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socalsti04    0

Not a lot of posts out there about the ZS232, but a few from @2011V208 stating it takes some tinkering.  I've only had mine out twice (once being the demo) and I've struggled to consistently shape up a good wave.  When it's on, it's amazing (VERY tall) but it seems even a small movement from a passenger will make it crumble.  With a 8 people total (4 of them fairly light weight) I had the quick surf set up for 100% for goofy (starboard side wave) and lightened PNP port to ~30% and bow tank to ~50% (rest at 100%) and played with the trim tab pretty much all over the place.  Tried a full bow, full everything, and a few other configurations but I'm hoping there's a more consistent setup. 

Anyone else have a quality setup or other setups that I should explore some?  It seems finicky overall, doesn't take much to go from amazing to crappy.  Thanks in advance for advice.

 

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InfinitySurf    302

The Centurion/Supreme Facebook page would be a great resource for this, lot of people there with the ZS232. Have heard a lot of great reviews on that boat! I do not have any personal experience with your boat....but am guessing that maybe how you are deploying your tabs is effecting the wave (you said you set at 100% for goofy?), you want the LEAST amount of surf tab possible to get a clean wave, the further you deploy the surf tab after that, the washier/worse the wave will get. Perhaps what is worth trying is filling ballast and then start deploying your surf tab a little at a time while watching the wave to see if that helps

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socalsti04    0

Will head over there, and thank you very much for the advice.  This is my first surf boat (only rented Axis in the past, and they were pretty simple with SurfGate) so appreciate the help!

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VegasZS232    1

I just bought a 2020 ZS232 and have noticed the same sensitivity to the wave but after couple days of playing with it I think I am starting to get it figured out.  My current preferred set up is as follows. 

Usually 5-7 people

full ballast (dealer recommended draining the small 250lb bag on opposite side, but I didn't notice a difference with this) 

Center tab at 50-60 (70+ makes wave noticeably shorter but less steep and friendlier for beginners.  this tab is the easiest way to mellow out wave 

surf tab slightly larger number then center tab. ie center at 55 and surf at 65 

I also noticed speed is huge too.  dealer recommended 11.2 but my wave is better at 10.9-11.  haven't played with lead yet.  

I will keep you posted on any new tweaks or findings. 

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Troy. R    129

Any new info on this subject?

I’m looking for details on how to set up a mellow wave for skim and a steeper wave for surf. Both port and starboard.

Also, from what I’ve heard, in terms of ballast, you just fill it all and use the tabs to adjust from there. Is this correct from those with ZS232 experience?

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InfinitySurf    302

I had a buddy demo a ZS232 last night, I was supposed to go with him but at the last minute had to drive out of town to check on a job. He echoed some of the above.... that dialing the wave requires precise setup and once set up its very weight sensitive to movement and can crumble if people start moving around in the boat. Great wave once dialed correctly

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Troy. R    129

I found this video to be pretty useful in dialing the wave this past weekend since the ZS hull in very similar to the Opti-Vee.

 

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Troy. R    129

I was running full ballast, -10% of the off side pnp drained today with surf tabs at 70 (light crew, only the 3 kids, wife and I). Wife rides skim, so I had the stinger plate at 80-90 for her. I ride surf style primarily and had the stinger at 50.

that wave was AMAZING! My Avy was dialed and this thing blows it away...

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Troy. R    129
On 6/24/2020 at 7:51 AM, InfinitySurf said:

I had a buddy demo a ZS232 last night, I was supposed to go with him but at the last minute had to drive out of town to check on a job. He echoed some of the above.... that dialing the wave requires precise setup and once set up its very weight sensitive to movement and can crumble if people start moving around in the boat. Great wave once dialed correctly

Did your buddy end up buying a ZS?

We’ve only had ours out 3 times, but Love it so far!

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InfinitySurf    302
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On 7/28/2020 at 7:00 PM, Troy. R said:

Did your buddy end up buying a ZS?

We’ve only had ours out 3 times, but Love it so far!

He hasn't bought one yet, the current market demand is making it tough to get into a new boat for a reasonable price. Sounds like he is now planning to hang onto what he has for now and make the upgrade when things smooth out. He did really like the boat and he is planning on the ZS or an FI

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Troy. R    129

You’re right! The boat market is nuts right now!

Ilucked out and got a steal on a new 2019 ZS232 from a dealer in Florida (I’m in AZ). It cost me an extra $2k to have it shipped, but well worth it.

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Troy. R    129

Now that I’ve been out a number of times, here is what I have found on the surf setup on both sides...

fill all ballast, then drain about 10-15% out of the offside PnP. Set the surf tabs at about 70 for a light crew (5 or less) and adjust up as the crew size grows. I like the stinger place at about 55-60 for surf style. For the wife and kids that ride skim, I set the stinger plate to 90+.

As others have said, the wave is weight sensitive to people placement. I’ve found if you put the people on the surf side it helps clean up the lip of the wave. Another option is to drain more weight from the offside.

The last thing I want to try is draining 10% out of the larger main surf tank instead of the PnP. I also want to try draining 10% out of both the main surf tank and the PnP.

I’ll report back with my finding.

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