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gabehonda
07-21-2011, 12:58 PM
Can anyone direct me to links to ballast system pics ..... doing rear lockers on a 2000 XSTAR .... trying to decide between a reversible pump or 2 pumps per bag. If you use a reversible pump , do you run a Y fitting with a check valve to empty the bag ?

Jeff d
07-21-2011, 11:21 PM
Can anyone direct me to links to ballast system pics ..... doing rear lockers on a 2000 XSTAR .... trying to decide between a reversible pump or 2 pumps per bag. If you use a reversible pump , do you run a Y fitting with a check valve to empty the bag ?

I did my system with dual aerator pumps on each bag. Reversible pumps are significantly more expensive.

With the reversible pumps there's no need for check valves. Apply voltage in one direction and they fill through the bottom hole of the bag. Reverse the polarity and it sucks it back out the same hole. The water will not flow through the pump when it's off.

Here's my install:
https://picasaweb.google.com/114167855439766620424/Ballast?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCISU_smm9bKfpwE&feat=directlink

Holman J.B.F
07-22-2011, 03:26 PM
why the quick connect/disconnect on the tsunami pump?....maybe i,m wrong but to me your boat is floating on that tiny red piece of plastick.

i would go the reversible pump route,more expensive but reliable no siphoning etc.
here,s my install
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/album.php?albumid=464&pictureid=3323

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/album.php?albumid=464&pictureid=3323

Jeff d
07-22-2011, 03:40 PM
why the quick connect/disconnect on the tsunami pump?....maybe i,m wrong but to me your boat is floating on that tiny red piece of plastick.


That was not really the way I intended to set it up and has been a slight concern. I definitely wouldn't leave the boat unattended in the water right now without the valves closed. I had the straight Flow Rite fittings on hand and wanted to see how much faster performance I would get if I didn't use the Attwood 90. It was a lot faster. I have the 3/4" threaded to barbed adapters that I will be swapping in when I have time. I'm about to change my blower and alternator so I will probably change the fittings at the same time.

The drain pumps needed to be quick disconnect on the front so that I could remove the bags with the pumps attached. Those breaking don't have the ability to sink the boat though.