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Hein    61

Congratulations COCenturion! Both my sister and my daughter live in Denver. So glad to see another Fi25 ready to hit the water. Do like the black look. We are like Ying and Yang, ha ha.  We had our first outing this week and sort of struggled with the wave at first.  A quick call to Ian at NWBS got us on the right track and I was pretty stoked to get a decent ride. We are looking forward to dialing it in more.  Please share your settings so we can learn from each other.

On Monday I am ordering a extra bag  that we can throw on the seat.  Will add another pump and thru-hull port to fill it.  Going to wire it with a reversible winch relay connected to a remote control to simplify the wiring. We don't often have more than 4 crew so thinking we need some more weight on the seat or on the floor on the surf side. I would prefer that over more lead. Also have some upgrades to the surf tabs in mind but need to design and fab some parts first. Here's a video of my first rides behind the Fi25.

All the best, Hein

Setup: crew of 4, ram fill 100%, All bags full except bow. 200 lbs lead in each rear locker. pt at 40%, stinger 50%, st 0% and cats at 30; iirc.

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COCenturion    4

Thanks Hein! Since you have family out here let me know if you ever make it out this way! Yeah I love the black but I am having it ceramic coated this week. It was a custom order to match my truck but we brought it home with the Suburban because the whole family came with me to pick it up and we don’t all fit in my truck anymore. That was due to an awesome little surprise in January. 😂 We are going out in a couple weeks for the first try and will see how it goes. This is actually our first boat so really excited but a little nervous too. I used to wakeboard a fair amount way back but I have never surfed. We got all the gear and are going to give it a shot! I probably won’t be the most help on settings until I figure out how to surf but if I get a killer wave I will let you know! Thanks for sharing the info and I will do my best to help anyway I can.

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Getssum    10

Hein I don't think you're weighting the Fi25 correctly, IMHO the boat does NOT need more weight  than factory to surf, and surf well. I think you need more roll, maybe draining off some of the opposite side of the rider. Maybe post on the Facebook group for best settings, but based on that video the boat is definitely not set up correctly.

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euro2012    6

If your surf tab is only at 40%, that is too low as well.  It would need to be in the 70-80% range.  Less stinger would add to the steepness of the wave as well.

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Hein    61

Thanks for the insight, Gentlemen.  We will try changing the setup as you have suggested. All the best, Hein

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