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    Default Makai extra weight setup

    I'll have up to 1600 lbs of lead. Don't want to change out bags until we know we won't ever use that storage. How much of the 1600 lbs should I use? Where should I put it? Is there. Weight limit for the rear plastic shelves. 300 lbs would easily fit in there. How much weight can you leave in the boat when towing it home? Our normal crew will will prob be another 800-1000lbs of humans. Another question. Anyone figure out an easy way to move all this weight in and out of the boat? My kids are old enough yet at 4 and 6.
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    Itís a pretty simple formula.

    The Makai is rated for 2500# of additional weight above your full 4000# of fillable ballast.

    So take 2500 and subtract your crew weight and that will tell you how much lead you can add.

    As far as how much lead you can keep in the boat on the trailer, you need to read the tag on your trailer. It will have a gross weight rating. The Makai with full fuel and no ballast is 5200#, there are two boatmate dual axle trailers, one is rated at 6100# and the other is 6900# I believe.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcadyus View Post
    I'll have up to 1600 lbs of lead. Don't want to change out bags until we know we won't ever use that storage. How much of the 1600 lbs should I use? Where should I put it? Is there. Weight limit for the rear plastic shelves. 300 lbs would easily fit in there. How much weight can you leave in the boat when towing it home? Our normal crew will will prob be another 800-1000lbs of humans. Another question. Anyone figure out an easy way to move all this weight in and out of the boat? My kids are old enough yet at 4 and 6.
    The trays are rated for 200# each in the rear lockers.

    Quote Originally Posted by larry_arizona View Post
    It’s a pretty simple formula.

    The Makai is rated for 2500# of additional weight above your full 4000# of fillable ballast.

    So take 2500 and subtract your crew weight and that will tell you how much lead you can add.

    As far as how much lead you can keep in the boat on the trailer, you need to read the tag on your trailer. It will have a gross weight rating. The Makai with full fuel and no ballast is 5200#, there are two boatmate dual axle trailers, one is rated at 6100# and the other is 6900# I believe.


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    Is that rating for what they can carry or GVWR? The GVWR on my Mojos trailer is 7500# and the Makai I looked at at the dealer I believe was around 8300#.
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    Default Makai extra weight setup

    GVW includes the weight of the trailer.



    The Makai trailer can carry 6900#. So technically you can leave 1700# in the boat in gear, lead etc....



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    Great info thanks everyone
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    Just curious, what are you towing your Makai with?


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    Put the lead as far back as you can while being able to keep your pitch #. As far as trailering with it, the best and safest thing to do is to scale your truck and boat. Here are my base line tickets from a few weeks ago. Truck full of diesel and me:

    Same setup with boat full of fuel and most of the gear:
    That was after the boat was all cleaned up and ready to be covered before our next trip so the coolers are dry and there are no boards or lead in the boat either. Full disclosure it was riding a little nose down when I scaled it. I have since flipped my hitch and raised it up to help level the trailer. I actually bought a new hitch as well, I love my B&W but a 2Ē ball with a 7500# rating is not going to cut it any more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by larry_arizona View Post
    Just curious, what are you towing your Makai with?


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    I'll be towing it with a 2017 longhorn Laramie 450 hp Dodge Ram 1500.. Has a 9700 lb tow capacity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcadyus View Post
    I'll be towing it with a 2017 longhorn Laramie 450 hp Dodge Ram 1500.. Has a 9700 lb tow capacity.
    Just check that your hitch, draw bar and ball are all rated for your max trailer weight.

    Your hitch will have a tag on it. Make sure NOT to use the weight distributing rating.

    An 8500# wake boat and trailer exceeds many factory 1/2 ton hitches.

    Just because the drive train is rated for 9700# doesnít mean your hitch equipment is,


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