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COV2 posted a topic in Centurion Boat Accessories, Electronics and ModificationsLast year was my first year of boat ownership. I went looking for the best wave for the dollar boat and wound up with a 2006 SV230 for my starter boat. Last year we ran either a mission delta or a Nauticurl with 1100lb bags in the back lockers and the stock 250lb tanks under the seats. I used tsunami pumps to fill the back bags and then would have to dump one into the other when switching from regular to goofy and back. Very time consuming. End result was a decent regular wave and a not so great goofy wave. We had fun, but I wound up on a mission to make the SV230 as close to a higher dollar boat as possible with minimal investment. I started with buying 500lbs of lead. I then purchased the WakeMakers reversible complete ballast system with two ballast king pumps, one for each rear bag that I all ready was using. I also removed the under seat hard tanks and replaced with what WakeMakers recommended, which I seem to recall were 400lb bags and used the stock sprinkler system with those bags. The system fills fast and is awesome. Total game changer. I wish I had timed it last week in Powell but did not. I now had all bags that could be filled and emptied with the flip of a switch, or four switches as the case may be. Next were the Infinity Wave tabs. Shaka suggested I install a double wing plate rather than the often discussed A-plate in conjunction with the tabs so he had one manufactured for me. This replaced my fixed plate. It fit perfectly. I had to have the swim deck raised which required some routering of the deck for the curve, which may be due to some warping of the deck. It was shimmed up about an inch and looks perfect. Tabs were installed and wired to the switches. System looks great and functions even better. Shaka was able to give me some good guidance on the weight distribution but at the end of the day it took a lot of trial and error. First trip out we wound up with a very good and surfable regular wave. After more experimentation we wound up with a great regular wave that was highly adjustable. Goofy wave was more elusive and I again consulted with Shaka for some advice. He said once you get it dialed in you may have a better goofy wave than regular. He was right. Earlier in the week we spend 4 days at Powell and I had ridiculously good waves on BOTH sides. We could surf forever. Here is the weight configuration that worked best: 200lbs lead to the outside of each rear locker (400lbs total). 1100lb bag filled 100% on surf side in rear locker. 1100lb bag at 70% on non-surf side in rear locker Under seat bag filled on surf side and empty on non-surf side. Surf tab deployed on non-surf side and up on surf side. Center double wing tab down slightly, adjust up for steeper and down for longer wave, adjust to taste. Speeds at 10.5 to 11 We had a crew of 4 to 6 with no one weighing over 155lbs. Wave was UNBELIEVABLE on both sides. After two days I could take a look at the wave and make minor adjustments with the tabs to get the wave exactly where I wanted it. Surfer would give me a shorter or steeper and click, I would adjust to exactly what they wanted. To switch sides I only had to drain 30% from one side while simultaneously filling the additional 30% on the other side. Took no time at all. The one weak point was the original pump for the under seat bags. I will be upgrading that this winter. I will try to post some pictures as I get them but they just will not do justice to how great the waves are on both sides and how easy the system is once you figure it out. InfinityWave tabs get two thumbs up and worth every penny spent. I wish I could say that I installed the system myself, but between ridiculously long work days and the lack of work space I had 970 Marine in Grand Junction do the work for me. I had never used them before but my review would not be complete without giving them the highest praise possible for the quality of work done, responsiveness, and attention to detail. If you are on the western slope in Colorado, these guys fantastic.
SummerlandAvy posted a topic in Centurion Boat Accessories, Electronics and ModificationsHi everyone, new to the site and have a quick question. I just bought an 06 Avy C4 storm 3 and already want more ballast. It has the factory Center and rear hard tanks, I’m going to replace the rear locker tanks with 1100’s and just trying to figure out which ones will fit better. I do have sideswipe which I will build covers for before the bags go in. Now fatsacs are 50” x 24” x 24”. The ones that WakeMAKERS sells are 45” x 25” x 25”. I’m thinking the WakeMAKERS ones will be better as they are shorter to clear the exhaust... is this what everyone has been using? thank you!
Hey everyone, 1st post here. I just purchased a 2015 s226 (leftover demo, 12 hrs). I pick it up next Wednesday or Friday depending on my work schedule. I'm already looking at ballast upgrades. What's up with Wakemakers? I've ordered from them years ago and service was great and I'm sure it still is but everything I'm looking at is backordered or not offered. They have tank buster ballast systems for both the s21 and s238 (both backordered) but nothing for s226. Maybe these are all the same but wouldn't think so. So, what gives? Also, even if they had them, they are EXPENSIVE ($1,200) compared to the jumbo v-drive sac ($380 for 2). I don't see any gain in the bag buster kits vs the jumbo V-drive sacs. Only adding 865 lbs vs the 1100 lbs with the jumbos. Why so expensive? Am I missing something? What sacs or ballast upgrades should I go with? Sounds like I need to get 500 lbs of steel pellet bags to move around based on what I've read so far but what else?