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  1. 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.
  2. This is where I placed my numbers. As H2O said, this is about the only flat space for numbers.
  3. Hull blisters

    Wow that is crazy. I have had boats on lifts for years. I may look into that gator trak. I have never seen blistering but did not really look for it. I will look now.
  4. That's great. I think the TR3 would be a good option too. The spray detail seems to minimize water spots and make it look good.
  5. When I had my Aegis tower, the best results came from cleaning it with a mild water spot remover. I used Hula gnarly water spot remover. Then I would go back over with a spray detailer (spray wax). Again I used the Hula spray detailer. This seemed to keep it looking good and shiny. If you do not have Hula, I think any brand would work. Hope this helps.
  6. Me too, I had no boat in college. I Graduated in 1991 from University of Texas, College of Pharmacy.
  7. FI 23 Surf settings

    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.
  8. Yes, Ski Dock made it really easy to buy my FI 23. They have a great team!!!
  9. Very nice boat and awesome colors!!
  10. I love Lake Travis!!! Went to school in Austin!! Enjoy that beast, will be nice!!
  11. FI 23 Surf settings

    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.
  12. And so it begins!!!

  13. FI 23 Surf settings

    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.
  14. Box Anchor on sale

    That is not a bad price. Get a Danik hook too!!!
  15. Got out for a quick surf in the new boat. Water temp was at 59. A little chilly for myself but I did get a few pulls in. My son Drake was a trooper to get in first and ride his new Zup. Check out that wave to the left of him in last pic. It was awesome!!! I did not get in any pics, just friends and family!!!
  16. I just traded my FX22 in for a new FI23. The hardest decision was that we absolutely loved our FX22. Our FX22 had one of the best surf waves on the lake, best stereo system, and looked great. It was hard to part with it. You can get a great surf wave listing the boat or with a suck gate. You add about 300# of lead and it is out of this world good. The FX22 looks great on the water too.
  17. When my head went under water, it was like a major brain freeze.
  18. On Feb 3, at Lake Travis, air temp was 40 degrees and water temp was 52 degrees!! Dang my feet were cold so put on booties.
  19. Hello Crew, We have enjoyed surfing our FX 22 for years and it has a killer wave. However we really like the FI 23 and all it has to offer. We demoed all the RI boats too and loved all of them all. It looks like we may pull the trigger!!! What I liked on the FI: Price point was better for us Love the lines and design of the boat, colors Surf wave versatility was insane. Ruff water handing was great Love the one screen dash Love the colors, see pics Fits perfect in our boat slip and lift, about max length Last but not least, the family loves the boat I think the difference for us on the FI vs RI was mainly price, the lines and marina slip fit. The RI 217 would fit, but really wanted 23-24 ft. The R 237 would be close to the max for slip and lift. I would love to hear everyone's feedback on the FI 23 and from any owners out there. Shout out to Ski Dock in Austin!!! They have been great handling my OCD on boats!!!! Travis
  20. New FI23 or used RI237

    Sweet, that boat will look RAD!!! Keep us updated on the progress.
  21. Purchasing an FI 23

    I had zero CATS, 11.0 mph, 80 tab, 25 stinger.
  22. Purchasing an FI 23

    No transom bag. I did have 250# of lead in transom.
  23. Purchasing an FI 23

    Some pics a lake buddy took today. The boat is loaded with ballasts.
  24. Purchasing an FI 23

    Here is my first attempt at a wave at full ballasts. I could not get a picture of goofy because I was with my son and he would make turns while adjusting wave. I was surprised how easy and fast it dialed in. The wave looked pretty darn big!!! Had ramfill 100%, locker bags 100%, and front hard tank 100%, then 550lb of lead.

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