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Old 08-29-2013, 01:33 PM
bhanson bhanson is offline
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Join Date: May 2009
Boat: 2001 X-30 "Surf Edition", LTR, 2079 prop, FAE, straight silencers, 3000# ballast, custom platform, manual surf fin, 1050 Hours and counting
Location: Rocky Mountains
Posts: 99
Pretty sure your 2000 XStar is same KGB design as my 2001 X30. Three thru-hull ports in the transom that feed the two hard tanks in the back compartments and the fatsac in the center locker. