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Best wave possible in a jet boat?? maybe... & Final Ballast setup

Discussion in 'Watersports' started by Blenderhead, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Blenderhead

    Blenderhead Active Member

    Messages:
    124
    Location:
    Spout Springs North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +140 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    X
    Boat Length:
    21
    So after I first purchased my 2017 212x and put it in the water, I was a bit disappointed with the quality of the wave it produced with just stock ballast....

    I recalled meeting at dude at the boat dealer on day (@Julian ) and remember him telling me about a jetboat forum that would answer almost every question I ever had about my 212x. Fast forward to now and I have to say that he was right. Members like @jcyamaharider and @swatski have really paved the way to where I am now, surfing a pretty respectable wave from my 212x. I also cant forget to give my wife a HUGE shout out for being an AWESOME boat pilot allowing me to selfishly surf :)

    The video shows my final ballast setup that nicely compliments my Gantlin wake wedge spitting out a pretty nice wave. The attached picture shows my newly installed pump that fills my bags up fast allowing me to move the hose from bag to bag with a high flow rate.



    note- end of video has the wave "mushing" out and losing push due to the depth in that part of the lake. Normally we steer clear of the shallow point.

    PS. no more wake surfing videos of me.... even I am getting tired of seeing them on here. lol. But I thought it added some value to everyone searching for the perfect jet boat surf wave :)
     

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  2. haknslash

    haknslash Jetboaters Captain

    Messages:
    2,063
    Location:
    Alabaster, AL
    Ratings:
    +1,788 / 70
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR192
    Boat Length:
    19
    Great vid and awesome wave! We need more surf vids on here so not sure why you would want to stop lol
     
  3. Blenderhead

    Blenderhead Active Member

    Messages:
    124
    Location:
    Spout Springs North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +140 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    X
    Boat Length:
    21
    Thanks buddy
    lol... just don't want to flood the forum of the same videos of me surfing over and over.... if have something new that will provide value to the group, then yes I will :)
     
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  4. Blenderhead

    Blenderhead Active Member

    Messages:
    124
    Location:
    Spout Springs North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +140 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    X
    Boat Length:
    21
    Oh also a big shout out to @bobbie for motivating me with her awesome wake!! Gave me something to shoot for. thanks
     
  5. AJR1977

    AJR1977 Member

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Bridgehampton NY
    Ratings:
    +5 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    X
    Boat Length:
    21
    Great job!!!!
    I have the same boat so will be following your lead here.... the bags didn't really look totally full? Were those the size bags you got?
    about 80% filled???

    Thanks
     
  6. Blenderhead

    Blenderhead Active Member

    Messages:
    124
    Location:
    Spout Springs North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +140 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    X
    Boat Length:
    21
    You are correct. My 750 on the rear seat was about 80%, the two on the back swim deck were about 90-95%. Despite not being at 100%, the wave had great "push" with a fairly large pocket. So much so that my rear thigh was on fire from "braking" so much.

    I didn't go 100% on the bags because I anticipated having another passenger onboard (which fell through)...we typically have at least 3 or 4 people onboard. I think filling the bags to capacity would steepen up the wave considerably which I will test this weekend.

    I think the ultimate goal is to get the swim deck (on the surf side) at least a couple inches below the water line. Whatever ballast weight that may be (combined with the Wake Wedge) is what you are looking for. This of course is specific to the '17 212x.... Some of the AR series boats that I have seen have a high swim deck relative to the water line.
     
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