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jdhart73
04-14-2014, 11:52 PM
Below is a diagram of the ballast system I ordered for my 2013 X30. All Straightline bags, two 900's in the rear and 450's in the side lockers.

As you can see I am running two new thru hulls, one for each pump. From the pump I will go to a Y that will send one hose to the side 450 which will not be vented. The straight lines have a factory burp valve on top I can push to get air out of them if any accumulates. The other hose off the Y will go to the rear lockers into the 900lb bag. I will have a vent hose out of the top of that bag and am wanting opinions on the best way to tie into the factory line. I was planning on just using a T and splicing in that way since the factory will always be full if I am filling the rear bags so there should be no issue with overflowing down into the factory tank.

I also do not foresee filling factory ballast and not filling bags, not to mention I will have the factories on a timer so they won't overflow long if at all once full. Is a simple T the simplest way to do this?

I also am putting an inline ball valve in a handy spot for the side bags so I can opt to not fill those and just fill the rear if desired. Wakemakers said I do not need to vent the side bag since I have a vent on the rear and the side bag will simply stop filling and divert all flow to the rears when its full. They also said I really do not need a check valve in my situation.

Sorry for the long write up. Opinions appreciated!

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ap77
04-15-2014, 12:49 AM
I am surprised they said you don't need to vent the 450 bags.

ap77
04-15-2014, 12:58 AM
Do you have a third connection on the 900 bag? If so, I would connect the stock overflow to it.

jdhart73
04-15-2014, 12:58 AM
I may have already changed my mind on this…LOL. May just run the 900's as piggy backs off the factory rears and dedicate the 2 pumps and thru hulls to the side bags so they are on their own.

Problem solved, case closed. Well except for the 13 minute fill time for the rears but whatever!

jdhart73
04-15-2014, 12:59 AM
Thats a good idea though for decreasing filling times

Do you have a third connection on the 900 bag? If so, I would connect the stock overflow to it.

KnoxX2
04-15-2014, 01:00 AM
I would it's the existing vents and put a ball check valve below the T to the factory tanks. This will ensure no water will over flow to the tanks.

Are you adding 2 pumps so that you can decrease fill times?


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jdhart73
04-15-2014, 01:03 AM
Im adding two pumps so as to not stress the system. I honestly think I am going to just piggy back the rear bags off the factory hard tank on each side. That takes care of that one. Just run the new pumps to the side bags. those will fill in about 5 or 6 minutes, the rears in about 13.

I don't think your want to go sticking vents into other bags though, never know what kind of weird crap happens then!

ap77
04-15-2014, 01:15 AM
A friend did something very similar and it worked well. What about connecting the 900 bag to the new pump and connecting the 450 bag to the stock overflow. They will take roughly the same amount of time to fill. I would then connect the 450 and 900 bag to the vent (or add a second vent).

KnoxX2
04-15-2014, 01:22 AM
A friend did something very similar and it worked well. What about connecting the 900 bag to the new pump and connecting the 450 bag to the stock overflow. They will take roughly the same amount if time to fill. I would then connect the 450 and 900 bag to the vent (or add a second vent).


That's what I was thinking. Piggyback your 450's and run the 900's off the new pumps. Less stress on the system and decreased fill time. Problem solved.


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jdhart73
04-15-2014, 01:31 AM
The 450's are not in a good position to piggyback off of the rear hard tanks. They will be in the side coffins, basically in front of the hard tanks and possibly lower as well. I think there would be some draining issues. The 900 sitting directly on top of the factory hard tanks is the best option for piggy backing.

scottsx2
04-20-2014, 09:39 PM
Do you have the tool to reprogram the timers on your 2012? Most dealers don't have it either, that could change your idea for piggy backing

jdhart73
04-20-2014, 09:50 PM
It's a 2013. But I've changed my original idea anyway now.

scottsx2
04-23-2014, 09:01 PM
Sorry I saw 2012 in the title line

jdhart73
04-23-2014, 10:36 PM
Oh hell I did put 2012 in there didn't I! Sorry about that!