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Old 09-18-2014, 02:05 PM
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Uneven Wake

I am getting an uneven/crumbly wake on my 2013 X30. Port side below 25 mph. The good news is that the starboard side is rampy and awesome. Goofy riders are screwed.

Yes I have the boat evenly weighted. Yes I have tried moving ballast, port, center etc. Yes I have tried center plate extended. The only thing that works is putting 3 or 4 adults along the bench on the port side of the boat. I estimate between 400 and 500 pounds finally does the trick. If the weight is too far back then it worsens the problem. The wake is the same regardless of how many people are in the boat. I have checked and both surf tabs are fully retracted. If I extend the starboard tab about 20% then it evens out the wake and both sides are slightly crumbly and a little less rampy.

I am about ready to take it back to the dealership and let them figure it out but I wanted to know if anybody else is having this issue and knows what might be going on.

Thanks for your input.
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:24 PM
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Are those trim tabs... err... surf tabs Gen2? Some of the retrofitted 2013's had an issue where they were attached at the wrong mounting point.
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:24 PM
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Are you talking about wakeboard speeds? If so I can tell you that the X-30 prefers more weight on the port side to counteract the prop rotation. I have lead in my boat and have about 150lbs more on the port side. (125 Starboard, 275 Port). When we weight it heavily for wakeboarding (3000lbs +), I usually fill the port tank and bag to %100 and the starboard side to %80.

Also make sure your wake plate is at 0 for wakeboarding, on the X-30 at wakeboard speeds, the wake is far and away the best with the plate fully retracted. We find the wake is best between 21-23 (I ride at 22.5). At speeds above 23 it starts to flatten out a little. When you get it right, it is an AWESOME wake.
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:27 PM
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Don't have time to go looking for it but wasn't there a similar issue around here earlier this summer where they did a hull modification to fix?
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Old 09-18-2014, 03:06 PM
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both my 13 +14 X-10's needed a little more weight on the port side to get even wakes. With mine, usually just meant a little passenger adjustment.
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:24 PM
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Don't have time to go looking for it but wasn't there a similar issue around here earlier this summer where they did a hull modification to fix?
Maybe this is what you are referring to?

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=60379
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:01 PM
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Maybe this is what you are referring to?

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=60379
Bingo!
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:25 PM
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both my 13 +14 X-10's needed a little more weight on the port side to get even wakes. With mine, usually just meant a little passenger adjustment.
X2 on this, usually 1 more passenger port side or adjust ballast accordingly. All due to prop rotation.
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