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  • The New WakeMAKERS Wakeboard Ballast Shopping Guide

    So you've decided it's time to stop putting up with that less than adequate wakeboarding or wakesurfing wake and upgrade your boat's ballast system. Well that's awesome! You're definitely going to be much happier this summer with the wake you've been dreaming of. But the decision is just the first step, do you know what to do next? Well, you found the WakeMAKERS site so I guess you did know. BUT, what about after that? If you're not sure how much weight to add or the location in the boat you should be adding it then the new WakeMAKERS Shopping Guide is your answer.

    Because nobody has more experience than us when it comes to building the perfect wake, we've put together a shopping guide to help get you going on upgrading your boats ballast. The WakeMAKERS wakeboard ballast shopping guide helps you answer those important questions of "How much weight should I be adding to my boat?" and "Where should I be adding the weight in my boat?".

    Whenever weight is added to your boat, including people, gas, ice chests, or water ballast, it will make your boat sit lower in the water and in turn increase the displacement of the hull. As the weight put into your boat is increased it will in turn create a larger wake. So to consistently create that super sized wake for wakeboarding or wakesurfing you're going to need to add more ballast to your boat. But contrary to popular belief, size isn't everything and the shape of the wake is just as important. By placing your additional ballast in different locations inside your boat you can help create not only a bigger wake, but also a better shaped one with a smoother take-off.

    Depending on how integrated you want your ballast system to be and how much you're wanting to spend, we have many different options for you to choose from. To figure out what the perfect system is going to be for you and your wakeboard boat and to get started with your order, check out the new WakeMAKERS Shopping Guide. And if you have any questions we’d love to talk to you, so either email us at sales@wakemakers.com or give us a call at (888) 338-6085.

  • Malibu PiggyBack Factory Ballast System Upgrade

    What it is: Malibu PiggyBack Factory Ballast System Upgrade

    The Malibu PiggyBack Ballast System is designed to make use of the existing pumps, hoses and switches in your Malibu boat, to expand the capacity of your factory rear ballast tanks from 250lbs. up to an incredible 1,350lbs. This kit includes everything needed for the installation, including a replacement Fly High Pro X Series ballast bag (choose your capacity), Fly High quick connect fittings, all necessary fittings and adapters, hose and installation guide.

    For Use In:

    This Piggyback system is designed to work with any Malibu boat that has factory rear ballast tanks that are installed below the floor of the boat and use aerator pumps for filling and draining. Confirmed models include the following boats:

    • 2009-Current Malibu vRide 21
    • 2009-Current Malibu vRide 23
    • 2007-Current Malibu Wakesetter VTX
    • 2005-Current Malibu Wakesetter VLX
    • 2005-Current Malibu Wakesetter LSV
    • 2006-Current Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV

    For specific questions on fitment, and for possible compatibility with other models, click here.

    Bag Size, Dimensions, and Application:

    Dimensions:

    • 400lbs - 42" x 16" x 16"
    • 565lbs - 42" x 19" x 19"
    • 750lbs - 50" x 20" x 20"
    • 1,100lbs - 50" x 24" x 24"
    Bag Size Application
    No Bag Chose this option if you already have a Fly High Pro X Series ballast bag
    400 lbs Suitable for use in all Malibu v-drive boats with factory rear ballast tanks installed below the floor.
    565 lbs Suitable for use in all Malibu v-drive boats with factory rear ballast tanks installed below the floor.
    750 lbs Suitable for use in 2007-current Wakesetter VTX, 2005-current Wakesetter VLX, 2005-current Wakesetter 23 LSV and 2006-current Wakesetter 247 LSV models.
    1,100lbs 2005-current Wakesetter 23 LSV and 2006-current Wakesetter 247 LSV models.
    Malibu TankBuster Factory Wakeboard Ballast Upgrade
    Starting at $59.95
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  • Malibu Tankbuster Factory Rear Ballast Upgrade

    What it is: Malibu Tankbuster Factory Rear Ballast Upgrade

    The WakeMAKERS Malibu TankBuster Wakeboard Ballast System is designed to integrate with your factory ballast system easily, be controlled using the switches on your dash, and not require any additional effort to fill and drain. Are you tired of the above floor factory hard tanks in your Malibu wakeboard boat taking up too much storage space and not offering enough ballast? Then the Malibu TankBuster factory ballast system upgrade is your solution. Replace the factory hard tanks with our Malibu wakeboard ballast system to create a massive wakesurfing or wakeboarding wake. Instantly triple the ballast capacity in each rear corner, while at the same time restoring full use of the lockers for storage when you don't need the biggest wake possible.

