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#801 Birddog7.62

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 02:32 PM

our crew disagrees with the bow weight theory most here ascribe to. we weight the back somewhat to the surf side. Ran yesterday with 6500 lbs total. 500 lead extra right at the windshield and a 900 and a 375 in the rear. amazing.



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:46 PM

our crew disagrees with the bow weight theory most here ascribe to. we weight the back somewhat to the surf side. Ran yesterday with 6500 lbs total. 500 lead extra right at the windshield and a 900 and a 375 in the rear. amazing.


Really want to see a pic of this wave u speak of. That sounds like a fair bit of extra work...is it really that much better? We pretty much fill all and go and wave is near perfection. (Goofy size money, reg side needs slight tweaking with weight)

For the record, we feel same regarding bow weight
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Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:52 PM

Followed your lead birddog and moved 200lbs lead from the bow to stern on the Surfside and the wave was noticeable better. The thing with the B52 is you think you have achieved wave nirvana then you move a little weight around and it gets even better.
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Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:33 PM

As a general rule of thumb you wouldn’t ever add weight to the front of a boat until it needs it. In other words you’re running so heavy in the back that the pitch attitude is too high, and commonly the motor can’t handle it. As long as you can pull it running nine or 10° high with 1,000,000 pounds in the back, it will always be better.

I would say if you’re running eight or nine big adults in the back, she’s going to need a little bit of front help.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:55 PM

I've always struggled with wash when moving weight to the back.....


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#806 Birddog7.62

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 07:43 PM

Really want to see a pic of this wave u speak of. That sounds like a fair bit of extra work...is it really that much better? We pretty much fill all and go and wave is near perfection. (Goofy size money, reg side needs slight tweaking with weight)

For the record, we feel same regarding bow weight

we got some video of it, need to get it from my buddy. its magic dude, GIANT difference. I can recover from nearly anywhere and the pocket is nearly double in size. Its like falling on love with your boat all over again.


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Posted 19 August 2019 - 07:49 PM

I ran 550 in the nose 200 at window and only 4 in the cabin. Wave was bad. Looked great but no push. Going back to stock weight with a small crew. I think when I added the 400 in the nose and it was great was because I had 8 in the main cabin.
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Posted 20 August 2019 - 05:24 AM

Here’s how to weight 90% of boats:

Max their factory ballast.
Then max the ass end with people, weight, chicken pot pies.
Keep adding until it’s too nose high to pull the load, THEN add bow or at least front-ish weight until the bow comes down to something reasonable and the motor is back happy again.
use the least amount of surf tab possible to make a clean wave, and cheat weight to surf side enough to clean the lip of so needed.



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Posted 20 August 2019 - 07:45 AM

Here’s how to weight 90% of boats:

Max their factory ballast.
Then max the ass end with people, weight, chicken pot pies.
Keep adding until it’s too nose high to pull the load, THEN add bow or at least front-ish weight until the bow comes down to something reasonable and the motor is back happy again.
use the least amount of surf tab possible to make a clean wave, and cheat weight to surf side enough to clean the lip of so needed.



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This is spot on...

 

Post up some videos or pics with riders. With a wake so massive you've got to be throwing down!


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 03:18 PM

That certainly makes for a big wave. Problem in my F22 is that without a lot of bow weight, it rides so high in the front that I have to stand to see where I’m going, LOL.
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