Exile XM9 Wakeboard Tower Speakers

Tech Tuesday #6: Installing Exile Wakeboard Tower Speakers

Posted by Jake on Mar, 11 2014

Welcome to Tech Tuesday! Each week we choose one question from a customer and post the answer on our blog. You can join in on the action by emailing your technical questions to sales@wakemakers.com with the subject: Tech Tuesday, or … Continue reading

Fly High Custom Ballast Bags

Tech Tuesday #5: Measuring Your Boat for the Perfect Custom Wakeboard Ballast Bag

Posted by Spencer on Mar, 04 2014

WakeMakers works closely with Fly High to build custom fitted ballast bags ensuring 100% of the free space you have is filled to capacity. Optimize your boat’s storage compartments to obtain the most water ballast. Every wakeboard boat manufacturer has … Continue reading

Shop for Wakeboard Propellers

Props 101: Basics of Inboard Boat Propellers

Posted by Jake on Mar, 03 2014

Shopping for a new propeller, whether it’s simply to replace a damaged one, or because you’re looking for better performance, can be a confusing process. Diameter, pitch, cup, rotation, bore, it all ends up sounding a bit Greek. Fear not, … Continue reading

Exile Buoy Ball Fender

Exile Buoy Ball Fender | Video

Posted by Jake on Feb, 25 2014

Exile’s Balls from WakeWorld on Vimeo. The Exile Buoy Ball Fender is a multi-talented tool that excels at keeping your boat and your children entertained on and off the water. Dave Williams (WakeWorld) let his kids test out the Exile … Continue reading


Ballast 101: Basics of Adding Ballast to Your Boat

Posted by Jason on Feb, 19 2014

We wanted to develop the definitive guide to adding ballast to your boat to build a better wake. Whether you’re interested in wakeboarding, wakesurfing or both, the information included here will give you all of the knowledge you need to … Continue reading

Basic Aerator Pump Ballast System Layout

Ballast System Layout Diagram Gallery

Posted by Jason on Oct, 28 2013

This gallery includes all of the individual¬†ballast system diagrams that we’ve ever generated in one convenient location. ¬†This is by no means a complete compilation of every possible layout, but it does cover most of the basics, and with a … Continue reading

Weighting a 2013 MasterCraft X-10 for Wakesurfing and Wakeboarding

Posted by Spencer on Mar, 26 2013

2013 MasterCraft X-10 WakeSurf Ballast Upgrade MasterCraft’s Josh Palma, does a phenomenal job explaining how to weight the new 2013 MC X-10 for both wakesurfing and wakeboarding. Obtaining the perfect wake for your riding style is our goal at Wakemakers. … Continue reading

malibu boats wakesurf ballast

Malibu Wakesetter Ballast; A Malibu Launch System History

Posted by Spencer on Mar, 20 2013

Malibu has a reputation throughout the industry for crafting high quality, high performing boats with industry leading innovations, that offer as much value as they do fun. In the late 90′s Malibu engineers developed the Wedge which was a simple foil on the transom of the boat that when engaged would create down force in the stern for a rampy wake with more pop. To even further the sport of wakeboarding Malibu created the most comprehensive ballast system in the industry with the MLS or Malibu Launch System. Continue reading

Propeller Basic Measurements

Posted by Spencer on Mar, 13 2013

Acme Prop Dimensions Measurements

There are three primary dimensions used to describe inboard boat propellers, which can be used to derive the performance of the prop for a specific application. Those measurements are diameter, pitch and cup. These are typically listed in the following format: Continue reading


2005-2011 Malibu Super Piggy Back Ballast System Parts List

Posted by Spencer on Feb, 20 2013

The original WakeMakers Malibu Piggy Back Upgrade Kit was designed with both price and ease of installation in mind. The system relies on gravity to drain the water from the soft bag into the hard tank below. This process can … Continue reading