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dmax185
08-12-2012, 09:29 PM
Hello everybody im new to this sight and mastercraft just bought an 02 maristar 210 and am looking to install ballast. Checking into flyhigh sacs. Would appreciate any input on weight distribution and how to setup.Is 1 750 lb bag on each side of engine ,400 lb center locker and 650 lb bow sac to much rear weight

swatguy
08-16-2012, 12:14 AM
Heck no that would be a great setup for that boat. I mean perfect. You may however find that you get a bit more very on the wake if you only fill that bow sac to 450-500. The 210 doesnt ride quite as bow high as the 205v hull at boarding speeds and tends to have a much more ramps transitions. You will find you may need to ride around 23.5-24.5 mph for that much weight.

XtwentyNot
08-16-2012, 03:39 AM
Not sure how wide your rear lockers are but the only difference between the 750's and 1100's is that the 1100's are four inches wider. If you have the width just get the 1100's for a few more dollars up front. You can always fill them as little or as much as you want. The ibs is great and is actually 725lbs.

dmax185
08-20-2012, 05:06 PM
Thanks for your input. I think I'm going to try to plumb a system in this winter

XtwentyNot
08-21-2012, 12:19 AM
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I recently did mine...

dmax185
08-21-2012, 02:34 PM
Are those pumps mounted under the floor in the center

XtwentyNot
08-21-2012, 04:19 PM
Yes, I made a bracket with some c Chanel and leg screwed it to the beams.

swatguy
08-22-2012, 04:04 PM
I gotta say that was a great idea. That looks clean. Never crossed my mind

dmax185
08-22-2012, 08:53 PM
I really like that idea not sure if i have room my fuel tank is right in front of the engine and up against the center locker. Thanks for the picture once the season is over i will have to pull up my floor and see what i can do. will keep you posted

bnixon
08-22-2012, 10:24 PM
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I recently did mine...

Nice pump layout! What size and location of sacs did you use and what are the results. (wake and fill/empty times...)


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XtwentyNot
08-23-2012, 02:39 AM
Nice pump layout! What size and location of sacs did you use and what are the results. (wake and fill/empty times...)


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Thanks everyone!

The pumps are ballast puppies and I haven't timed them but math tells me it would take under 12 minutes to get 125 gallons in the 1100. I don't think I can get the 1100's that full anyways but that sounds right, I usually fill in 10 minutes or less and with this setup I can fill and drain while underway. It's also nice to be able to adjust the ballast while underway.

I'm running 3 bags on three pumps with three thru hull valves. One 1100 in each locker and a ISB up front. I had hoped this would do it and I wouldn't have any bags on the floor. For surfing I wanted more wave and started pulling the non surf side bag out of the rear locker and filling it on the floor pushed to the surf side. The fittings are all quick release and I made an extension hose that I can plug into any of my bag locations and fill anywhere in the boat.

Wakemakers has a y valve and I could add another bag or fill location without adding anymore pumps. I could buy a 750 for the floor and not move the locker bags around but my current setup works great and I don't think I need any more weight (or more money into it).

I really like the bags as they don't take up room when empty, come out easily when drying/cleaning the boat, and are made of rafting material and don't mind abuse.

bnixon
08-23-2012, 07:22 PM
Nice. Have any video or pics of the surf wake?

Do you have any issues with one leg of the bow sac not draining? I was told I would need two connections. One on each leg. What is your experience?

Thanks for the info!


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XtwentyNot
08-24-2012, 01:07 AM
I need better pics of it but I do have this one: 83248

I have had zero issues with the bow sac draining with only one leg plumbed, but that brings up a good point about my locker plumbing. With the pumps in the middle of the boat I plumbed the rear bags to the front of the locker. I should have put the drain/fill towards the stern! To get the last bit of water out of them I end up picking up the bags since that last little bit is always on the stern. It hasn't bothered me but I may change that this winter now that you mention it!

Ryan
08-31-2012, 11:42 AM
Hello everybody im new to this sight and mastercraft just bought an 02 maristar 210 and am looking to install ballast. Checking into flyhigh sacs. Would appreciate any input on weight distribution and how to setup.Is 1 750 lb bag on each side of engine ,400 lb center locker and 650 lb bow sac to much rear weight

Here's a pretty good deal on some OEM x10 tanks.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170902326913&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en

XtwentyNot
08-31-2012, 11:46 AM
Mine are for sale too, starting bid is $5, any takers?
83665

-V-
08-31-2012, 12:05 PM
XtwentyNot - would those fit in a 2000 Maristar 210? I don't see the contour for where it is suppose to sit. Also how much does it hold? gallons/weight?

XtwentyNot
08-31-2012, 02:12 PM
250#'s each, actually not even!