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  1. Ri237 vs Tige zx3

    I have and I was really impressed. I actually couldn't believe how big the wave was once I was on it. We had it set up to be very steep and it reminded me a little of the G23 wave with a bit of a 'step' in it. It was super fun, but I still prefer the Ri wave and aesthetics.
  2. I'm looking at 4x4 trucks right now because it's sketchy launching/pulling out with my 2x4 Armada. It's been a great SUV but I never intended on needing it to tow. I think you'll regret not getting the 4x4 when you pull up to a new ramp and notice it's a little steeper than you're used to.
  3. I think it's a center tank not bow, but I'm not 100% on that since I have neither on my S21. Not sure how you know it's empty, but like the quickfill for me it's just a guessing game. Jabsco pumps and 1 inch lines are supposed to be 80 water pounds per minute as a general rule of thumb. As I understand, there is 1000 lb of hard tank. 375 port QF, 375 starboard QF and 250 center. There is an optional bow pnp but you would see that bag if it's there. The boat likely has 3 ballast pumps. 1 each rear pnp and then the center tank. What I'd do to start, much like H said above: Fill both quicksurf tanks and center. Fill surf side pnp bag. Regular 10-20% trim tab, goofy 90-100% trim tab. Use quicksurf tab on the opposite side to clean up the wave. Just click it down a little and you should see the difference. You can also drain off some opposite side quickfill tank while underway to see if that cleans up the wave. I'd tell him to change the pnp bags though if they're the stock 550's. These Sumo 1000's fit the best I think: https://www.wakemakers.com/straight-line-sumo-max-1000-rear-ballast-bag.html I went with Flyhigh fatsac 1100's but they don't fill all of the way. He'll need 2 of the quick disconnect plugs per bag: https://www.wakemakers.com/fly-high-pro-x-series-fitting-w743.html Get engine divider reinforcements too.
  4. That's it! The hard tanks switches are an open and close operation versus fill and drain. While you're filling the pnp bags, 'open' the quickfill valves and water will flood in to the tanks, then 'close' them after the pnp's are full. You can see the valve handles move if they're valterras. I dont remember what the drain masters look like. To empty them, go 15+ MPH and open them again. The movement will drain/empty them out. Just close again before stopping.
  5. @Jetter OK, just making sure here but the center, left and right switches for bags are on the top of this picture. The rear quickfill are on the bottom. https://imgur.com/tNhTqYy If you open the rear lockers and engine cover, you would be able to see fill/drain valves for the hard tanks. Either Drain Masters, which are factory. Or Valterra's which were factory replacements after Drain Masters failed. Here: https://imgur.com/apJ7hQC
  6. @Jetter I thought all the S226's had the quickfill hardtanks in the rear. Do you not see those on his boat? The switches are on the bottom right panel, usually. That will make a pretty big difference in push, height and overall wave. My brother is 240 and can surf my S21 just fine. The 226 should be even better.
  7. Just a thought, are you checking ramfill by the screen or the gates? maybe your fill gate is popped open. Happened to us last weekend.
  8. s21 info

    I'm with @strev in thinking the S211 is a newer style boat so I'm guessing more popular for the dealers to stock. I'm not completely sure but I'd guess the S21 and S226 weren't at far off in price as the 211 and 238, so more people went with the larger 226. It's true that there isn't much info out there on them. I wonder how many were actually built compared to the other models. Either way, I love mine but I too would have gone for a 226 if I could do it over again. Really for the extra space and longer hull for the surf wave. The 238 never thrilled me visually so if I get a new boat anytime soon (doubtful, but who knows) I'd probably go right to the Fi. Sample of my wave. https://gfycat.com/SnoopyBrightFox
  9. Oh that is sweet. I'm grabbing one tomorrow.
  10. For what it's worth, my S21 with the Clarion head unit also does this with my Pixel 2 XL. Same with my wife's Pixel 1 XL. I got to the point where I took an old beat up Galaxy S6 and made it my 'boat phone' just for bluetooth.
  11. 15 s226 goofy

    I just figured that you could overcome that by adding more weight. My back end is so low to surf side, the water passing by the swim deck usually hits it and sprays. We'll see how the new plate works out. I might need another couple hundred pounds of lead though.
  12. 15 s226 goofy

    My listed regular wave is amazing. Goofy, not so much. I technically list and use the shaper, so to me it's just like I was using quicksurf. I tried to evenly weight the boat and just use the shaper and it was trash.
  13. 15 s226 goofy

    Oh, I forgot to mention that I run 11.2-11.4. So the speed definitely does help the goofy side for me.
  14. 15 s226 goofy

    I have a '15 S21 but I have a similar setup these days. My wife and I are both goofy so it's a big deal for us. 1100lb fly high filled starboard, port bag empty. Both hard tanks full and bleed off port until I like the wave. I only have 200 lbs of lead in the star locker. I don't have QS though so I actually use a shaper in it's place. I still get wash on the lip but there is a ton of push. I have a stinger plate coming to try out to see if it helps with the wash, but for now this is what it generally looks like: https://imgur.com/a/LKnO7Ov
  15. I mount a gopro on my tower as low as I can. This is a clip of me wiping out on my brother's Ri257 which has to have a mount a little higher up than my S21. I run a plugged in cable to the rear locker 12v so I don't have to worry about battery life and just leave my tablet on a window mount ready to start/stop record.
  16. November Picture thread

    Nice. Just want I wanted to hear. Trying to get out Sunday.
  17. Looking good! I'd love to see some wave pics before/after.
  18. Surf Wax Alternative

    Would the hexa with a little wax be an option? I know viskus is inexpensive, but it doesn't seem like it's worth applying new sheets every time it loses its grip versus just using wax.
  19. Surf Wax Alternative

    Great, thanks for the info. I'm ordering some now.
  20. Surf Wax Alternative

    I"m going to try this out. Viskus loses it's grip pretty quickly and I've been applying sticky bumps on top of it. Don't prefer that route but i'm not getting any grip on (attempted) airs otherwise. How long has the hexa grip lasted for you?
  21. Nice. Thanks for the heads up. I was debating this but wasn't sure I'd be able to find a match for my vinyl. I guess it's easier than I thought. I'll probably go this route then.
  22. That's my concern as well. I keep 400 pounds in the boat now and 150 generally stays up front. If I'm running a full crew, I've had as much as 300 up there. It's fine while surfing but when you come to a stop it gets a little sketch. I priced out a bow filler cushion because I figured I could line up the lead bags under there and have them be out of sight. Fineline wants 650 for one though, so that's going to have to wait.
  23. I do the same on my 21, but our coolers might be a little smaller because I throw a 50# bag in each side and dont have much space left. What is the total surf weight ballast of your 226? I'm not really sure what the threshold for weight is on my boat and don't want to push it past the breaking point.
  24. I'm sure there is a breaking point with safety, but did you let any air out of the trailer tires to see if you could move it in and out with enough clearance?

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