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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?
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)
For trick or slalom?
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.
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
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I thought the weight in the center bilge was a bladder?
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Page 23 of the AWSA Towboat Manual.
"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
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."
OK, what is the "Mastercraft ballast"? And 75 pounds are configured specially? Do the promo team people have these weights?
We need to make this easy.
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.
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