View Full Version : MTS Ballast Bladder???

02-07-2009, 09:05 PM
I found some holes in the rear ballast bladder, can it be patched or do I need to get a new one? I have a 2005 197

02-07-2009, 09:23 PM
I thought MTS was a hard tank under the observer seat. The other optional ballast system is the 'rear ballast.' That one is a fat sac type bag. I've seen them now and then on ebay. I think it was just a custom sac MC had made to go under the back seat. Shouldn't be too hard to find one. If the holes are tiny, maybe try a tube patch kit first.

02-07-2009, 09:27 PM
You are correct, it is the rear ballast.

02-07-2009, 09:36 PM
I would try a waterbed repair kit.

02-07-2009, 09:51 PM
My middle balast bag was leaking.Pulled it out and it had alot of pin holes.
So I bought 100% silicone rubber(clear) in a tube.And put it on the holes that were leaking.
Filled the bag with water the other day...seems to be ok.