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  • #16
    Brian. I only fill starboard side after burning off as much weight in fuel.
    Cant. I can get you the exact measurements next time I take the boat out. Donovan at MC AZ has the prototype and can also get you the numbers. But, I think the X30 may be a little different in shape at the transom. You are on the right track with your thought process. And it's really not the length that's an issue. Cutting down the sides to get the deck out of the wake stream is what you are looking for. Use the brackets as a guide. Cut the sides as close to the brackets as you can stand, then flare the deck toward the center line as it goes back. My goal was to still have a comfortable platform with a nice look.

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    • #17
      i want to see some pics of the ballast bags!!
      Billy "Shamrock IV" Burgess Jr.

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      1973 S&S

      Look for me on CHL!! I am in a MC of some sort lol!!!

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      • #18
        hey vman how much weight are u running?? thats a sweet wave!!
        Billy "Shamrock IV" Burgess Jr.

        Resident TeamTalk Jacka$$
        1973 S&S

        Look for me on CHL!! I am in a MC of some sort lol!!!

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        • #19
          Originally posted by ShamrockIV View Post
          i want to see some pics of the ballast bags!!
          Me too. Jason at Wakemaker.com is trying to iron out some production issue with Fly High about my custom bag. Its an extremely custom design with a crap load of different measurements at all points. It is turning out to be a very difficult bag to build. I'm probably going to need to make some changes in but we'll see.

          Being the awesome guy that he is, Jason has sent out a loaner bag for now. This means I'll at least get to finish up some plumbing and get to surf this next weekend.

          I ran out of argon so I didn't ge the second swim step bracket completed so I'm going to do that today as well.
          Last edited by CantRepeat; 05-25-2011, 05:33 PM.
          -Tim

          Making boomers great again!! Boomin'

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          • #20
            intersting idea brian. i will have to try it out this weekend
            Billy "Shamrock IV" Burgess Jr.

            Resident TeamTalk Jacka$$
            1973 S&S

            Look for me on CHL!! I am in a MC of some sort lol!!!

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            • #21
              Added the photos and junk about the custom surf step in post #5.

              I'll be testing this set up on Sat so hopefully have some feedback and lame video to show.
              -Tim

              Making boomers great again!! Boomin'

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              • #22
                i am very intersted in your results with the smaller platform. keep us posted!

                i got 2 400lb bags last night. gonna plumb them in tonight!!
                Billy "Shamrock IV" Burgess Jr.

                Resident TeamTalk Jacka$$
                1973 S&S

                Look for me on CHL!! I am in a MC of some sort lol!!!

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by ShamrockIV View Post
                  i am very intersted in your results with the smaller platform. keep us posted!

                  i got 2 400lb bags last night. gonna plumb them in tonight!!
                  That's awesome.

                  I've got a loaner coming in tomorrow from Jason (great guy to deal with) and I reinstalled my 680lb sac for the weekend. The loaner is a 1000lb sac but I'll only have about 800lb in it on the port side of the boat. I have a 750 or 450 in the walkway and the new step. Hopefully this will give me a good idea what the final custom sac will do. I also plan to mess with filling the starboard side hard tank and see where that leads.
                  -Tim

                  Making boomers great again!! Boomin'

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                  • #24
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                    Last edited by CantRepeat; 06-22-2014, 09:24 PM.
                    -Tim

                    Making boomers great again!! Boomin'

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                    • #25
                      Nice...good work, ide love to have a crack at that wave. Im working on the step mod as we speak, gonna raise it a touch and glass the underside for a frictionless smoothe surface, trim the corners and maybe hook up hyraulics so i can raise and lower.
                      Also gotta moove them darn batteries.

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                      • #26
                        Great post....keep us posted.
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                        • #27
                          My custom sac has finally shipped!!! It will be here tomorrow. For whatever reason production issues and my crazy design made this a 5 month wait!
                          -Tim

                          Making boomers great again!! Boomin'

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                          • #28
                            The new surf sac is here, 1400 lbs of goodness!

                            -Tim

                            Making boomers great again!! Boomin'

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                            • #29
                              Went Sat and Sunday this weekend and did some reverse video.

                              This video shows the wave with 3 people in the boat and 1750 lbs of ballast, factory hard tank and the new custom bag from wakemakers. As you can see, the new custom platform is completely out of the water except for small corner of it. I'll trim that down this weekend.

                              I'm not sure there is anything else I can do to make the wave better for surfing, but I'll keep trying.

                              Reverse Vid Watch it in 720 DPI
                              Last edited by CantRepeat; 08-01-2011, 03:25 PM.
                              -Tim

                              Making boomers great again!! Boomin'

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                              • #30
                                Nice work on the upgrades, it's great to see pics of the whole process, and the video of the wake looks nice!

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