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  • 2005 X-Star Ballast System

    I am adding some weight to my 2005 Mastercraft X-Star.

    I have been shopping at https://www.wakemakers.com

    What do you all think about the:
    Size: 50"L x 24"W x 24"H
    Weight: 1100lbs.
    Ports: 2 fill/vent - 1 drain
    in the back

    and the:
    Size: 40"L x 22"W x 6"H
    Weight: 250lbs.
    Ports: 2 vent 2 fill/vent Size: 40"L x 22"W x 6"H
    Capacity: 250lbs
    in the front?

    Also has anyone used their PiggyBack systems?

    Here is a picture of my rig here:
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    The Front:
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    And Rear:
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    Actually I have it up for sale now at https://www.onlyinboards.com/2005-Ma...nia-67676.aspx
    Last edited by puckhead; 08-09-2020, 12:50 PM. Reason: add pics

  • #2
    Here is a list I am considering (If they would just give me a darn discount code!!)





    This is all the parts I have gotten over time.

    I mostly use the 750s Never needed or installed the piggy back or the X-Cross over system if anyone wants them?

    7/22/2013 $400 1 set - W715-Front Fly High Mastercraft X-Star Bow Sac (500 lbs - 250 each) - $400
    7/22/2013 $430 1 set - W719 Fly High Pro X Series Jumbo V-Drive Surf Sac (2,200 lbs - 1,100 lbs each) HUGE Wake - $430
    7/22/2013 $239 W752 - Fly High Mastercraft X-Star Walk Through Sac (450 lbs) - $239
    7/22/2013 $120 W709 - Fly High FATSAC Pro X Tsunami Ballast Pump - $120
    7/22/2013 $110 Mastercraft PiggyBack Front Factory Ballast Upgrade 1" Hose
    7/22/2013 $69 Mastercraft PiggyBack Rear Factory Ballast Upgrade
    8/30/2016 $400 WAKEMAKERS X-LINK QUICK SWITCH BALLAST SYSTEM
    8/30/2016 $360 1 set - W707 Fly High Pro X Series Fat Sac (1500 lbs - 750 each) Big Wake - $360
    Last edited by puckhead; 08-09-2020, 12:51 PM.

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    • #3
      PiggyBack System?

      Has anyone tried their PiggyBack systems?

      How well do they work and does it take too long to fill?

      Free shipping and our Best Price Promise on our exclusive factory wakeboard ballast upgrades. Expand your wakeboard ballast system the easy way.


      or

      Free shipping and our Best Price Promise on our exclusive factory wakeboard ballast upgrades. Expand your wakeboard ballast system the easy way.

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      • #4
        Does anyone have pictures of the made to fit 750 lb bags in the rear v/s the 1100 lb bags?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by puckhead View Post
          Has anyone tried their PiggyBack systems?

          How well do they work and does it take too long to fill?

          Free shipping and our Best Price Promise on our exclusive factory wakeboard ballast upgrades. Expand your wakeboard ballast system the easy way.


          or

          http://www.wakemakers.com/mastercraf...st-system.html
          I have a set of there 750's on the way and plan on hooking them up piggyback to my stock tanks. Our local dealer has done a few piggyback m systems and I have read we real forums with people using them and it seems to work great. I will have mine in before next weekend and will let you know how it works.

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          • #6
            THX bro I will be posting pics of mine here too!

            I ended up going with the larger 1100 LB sacks in the back for Wake surfing.

            It took WakeMakers too long to respond with their discount code so I refused to order through them. Kind of bad advertising in my opinion to say that you will give a discount and then make you jump through hoops to get it!

            I ended up going with Paul at casanovasoutdoor (262) 783-6456

            They are right down the road from Mike Seipel at Barefoot Intl. (561) 523-1947. He is 2 time world champion Barefooter and an amazing guy to talk to! Super knowledgable and friendly! They makes all the Fly High equipment.

            From what I hear all distributors order from Barefoot and they drop ship. So you might as well order from someone close to the manufacturer.

            -Jason

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            • #7
              I use (2) 720 lb sacs made for the X-star and when full there isn't much room left. I don't see how an 1100 is going to fit unless it goes forward where the batteries are and under the seat.
              The rear compartments are not 50" long, more like 42".
              I was njskier on here.

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              • #8
                Here are some Rear Locker improvements for the 1100 lb bags!

                http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...100#post947132

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                • #9
                  These guys are use the 1100 lb bags in the back:

                  http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...highlight=1100

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                  • #10
                    This thread was the main reason that I chose the 1100 lb rear sacks.

                    http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=797600

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                    • #11
                      they will fill to right at 1000 lbs so about 90% full i weighed my boat just to see. the 750lbs when full have about 4-5 inchs from the top of the lockers.

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                      • #12
                        Augh The guys at Fly High decided that OEM orders there were more important than my order. Paul @ casanovasoutdoor just let me know that the sacks won't be ready until tomorrow. he is making me pay the difference to have the parts shipped for Saturday delivery when he had promised them by Friday. Hmm sketchy!

                        In the meantime the extra parts that I ordered from www.wakemakers.com are already on the way. They have been great to deal with as soon as they give you the promised discount code.

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                        • #13
                          THX thamax!

                          That is what I was hoping! I doubt I will use them at 90% full for wake but I will when we surf!

                          THX for the reassurance!

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                          • #14
                            puckhead - did you get your sac's installed?

                            I added the 750's on Friday. It made a huge difference in our surf wake.

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                            • #15
                              I have the 750s in the rear lockers without any issues. For up front, I saved money and bought the V-Drive set (pair) at 400# each, I just fill them as much as the space allows. The V-Drive bags won't work with a piggyback system if using them up front as you can't fill them all the way, but if using a Tsunami, it works great. A 55# Fat Sac brick works well for adjusting for people in the boat if more heavily weighted on on side or the other.
                              Nevermind the Bollocks, Here's the XStar

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