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    I am officially one of us!!!!

    2013 Z3
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    Back in the good ol' days a 2006 22ve
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    Nice looking boat.


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    Congrats. Welcome to the forum. You will find tons of info around here. If interested use the search bar and you will find some info about your VX brackets. 18cracing has the most in depth write up on doing the mod from start to finish.
    Are you going to be listing or running a shaper??

    Btw, nice tow vehicle as well. Cant make out badging from pic but looks like a big C. What year?
    Last edited by freeheel4life; 04-15-2018 at 06:49 AM.

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    2007 Cummins, only 253,000 miles!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJO21 View Post
    2007 Cummins, only 253,000 miles!
    Nice! Pre 2007.5 5.9L or 6.7L??

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    Nice set up! Welcome to the Tige’ crew

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    That's a sharp looking boat!

    If you get a chance, post pics of the underside of your swim platform brackets. My spidey senses are tingling with the angle of your Vx.

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    Sweet. I really like those trailer rims too, sharp. Enjoy it.
    Last edited by LTWellman; 04-17-2018 at 02:19 AM. Reason: Typo

  10. Here are some pics of the swim platform area as requested

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    You sir have the first generation Vx brackets. You can tell because they had the gaps (holes) in them.

    If you've never followed this topic before, it means that your Vx is at a very shallow angle. This angle means your boat needs an excessive amount of weight to produce a large wave. The Vx effectively turns your 23 foot boat into a 25 foot boat. Tige actually produced them wrong the first time, so they did a warranty fix to provide a second generation of the bracket. It created a steeper angle on the Vx and thus made the boat more useable with less than 12 people on board. I use the Gen 2. They also made a Gen 3 afterwards to make it steeper still.

    In 2015 they went right to an adjustable Vx so you could pick your poison on the fly.

    I don't want to sour you on your new boat purchase. I surfed mine for a year before I made the change. However I think you'll find the wave is not as impressive as it "should" be. The change in brackets will make a difference.

    here are some threads on it:

    http://www.tigeowners.com/forum/show...ght=Vx+bracket

    http://www.tigeowners.com/forum/show...ght=Vx+bracket





    What sort of ballast does it have?
    Last edited by JohnnieMo; 04-18-2018 at 01:59 AM.

  12. I emailed Tige' and they sent me an edited part of the original invoice...Surf Ballast System.

    Can the updated brackets be purchased? Do I need to contact Tige' directly and beg & whine? I bought used from a non-Tige' dealer...

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    Yes they can be purchased. I would email Tigé directly and ask. Since this is a recall thing they might give you a deal.

    Once you get the boat in the water I'm sure guys will recommend other enhancements such as more ballast and a suck gate.

  14. Any idea what the updated bracket cost?

    I am reading that for the time being I am better off without the VX extension since it is at the wrong angle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJO21 View Post
    Any idea what the updated bracket cost?

    I am reading that for the time being I am better off without the VX extension since it is at the wrong angle?
    I did a host of tests with and without the Vx on my boat. I also did a lot of tests with various weight distributions and with various surf enhancement devices. I was attempting to build an automated system that worked WITH the Vx still attached. I'll skip to the end and give you the result: Run the Vx, at the proper angle, and get some massive rear bags in each corner. Attach a suck gate to the opposite side you surf on and attach it to the black part on the rear of the boat. You will have a wave that will rival any TAPS3 boat. You may need a 1235 propeller to move it.

    It took me a couple years to learn all that. I'm still a believer in the Vx and I think that it works even better without the list than it does with a list. I have a host of videos on my Youtube Page that you can watch. This is the first one:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxfa26xFnsM

    Travism bought a set once and said the brackets were around $600. That may or not be the same anymore. Another option is to try and find a Vx that someone else no longer wants. A lot of guys are removing their Vx and going with a TAPS3 or a Go Surf Assist. That is also an option for you too I suppose. Just buy the Vx from them and take the brackets off.

    I personally feel the Vx, when done right, can be the best wave you'll ever see out of the Z boat.

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