sure if I answered one of your earlier questions, so the additional ballast bags are plumbed into the factory systems. I then added 300 pounds of leadwake bags to the bow and 200 pounds to the surfside. We are getting a pretty good wake, but our son is trying to nail a 360 and I think I need the ability to adjust the wake more.

I added a picture of the wake to give you an idea of the shape and size.

So, definitely interested in changing out the tabs.

Thanks,

Bob
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Old 01-01-2019, 01:45 PM
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Sorry, I was trying to send the last reply to another person.
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Old 01-01-2019, 01:49 PM
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Thought I would followup with you on a of question: 1) Sounds like you made the tabs yourself, so wondering if you are interested in making and selling a pair to me? If so, let me know and what the cost would be. I do not have the tools and skills to make the tabs, so thought I would ask.

We added some leadwake bags to our X55 and that helped with the wake, but as you noted the port and starboard tabs do not seem to make any difference and it would be nice to have the ability to shape the wake more.

Also not sure if I answered one of your earlier questions, so the additional ballast bags are plumbed into the factory systems. I then added 300 pounds of leadwake bags to the bow and 200 pounds to the surfside. We are getting a pretty good wake, but our son is trying to nail a 360 and I think I need the ability to adjust the wake more.

I added a picture of the wake to give you an idea of the shape and size.

So, definitely interested in changing out the tabs.

Thanks,

Bob
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Old 01-01-2019, 01:51 PM
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So, this is weird in that I am reading a different thread and it keeps posted my reply to our conversation. I am must not understand how this site works.
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Old 01-01-2019, 01:51 PM
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Thought I would followup with you on a of question: 1) Sounds like you made the tabs yourself, so wondering if you are interested in making and selling a pair to me? If so, let me know and what the cost would be. I do not have the tools and skills to make the tabs, so thought I would ask.

We added some leadwake bags to our X55 and that helped with the wake, but as you noted the port and starboard tabs do not seem to make any difference and it would be nice to have the ability to shape the wake more.

Also not sure if I answered one of your earlier questions, so the additional ballast bags are plumbed into the factory systems. I then added 300 pounds of leadwake bags to the bow and 200 pounds to the surfside. We are getting a pretty good wake, but our son is trying to nail a 360 and I think I need the ability to adjust the wake more.

So, definitely interested in changing out the tabs.

Thanks,

Bob
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Old 01-01-2019, 01:52 PM
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Gee, this time I did a quick reply to the other thread. Sorry about this.
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