Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:53 PM
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:28 PM
I am getting very anxious.. Still have another month or so before I can drag mine out and get to work on it..
So I am assuming you are plumbing something up front. What bag are you using? The center walkway or something under the seats?
You still planning on FAE?
Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:46 AM
FAE - ordered that last week. Larry said it would be about three weeks or so before it shipped. They were cool and have me the $50 off from their Facebook promotion. I am racing the coming AZ heat. Projects need to get done before that happens.
Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:03 AM
As far as the FAE goes, after talking with Larry, I believe the extra 2" exhaust port will close shut once the FAE Venturi starts pulling the exhaust out. Worst case, Larry said I could return it. So, it's a win, win situation.
Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:12 AM
I was thinking you were running the front bag in the walkway instead of under the seats. does that mean you always run your front ballast on the starboard side?
Right now I run mine in the walkway and fill it manually.
Im thinking of getting a custom bag made that fits the entire space up front
Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:10 PM
I talked with wake makers about getting one U shaped bag for the front to fit under the seats, but they said it wouldn't work. I guess they use a tomcat from time to time and said they tried with no luck.
Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:42 PM
Im with you, I dont want to block the walkway and have to climb over the bag all the time but I also dont really want to put lead in the boat either.
Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:21 PM
Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:16 PM
i just put one of the 650LB U shaped ballast bags in my 23twb. it fits perfect up front and doesnt take up any room since its under the seats. i havent been to the lake yet(few more weeks) to see exactly how full it will go but from what ive read online you can fill it up completely.
I am interested to hear how 650# in the front works for you....We have a 21 Tomcat with 250# of solid weight up front. A couple of times I have turned around to quick to pick up a rider and created a rather large "wave" over the bow... TWB's may not react that way, but I would be carefull anyway. I was suprised even how much 250#'s squats the front.
Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:37 PM
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:43 PM
That is not going to be very fun oversizing the existing vent holes.
better take it nice and slow
You are correct Sir!
I was looking at it pretty hard today. That might be the hardest part of the whole thing. I am not 100% sure yet, but I might get lucky and be able to get the drill bit to bite without hitting the whole after removing the existing thru hull fittings. I won't be able to tell until I remove the fittings.
If I can't get a bite, then it will be extremely slow going with the whole saw.
Worst part is, I think I need to keep the top part of the existing holes.
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