How do you weight a boat for Wakesurfing?

How much weight do you need to wake surf?

The first step to creating a tasty wake is to distribute the total weight of your boat evenly. That includes people, the engine, and any additional ballast. For a V-drive boat, we recommend placing around 60% of the weight near the stern and 40% toward the bow.

Where does the wakesurfing weight go?

In order to setup and weight your boat for wakesurfing, start your ballast process from the stern or back of the boat, and work forward. When you add weight to the rear of the boat, it will have the most effect on the wave. When the stern is low it will assist in displacing the most water to create the biggest wake.

How much does a surf boat weigh?

An average ski boat and trailer weigh 5,590 pounds, or 2536 kilos. This figure is calculated by taking the average weight of a ski boat at 4,657 pounds and adding the correct trailer weight for that size of 933 pounds.

What size Wakesurf do I need?

Wakesurf Board Size Chart

Rider Weight Surf Style Skim Style
Up to 110 lbs Up to 4′ Up to 4′
100 – 170 lbs 4′ – 4’8″ 4′ – 4’4″
150 – 200 lbs 4’8″ – 5′ 4’4″ – 4’10”
190 – 250+ lbs 5’+ 4’10″+
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What kind of boat can you surf behind?

Inboard boats, including direct drives and V-drives, are the only types of boats you can safely wakesurf behind. In both these types of boats, the engine and drive unit are placed inside the boat, and the propeller comes out under the hull in front of the transom.

Does my boat need ballast?

In order to maximise load capacity, a canal boat is like a long rectangular box. The restricted depth of water means no keel is fitted for stability & somehow there needs to be a clean flow of water along the hull to the propeller. … And therefore we need canal boat ballast to keep the boat stable in the water.

How deep of water do you need to Wakesurf?

In order for a wake boat to produce a good quality wake, you should generally be driving in at least 8-foot deep water (or even 10 feet). You might be riding a fine wave in 9′-10′ deep water, but as soon as you enter a 6′ area the wave will likely die.

How much ballast can I put in my boat?

Unless you are currently not happy with the shape of your wake (too steep or too rampy), stick to a 50/50 front-to-rear weight distribution for any additional ballast you add. For example, if you add 400 lbs. to the rear of your boat then you should add 400 lbs. to the front as well.