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Forum: Ballast 11-01-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,412
Posted By Will.I.am
This system works great, just have to find a...

This system works great, just have to find a balance point when we are carrying lots of passengers. Anyone else attempt to install a system?
Forum: General / Other 05-20-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Will.I.am
This is what I hate about this forum, thanks for...

This is what I hate about this forum, thanks for ruining the question and this forum. Anyone else want to comment ON SUBJECT?
Forum: General / Other 05-20-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Will.I.am
That is what this post is about, had anyone done...

That is what this post is about, had anyone done this, if so how did they do it!!
Forum: General / Other 05-20-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Will.I.am
The difference though is my covers are NOT...

The difference though is my covers are NOT hinged. They just completely pull off and are loose.
Forum: General / Other 05-20-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Will.I.am
Adding hydrolic lifts to the cooler and storage doors

I know I read about some guys adding some hydrolics/springs/hinges to hold open the cooler doors. Has anyone done this? Is it as simple as installing some hydrolic shocks?

This is one of our big...
Forum: Ballast 11-14-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,412
Posted By Will.I.am
Here are a few more. Will

Here are a few more.

Will
Forum: Ballast 11-14-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,412
Posted By Will.I.am
Here are some pics of me installing the front fat...

Here are some pics of me installing the front fat sac.

Will
Forum: Wakesurfing 10-28-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,979
Posted By Will.I.am
I just bought the 2011 X-15 - see my post in the...

I just bought the 2011 X-15 - see my post in the Ballast section. You will have to add something for surfing. I'm happy with the $150 bucks for my set-up. The factory one is great, but you are...
Forum: Other 10-28-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,441
Posted By Will.I.am
I have pulled from both. I agree it keeps the...

I have pulled from both. I agree it keeps the rope out of the water better, but....

The lower connection lets me sling the tubers out MUCH better.

I think it matters how you drive. If you are...
Forum: Ballast 10-28-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,412
Posted By Will.I.am
Just an FYI here - we did have luck with this...

Just an FYI here - we did have luck with this setup and operation. I just have to cycle the switches 2 or three times when filling. I do have the quick disconnects for the fat sacs. As stated...
Forum: Ballast 10-28-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,412
Posted By Will.I.am
Does anyone know about how to modify the timers. ...

Does anyone know about how to modify the timers. On my tanks, I do cycle the switches 2 or 3 time. Not a big deal, but if it is not a big deal, I would like to extend the timers a bit.
Forum: Ballast 09-19-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,412
Posted By Will.I.am
It all works great!! Luckily the vent line worked...

It all works great!! Luckily the vent line worked out and that was the biggest change from the original picture to the last one I posted.
Forum: Ballast 09-16-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,412
Posted By Will.I.am
Right, my intention was to have the fat sacs fill...

Right, my intention was to have the fat sacs fill after the factory tanks. I want pressure to be on the factory tanks so that when I drain, it does drain to the factory tanks.

Keep in mind that...
Forum: Ballast 09-16-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,412
Posted By Will.I.am
Final Drawing

OK,

Here is how the install ended up. As stated the main change is splicing the T at the intake of the factory tank instead of at the vent.

All in all about $110 (including the fat sac quick...
Forum: Ballast 09-15-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,412
Posted By Will.I.am
I might add, at first attempt, we filled...

I might add, at first attempt, we filled everything - all 3 factory tanks and both 400lbs fat sacs. We had the back sank above the two silver loops above the ski deck. The ski deck was actually...
Forum: Ballast 09-15-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,412
Posted By Will.I.am
OK, so here is how the final product came out. ...

OK, so here is how the final product came out. When I got into it there were a few changes from the original drawing above. Main difference is that where the main line enters the factory tanks is...
Forum: Ballast 09-15-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,618
Posted By Will.I.am
It also states that 1500 RPM and moving. All the...

It also states that 1500 RPM and moving. All the RPM increase does is charge the battery and give good current to the pump motors. It is the moving in the water that gives a little push to the...
Forum: Upholstery 09-15-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,818
Posted By Will.I.am
Well I have used a brush, I'll try a few more...

Well I have used a brush, I'll try a few more things and see what happens.
Forum: Upholstery 09-05-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,818
Posted By Will.I.am
2011 - Cleaning white vinyl seat cushions

Have a new boat and much of the interior is white. Several of my vinyl seat covers have small dirty specks in them. Nothing unusual as far as the stains, just can't seem to get the specks to come...
Forum: Ballast 08-29-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,412
Posted By Will.I.am
About the three-way, that is why I was putting...

About the three-way, that is why I was putting the shut-off valves at each end of the fat sac. This way - when they are open - all water is diverted to the fat sacs until they are full - then it...
Forum: Ballast 08-29-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,412
Posted By Will.I.am
Thanks for the pic. Couple of questions: * why...

Thanks for the pic. Couple of questions:

* why did you not tie the two vent lines together?
* Where did you get the 3 way valve - the one's that I have seen are very expensive.
* did this system...
Forum: Ballast 08-29-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,412
Posted By Will.I.am
Here is my design

Granted I'm not a drawing expert, but here is my drawing. The reason I'm leaning this way is that the vent line to the factory hard tank is always available.

I don't intend to use the fat sacs...
Forum: Ballast 08-26-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,412
Posted By Will.I.am
Mine does not have ballast timers - they are all...

Mine does not have ballast timers - they are all manual. I turn them on and wait to see the water coming out the side vent.

I have also read about some venting problems. I thought I may try my...
Forum: Ballast 08-25-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,412
Posted By Will.I.am
I have a 2011 - have 3 independent motors to fill...

I have a 2011 - have 3 independent motors to fill / drain each tank. 2 rear and 1 mid.

Wakemakers does not show this install. They do have lots of parts (I have ordered some). They want you to...
Forum: Ballast 08-25-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,412
Posted By Will.I.am
Adding fat sacs on top of factory hard tanks

I know this is an ongoing question, but this seems easy, am I missing something?

Take the out from the factory tank (it goes to the vent on the side of the boat) and add it to the fat sac. The...
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