WakeMAKERS Nautique PiggyBack Front Factory Ballast Upgrade

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WakeMAKERS Nautique PiggyBack Front Factory Ballast Upgrade
WakeMAKERS Nautique PiggyBack Front Factory Ballast Upgrade
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Item: S52386

This WakeMAKERS exclusive Factory Ballast Upgrade integrates ballast bags to your Nautique's center hard tank for increased ballast capacity and an improved wake.

WakeMAKERS exclusive Factory Ballast Upgrade Kits are built and designed to unleash the full potential of your Nautique boat. It takes more than just the stock ballast to make your dream wake a reality. Through our Factory Ballast Upgrade the capacity of your boat's ballast system will drastically increase, creating a sizeable improvement in your wake. For a more enjoyable wakesurfing and wakeboarding experience, your boat needs a WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade.

Our aftermarket ballast solutions increase the overall capacity of your boat's factory ballast system for improved performance while keeping the convenience of controlling all ballast with the switches at your dash. The ballast bags included in your Factory Ballast Upgrade are integrated into your boat's existing ballast system for automated filling/draining.

The WakeMAKERS Mastercraft PiggyBack Factory Ballast Upgrade integrates aftermarket ballast bags with your boat's factory center hard tank. In the factory configuration when the center hard tank is full, excess water is dumped overboard through the vent hose. Once the PiggyBack system is installed, excess water from the hard tank flows into the bow ballast bag and allows it to fill to capacity. Once the additional ballast bag is full, excess water will flow out of the vent hose on the bag and through the boat's factory thru-hull fittings. Draining is exactly the opposite. The factory ballast pump for draining removes water from the tank and gravity forces water out of the ballast bag and into the factory hard tank until both the ballast bag and tank are empty.

The updated system is still controlled using the switches on your dash and functions exactly like the stock configuration. The only difference is an increase in the overall ballast capacity for an improvement in your wake's size.

Bow ballast is often forgotten about but equally important as ballast in other zones of the boat for creating a satisfactory wake. A balanced distribution of ballast throughout all zones of the boat creates a cleaner shaped wake that makes for better takeoffs and landings wakeboarding. In wakesurfing, more bow weight typically helps to lengthen out the wake, creating a bigger "sweet spot" or "pocket" where the rider can surf without the rope.

Compatible Nautique Models
  • 2006+ Super Air Nautique 200 (Recommended Option: UniversalFIT 300lb V-Shape Bow Bag)
  • 2006+ Super Air Nautique 210 (Recommended Option: UniversalFIT 300lb V-Shape Bow Bag)
  • 2006+ Super Air Nautique SV211 (Recommended Option: UniversalFIT 500lb V-Shape Bow Bag)
  • 2006+ Super Air Nautique 220 (Recommended Option: UniversalFIT 500lb V-Shape Bow Bag)
  • 2006+ Super Air Nautique 226 (Recommended Option: UniversalFIT 500lb V-Shape Bow Bag)
  • 2006+ Super Air Nautique 230 (Recommended Option: UniversalFIT 500lb V-Shape Bow Bag)
  • 2006+ Super Air Nautique 236 (Recommended Option: UniversalFIT 600lb V-Shape Bow Bag)

Every WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade is designed to be a user-friendly DIY install that can be completed in your garage over the course of an afternoon. Don't want to do a self-install and would rather take your boat to a professional? These upgrades can be completed by your local WakeMAKERS certified boat service center.

What's Included: Each WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade includes the best fitting ballast bag(s) for your year, make, and model boat along with all the needed ballast hose and hardware to integrate into your boat's factory ballast system.

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UniversalFIT 300lb V-Shape Bow Bag
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Reviewed by Ryan T.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Fit flawlessly

The piggy back system for my SAN fit amazing. Everything was extremely easy to install. Shipping was fast and easy. Will do business with again.

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Reviewed by Michael B.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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nice to have, a bit hard to fit hoses under the driver's console

the bow bag fits in the space I never used under the from cushions. The added weight is wonderful. You will need to be a bit of a contortionist to install, laying under the driver's console while trying to fit hard rubber hoses in place with one hand at an awkward angle while using a hair dryer to heat the hose. I managed to get mine on about 3/4 of an inch, enough to secure the hose clamp. I really tried to get the hose on further, but it was not happening.

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Reviewed by Charles
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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A must add

210 SAN need more weight in the bow. I like that this sac still allows us to use the storage under the bow cushions. Install was straight forward but a little bit of a challenge to correctly position the arrow sac.

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This product can expose you to chemicals including DINP (Diisononyl phthalate) and DIDP (Diisodecyl phthalate) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov.

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