View Full Version : How Much Ballast for LSV

07-02-2005, 02:17 PM
im adding more ballast to my LSV, i wanted to make sure it wasnt too much..

04 LSV, i have the 500lb bag in the locker, 700lbs in back (350lb on each side of engine). and newly added 350lbs in open bow walk way.

i basically got the front weight so it would plane out easier and make the wake more mellow rampy like the VLX by malibu.

is 1500lbs too much?

07-05-2005, 02:23 PM
Nope, you'll be just fine with 1500 lbs unless you also have 12 people in the boat in which case you might sink. We have an LSV too and run a similar weight setup to what you have. If you add 1 or two people to the bow be careful when you stop to pick up a rider or hit rollers at slow speed or the people up there will get real wet.

07-06-2005, 10:28 AM
Which brand/model are you using for the rear lockers?

07-06-2005, 11:08 AM
I have a pair of straight line v-drive sacs in the back of my lsv, they hold 350-400 lbs each when full. I also have a straigt line bow sac that can hold 550lbs.

07-06-2005, 03:56 PM
Really! Who are you trying to kill?

The wake with the stock ballast still gives me pause. If I get any more air I'll be needing a pilots license.:p

( a gross exaggeration from the passenger point of view)


07-07-2005, 02:10 PM
That's funny right there. I don't care who you are, that's funny!

07-07-2005, 11:27 PM
well got it all and all i can say is WOW, my wake is just as good as my buddys X-10 and Malibu VLX!

im using Launch Pad Rear Sacs w/ 2 launch pad pumps 350lbs each, the stock 500lb center locker bag, and an additional Fly High Pro X series Tube sac of 370lbs to put in walkway w/ a 3rd pump.

the Quick connect is the coolest thing i've ever seen on a sac. i might dump my lanch pad sacs and get 2 new Fly High ones.