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Old 08-14-2021, 08:14 PM
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Default Zip wake tabs ??

Never had these and dont know anything about them. How important are they? Is it a must have ? Is there multiple options? Thanks, We are always on big water .
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Old 08-15-2021, 04:59 AM
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I have them on my 2020 Ranger 621FS Pro, and love them. It's nice not having to tell people where to sit, to even out the weight distribution of three large men, and they keep my ride nice and level, even in the sloppiest water.

Not sure what boat you have, but I know that the redesign in the 2020 hulls were made to include a spot to mount the ZipWakes. They cannot be added to earlier models, due to the lack of anywhere to install them.
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Old 08-15-2021, 07:00 AM
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I have them on my 2020 Ranger 621FS Pro, and love them. It's nice not having to tell people where to sit, to even out the weight distribution of three large men, and they keep my ride nice and level, even in the sloppiest water.

Not sure what boat you have, but I know that the redesign in the 2020 hulls were made to include a spot to mount the ZipWakes. They cannot be added to earlier models, due to the lack of anywhere to install them.
So how does someone know if their boat can accommodate a Zipwake system?

In my case, I have a 2020 Ranger 620FS Cup rather than a 621FS Pro. I've tried looking for information online a couple of times to figure out whether I could add this to my boat at some point in the future, but I've come up completely empty each time.

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Old 08-15-2021, 07:17 AM
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So how does someone know if their boat can accommodate a Zipwake system?

In my case, I have a 2020 Ranger 620FS Cup rather than a 621FS Pro. I've tried looking for information online a couple of times to figure out whether I could add this to my boat at some point in the future, but I've come up completely empty each time.

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There's an obvious indent in the setback underneath, so they sit right in there. Does the cup boat have that indent too? I don't know the answer to that...sorry.
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Old 08-15-2021, 08:47 AM
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So how does someone know if their boat can accommodate a Zipwake system?

In my case, I have a 2020 Ranger 620FS Cup rather than a 621FS Pro. I've tried looking for information online a couple of times to figure out whether I could add this to my boat at some point in the future, but I've come up completely empty each time.

Gerry
With or without the indent you can still install them. They would just be surface mounted which is the normal way until ranger partnered with them and created the indent. Most important it the style you would use.
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Old 08-15-2021, 09:08 AM
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Thanks Jules, Nailed it. We are deciding between the 621 pro or cup .
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Old 08-15-2021, 09:16 AM
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With or without the indent you can still install them. They would just be surface mounted which is the normal way until ranger partnered with them and created the indent. Most important it the style you would use.
Nope. There is no flat surface or access to mount the zips on a FS series boat. If you have seen this please show us.
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Nope. There is no flat surface or access to mount the zips on a FS series boat. If you have seen this please show us.
They would mount in the same area that pocket would be if it had the pocket. If you can add a trim tab you should be able to add a zip wake. Post the transom picture. There are several options for that reason. The Pro version just has an integrated pocket. The zipwake takes less room than a traditional tab also.
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Old 08-15-2021, 09:38 AM
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My boat has more of a shallow, rounded concavity of irregular shape than a deeper, well-defined indent. Indeed, although it's hard to tell for sure, it looks rounded enough that it's hard for me to imagine that anything with a flat back could be mounted there. (I caught the light just right in the 1st photo by port side to show the irregular shape; the 2nd photo by starboard side gives a bit more of a feel for how shallow and rounded it is.)

Does that mean I'm out of luck? Seems hard to imagine, I mean, Zipwakes must be installed on quite a diversity of boats. But it seems hard to imagine how it could be installed on mine, too...

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Old 08-15-2021, 09:49 AM
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My boat has more of a shallow, rounded concavity of irregular shape than a deeper, well-defined indent. Indeed, although it's hard to tell for sure, it looks rounded enough that it's hard for me to imagine that anything with a flat back could be mounted there. (I caught the light just right in the 1st photo by port side to show the irregular shape; the 2nd photo by starboard side gives a bit more of a feel for how shallow and rounded it is.)

Does that mean I'm out of luck? Seems hard to imagine, I mean, Zipwakes must be installed on quite a diversity of boats. But it seems hard to imagine how it could be installed on mine, too...

Gerry
Can you take the picture more from the back vs the side. I don't believe that you should not be able to mount a tab. I can't tell if that is a pocket or not from the reflection. It is worth the effort you will love the difference in performance with these.
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