View Full Version : Ballast won't overflow

06-17-2012, 05:04 PM
So I was filling the ballast yesterday On the x9 and now for some reason the bags will get tight as a drum and not overflow when full. Isn't this just a free flowing outlet that doesn't have a valve to open?

06-17-2012, 05:06 PM
Should. Make sure the overfill line isn't pinched or blocked. You sure its full, full?

06-18-2012, 12:33 AM
Like bulging tight as a drum tight.

06-18-2012, 10:08 AM
check for dirt dobbers in overflow line.

06-18-2012, 09:52 PM
Where do the vent line run? Do they come back to that block where all hoses come together? Where ever its plugged it's affecting both the ski locker ballast and the rear ballast so they must be connected somehow.

06-18-2012, 10:33 PM
Follow the lines from the sac. They should vent out of the boat above the waterline.

06-18-2012, 10:46 PM
Your vents may have a check valve in them which is a flapper type. I an not 100% sure on the x 9 system but they may share the same outlet. If in fact they do share the same outlet then 100% for sure there is a check valve on each line.

Over the winter the flap may become stuck or over a period of non use. Most of the time the pressure from the bags will bust through. I would check the lines and maybe the bags when they get full are pinching the vent outlet.