Mastercraft weights

eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,044 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
My understanding is that the Mastercraft was approved with 600 pounds of weight added.

Where do we put the weights?

Can we use just 500 pounds?

What works best?

Eric

Comments

  • DUSkierDUSkier Posts: 133 Baller
    @eleeski I believe it is 150lb in centre bilge and 75lb either side at rear of boat. These positions are fixed and it is either all in or all out, that decision is made before tournament and is for all skiers.
    The skier still has the optional weights they can use for balancing (110lb from memory)
    Nigel Sparrow
    klindy
  • skibugskibug Posts: 1,883 Crazy Baller
    For trick or slalom?
    Bob Grizzi
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,044 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    @DUSkier What do the center bilge weights look like and where in the center bilge?

    We have 10 50 pound lead shot plastic gas cans. We also have a couple skiers who prefer it unweighted and were going to make running orders work with just one weight change session.

    If we can make the weighting quick, easy and consistent that will go a long way towards making the Mastercraft get accepted as a reasonable trick option. Especially if it is the only promo boat for the tournament.

    Eric
  • skitractorskitractor Posts: 5 Baller
    Eric,
    as @DUskier stated, the maximum approved weight is 150 in center floor locker and 75 in each rear storage for a total of 300. Skier can still add the skier optional weight as allowed with all boats
    eleeski
  • klindyklindy Posts: 1,912 Mega Baller
    I thought the weight in the center bilge was a bladder?
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Vice President
    scotty_alz
  • dbutcherdbutcher Posts: 203 Baller
    Page 23 of the AWSA Towboat Manual.
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,044 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    "MasterCraft Ballast/ Weight System – Tricks Only
    The MasterCraft ProStar was tested and approved for use in the Trick event with the use of an
    additional ballast / weight system as configured by MasterCraft.
    The ProStar can be used for Tricks both: 1) with the ballast / weight system; and 2) without the
    system.
    IF the boat is used with the ballast/weight system, it must be configured as it was tested and
    approved. Specifically, the MasterCraft ballast / fat sack must be installed in the bilge; under
    the floor compartment which is under the middle seat. The sack must be completely full when
    used for tricks (no partial fill). In addition, 75 pound weights as configured by MasterCraft must
    be installed in each of the rear compartment trays (150 lbs. total). Storage compartment trays
    are located under the access doors at the stern.
    The ProStar is not approved with any other configuration, in other words, a user cannot simply
    put a ballast / fat sack or weights on the floor of the boat."

    Thanks @dbutcher .

    OK, what is the "Mastercraft ballast"? And 75 pounds are configured specially? Do the promo team people have these weights? @Horton ?

    We need to make this easy.

    Eric
  • DUSkierDUSkier Posts: 133 Baller
    For Australian Nationals weights were supplied by Mastercraft, Basically lead bars wrapped in a high density foam. These were placed right beside the center drain bung and on the floor of the boat at the rear.
    Nigel Sparrow
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