With wakeboarding and wake surfing it is “all about the wake”. Increasing or shifting weight in a boat can change the shape of the wake and the overall experience of the ride. Ballast bags can help build the perfect wake to create the optimal wakeboarding or wake surfing experience. By adding ballast bags or Fat Sacs it can help the boat sit lower in the water creating the ideal wake. To do this, the majority of the ballast weight goes in the back corner while smaller amounts are distributed towards the front. This technique lengthens and smooths out the wake for a better surface to ride. Wholesale Marine carries a full line of Barefoot International Fat Sacs ranging from 260 up to 1450 pounds.
A popular choice for open bow boats is the Fat Sac’s Side Ballast Bags. These bags are sold as a pair and fit alongside the engine compartment. If having enough forward weight and aft distribution is the issue, an easy fix is the Fat Sac’s Pro X Series Open Bow Triangel Sac. The additional weight in the front lowers your bow for optimal control. The Barefoot International’s Tsunami Pump makes filling and emptying your sacs fast and easy. Spending less time sorting and filling ballast on board, the Wakesurf Edge Wake Shaper helps displace the water to create the best wave possible and increase your wake surf experience.
What to Know Before You Buy Ballast Bags
At Wholesale Marine, our staff of boating enthusiasts have more hands-on experience and can help ensure you find the right fit for your wake surf and wakeboarding needs at the best possible price. Knowing how much weight you will need and where it is Ballast Bags 101. The amount of weight and the placement can have a huge effect on how the boat drives and the wake. Don’t forget, never leave the ballast in your boat and then trailer it. The extra weight can impact your trailer and cause more issues down the road with wear and tear and road handling.
Not only can we educate you on all there is to know about ballast bags but we can also give you our low price guarantee. We offer flat rate shipping for only $6.99 and shipping the very next day. Returns are quick and easy. Give us a call Monday through Friday from 9AM to 6PM EST at 877-388-2628 for superior customer service and experience you deserve. Don’t forget about our Captain’s Club Rewards Program to earn savings on future purchases.