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  • 01 X10 ballast sizes? X10 surf setups?

    I have an 01 X10 with oem hard tanks in the lockers and a sac in the ski locker. Can someone tell me what size they are?

    Also, any other x10 owners want to post their ballast setups for surfing?

    I'm running full port ballast, full locker ballast, roughly half full starboard, 540 pounds in the locker and about 250 pounds on the port bow seat. I'll get pics of my wave next time out.

  • #2
    Hey man,
    The stock KGB ballast should be 250lbs for each rear locker and 350lbs for the ski locker. Total of 850-900lbs.
    With 4ppl or less I run the following ballast for wake boarding;
    Stock KGB full.
    1 400lbs bag in the bow
    1 400lbs bag on the floor in front of the rear bench
    1 400lbs bag on the rear bench.
    Total of about 2100lbs.

    For wake surfing we do the following:
    Empty port rear stock tank
    Shift the front bag to starboard side
    Shift rear bag on bench to starboard side.
    This really shift the weight to the drivers side and the boat has a really good lean. 1-2 ppl sitting on the starboard side of the sun pad as well.

    We have always gotten a better surf wake on the drivers (starboard) side for some reason so we stuck with it.


    For some

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    • #3
      When I have a full boat I drop the bag on the rear seat and floor. We still shift the front bag for wake surfing and the ppl of course. And on the rare occasion we will fill a bag halfway on the starboard side. for that little extra...
      I should also mention that I have a legit freshwater shower on the starboard side locker. It's an 18gal container filled from a garden hose with a pump in it to wash off the salt water after a run. It could be 60-100lbs extra depending on the water level.this adds a little extra for surfing. We do put out a pretty mean wake. Easily 12ft back from the boat going in a straight line.

      We wakeboard at around 21.7-22.5 mph
      We wakesurf at 10.7mph

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      • #4
        Thanks! I'm right between 10 and 11mph as well. No PP in the boat.........

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        • #5
          Ttt!!!!!!!!!!

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          • #6
            Ttttttttttttttttt!

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            • #7
              Depending on the Surf choice... Full Locker, and Full Star, then Half Port, then switch it for whom ever... I rarely have more than 2 others besides driver in boat... and they float with the choice.
              I will add that I have a Large Cooler That easily is 100lbs at the start of the day.

              I am adding 400lbs to the Rear Each Side, and a Bow... this week.

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              • #8
                Bump! Can a mod move to watersports please?

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                • #9
                  Bump! What are your X10 surf setups?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Brian B View Post
                    No PP in the boat.........
                    I have the same policy on my boat. Only in the water and be sure to rinse good before you come back in!

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                    • #11
                      On my 230 I do a completely drum tight full 750 lb bag in the engine compartment (So, more like 850-950), a 280 lb bag against the appropriate side on the floor all the way to the rear and another 280 lb bag all the way forward in the ski locker (This is where I put it for wakeboarding and I don't feel like moving it to surf). Sometimes I'll put a bit of weight in my integrated bow sac depending on how much people weight is in the boat (i.e. lots of people weight in the back = a little bit of weight in the bow sac to get the bow down and lengthen the "pocket". light crew= no weight in the bow).

                      This works pretty well but I'm not a big surfer. Even n00bs get to the point of being able to toss the rope pretty quickly though.

                      I think my biggest issue is the swim platform. It definitely cuts into the wave. I'm sure it has a slight impact on the size of the wave but I'm more concerned with the negative affect on the quality of it. If I ever start surfing more I may rework the platform with more angled sides like the newer style ones.
                      Last edited by Jeff d; 01-12-2012, 10:03 AM.

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                      • #12
                        I took my platform off once to see how much it affected the wave and it was minimal. Definitely not worth modifying it.....

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jeff d View Post
                          I have the same policy on my boat. Only in the water and be sure to rinse good before you come back in!

                          LOL and not while wearing my life jacket!

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                          • #14
                            Bump! Whats your X10 surf setup?

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                            • #15
                              Bag Dimensions?

                              Interested in what size bags fit in the rear compartments next to the hard tanks. My '03 X-10 is in storage, so I can't measure the size. I'm looking to piggy back off of the Hard Tanks with the kit from Wakemakers, and would like to know how long / wide the compartments are and what bag dimensions would be best. I'd like to get the most weight in without putting a lot of pressure on the engine divider board.
                              Current: 2008 X-2 SS
                              Previous: 2003 X-10

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