Weighting problems

Postby Chris » Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:22 pm

My boats wake is
it was ok when i was just starting out but its pretty small
ive been told that if i trim the motor up slightly then i will get a bigger wake
i tried this and the nose was coming out real bad
if i put weight in the nose will that keep the nose from coming out and if so roughly how much weight should i put in it
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Postby liquidforce_134 » Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:33 pm

hey man

With out boat we r going to put 5 sand bags up the front of it to keen the front down and chuck 250lt fatty in the back and trime the motor to about 2.0
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Postby stumpy » Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:33 pm

I've got a 16ft, I tried a few different things but the best was to load the boat up with friend's, it's more fun and you can move the weight around the boat easier to adjust your wake.
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Postby Chris » Sun Feb 08, 2004 8:45 pm

yeah i was thinkin ill get a few heavy mates to sit down the front
better than having to cart sandbags around the joint
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Postby lee » Mon Feb 09, 2004 11:48 am

There is a negative effect of using people rather than water/sand for ballast. More people to weight for when having a ride. I find more than 4-5 people and you spend too much time waiting to ride than actually riding...
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Postby liquidmalisha » Mon Feb 09, 2004 3:19 pm

can u trim the motor while driving?on my uncles boat he just trims it while hes goin along, so if u can do that, just do it that way.
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Postby lee » Mon Feb 09, 2004 3:36 pm

While I agree the trim on an outboard or inboard/outboard does a hell of a lot to help reshape the wake it can do little to help the wakes size.
Without the weight to generate the wake in the first place, the trim isnt going to do too much.
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Postby Chris » Mon Feb 09, 2004 6:15 pm

what does trimming the motor up actually do
like whats the reason the wake changes when the motor is trimmed
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Postby danwalton86 » Mon Feb 09, 2004 7:20 pm

rimming the motor up sorta works in the same way the wedge does but insted of pulling the back of the boat down its pushed down.
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Postby Trittan » Mon Feb 09, 2004 11:15 pm

Nice graphics. Deffinatly the more weight the better, without overloading though, try different combos and see what works best wit ur boat. On a friends 40hp Quintrex we have the motor trimmed right up on the guage with about 100kilo in the back and 80 up front to make the wake firmer, also ride with 4 ppl most of the time. Just try different setups.

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