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Ballast on 2018 242xe

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR240, SX240, 242 Limited / S / X/ E-Series' started by Ryan123, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. Ryan123

    Ryan123 New Member

    Messages:
    7
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Going to surf tomorrow for the first time on the new boat. Do i fill the the center and port side full and leave starboard empty? Or fill all the bags

    Thanks
    Ps we surf port side
     
  2. Nealg

    Nealg New Member

    Messages:
    9
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Ryan nice boat. I just spent that last several days surfing at lake norman and was able to ride without the rope with just the surf side ballast full. I also was able to stay in the wave without a rope for 5+ seconds when I had "human" ballast (several kiddos) all sitting on the rear platform seating. I am going to look to buy a 750+lb ballast and add that to the rear deck and see how that affects the wake. Currently I am not pleased with the wake it creates. 10mph was the sweet spot. I played with 8-12 and 10 was best for me.
     
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  3. Mohamed Z Sherif

    Mohamed Z Sherif New Member

    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    Long Island NY
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    X
    Boat Length:
    24
    750lb on top of what the X got?
     
  4. jcyamaharider

    jcyamaharider Event Sponsor Event Sponsor

    Messages:
    4,448
    Location:
    Gerald, Mo
    Ratings:
    +3,718 / 12
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Ballast placement on the X isn't right for wake surfing. If you are serious you need one of our Wake Wedges and one of our 870 pound ballast bags. Just do a search.

     
  5. Mainah

    Mainah Jetboaters Captain

    Messages:
    2,053
    Location:
    Chapin, SC
    Ratings:
    +2,461 / 19
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    Long time skier and wakeboarder just getting into surfing as well. I have 400lb bags in the back of each storage area and a 800 lb bag in the ski locker so basically the same as a stock 242x. Found the best wave was with all bags full, one passenger wearing a life jacket sitting on the sirf side swim deck seat and two passengers on the surf side rear cabin seat. Big hyperlite landlocked board I have is super floaty and helped us all go ropeless for a bit. My wave needs a longer pocket at a minimum and a deeper pocket would be good too. @jcyamaharider products do help substantially from what I have read. Surf related items will be on my wish list for santa this year. Tower speakers and amp are high on the list along with a wedge and a seat sack.

    To be honest I got bored with the surfing quick the other day and just had to get on the wakeboard. Did mostly salmon and surface stuff on the board but I wore out quickly and could still feel my back and neck tweaked from the hard cuts. spending more time switch seems to help even out the muscle fatigue but it is getting time for me to bow out of the stuff that hurts and learn to mellow out.
     
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