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willg
04-13-2014, 04:25 PM
Has anyone seen one of these electric ball valves on a mastercraft? Great Lakes Skipper has it listed as a MC part, and it seems like a great way to control ballast flow.
http://greatlakesskipper.com/mastercraft-308910-boat-forespar-3-way-valve-w-1-inch-connect

Traxx822
04-13-2014, 05:11 PM
I too have wondered about this. I am putting a Y in my ballast system in order to drain from one side to the other, and also wondered if there was a electronic y valve. Pretty sure there is. My mechanic said there was because he has installed them in boats with multiple live wells.

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willg
04-13-2014, 05:39 PM
I can't find any information on these online, but if they are just electronic y-valves, they would make a great option for ballast installs. I would much rather have these than the piggy-back system wakemakers pushes (http://www.wakemakers.com/catalog/product/gallery/id/110/image/1097/)

bcd
04-15-2014, 10:06 AM
Are those what they used for the 2012 plug n play change valves? I never saw them, but they sound like the same thing.

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Traxx822
04-15-2014, 08:06 PM
I'd be willing to bet they were. But no experience to say. I know the wakemakers kit is a joke if you already have 3 pumps

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willg
04-15-2014, 08:44 PM
I'd be willing to bet they were. But no experience to say. I know the wakemakers kit is a joke if you already have 3 pumps

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I never understood who would cut into their fiberglass to mount those valves. I'm just considering this electric thing because I want to add in a bow sac off my KGB pump, and like the idea of an electric valve.

Or maybe add an extra pump to fill the rears faster?
Maybe 2 extra pumps?

Possibilities are endless.

CantRepeat
04-16-2014, 07:20 AM
I'd be willing to bet they were. But no experience to say. I know the wakemakers kit is a joke if you already have 3 pumps

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I don't know what kit you are talking about but those fly high valves are freaking awesome!!

I have one that I use to switch the starboard side factory ballast pump from factory tank to port side 1400 surf sack. Using this valve and a second dedicated pump cuts the fill time in half.

I'm not sure that I would not have used this electric switch valve had I known about it. I'd needed to find a new location for another switch.

Traxx822
04-16-2014, 08:56 AM
I don't know what kit you are talking about but those fly high valves are freaking awesome!!

I have one that I use to switch the starboard side factory ballast pump from factory tank to port side 1400 surf sack. Using this valve and a second dedicated pump cuts the fill time in half.

I'm not sure that I would not have used this electric switch valve had I known about it. I'd needed to find a new location for another switch.

This is the kit: http://www.wakemakers.com/x-link-cross-fill-ballast-package-html.html

As you can see its basically just a reversible pump between the two bags. The kit comes with the pump and some hose. I meant if you had 3 pumps already then this would be useless to add a 4th pump when you could put a Y valve in and instead of drain from pne side or the other just fill the other bag.

Do you think you could throw us a link to the valve from Fly High. I searched and couldn't find anything.

Traxx822
04-16-2014, 08:58 AM
Could this be it? http://www.wakemakers.com/bosworth-y-valve.html

Traxx822
04-16-2014, 09:05 AM
I think its this one actually. lol http://www.wakemakers.com/fly-high-distribution-flow-manifold.html

CantRepeat
04-16-2014, 11:09 AM
This is the one I use.

http://www.wakemakers.com/fly-high-distribution-flow-manifold.html

That quick switch system seems more to move water from one side of the boat to the other. I guess if you already had dedicated pumps to each of those bags but you did a lot of switching from port to starboard or vice versa you could cut your switch time in half.

Traxx822
04-16-2014, 12:01 PM
This is the one I use.

http://www.wakemakers.com/fly-high-distribution-flow-manifold.html

That quick switch system seems more to move water from one side of the boat to the other. I guess if you already had dedicated pumps to each of those bags but you did a lot of switching from port to starboard or vice versa you could cut your switch time in half.

Those look good and mount nicely under the seat.

If I have a pump for each bag. 3 pumps. I would need two of these valves to switch from one side to the other correct. I mean basically put the Y valve in just to switch from one side or the other. I would Y at the drain of each bag and route to the fill of the other. Both rear bags have 2 fill and 2 drain.

If that ramble makes any sense to anyone. I thank you in advance

willg
04-16-2014, 12:22 PM
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. I saw a Malibu or some other not-mastercraft once that had a 4th pump run between the two rear sacs for quick switching of surf side. You could easily add 2 of these valves and an extra pump to switch sides extra quickly. The valve could even be wired to the pump. But I think you would need to have over 1000lb sacs to make it worth ~$500 just to be able to swap sides quickly.

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Traxx822
04-16-2014, 01:39 PM
I realized I don't need a Y valve. So never mind on that. But I talked to my mechanic and he suggested a Y valve with a remote from this company for you guys looking to add bags to existing systems:

https://www.flow-rite.com/products/marine/valves

Bruce-ActionWater
04-16-2014, 04:16 PM
Has anyone seen one of these electric ball valves on a mastercraft? Great Lakes Skipper has it listed as a MC part, and it seems like a great way to control ballast flow.
http://greatlakesskipper.com/mastercraft-308910-boat-forespar-3-way-valve-w-1-inch-connect

They were used by the factory 2010-2012 plug n play systems