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mrrpfc4    38

 so I want to pick up 1000 pounds of lead bags, when I was in Utah i saw some, they were 50 pound bags at a cost of $60 each, the only problem is it's a 4 Hour Drive for me to go back and get some, I was wondering if anybody knew can these be ordered directly from the manufacture and freighted a home address  ,  any information on this would be very appreciated,

thank you 

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InfinitySurf    307

Leadwake.com...they sell for $59 a bag includes shipping, high quality bags. They had a 10% off special going a while ago, not sure what they have now. Ships to your home in the PO flat rate boxes.

Jared....626-353-0304, you can call or text him too with any questions. Sure he will give you a discount for buying 1000lbs

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mrrpfc4    38

Checked out the web site, for this months sale it's $2 off a bag and buy 9 get 1 free, going to call him tomorrow see if he will do a little better on a 20 bag order, either way I'm going to get them coming. 

Thanks. 

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harlobra    24

I ordered some from Wakeballast. There is a crew deal for $15% off. I placed the order on Wednesday last week and they are scheduled to arrive on Thursday.  Great communication so far.

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Bawshogg    78

Wakeballast gets it done! Extremely happy with mine . 

They also ride Centurion which is a bonus! 

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mrrpfc4    38

Both brands are Steel according to the web sites. 

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Darkside    249

Actual lead is almost impossible to find, so most of us run steel shot.  

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carguy79ta    67

Ok thanks.  Do you all actually load it in and out of the boat every time you have to tow?  what about leaving in the boat when it is stored..my boat is at the lake in a metal bldg. it would be setting on the trailer with with lead stowed while not in use.

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Darkside    249

I leave it in.  These are on BEEFY triaxle, so no worries.   I towed to TN and back with lead in there. 

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Dreamer    96
13 hours ago, mrrpfc4 said:

 so I want to pick up 1000 pounds of lead bags, when I was in Utah i saw some, they were 50 pound bags at a cost of $60 each, the only problem is it's a 4 Hour Drive for me to go back and get some, I was wondering if anybody knew can these be ordered directly from the manufacture and freighted a home address  ,  any information on this would be very appreciated,

thank you 

1000#'s of lead? wtf? :)

My SV244 only needs 400#'s due to always running a small crew.

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Jake707    171
1 hour ago, Dreamer said:

1000#'s of lead? wtf? :)

My SV244 only needs 400#'s due to always running a small crew.

Maybe the "S" in his "FS" stands for submarine.

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mrrpfc4    38
29 minutes ago, Jake707 said:

Maybe the "S" in his "FS" stands for submarine.

Haha,  I believe you're referring to my FS correct, actually I ended up trading that yesterday for a 2017 RI257 and I'm told 1000 pounds is about what I would want. 

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Darkside    249

1000 pounds in a 257 is not needed, but damn nice to have?

Gorgeous boat by the way!

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mrrpfc4    38

 Well I just ordered my thousand pounds from wake ballast with their current special it was $990,  i'm sure I'll be glad I have 1000 pounds, a lot of days it's only me the wife and our three boys in the boat,  and between the four of them I'm lucky to get 275lbs  LOL. ?

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On 8/9/2017 at 11:50 AM, mrrpfc4 said:

 Well I just ordered my thousand pounds from wake ballast with their current special it was $990,  i'm sure I'll be glad I have 1000 pounds, a lot of days it's only me the wife and our three boys in the boat,  and between the four of them I'm lucky to get 275lbs  LOL. ?

1,000 is the perfect number. Use 250 for the bow 

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mrrpfc4    38
1 hour ago, DeltaFirstMate said:

1,000 is the perfect number. Use 250 for the bow 

 How do you set up your RI  as for the rest of the bags, I did not have a bow bag so I could see where that would help, currently I set it up like Darkside recommended,  I can say this much, the wave was amazing we were actually toning it back a bit for the riders just cause it was too intense to start with. And that is coming from a group who's always surfed A dialed in FS 44 with 800 pounds of tractor plates. 

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jtryon    22
11 hours ago, DeltaFirstMate said:

@chowder2016 has some wake ballast 50lb bags he could sale you and ship over. Only slightly used. 

thanks, PM'ing him now.

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11 hours ago, mrrpfc4 said:

 How do you set up your RI  as for the rest of the bags, I did not have a bow bag so I could see where that would help, currently I set it up like Darkside recommended,  I can say this much, the wave was amazing we were actually toning it back a bit for the riders just cause it was too intense to start with. And that is coming from a group who's always surfed A dialed in FS 44 with 800 pounds of tractor plates. 

You have a center tank, yes? We put 250 of lead and fill up the center about 25-30% pending water conditions. 375 lead both in both lockers under the PnP bags. 

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Wakeballast    12
On 8/9/2017 at 6:55 AM, carguy79ta said:

all of you that run lead..is it lead or steel shot?

we only use steal shot never lead. lead is bad for your health

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36 minutes ago, Wakeballast said:

we only use steal shot never lead. lead is bad for your health

Steal and more importantly, only WAKE BALLAST brand! They are amazing to work with and take care of you. 

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carguy79ta    67

ordered my 1000 lbs of lead from Wakeballast!  Ben the owner was very helpful.  that wiil bring the ballast total on my 257 to 7150 lbs.  Awesome.  we compared surf settings.  he has a 257 also.

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