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Tleeah    30

We have been playing with the surf settings of our new FI 23.  As you might think, the port wave seems easier to dial in.  We have been able to get a huge wave on the goofy side but cleaning up the crest is a real challenge.  You have to get the attitude of the boat just right.  The more you tend to dig the back, it seems to bring more wash just on the crest.  I have not taken my goofy team out to help tune boat, but will do soon.    

We started with just corner PNP's, ramfill, and front tank full.  No lead or other bags full.  We then started adjustments.

Regular side prefers front tank empty --> half-full.  goofy wave likes a little more bow weight, but not much (front tank half-->full).  

If you want a quick surf setting without any fine tuning,  fill ramfill, PNP full and front tank 25-50%.  We did not get transom bag but use lead.  If you have the transom bag, use full for low peep count and adjust with number of peeps.  If you get too much transom weight it affects the smoothness of wave, from what we have seen.   

Adding lead to the FI 23 is tricky in this boat compared to my FX 22 Enzo.  I found even dispersion of lead throughout boat is best.  So far optimal weight is between 400-500#.  We tried up to 650# but saw no improvement or change.  

We do not have any pictures of surfers yet on the wave, but will come soon as it warms up.  I have not had a camera person when I have been surfing.  

The below pictures are with the following settings:

QS   70 (reg), 80 (goofy),  Stinger 50 (reg), 65-70 (goofy)

Ramfill and corner PNPs full, front tank 60%

Lead-200# in transom, 100# in front of PNP, 100# midship (under driver), 100# in bow.

We do not have CATS, so it is not in the equation.   We still have alot to work on but making progress and wanted to share with group.  We would love to hear any other feedback on FI 23 settings, for we are still a work in progress.  I am an old school ocean surfer, so I want steep walls and curls.  

Word of warning, the goofy wave is large enough to crash over the bow.  We found that out last night.  It was steep and tall, I was amazed for the freeboard of the bow is really high.  Look at last picture.  I had to lighten it due to it being dark.  

The various wave pics do have some variation in the QS settings between 65-75.   

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wheels    131

Have you tried a slight list? Ram fill  100% surf side 90% non surf side. That really helps on the ri. 

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Tleeah    30
35 minutes ago, wheels said:

Have you tried a slight list? Ram fill  100% surf side 90% non surf side. That really helps on the ri. 

Yes I have played with the ramfill and PNP lowering the percentage on the non surf side.  PNP did not do much, but the ramfill made a difference.  It seems like it helps on the goofy wave the mostbut not sure.  I did not see a big difference on the regular side.  

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zeej2020    1

Great info Tleeah. You are not the only one looking to dial in your wave. 

I just took delivery on my Fi23 last Friday and spent the weekend looking to dial it in.  I have all available ballast except the transom locker where i have 400lbs of lead.  I have yet to move the lead anywhere else in the boat besides the transom locker.

I found weighting the boat to the primary side you are surfing using ramfil helps. Also having if you have more than two people skew the weight in the boat to the surf side.

I surf goofy, so most my observations are from that point of view.  I found if you steer the boat slightly to the left, when surfing goofy it cleans up, and really firms up the lip/crest of the wave. It also extends how far you can ride and gives a steeper wave that i found more fun to surf.  If the boat is weighted properly you will still have plenty of push.  

With two to four people in the boat my ideal settings for goofy were:

speed: 11.0 to 11.2

CATS: -6

Center Tab: 45

Ramfill P: 95

Ramfill S: 100

Rear PNP P: 100

Rear PNP S: 100

Center Tank: 40

Bow PNP: 0 

Transom: 400lbs. (I found I liked it when I moved one 50lb bag from the port to starboard side in the locker when surfing goofy)

Quicklaunch and Quicksurf are engaged. Only a couple pics to share, which dont do the wave justice. Will find out more about the wave on this baby next weekend and will share. 



 

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Tleeah    30
On 3/26/2018 at 6:58 PM, zeej2020 said:

Great info Tleeah. You are not the only one looking to dial in your wave. 

I just took delivery on my Fi23 last Friday and spent the weekend looking to dial it in.  I have all available ballast except the transom locker where i have 400lbs of lead.  I have yet to move the lead anywhere else in the boat besides the transom locker.

I found weighting the boat to the primary side you are surfing using ramfil helps. Also having if you have more than two people skew the weight in the boat to the surf side.

I surf goofy, so most my observations are from that point of view.  I found if you steer the boat slightly to the left, when surfing goofy it cleans up, and really firms up the lip/crest of the wave. It also extends how far you can ride and gives a steeper wave that i found more fun to surf.  If the boat is weighted properly you will still have plenty of push.  

With two to four people in the boat my ideal settings for goofy were:

speed: 11.0 to 11.2

CATS: -6

Center Tab: 45

Ramfill P: 95

Ramfill S: 100

Rear PNP P: 100

Rear PNP S: 100

Center Tank: 40

Bow PNP: 0 

Transom: 400lbs. (I found I liked it when I moved one 50lb bag from the port to starboard side in the locker when surfing goofy)

Quicklaunch and Quicksurf are engaged. Only a couple pics to share, which dont do the wave justice. Will find out more about the wave on this baby next weekend and will share. 



