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Wake Booster

Discussion in '2019 Model Year Information' started by UpNorth, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. haknslash

    haknslash Jetboaters Admiral

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    I feel ya! I haven't used my boat in a while since putting the boat up for sale :(. Last time I tried my bag I got slack in the rope and could have probably gone ropeless but it was just me and my buddy on the boat and he couldn't figure out how to smoothly keep the throttle applied and adjusted for a surfer since I don't have perfect pass or ridesteady.
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    I also just about lost my pinky that same day while surfing as my hand went into the rope when I feel lol!! I called it a day after that as it was kind of scary and my pinky was numb and raw from rope lol.
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    Other 19' guys have gone ropeless on my bag design and @swatski has recently learned to go ropeless using his custom swim deck bag sized for the bigger boats. These bags really do work and I'm sure you'll like yours.
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  2. J-RAD

    J-RAD Jet Boat Junkie

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    Nice! I recall hearing of your pinky fiasco now that you mention it. I've got the bag for my 240 I just hope I get the chance to use it before my season ends... water's getting pretty chilly pretty fast here.
     
  3. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Fleet Admiral

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    We got the wave shaping up even better lately!
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    Here is one of our friends trying to figure out how of Earth do we do this... with a Yamaha!
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  4. RightStuff

    RightStuff Jet Boat Junkie

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    I saw those bags pop-up right after I ordered my bags I use today, so I was just a tad too late. :mad: I like how that came together and the placement of that weight. I was thinking a few lead bags would weight in that same spot right at the back corner. I was able to go ropeless with my setup, so I was pretty happy about that. :cool: If I can do it, anyone can!
     
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  5. kevj582

    kevj582 New Member

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    any news on the DIY wake booster?
     
  6. AlphaKap

    AlphaKap Active Member

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    Yes...update please.
     
  7. kevj582

    kevj582 New Member

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    talked to the guy that sold me our 212x here in utah at dicks boat shop. said he will have one in the next week for demo.. looks like ill need to invest
    in a wet suit, the lakes getting a bit nippy.
     
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  8. Jeff Jozwi

    Jeff Jozwi Member

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    Looking forward the the test results. Getting ready to pull the trigger on a 212x and curious if the Wakebooster or Gatlin Wedge is the way to go.
     
  9. haknslash

    haknslash Jetboaters Admiral

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    New video

     
  10. F.M.

    F.M. Jet Boat Junkie

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    Still doesn't say anything about whether or not any ballast was being used.
     
  11. Jeff Jozwi

    Jeff Jozwi Member

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    I was thinking the same. Not one mention of ballast with the wakebooster in any Yamaha video , cap. Steve, San Diego demo rides...none.

    Not the cleanest wave either but, well, Captain Steve was surfing... Assuming the benchmark is the Gatlin and extra ballast - we still need a side by side.
     
  12. haknslash

    haknslash Jetboaters Admiral

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    This is why it would have been nice for Yamaha to invite some of the forum to help showcase and do thorough testing from an owner's perspective. Maybe one day they will come back around. it also sucks that BoatTest disables their comments on the video so we can't even ask them if they used ballast or not.
     
  13. jcyamaharider

    jcyamaharider Event Sponsor Event Sponsor

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    I like how they only show Goofy side in almost all of their videos. The wave isn't even that great, on the goofy side with the Wake Wedge and the transom bag the wave is huge!! Waves are ALWAYS better on the goofy side. LOL
     
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  14. MattFX4

    MattFX4 Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    LOL this video was shot at Park Marina in Acworth, GA. My wet slip is just over under the red arrow. Too bad I wasn't around or I would of had some questions!


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  15. buckbuck

    buckbuck Jetboaters Admiral

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    I couldn't get a good look at that rope but it appears to be the type I refuse to allow people to use on my boat. Big handles are dangerous in my opinion.
     
  16. haknslash

    haknslash Jetboaters Admiral

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    What's interesting was I noticed they used 2 different roles during the filming. The green one looks like the same one I have with small handle and the gray one is the one that comes with the kit. I wonder why they used 2 different ropes? I agree large handles for aurfing are just asking to get a limb stuck in them.

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  17. Todd Slaughter

    Todd Slaughter Member

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    What would happen if you used one on both sides at the same time?
     
  18. scot71

    scot71 Jetboaters Commander

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    Your question got me wondering about something along the same line.
    I wonder if there would be any benefit to running the wedge on one side, like normal, and adding a small surf flap on the other side to settle the blast from that pump. Probably wouldn't make any significant difference to the wake, but still makes me curious.
     
  19. eHall

    eHall New Member

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    Ordered mine today for a 17 242x. May can’t get here soon enough.
     
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  20. Matt Burnham

    Matt Burnham New Member

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    Ordered from where? Did they give you an estimate on delivery? My local dealer said they were not authorized to sell to anyone unless they were purchasing a 2019 boat. If you have an older boat you would have to wait?
     

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