Here's how to make the boat's wake larger so that a boarder can jump higher. Each number indicates a separate suggestion.
Time Required: Varies
- Purchase inflatable bags, commonly know as sacks or bladders. Inflate them with water and place them strategically and evenly around the rear of the boat.
- Buy a newer boat with a ballast system. This system consists of tanks that fill with water while the boat is moving. The tanks can be emptied at the end of the day.
- Add people, lots of people. A cheap way to add weight.
- Do a Double-Up. This is achieved by driving the boat in a wide turn, then circling back around into the oncoming wake. As the old wake meets the new wake, they converge and create a large launch ramp.
- Place sand bags around the back of the boat. Buy them at a hardware or concrete store.
- Fill 5-10 gallon buckets with concrete and place them evenly in the back of the boat. May be purchased from a hardware or concrete store.
- If you can't add weight to the boat, add an extended pylon to the boat instead. Pylons are poles that sit in the middle of the boat, and raise the rope connection to the boat higher in the air.
- Place coolers in the back of the boat and fill them with water.
- Remember, the safest ways to add weight to a boat are with objects that float. If a boat begins to sink, sand bags or concrete will send the boat down faster than a boat with inflatable sacks.
- When placing weight throughout the boat you may place them in the ski lockers, gunwales, etc.
- You may use one of the tips above, or a combination of several of them to achieve your desired wake.