 

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Very nice vessel Zeej2020!!!  I love the "battleship gray" especially in the sun on the water and inside the boat.  Along with the purple, I have received many compliments on the gray.  When we surf with a couple to 3 people, we did try out that 400lb in the transom, with ramfill and PNP full and it made a great wave.  Try without water in the front center tank and adjust with more stinger 65-90.  That was a good wave too.  Without the weight in the front center tank you get a  tall wave, with few peeps.   With more people, we can move the lead weight forward (100 mid ship, and 100 in front of PNP, 200 in transom) and keep the attitude of the boat where the wave is just big (see pic).  That goofy wave is steep enough to go over your bow.  

What setting are you using for the quicksurf?  I was told to be careful using the quick launch and quick surf at the same time.  They said it confuses the computer and the tabs could freeze up because of the freezing of the computer.  It did happen to us once.  We had to reboot the system.  Thank you for sharing and send more pics for sure.  

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On 3/27/2018 at 8:57 PM, Tleeah said:

Very nice vessel Zeej2020!!!  I love the "battleship gray" especially in the sun on the water and inside the boat.  Along with the purple, I have received many compliments on the gray.  When we surf with a couple to 3 people, we did try out that 400lb in the transom, with ramfill and PNP full and it made a great wave.  Try without water in the front center tank and adjust with more stinger 65-90.  That was a good wave too.  Without the weight in the front center tank you get a  tall wave, with few peeps.   With more people, we can move the lead weight forward (100 mid ship, and 100 in front of PNP, 200 in transom) and keep the attitude of the boat where the wave is just big (see pic).  That goofy wave is steep enough to go over your bow.  

What setting are you using for the quicksurf?  I was told to be careful using the quick launch and quick surf at the same time.  They said it confuses the computer and the tabs could freeze up because of the freezing of the computer.  It did happen to us once.  We had to reboot the system.  Thank you for sharing and send more pics for sure.  

400 wave.JPG

I sure hope I can get a cleaner wake than this or I am going to be disappointed. Hurry up and get it figured out so I have a good place to start LOL

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Tleeah    30
2 hours ago, h20king said:

I sure hope I can get a cleaner wake than this or I am going to be disappointed. Hurry up and get it figured out so I have a good place to start LOL

You will be able to get it cleaned up with the QS and stinger settings.  Still perfecting the goofy side, but this wave is alot of fun.  For pure surfers, this wave is a blast, steep, and long, with a lot of push.  A friend recovered on the wave >20 ft from the boat.  Water is warming, so will have more surfing pics soon.  

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lovetosurf    41
On 3/20/2018 at 9:51 AM, Tleeah said:

We have been playing with the surf settings of our new FI 23.  As you might think, the port wave seems easier to dial in.  We have been able to get a huge wave on the goofy side but cleaning up the crest is a real challenge.  You have to get the attitude of the boat just right.  The more you tend to dig the back, it seems to bring more wash just on the crest.  I have not taken my goofy team out to help tune boat, but will do soon.    

We started with just corner PNP's, ramfill, and front tank full.  No lead or other bags full.  We then started adjustments.

Regular side prefers front tank empty --> half-full.  goofy wave likes a little more bow weight, but not much (front tank half-->full).  

If you want a quick surf setting without any fine tuning,  fill ramfill, PNP full and front tank 25-50%.  We did not get transom bag but use lead.  If you have the transom bag, use full for low peep count and adjust with number of peeps.  If you get too much transom weight it affects the smoothness of wave, from what we have seen.   

Adding lead to the FI 23 is tricky in this boat compared to my FX 22 Enzo.  I found even dispersion of lead throughout boat is best.  So far optimal weight is between 400-500#.  We tried up to 650# but saw no improvement or change.  

We do not have any pictures of surfers yet on the wave, but will come soon as it warms up.  I have not had a camera person when I have been surfing.  

The below pictures are with the following settings:

QS   70 (reg), 80 (goofy),  Stinger 50 (reg), 65-70 (goofy)

Ramfill and corner PNPs full, front tank 60%

Lead-200# in transom, 100# in front of PNP, 100# midship (under driver), 100# in bow.

We do not have CATS, so it is not in the equation.   We still have alot to work on but making progress and wanted to share with group.  We would love to hear any other feedback on FI 23 settings, for we are still a work in progress.  I am an old school ocean surfer, so I want steep walls and curls.  

Word of warning, the goofy wave is large enough to crash over the bow.  We found that out last night.  It was steep and tall, I was amazed for the freeboard of the bow is really high.  Look at last picture.  I had to lighten it due to it being dark.  

The various wave pics do have some variation in the QS settings between 65-75.   

5ab1297abc49e_WaveportlowQSlowerstinger.jpg.1854eb1fbc883ef42cf885ae1c432956.jpg5ab12b940df43_Wavestar2.jpg.e201eea6e37071f5a038587c705657ef.jpg5ab12969b2b86_Waveport.jpg.7671bc5b43b3c6f5e77a8d3f372221f6.jpg5ab1296fbd498_WaveportlowQSmidstinger.jpg.4e612c3e2fceb2271f17377097410ab9.jpg5ab12963d1bd4_wavestar1.jpg.45f09235bb824174e9e83f90712f6087.jpgwavestardark.jpg.ddb4420350b5f0dba8df0e58b3585d0d.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, Any updates on your lead placement and surf settings? We are heading out today with 560lbs of lead and hope to spend an hour or 2 dialing it in. Thanks!

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