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

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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


2013 Malibu HI FLO Plug N Play Ballast System Explained (UPDATED)

Posted by Spencer on Feb, 15 2013

If you purchase a 2013 Malibu that has a built date sometime in mid December it will have the newest Hi Flo PNP (Plug N’ Play) system. The system is very simple and with the new Malibu hard tank design now a lot more efficient. Continue reading


Fly High Pro X Series Ballast Bag Walkthrough

Posted by Jason on Feb, 08 2013

Based on customer feedback and common questions, we shot a quick video that details some of the design and construction features of Fly High’s Pro X Series Ballast Bags.

Take a look and feel free to contact us if you have any questions about choosing the right ballast bag for your application. Continue reading

Change Your Propeller With The Acme Harmonic Puller

Posted by Spencer on Dec, 10 2012

Check out this How-To Change a prop using the Acme Harmonic Puller video. Continue reading

Propeller Pitch Explained

Posted by Spencer on Nov, 02 2012

We explain what propeller pitch is, how it impacts performance of your boat, and how to choose the propeller with the correct pitch for your application. Continue reading

Do I Need a 4 Blade Propeller for Wakeboarding?

Posted by Spencer on Nov, 01 2012

There is a common misconception that 4 blade propellers deliver increased performance and are more efficient than 3 blade propellers. There are quite a few older forum posts and other guides that claim 4 blade props are needed when wakeboarding behind a ski boat or older model v-drive with a 1:1 gear ratio. Continue reading