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Old 09-12-2019, 11:05 PM
Proedge Proedge is offline
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Yeah the lower step is a few inches below the water line without any weight in the back. By the time you add weight, I think the shaper will be too far underwater.
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Old 09-14-2019, 08:23 AM
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We tested the Swell Slim yesterday and had great results with a few minor adjustments. We also tried to attached it to the upper step in the hull, but it needs at least 3 inches of flat space for the suction cups to attach and hold and therefore will not work on the upper step. For the best results we did the following: a) attached the Swell Slim to the lower step and as far back as possible, b) loaded the ballast bags at 100% on the starboard side and 75% on the port side, c) center trim tab at 40%. The first picture is the wave without the Swell Slim attached, the second picture is with Swell attached and the third one is with one of our boys surfing. The wave is actually very tall, so I think that we need to try taking the pictures again but from a different angle. We are going out again tomorrow, so I will take a few more pictures. Overall, we are very happy with the results and I think that you should be able to get it to work with your X55. You may have to play with putting extra weight in the bow.
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Old 09-14-2019, 08:36 AM
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Looks like I need to resize the photos, so I will work on the pictures later today and try to resend them.
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Old 09-14-2019, 01:14 PM
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great, thanks for your response. No pictures got uploaded, hopefully you can post some for me to see.
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:02 AM
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I resized and attached a few pictures. As I noted previously, the wave is much larger than it looks. My son took the pics from an upward angle, so I think it make the wave look smaller. To put this in the proper perspective, in the surfing photo he is surfing about 10 to 12 feet beyond the boat, so a pretty nice wave.

We had to change plans and are going out again on Monday, so I will take a few more pictures and try to get a better angle.
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Old 09-15-2019, 08:24 PM
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yeah that was looks nice and long and pretty clean.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:23 PM
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Having trouble loading a video of our son surfing port side this past Tuesday. The wave is very good, so attached a photo.
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:38 PM
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do you have any photos of where you ended up attaching the wedge? did you use it on the lowest step or the one above?
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Old 10-06-2019, 05:55 PM
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A photo is attached and it is on the lower step and as far back as I could place it. If you are not able to get a good wave, then I think you might need a center tab. That seems to be the biggest different between our boats.
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:17 PM
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A few more key points to get the nice wave on the right side: 1) We loaded the extra ballast at 100% on the right side, 2)We lowered the extra ballast to 75% on the left side, 3) Center trim tab at 40% and 4) I did have the left trim tab at 100% (I am just not sure that the Gen 1 trim tabs make a big difference but I did not test it with the trim tab retracted). We also had an extra 500 pounds of weight on the right side of the boat either with passengers and the we also tested in with just 2 people in the boat and I used a fatsac for the extra weight.
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