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COV2    6

Last year was my first year of boat ownership.  I went looking for the best wave for the dollar boat and wound up with a 2006 SV230 for my starter boat.  Last year we ran either a mission delta or a Nauticurl with 1100lb bags in the back lockers and the stock 250lb tanks under the seats.  I used tsunami pumps to fill the back bags and then would have to dump one into the other when switching from regular to goofy and back.  Very time consuming.  End result was a decent regular wave and a not so great goofy wave.  We had fun, but I wound up on a mission to make the SV230 as close to a higher dollar boat as possible with minimal investment. 

I started with buying 500lbs of lead.  I then purchased the WakeMakers reversible complete ballast system with two ballast king pumps, one for each rear bag that I all ready was using.  I also removed the under seat hard tanks and replaced with what WakeMakers recommended, which I seem to recall were 400lb bags and used the stock sprinkler system with those bags.  The system fills fast and is awesome.  Total game changer.  I wish I had timed it last week in Powell but did not.  I now had all bags that could be filled and emptied with the flip of a switch, or four switches as the case may be.

Next were the Infinity Wave tabs.  Shaka suggested I install a double wing plate rather than the often discussed A-plate in conjunction with the tabs so he had one manufactured for me.  This replaced my fixed plate.  It fit perfectly.  I had to have the swim deck raised which required some routering of the deck for the curve, which may be due to some warping of the deck.  It was shimmed up about an inch and looks perfect.  Tabs were installed and wired to the switches.  System looks great and functions even better. 

Shaka was able to give me some good guidance on the weight distribution but at the end of the day it took a lot of trial and error.  First trip out we wound up with a very good and surfable regular wave.  After more experimentation we wound up with a great regular wave that was highly adjustable.  Goofy wave was more elusive and I again consulted with Shaka for some advice.  He said once you get it dialed in you may have a better goofy wave than regular.  He was right. Earlier in the week we spend 4 days at Powell and I had ridiculously good waves on BOTH sides.  We could surf forever.

Here is the weight configuration that worked best:

200lbs lead to the outside of each rear locker (400lbs total).

1100lb bag filled 100% on surf side in rear locker.

1100lb bag at 70% on non-surf side in rear locker

Under seat bag filled on surf side and empty on non-surf side. 

Surf tab deployed on non-surf side and up on surf side.

Center double wing tab down slightly, adjust up for steeper and down for longer wave, adjust to taste. 

Speeds at 10.5 to 11

We had a crew of 4 to 6 with no one weighing over 155lbs.  Wave was UNBELIEVABLE on both sides.  After two days I could take a look at the wave and make minor adjustments with the tabs to get the wave exactly where I wanted it.  Surfer would give me a shorter or steeper and click, I would adjust to exactly what they wanted.  To switch sides I only had to drain 30% from one side while simultaneously filling the additional 30% on the other side.  Took no time at all.  The one weak point was the original pump for the under seat bags.  I will be upgrading that this winter.  I will try to post some pictures as I get them but they just will not do justice to how great the waves are on both sides and how easy the system is once you figure it out.  InfinityWave tabs get two thumbs up and worth every penny spent. 

I wish I could say that I installed the system myself, but between ridiculously long work days and the lack of work space I had 970 Marine in Grand Junction do the work for me.  I had never used them before but my review would not be complete without giving them the highest praise possible for the quality of work done, responsiveness, and attention to detail.  If you are on the western slope in Colorado, these guys fantastic.

 

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InfinitySurf    281

NICE! The InfinityWave surf tabs on my SV244 are also awesome and put out an excellent wave

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1jeffgignac    7

@InfinitySurf and @COV2, how do these compare to the Go Surf Assist platform? They appear to accomplish the same thing with the Infinity Wave tabs being significantly less expensive. Is the A-plate really the way to go for a better goofy wave and how can one of those be acquired?

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InfinitySurf    281
16 hours ago, 1jeffgignac said:

@InfinitySurf and @COV2, how do these compare to the Go Surf Assist platform? They appear to accomplish the same thing with the Infinity Wave tabs being significantly less expensive. Is the A-plate really the way to go for a better goofy wave and how can one of those be acquired?

InfinityWave can make you an A-plate or a double wing plate, its one of the options they offer. The a-plate is what I have on my SV244, came from factory with it and goofy side wave is nice and clean.

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COV2    6

I have no opinion on the Go Surf Assist.  Never used them.  I know that the Infinity Wave is a well engineered system that directs the water where it needs to go.  I liked the price point and the fact that they were willing to have the double wing plate made for me.  I had wasted far too much time researching design and who could make one for me.  Infinity Wave made it easy.  The guys that make them are very helpful.  I went with the double wing tab as Shaka had the exact same boat and experimented with a-plate and double wing and found the double wing to be better on the SV230.  He would probably know which is better on your boat.

I put the some of what I saved with Infinity Wave into improved ballast.  The two together made switching from regular to goofy a two minute process and a killer wave.  My goofy wave is every bit as good as my regular wave and that is not what SV230's are known for.

I wish I could figure out how to post a video but the files are quite large.

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Packrat    12

Have you heard of a double wing plate that replaces the Bennett tab plate or would I have to go to Bennett to get one (not sure it’s even an option) thanks. This is on a SV230. I suspect I would need to send them my current plate which would be ok to match up ram holes.

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Packrat    12

What size was your under seat bag on the regular side? Did you put any weight under the lift up observer seat? 

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Packrat    12

When you ran with 4 to 6 people where in the boat did you seat them? Thanks 

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Shaka    146

It's been a bit since I've been on here but thanks for the great InfinityWave review!

Yes we can make an Aplate or a double wing plate that will fit that setup. Probably wouldn't even have to send it in.

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