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    Wave Control Malibu 247


    TimbrSS
    • Year: 2006 Brand: Malibu Model / Trim: 247 LSV Device Type : Tab Style Surf Device Material: Aluminum Control: Powered with Automated Controller Cost: $3500+ Installation Shop: DIY Platform Type: Fiberglass

    Thought I'd add a bunch of pics from my WaveContol install. This system is awesome, and the wave is rockin'. I have all the skills to make my own system, but really not the time for R&D. This seemed like a great option for me. Yes, it's expensive... but way cheaper than a new boat. It could possibly be better wave than surfgate or slappers... I guess that's debatable. It took a weekend to install. It comes with instruction and templates, but I'd advise not using the templates... install tabs 4" in from the side, extend the actuator all the way. Attach it to the tab. Angle tab down to 11* and hold actuator against the boat then mark and install it to the boat there. (the template was off and I had to adjust the actuator mounting bracket on the tab to prevent binding... I wasn't going to drill additional holes in the boat.)

     

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    I mounted the control box up under the dash and made a  hpde bracket to mount control panel under my ballast switches.

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    More import are the results: 

    100% love my Wave Control

    2006 Malibu 247 8.1L
    Wakemakers Wave Control (GSA)
    Power Wedge (400-1200#)
    Full Malibu under floor ballast: 250 rear lockers, 650 center, 350 bow.
    910# locker bags
    1000# bow triangle
    400# lead in front of locker bags
    100# lead lives under bow seat
    11.4 mph

    So that's 5000# plus the wedge. I'll drop a little rear weight/wedge if I have crew so i can maintain speed. Even if im light on crew when i run 60-75% of max weight, wave is still pretty dang good.

    GSA back 4 clicks for either side works well (it would be nice to just have it default to that position.)

    I'm more than satisfied with my wave, (Cambridge scientists actually hate me for it), and the system has been 100% reliable.

    I never thought it'd be of much value, but we just randomly started doing transfers last week and had a blast doing it... Adds a new dimension to the game.

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    Very nice Timbr!!  Its weird seeing those on the back of a Malibu.  LOL.  I think both surf systems are great.  They get you out there surfing so much faster.  Having people that ride either side be able to go right now, with the push of a button, is priceless.  Welcome to the surf system club!  We can debate the differences all day, but only if that argument is being held on the water with test rides of each to compare!!

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    Here you go @Macdaddy ...another option for a 247.   It seems to require more ballast weight than gates, but a bolt-on solution, no swim deck issue and the wave looks great.   

    Great post TimbrrSS.  Thanks for updated pics too.

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