Thread: Adding ballast to a seadoo
05-01-2011, 01:55 PM #1
Adding ballast to a seadoo
Hello. I see some seafood have that ballast tank. Mine does not. I'm looking for a simple good idea to add some ballast for towing kneeboard/wakeboard/wake skate.
Maybe a cooler or a ballast bag? I'm not looking to buy anything expensive.. Just something to enhance the wake a little bit.
Has anyone already experimented w this?
05-01-2011, 03:48 PM #2
Is English your native tongue? I'm asking b/c it appears you used a translator and the message was a little garbled...
My experience is that ballast is never an issue in most states. Usually you are required to have a spotter, sitting behind the driver. The spotter, I would think would serve as ballast.
05-01-2011, 03:52 PM #3
Bill, I think he is talking about the wake edition having ballast tanks sitting on deck to allow larger wakes for wakeboarding.
Not sure how you would accomplish adding ballast but I am sure you could get creative and come up with something fastened to the rear deck.
05-01-2011, 04:32 PM #4
Thanks for the heads-up D. I've been on GH going on 3 yrs. and I'm still a newb.
05-01-2011, 10:19 PM #5
Mainly looking for a creative idea that is effective. I dont mind getting creative but its always nice to tap the knowlege base since we all think so differently. We usually dont have a spotter and just use the mirrors to monitor the rider, but i agree that it should help(legally as well)
Haha.. Yes, native english here. Just a new iPad user. Words get auto corrected and it's a lil less familiar than a keyboard. Seadoo seafood haha. I see funny posts sometimes, but you gotta remember that some people are typing this stuff on their phones, watches, etc.
05-02-2011, 04:00 AM #6
Sory bout that... I started thinking your original post might have involved a phone or other device. LOL. Of course, I live in a state that has a number 1 "reality show" being subtitled so the rest of the country can understand our perfectly good English (Swamp People). LOL.
Back to your original question... the only thing I could think of would be strapping something like my PWC rack to the back and loading it w/weight to suit your needs: http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...=1#post1338557 Personally, I don't see this as being a really valid solution, but it's all I could come up with.
05-02-2011, 06:23 AM #7
They are on eBay allot...I think I saw one around $250 a while back. Same hull as yours so very little modifications would have to be done.
05-03-2011, 03:16 PM #8
05-06-2011, 09:46 AM #9
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
- SE Texas
The SeaDoo tanks add around 200 # at the back and up the footwells. Texas requires a spotter so there's a 150-200 (ok ok 250....) # on back. I can neatly tie three 5 gal gas (water) tanks on back, so there 120 pounds or so. I can tell a difference with just the 120# of gas.
Here's a link to another site that has a brief discussion--
05-13-2011, 05:23 PM #10
so understand this 5 gallons of fuel weigths around 30 pounds , 5 gallons of water weights around 42 pounds .
ther gone be a difference if jou add cans with water or fuel . you can increase the weight by using water insted of fuel .
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