Hi all-first time poster. This is the best message board I've seen in a long time, and I'm hoping the group can answer some questions that are probably basic. We are considering buying a 2007 Outback V. We have a combination of skiers and wakeboarders in the family, no experts (yet) and this looks to be an excellent cross-over boat. The boat we're looking at has the 400 lbs. of center ballast and the wake plate. Will this amount of ballast provide enough of a wake for the wakeboarders? If so, at what stage of skill development would we need to add more, and is that an easy process? And finally, in general how is the wake for skiers, at speeds south of 30?

Thanks for whatever information you all can provide.