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Bovhica last won the day on May 25 2019

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    2011 Malibu VRide w/GSA


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  1. Fill and drain times are faster on these bags compared to my center and rears which are on aerator pumps with 3/4 hose. I'm sure the T causes longer times running 2 pumps but I dont think its significant. Time really isn't an issue for us. We launch, start filling and by the time everyone and gear is loaded we are setup to surf. 5 to 7 minutes probably but I've never clocked it. The additional T was installed for draining purposes. It gets all water out of bag. I was having a small amount that wasnt getting pumped out from front bag. Didn't seem to change times. I used 1 inch for every
  2. Not sure. I purchased a spare, just in case. I have the box in my garage. I will try to remember to look this evening and let you know.
  3. Your weight should be good! You can always have someone sit up front if you need it. I'm slammed and we love the wave slammed, but the key will be your ratio. GSA needs more in rear and less up front than suckgate. You will just have to dial it to your liking. Sounds like you know what you're doing! Post some pics! I run the Acme 2419 with the Lcr 5.7 base motor. At 2500 to 3000 ft we have no problem pushing the weight at 11 mph. If I reduce front weight it struggles a bit. If crew is more than 5 or 6, I need to put people in the bow. All my ballast is under seat or hidden which fr
  4. Glad it helped! Once you get it dialed, you will wonder how you lived without it! Dialing will be different than using a suckgate. GSA likes lots of weight in the rear. Without making proper adjustments, you will likely be disappointed. I upgraded to 1000s in the rear. Here's our current setup after a couple seasons dialing and perfecting the wave. Rear: 2400 tanks and bags + floating wedge, 150 lead in vdrive tray under middle seat. 50 lead under each port and starboard rear seats. Fyi....We also will drain non surf side hard tank to clean up wave sometimes. Mid: plmbed 300
  5. Likewise, flag us down if you see us! Haven't been to lucky other than to test the system early in april. We've been at lowell quite a bit. Water temp was 75 last time we were out over the weekend. What's the water temp at lucky?
  6. Its definitely memorial day weekend as the weather has come in. If we get a break, we plan to get some time on the water. I'll throw it on and see what happens. Ultimately these devices and systems are just delaying water convergence. Not sure what doubling up will do, but cant hurt to experiment...lol. I'll let you know!
  7. Update: Now that we have been able to ride and tweek the GSA wave, i thought I would report our experiences. A bit of weight adjustments were necessary to accommodate for the new system vs. the suckgate. Once dialed we were blown away with wave shape, height, length and push at the back of the wave. My average size riders were riding the pocket about 15 ft back and recovering from the wash approx. 20 ft back on skim boards! The fat guys like me, lol, were on the brakes way back in the curl! I had to adjust my normal stance back a bit on the board to get off the brakes. Wave on port side h
  8. Thank you! You too! I attempted to upload a few pics of wave, but im getting an error. I will try again later.
  9. With my hull the consensus seems to be that it should be close to a 40% bow and mid to a 60% rear ballast weight ratio as a baseline for an optimal surf wave with a suckgate. With this ratio my wave is fairly tall and has good length and push. After lots of trial and error, I've found this setup gets about the most I can from my boat. The more weight to the rear, the wave will be shorter but taller. Its definitely surfable but the extra bow weight lengthens the wave and moves the pocket further back behind the boat. This is also true for the lsv with the same hull. Im 280 lbs and can sur
  10. The Malibu VRide doesn't come optioned with a front ballast hard tank like the wakesetters. It is a budget version of the wakesetter and its platform is the previous hull design (08 vlx hull on the 2011 vride.) Instead of bow mls, it has a U shaped seat base and storage under the playpin seating. The center tank is also an option which my boat didn't have, however the previous owner plumbed aerator pumps for a bag in place of mid tank. They also plumbed for rear bags with dedicated pumps for each locker. I added a 580 lbs center bag and 750 bags in rear to previously installed system using
  11. Hope I can help someone else researching or on the fence. I will not comitt to loving it until I surf it but so far I think it was money well spent.
  12. Thank you. I think it could be a game changer for my boat with the base power plant at elevation.
  13. I did a lot of research over the last year and finally pulled the trigger. I purchased the Go Surf Assist system from Wakemakers and had my local dealer install on my 2011 Malibu VRide21 (05 - 08 VLX hull.) It was the installers first GSA install so I had Ryan from GSA guide him through my hull specific details and general installation. Two issues arose with install of the tabs on my hull. 1. Both Tab hinges needed to be modified around swim platform bump out on hull to ensure hinge was above bottom of hull. 2. Tab had to be installed 2" in from side of hull because of
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