Just read your message regarding restoring your Barefoot Falcon. I have a 1991 Barefoot Falcon with exact same floor issues. I also had to replaced the stringers and am in the process of replacing the floor. My question is regarding the need to replace the foam. Like you I have several hundred pounds of saturated foam removed and I am not certain to replace it or leave it without foam. Do you are anyone know if the foam is necessary for any structural support, or is it just for sound and flotation?
I think that would work quite well and switching sides would not take long at all. If I remember right, Quickfill is about 500lbs per side.
Next time I get out, I plan to try running ballast fully level without any list to see how the wave compares. My guess is that it will also be quite good if not as good, since my buddy with GSA runs level. If that is the case, you would not need to stop at all for transfers. Since one of the reasons I wanted this Infinity Wave tab system is so I can work on surf transfers, running level and the wave being as good would be perfect.
On the initial lake test, I ran the same set up as I was running with my Nauticurl suck gate since I wanted to compare the surf wave. Part of the reason I had some list with the Nauticurl was to bring the gate up a bit since there is only one good place on the hull to stick it where the gate is fairly level with water (below the 1st step down on the side of hull), like surf gate systems, if you bury the gate too far in the water the wave is not as clean or powerful. If gate is out of water too much, then you are getting a rooster tail of water and it tend to come in the side vents at transom. We just did not have enough time out to test everything I wanted to last Weds. I also want to see how the goofy side wave looks tho I am sure it will be great since at least on my boat, goofy side is a little bigger/better due to prop spin.
I will be sure to get more pics and info next time out and post up that info as well. On storage, I am in a little better shape I guess. Since I also run the bow bag under bow seats and put lead under the bow filler cushion I lose the bow (when kids are not out, that is where I put the docking fenders and extra boards/bags)...but with Ramfill instead of Quickfill, I have the 2 areas under side seats since I don't have PnP bags there and those lockers are not very deep cause of the Ramfill tanks, but that works well for life jackets, anchor, ropes, etc...and course I have the area under observers seat as well. Doesn't really bother me tho since I trailer and only take what I need for that day.
Is there a way to keep the key and just have a push button to start/stop the motor? It’s really annoying that the screen turns off and has to reset when the motor is turned off. It doesn’t sound like this changes with this setup, correct?
I'm digging it. My thought on my 2014 SV (no Ramfill) is to fill all 4 bags and only fill the surf side Quickfill. I"m not looking for quick transfers but a reasonable time to switch from regular to goofy. Thoughts on this? Excellent write up @InfinitySurf.
@Nick213, doing this above... I would loose all storage except for the bow and observer's seat.
Does it pop the fuse if you move them with the boat stopped in the water? Have you put a amp meter on it to see what kind of load is being applied? Does it have any kind of sticker on it stating what the amp load max is? Im going to assume it either has limit switches or a encoder are you going past the mechanical limits before it blows the fuse as in its in a mechanical bind. Like i stated previously i have never worked on these but this would be what I'm checking. Side note if the computer that originally ran it is not operational can you find a local shop that rebuilds lets say instrument clusters for cars to see if they could repair it ? I do industrial maintenance and we have a local to us guy that repairs our motor drives that may be another avenue to investigate.
Ok so I’m wondering which is better in a specific situation. Both boats built to the same spec as far as options, both have ballast max, and 5 people. Everyone says “there’s no replacement for displacement “ right....? So in a sense the 23’ theoretically should have a bigger better wave. Yet I also hear, “ a bigger boat needs more weight to be able to set the hull further in the water”. So with that statement, theoretically the 21’ would have a better wave.... so which is it? Or am I missing something?