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#1 JB0ne

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 07:21 AM

HI folks,

just wondering if anyone has any tips for improving the port side wave.

I have heavier riders that use the port side wave and could use some advice.

The goofy-footers seem to have a much better wave, particularly if we only have a few people in the boat. Wave is clean, long and tons of push - even has a mini barrel. 

The port side wave is proving tougher to dial in. It crumbles easier and lacks the same form and push. This results in the port side riders having more trouble staying in the wave. The port side wave seems more dependent on passenger positioning in the boat too.

We experimented with upping speed this weekend and dropping some starboard ballast. 

Just trying to help my heavy regular guys out. :]

 

 



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Posted 16 July 2018 - 08:13 AM

Boat, weighting setup, and surf system?

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 10:00 AM

What boat?

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 06:25 AM

Oh crud, yeah that info would be useful. :]

'18 B52 23 GSA everything full for the most part other than the little experimenting.

No extra lead yet, 500 lb stock in the bow, hard tanks and bags full in the stern.

Stock prop. 3300' elevation. 10.8-11.2 mph. 15-30% cav.

Mostly light beer in the cooler but some gatorades and sprites thrown in.

 

When I've noticed this the most is when we have just a few people out in the boat. Say 4 people total, 1 surfing 3 passengers.

Not that the wave is bad by any means, just not as sweet as the goofy side wave.

Maybe I'm just getting greedy. ;]

thx!



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Posted 17 July 2018 - 06:53 AM

Its prop rotation.  My goofy wave is way better than my reg. wave.  Nothing you can really do about it


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#6 JB0ne

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 08:05 AM

Its prop rotation.  My goofy wave is way better than my reg. wave.  Nothing you can really do about it

DOH!!

 

Thanks. 



#7 M1AHD

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 09:39 AM

Its prop rotation.  My goofy wave is way better than my reg. wave.  Nothing you can really do about it

 

This.. but with trail/error you can still create a pretty good wave. I found the regular side just takes more weight/speed to create the same as the goofy does with less.


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 10:12 AM

If running stock no extra lead. Then open starboard Tank lever of a count of 5 while moving to drain just a touch. That fixed it for me.

 

I since have added 500 lead to the nose directly centered. It makes both waves way better. Then fine tune buyt letting water out of front bag as needed.


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 08:03 AM

all of the above, but I run no cav plate



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Posted 18 July 2018 - 08:42 AM

I think the problem is the "light beer," my wave always looks better when we're packing PBR.😂🍺🍻

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 11:41 PM

I agree with the Donfather... I had to add 500lbs centerforward ship & it cleaned right up ! Dam prop rotation.

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 06:58 PM

I agree with the Donfather... I had to add 500lbs centerforward ship & it cleaned right up ! Dam prop rotation.

centerforward? so under the center walkway cushion or under the cushion closest to the nose?


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 07:17 AM

centerforward? so under the center walkway cushion or under the cushion closest to the nose?

I have 150lbs under the bow filler cushion and 250 under the center bow seat behind the pump.


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Posted 21 July 2018 - 04:54 PM

My boat must be weird - port side wave is almost always excellent. It is very insensitive to setup. My goofy side wave, on the other hand, is much more finicky. I have yet to get a goofy side wave that is as long and strong as my regular wave. 2016 F22.
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Posted 21 July 2018 - 05:36 PM

My boat must be weird - port side wave is almost always excellent. It is very insensitive to setup. My goofy side wave, on the other hand, is much more finicky. I have yet to get a goofy side wave that is as long and strong as my regular wave. 2016 F22.

That’s great to hear coming from a reg wave rider. I almost want to learn goofy because it’s so good with no effort.
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Posted 21 July 2018 - 05:59 PM

OrangeTJ, that's so odd. My Goofy side wave is this massive long and strong wavegasm. '16 F22

Too bad I'm a regular rider, lol.

The funny thing is too, I had about 300 lbs less ballast on the goofy side sacs because it was set up for regular.

I have to get it up to 12+ MPH to get the wave size down and long...thats with 800 LB in the bow.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 08:38 PM

Mine is the same as TJ... I'm glad we don't have goofy riders because my regular wave is killer but the couple times I've switched to goofy it is sloppy and I've never spent the time to chase it.
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Posted 20 August 2018 - 11:13 AM

Its prop rotation.  My goofy wave is way better than my reg. wave.  Nothing you can really do about it

knowing this and knowing most people ride regular why don't Manufacturers run counter rotating engines?



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Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:53 PM

Port side wave is awesome on my boat.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:55 PM

Slow down a little and move people to Port. You can't tell from the photo but the wave above was barreling and as beautiful as they come.
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