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Help me set my 08 sv230 up please! (Surf)

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enzo on LI    79

I had the same boat for the last 8 years and honestly the last couple of years were the best...we quit over thinking things and literally ran a stock fly high Enzo sac on the port side and nothing more kept as much of the people weight as possible to that side also. The only other thing I did was put a slightly larger plate on the back as it was not adjustable. Seemed to help length. Had push about 15' back on the best days but 10' was normal

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arono    0

I've got the same boat and just recently switched from a listed wave (1100lb port rear locker, 580lbs under port bench plus crew) and just couldn't get enough push in the wave. Now I'm running an 1100lb bag in each rear locker and a homemade suckgate and it made a huge difference. There's so much push now it's hard to slow down enough without getting right up on the swim platform. I just re-proped the boat because the Acme 537 that was on it was struggling to get to surf speeds without any bow weight but adding bow weight flatted out the wave and killed the push. Now that the Acme 1619 is on the boat (awesome prop btw) I'm going to play around with adding the 580 back into the mix but will likely start off with it in the center of the boat.  

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arono    0
On 6/29/2017 at 11:28 PM, Steve leigh said:

Hey I've tried to install a home made wake gate on my 2006 sv230 and the rear of the hull has slight curved at the lower section of the hull preventing the suction cups from sucking to the hull.  Then when I stick the suction cup to the flat portion of the hull located directly above the previous location it sucks right onto the hull.  So I am wondering if the naticurl has smaller or better quality suction cups that suction on to the lower slightly curved portion section of the hull.  Any suggestions???

Ran into a similar issue with mine but I replaced the Sideswipe with a FAE. One cup was higher because of the block off plate and I couldn't get the other cup to attach. Solved this by cutting off the handle so I had to individual cups and then reattached them together but with longer material in between each so I could get enough leverage to move and position the front cup to attach to the hull. 

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TwistC3    7

I notice some of you say the vent is underwater some times, do you guys plug it, if so with what?  What about those deflectors that replace the vent covers?  Are these recommended?

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Nick213    571
37 minutes ago, TwistC3 said:

I notice some of you say the vent is underwater some times, do you guys plug it, if so with what?  What about those deflectors that replace the vent covers?  Are these recommended?

I covered my port vent since we ride 90% of the time on the port side. I know the avy and Enzo vents are different but I think you should be able to use the same concept. I siliconed plastic to the vent and hull so no water can get in. My vent is fully submerged while underway, so if it wasn't fully covered we'd essentially be sinking and constantly taking on way to much water.

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Transporter    1

How low in the water are the backs of your boats when your all weighted down?let's see some pics.

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Nick610s    2

So just a quick update, went out weekend before last, did not fill up the bow ballast bag 400#, still was able to ride port and stab with the nauticurl but did not have nearly as much push. total of 2350# ballast, I think I may fill up the last 400# and put it on top of the 650# bag by the back seat. thatll give me 2750 lbs total. hopefully sink it a bit more to get taller wave so I can go a touch faster and stretch out the pocket. sound like a good plan.?

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TwistC3    7

I would not put anything in the bow, put as much weight on the side you plan to surf and to the back of the boat.

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Nick610s    2
On ‎7‎/‎8‎/‎2017 at 9:15 PM, Transporter said:

How low in the water are the backs of your boats when your all weighted down?let's see some pics.

My teak board is 2-3" under water weighted down, apparently if you run listed, you want the back of the rub rail to be just under the water.

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Nick610s    2
1 hour ago, TwistC3 said:

I would not put anything in the bow, put as much weight on the side you plan to surf and to the back of the boat.

Im not running listed, evenly weighted with a nauticurl, still new to surfing but as im getting more used to it im already noticing what the wave is doing with different ballast.

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bomoseen avy    34

Finally tried Swell suckgate. New to me SV230+. Lake pretty rough so tired of being listed. As others have said both QF and rear lockers filled. PNP empty but leaded 240# in bow and about 240# each rear locker. Very impressed super long and clean. I will do this more often

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nailem    29

Even with a suck gate you will still need to list it. Load up surf side, only put 250 give or take on the non surf side with the suck gate, no weight on the bow.

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bomoseen avy    34

not that I'm doubting you but that's my set up for a listed wave. I was going off Cdifranco's SV setup

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InfinitySurf    214

The SV230 may be a little different, but on my SV244....my wave gets longer for sure when I add weight to the bow (plus lowers rpm some, assuming cause angle of prop is better and it does not have to work quite as hard). I have 500lb bag in bow...plus add anywhere between 200-500lbs of lead in front depending on size of my crew. 700lbs in front seems to be the sweet spot for me to have a nice tall, long wave with tons of push. Course I have a lot of weight in rear and may be why my boat needs more bow weight. Rear is certainly MORE important....but since I have close to 4k lbs in rear, I need some in bow. Big boat, so takes more weight to sink it right. (I use Nauticurl suck gate so I do not list either)

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bomoseen avy    34

12 people on the boat at times this week. Ran with Swell and super happy. With a little bit of bow lead and +/- 3 people up front ran very well. Ended up dumping off side QF and cleaned things up as I think the total mass of peeps on the boat was significant. We ran listed with a smaller crew with excellent wave a couple times but family prefers the Swell as it is noticeably cleaner and extra long. Very consistent wave even in chop

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Tross49    1

I ripped out the factory tanks and install a 1100 lbs soft tank in the rear locker and a 750 lb in front of the 1100 lb soft tank. Fill both 1100 lb tanks and the 750 lb tank on the side I was surfing on, the other 750 lb empty never used any bow weight. I also installed quicksurf on that boat which help a ton on the goofy side. This always worked while for us.  I would tow around 10.8 to 11.2.

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Transporter    1

My sv230 has wavemakers wakecontrol system on it enzo sacs both sides with another bag in front, seems to throw a nice wave doesnt seem super long but has good push and height.

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