WakeMAKERS Nautique PiggyBack Front Factory Ballast Upgrade

SKU 42502-b

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Product Specs
Warranty1 Years
ManufacturerNautique
Manufacturer Part #42502-b
Item #42502
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This WakeMAKERS exclusive Factory Ballast Upgrade integrates ballast bags to your Nautique’s center hard tank for increased ballast capacity and an improved wake.
WakeMAKERS exclusive Factory Ballast Upgrade Kits are built and designed to unleash the full potential of your Nautique boat. It takes more than just the stock ballast to make your dream wake a reality. Through our Factory Ballast Upgrade the capacity of your boat’s ballast system will drastically increase, creating a sizeable improvement in your wake. For a more enjoyable wakesurfing and wakeboarding experience, your boat needs a WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade.
Our aftermarket ballast solutions increase the overall capacity of your boat’s factory ballast system for improved performance while keeping the convenience of controlling all ballast with the switches at your dash. The ballast bags included in your Factory Ballast Upgrade are integrated into your boat’s existing ballast system for automated filling/draining.
The WakeMAKERS Mastercraft PiggyBack Factory Ballast Upgrade integrates aftermarket ballast bags with your boat’s factory center hard tank. In the factory configuration when the center hard tank is full, excess water is dumped overboard through the vent hose. Once the PiggyBack system is installed, excess water from the hard tank flows into the bow ballast bag and allows it to fill to capacity. Once the additional ballast bag is full, excess water will flow out of the vent hose on the bag and through the boat’s factory thru-hull fittings. Draining is exactly the opposite. The factory ballast pump for draining removes water from the tank and gravity forces water out of the ballast bag and into the factory hard tank until both the ballast bag and tank are empty.
The updated system is still controlled using the switches on your dash and functions exactly like the stock configuration. The only difference is an increase in the overall ballast capacity for an improvement in your wake’s size.
Bow ballast is often forgotten about but equally important as ballast in other zones of the boat for creating a satisfactory wake. A balanced distribution of ballast throughout all zones of the boat creates a cleaner shaped wake that makes for better takeoffs and landings wakeboarding. In wakesurfing, more bow weight typically helps to lengthen out the wake, creating a bigger “sweet spot” or “pocket” where the rider can surf without the rope.

Compatible Nautique Models

  • 2006+ Super Air Nautique 200 (Recommended Option: UniversalFIT 300lb V-Shape Bow Bag)
  • 2006+ Super Air Nautique 210 (Recommended Option: UniversalFIT 300lb V-Shape Bow Bag)
  • 2006+ Super Air Nautique SV211 (Recommended Option: UniversalFIT 500lb V-Shape Bow Bag)
  • 2006+ Super Air Nautique 220 (Recommended Option: UniversalFIT 500lb V-Shape Bow Bag)
  • 2006+ Super Air Nautique 226 (Recommended Option: UniversalFIT 500lb V-Shape Bow Bag)
  • 2006+ Super Air Nautique 230 (Recommended Option: UniversalFIT 600lb V-Shape Bow Bag)
  • 2006+ Super Air Nautique 236 (Recommended Option: UniversalFIT 600lb V-Shape Bow Bag)
Every WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade is designed to be a user-friendly DIY install that can be completed in your garage over the course of an afternoon. Don’t want to do a self-install and would rather take your boat to a professional? These upgrades can be completed by your local WakeMAKERS certified boat service center.

What's Included:

Each WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade includes the best fitting ballast bag(s) for your year, make, and model boat along with all the needed ballast hose and hardware to integrate into your boat’s factory ballast system.

Bigger Wake and Better Shape

It is going to take more than the stock ballast system in your boat to get that wake looking you’ve always dreamed of riding. The WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade delivers instant results by adding the additional weight needed to produce the results you are looking for. Unleash the full potential of your boat and build a WakeMAKERS sized wake for a more enjoyable wakesurfing and wakeboarding experience.

Plug N Play Technology

The WakeMAKERS Plug N Play Front Factory Ballast Upgrades add even more weight to boats equipped with the Plug N Play factory option. We include a single bag or a dual bag setup, depending on the specific bow. Each bag is built to truly fit underneath the bow seat cushions and connect directly to the existing Plug N Play system. This WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade adds weight in the bow while keeping a clean look and still allowing passengers to sit in the bow of the boat. The result is a better wake with an improved shape and increased size, making for a more enjoyable wakesurfing and wakeboarding experience.

Automated Filling + Draining

Designed to directly integrate into your boat’s existing factory ballast system, the additional ballast bags included in this WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade will simultaneously fill and drain with your factory ballast tanks. The switches at your boat’s helm will be used to control both the factory ballast and WakeMAKERS ballast bags in conjunction for a smooth, automated process.

Seamless Integration

This WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade is designed and built for your specific year, make, and model Nautique boat. From the pre-assembled hardware kit to the correct fitting ballast bag, this kit includes everything you need and makes it a quick, easy install. This kit is built with marine-grade materials for superior durability, performance, and a clean appearance that looks like it came straight from the factory. Integrates seamlessly into your Nautique’s factory ballast system. The only thing that will change is the size and shape of your wake.

Made in USA

WakeMAKERS ballast bags are designed and built right here at our Bend, Oregon manufacturing facility. The talented team of engineers and bag builders use our innovative bag designs and industry-leading equipment to build you the best ballast bags on the market. We take immense pride in being a ‘Made in USA’ manufacturer.