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pflcjl
10-01-2006, 06:53 AM
I just purchased my first MC with a Ballast - 2006 197. When I unscrewed the floor plate at the rear, I saw a shutoff valve and another valve with a cap on it. What are these used for? Thanks for the info

PendO
10-01-2006, 11:05 AM
I just purchased my first MC with a Ballast - 2006 197. When I unscrewed the floor plate at the rear, I saw a shutoff valve and another valve with a cap on it. What are these used for? Thanks for the info

You are talking about the plate under the rear sac?

That is your ballast flush kit ... if you turn the valve one way you will not suck water up from the lake into your ballast, but you can unscrew the cap and thread on a hoze and feed in tap water from a bucket/spicket or enviro-friendly anti-freeeze to winterize your ballast or just use clean water to flush your ballast if you have been in some brackish water or water you would rather not have sitting around.

Took me a few weeks to find the plate you found:) Congrats!

pflcjl
10-01-2006, 05:25 PM
why can't you suck up antifreeze with one of the three hoses that drain the sac. does anyone know which one two on one side and one on the other??