Jump to content

Recommended Posts

InfinitySurf    174
3 hours ago, Mrwick said:

How did he Supra stack up to you rig?  Did you have boat envy?  Lol

I was a very nice wave and boat, no doubt about it, also has the super charged engine...may have had a little envy there altho I really don't need anything bigger than what I have now, just sounds cool to have the SC engine B). The engine was WAY louder than mine, you cannot hardly hear my engine (we both have FAE), sure a lot of that is the engine compartment insulation tho. For ballast, he had 1000lbs of lead plus full ballast, roughly 4500lbs. It was equal to my wave in height and had great push, but my wave is longer and I can get further back...drive up wave and get my airs. Wasn't really a fair comparison to be honest cause conditions sucked today and I am also rusty since it was only my 2nd run of the year. I will be going out with them a lot more this summer. I should get in a few hundred hours this summer between my boat, the guy I ride with every Weds and several others that I have met and will be riding with this year. I am only Centurion, friends have Malibu, Supra, Nautique, Mastercraft and Moomba.....nice to get some of every type of wave to make my skills better rounded. I really wanna add GSA to my boat so I can get better at transfers, gonna figure out a way to make that happen.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mrwick    54

FYI to any GSA customers that Ryan’s email got hacked this weekend and there are people trolling with his email as we speak.........😡

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mrwick    54

I finally got on the water today to try out my GSA........I filled all my ballast and my 226 struggled to get to 11 mph.   The wave  was ok, but not great ☹️......I did wat Ryan said and I didn’t put my lead in the rear lockers.   I think that is part of my problem..... I also think the next time out, I will take off my stinger center tab and just use the small stock tab.  The stinger really keeps the boat up out of the water.   Oh, the learning curve begins!    

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
InfinitySurf    174

Is your prop right for the extra weight you got in boat....perhaps some weight in bow to help it get too speed so its not so rear heavy may help and should give you some length too. If struggling to get to 11mph, my first thot would be prop. Sure you have already thot of that tho. Perhaps you try getting up to speed using all 3 tabs down (like quick launch).....and then engage the surf mode. Just ideas. Sure you will figure it out

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shaka    126

Agree, get the nose down a bit with some extra weight. You can also let a little water out of the non-surf side sack. This will give you a slight list but that's ok.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mrwick    54

Changing props is one option that I had thought about .......I moved all my lead to the front and that helped to get to speed, but the wave still didn’t shape up.   I ended up dropping all my center hard tank ballast along with off side under seat weight.  Also moved all my lead to the rear surf side of the cockpit.  This shaped up the wave to the level of an average listed wave.  On my next outing, I will start by removing my stinger tab.  I will also distribute all but 200 lbs of my lead to the rear corners of each rear locker.  Fill up rear hard tanks and bags and try it again.....I love a challenge, but I thought this project would be a quick win🤔.  I hate being wrong!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jeepfrk9    7

I’m interested to hear results going back to smaller plate. I’m thinking your boat might get more results from your weight.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mrwick    54
5 hours ago, jeepfrk9 said:

I’m interested to hear results going back to smaller plate. I’m thinking your boat might get more results from your weight.  

We will see......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mrwick    54

I am posting a pre-test summary of what Ryan from GSA wants to try to improve my wave....1) remove stinger wake plate.   2) equally divide my lead and stuff it against the rear of the rear lockers.   3) change pin in holes in tabs to decrease overall deployment of tab.  ( my current deployment angle is too much for a vbottom boat).   I made the changes and will try it out Thursday!   I was happy to hear that his suggestions were nearly identical to what I was going to try😊

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recent Status Updates

    • Nick213

      Ordered a  sewlong cover...... hope it's as good as everyone says since there almost double the cost of others.
      · 2 replies
    • luluzer

      Winterization tomorrow for this homie. Seemed like the season flew by - let's hope winter does the same. 
      · 0 replies
    • Guest

      Guest  »  dittrimd

      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?
      · 0 replies
    • Nick213

      My 08 Avy is for sale
      · 2 replies
    • chenige

      Actually it has me thinking of adding something between the seat and fiberglass riser. It may even allow it to rotate?  Hmmmm
      · 0 replies
    • tiffany  »  h20king

       
      I have been told you are the expert in setting up the S238 for a great wave. We have a 2106 s238 with the surf package, our dealer told us to fill up the boat and then use the tabs, but we have figured out the more tab we put in it the less push the wave has.
      How do we best set it up for the best wave with push? We surf regular, our friend surfs goofy and her side seems to always be great, but the regular side not so much.
      Would love to have your set up and any tips you could give. Thanks so much
      · 0 replies
  • Topics

  • Popular Contributors

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.