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Surfing - 2019 Scarab 215ID

ssully

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Boat Make
Scarab
Year
2019
Boat Model
215 ID
Boat Length
21
Any feedback on optimal set up for the 2019 Scarab 215ID with wake plates? How do you run your ballast? Do you run both wake plates or only on one side, if one side, which one? The one with the surfer or the other? What types of speeds are you having success with? Are you putting any ballast in the very front of the boat? Thank you!
 

Trousertrout

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Boat Make
Scarab
Year
2017
Boat Model
215 ID
Boat Length
21
Any feedback on optimal set up for the 2019 Scarab 215ID with wake plates? How do you run your ballast? Do you run both wake plates or only on one side, if one side, which one? The one with the surfer or the other? What types of speeds are you having success with? Are you putting any ballast in the very front of the boat? Thank you!
Hello, I have a 2017 215ID with the wake package and wake plates or trim tabs is what Scarab calls them. I have tried everything to get a decent surf wake behind this boat and just can't. I have tried all ballasts filled to the max, both tabs on and then only one on. I have added 8 people in the back, tried all people on one side then the other, then in the middle and it just won't happen. I have seriously tried everything. I love this boat for its many other features but gave up with the surfing. I am convinced its totally false advertising by Scarab. I even watched several videos on utube that show people surfing behind a 215 but not very long or very good. That being said I will probably never give up trying but am happy wakeboarding, tubing, cruising and everything else that this boat offers. Next summer I might by an aftermarket surf tab and give that a shot, after that if it doesnt happen then I will stop trying and accept the fact that this boat will not make a decent surfable wake. I grew up on the lake and can wake surf just find behind other boats, just not jet boats. If you figure it out please share!!!
 
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