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volzalum    264

So nice. This is one of the sweetest boats I've ever seen.

When you go to upgrade to the ZVX5000 in 3 years I want it. Lol

 

Thanks!

 

*Even though it's not Carolina blue*

My Girlfriend, an NC State Alum can handle my Tennessee Orange, but has an extreme distaste for Carolina Blue. LOL

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DarksideR    1,678

Looks so sick on the water Volz!

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Stretch    409

HAH! I'm not in love with the tiny bit of red on our boat so I know where she is coming from :)

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volzalum    264

Received new color matched diamond plate from Boatmate and my 2 spare tires just in time for first road trip. Now to get time to pop the old diamond plate off and install the new. UPS damaged the center caps on both spares, but I expect the insurance will make it right. post-555-0-07987500-1433914889_thumb.jpgpost-555-0-86596100-1433914900_thumb.jpgpost-555-0-92825300-1433914920_thumb.jpgpost-555-0-48496800-1433914941_thumb.jpg

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h20king    795

Looks great but having two spares up front adds a lot to the tongue weight. Time to get rid of the half ton

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Lak3surf3r    713

Received new color matched diamond plate from Boatmate and my 2 spare tires just in time for first road trip. Now to get time to pop the old diamond plate off and install the new. UPS damaged the center caps on both spares, but I expect the insurance will make it right.

That looks awesome! I have chrome and I may have to do this as well!

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volzalum    264

Here is a picture showing the length of the truck/boat, and showing the trailer sitting much more level with the airbag suspension upgrade.

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DarksideR    1,678

That's pretty slick with he two spares Volz! Looks like it would get in the way while using the winch though...?

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volzalum    264

That's pretty slick with he two spares Volz! Looks like it would get in the way while using the winch though...?

Right now I have about 6 inches clearance on the handle when in use and doesn't cause any issues. I'm planning to have a better box for the brake actuator built that will allow the spare tire mounts to connect under the center which would then give me about 15 inches clearance.

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volzalum    264

Ok, so to update this thread, here are a few pictures of the speakersox installed.

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volzalum    264

Additional items,

 

I will be installing the orange diamond plate on the trailer this weekend.

I put matching wheels on the truck (will take picture soon).

The factory 15 inch prop did cause some gel burn, so they are having a prop guard installed and will change the prop to something a little smaller, I'm not sure which one will be put on yet, evidently it is back ordered at the factory.

I am waiting on a custom brake controller box to show up to replace the plastic one that came from BoatMate.

All in all, I still really, really enjoy this boat.

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DarksideR    1,678

MAN! You got everything wrapped up good! You get lots of bugs on ghetto road? Looks great BTW

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volzalum    264

Here is the truck wheels. I'll get pics of them together next time I have it hooked up.

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volzalum    264

Here is the ring I had put on my replacement silent tip exhaust tip.

 

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volzalum    264

finally installed the orange diamond plate, and some pictures with the matching wheels on truck and boat trailer.

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viking    490

That diamond plate is sweet

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Lak3surf3r    713

finally installed the orange diamond plate, and some pictures with the matching wheels on truck and boat trailer.

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I love that trailer/boat color combo with the orange diamond plate!

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JasonA    2

Absolutely stunning. Congrats. I hope you don't mind me jumping on the thread to ask a couple questions.

 

I just purchased a 15' FS 44. It's the same setup. 550, plug and play, totally loaded.

 

I'm in Philadelphia and there is not much of a local knowledge base here on how to best set up the ballast for surfing and I thought you may be able to share what works for you.

 

Any info would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

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DarksideR    1,678

FS boats are fairly simple to dial in. Basically, fill every bag, surf side ramfill full, non surf side 20%+ just keep adding more till your wave starts to go mushy. Now you can play with your trim and Cats settings to clean it up. Speed between 11&12MPH.

The FS boats can handle a lot of counter weight. Makes the wave that much bigger!

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stoked    1,042
Absolutely stunning. Congrats. I hope you don't mind me jumping on the thread to ask a couple questions.

I just purchased a 15' FS 44. It's the same setup. 550, plug and play, totally loaded.

I'm in Philadelphia and there is not much of a local knowledge base here on how to best set up the ballast for surfing and I thought you may be able to share what works for you.

Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks

 

Welcome!! We're just down the road from you!

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volzalum    264

Absolutely stunning. Congrats. I hope you don't mind me jumping on the thread to ask a couple questions.

I just purchased a 15' FS 44. It's the same setup. 550, plug and play, totally loaded.

I'm in Philadelphia and there is not much of a local knowledge base here on how to best set up the ballast for surfing and I thought you may be able to share what works for you.

Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks

http://www.centurioncrew.com/index.php/topic/9861-2015-fs44-ram-fill-and-ballast-settings/

 

There a lot of info in this thread for ballast settings.

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JasonA    2

Thanks. So fill everything with 20% ram fill non surf. Does that include bow ballast?

 

Also, you mentioned FS boats can handle a lot of counter weight, what are you referring to.

 

Vozalum, thanks for the link

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DrPringle    10

Counter weight is opposite the surf side

 

 

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DarksideR    1,678

Thanks. So fill everything with 20% ram fill non surf. Does that include bow ballast?

 

Also, you mentioned FS boats can handle a lot of counter weight, what are you referring to.

 

Vozalum, thanks for the link

 

Yep. Every bag(bow and two lockers) 100%.

And what Dr Pringle said. 20% is just a rough suggestion. Fill everything 100%, but the non surf Ramfill at 20% to start, then play with the Cats fin and trim tab, then you can add or subtract non surf Ramfill to dial in a bit more. Every boat, even all FS44's require some slight differences in setup. But this should be a solid starting point for you.

Post up your findings.

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