View Full Version : Ballast tank removal X10 - X30?

Brian B
06-02-2012, 05:27 PM
I believe I have a cracked ballast tank and I have been told that they will not come out of the lockers without taking the top half off.

Please tell me this isnt true!

Has anyone ever successfully plastic welded a cracked ballast tank?

06-02-2012, 05:50 PM
'03 X-30 came out just fine.

06-02-2012, 08:24 PM
if you do the project please take pictures. i wanted to remove mine to replace them with wake makers 750# bags. thanks in advance if you remember to do it.

Brian B
06-02-2012, 09:41 PM
^ Do you have the aerator pump system? (6 pumps) I'd like to do that as well but dont want to have to rebuild the entire system....

06-03-2012, 06:19 AM
I've had mine out in the 04 X-10. Just disconnect hoses and unscrew brackets. It takes a little wiggling, and you have to hold your mouth just right, but it will come out. I wouldn't try to repair it. Just replace with soft bags.

Brian B
06-03-2012, 11:54 AM
Thanks guys. I'm starting to think our ex-MC dealer is completely full of sh!t.

I have an 01 with the aerator pumps. The drain pumps for the locker tanks are hard mounted to the back of the tanks. Will I need to upgrade to reversible pumps to convert over to sacs?

06-05-2012, 08:53 PM
I have the same boat 2001 x-10 and the pumps on the tank can be disconnected and reused on the new sacs. No need to replace the pumps. You can also get a high volume cartridge replacement to upgrade the flow as well.


Brian B
06-06-2012, 12:31 PM
^ Thanks. Have you done the conversion?

06-06-2012, 02:07 PM
In the works for this year. One of my tanks leaks as well. I just haven't had the time and $$ to do the swap. I have taken the pumps out and switched the cartridges already though.