    For Use In:

    This TankBuster system is designed to work with any Malibu v-drive wakeboard boat that has hard ballast tanks that installed above the floor in the rear lockers. That includes, but is not limited to, the following models:

    • 2005-08 Malibu vRide
    • 2002-04 Malibu Wakesetter VLX
    • 2002-04 Malibu Wakesetter LSV

    For specific questions on fitment, and for possible compatibility with other models, click here.

    Bag Size and Dimensions:

    • 400lbs - 42" x 16" x 16"
    • 750lbs - 50" x 20" x 20"
    • 1,100 - 50" x 24" x 24"

    Where it goes:

    The Malibu TankBuster Ballast System Upgrade takes the place of the existing factory hard tank installed in each rear locker of certain Malibu wakeboard boats. Once installed, the new ballast sac is controlled completely from the driver's seat, and uses the factory pumps and plumbing. Everything functions exactly the same as it did from the factory, but you've added a significant amount of capacity. Additionally, when the bags are empty, the entire rear locker is available, dramatically increasing the amount of storage space for gear and equipment. This kit includes everything needed for the installation, including a new ballast bag and the necessary Fly High quick connect fittings.

    Malibu TankBuster Factory Wakeboard Ballast Upgrade
    Starting at $59.95
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  • Centurion TankBuster Factory Ballast System Upgrade

    What it is: Centurion TankBuster Factory Ballast System Upgrade

    The WakeMAKERS Centurion TankBuster Wakeboard Ballast System is designed to integrate with your factory ballast system easily, be controlled using the switches on your dash, and not require any additional effort to fill and drain. Are you tired of the above floor factory hard tanks in your Centurion wakeboard boat taking up too much storage space and not offering enough ballast? Then the Centurion TankBuster factory ballast system upgrade is your solution. Replace the factory hard tanks with our Centurion wakeboard ballast system to create a massive wakesurfing or wakeboarding wake. Instantly triple the ballast capacity in each rear corner, while at the same time restoring full use of the lockers for storage when you don't need the biggest wake possible.

    For Use In:

    This TankBuster system is designed to work with any Centurion v-drive wakeboard boat that has hard ballast tanks that installed above the floor in the rear lockers. That includes, but is not limited to, the following models:

    • 2002-09 Centurion Typhoon
    • 2002-09 Centurion Cyclone
    • 2002-09 Centurion Avalanche
    • 2004-09 Centurion Enzo SV230
    • 2007-09 Centurion Enzo SV240

    For specific questions on fitment, and for possible compatibility with other models, click here.

    Bag Size and Dimensions:

    • 400lbs - 42" x 16" x 16"
    • 565lbs - 42" x 19" x 19"
    • 750lbs - 50" x 20" x 20"
    • 1,100lbs - 50" x 24" x 24"
    • 1,450lbs - 108" x 25" x 25"

    Where it goes:

    The Centurion TankBuster Ballast System Upgrade takes the place of the existing factory hard tank installed in either the rear locker or in the mid ship of V-drive Centurion wakeboard boats. Once installed, the new ballast sac is controlled completely from the driver's seat, and uses the factory pumps and plumbing. Everything functions exactly the same as it did from the factory, but you've added a significant amount of wake building capacity. Additionally, when the bags are empty, the entire rear locker is usable space, dramatically increasing the amount of storage for gear and equipment. This kit includes everything needed for the installation, including a new ballast bag and the necessary Fly High quick connect fittings, adapters to connect to your boat's factory system, and step-by-step instructions.

    Centurion TankBuster Factory Wakeboard Ballast Upgrade
    Starting at $59.95
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