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Everyone, Will post pics this weekend. I live on a river that fluctuates between 10-15 feet where we surf. We can tell a huge difference when we hit a shallower spot. Right now, our standard setup is a 2008 Enzo with 3-4 people in the back of the boat with an enzo sac filled. I've tried adding bags on the seats but hate having ballast showing. I've read a lot about assymetrical plates but don't want to do anything that will affect the boat at all speeds as we like to wakeboard and slalom behind the boat as well. Starboard side still has stock, hard tank. Any advice for getting the wave better. It's certainly better than our 1997 MC with fat sacs but there are way too many great pictures and videos here of long waves with tons of push to not be jealous. Second question: what upgrades do you suggest: it has a tower (no speakers which I am OK with) and standard stereo system, PP, ballast puppy pump sac and extra small pumps to increase speed of emptying the ballast. The ballast takes about 10-15 minutes to fill completely. Fuel gauge is not working and the floor above the tank is screwed in (I can't believe they didn't use bolts!!!) so that is my next project to fix. I don't like the tower, takes at least 2 people and blocks the side of the boat for getting on and off at the lift. Lot's of info here but I am sure everyone can agree that as soon as you buy a boat, you want to make it absolutely perfect! Thanks in advance!
The correct answer is "super lucky". We were out a few days ago on our usual lake (Utah lake) which is a natural, shallow lake. On this particular day we were way out on the west side with like fourteen people in the boat, about two hundred yards from the shore, and I noticed the depth gauge go to like two feet suddenly! Just as I was reaching for the key and the throttle, we heard the boat hitting rocks; not too loudly but unmistakable. I got out, and the switchblade was lightly touching the rocks. We floated the boat out deeper and I checked the prop with my hands (you can't see two inches in that lake), and it felt fine. We finished the day with no problems. Back home I took a second look with it on the trailer. No propeller damage, some slight scratches on the bottom of the rudder, and the leading edge of the switchblade has several little dents where it hit the rocks. We've been out since, and everything still works fine. I can't believe how fortunate we were. Has this happened to anybody else; particularly with a switchblade?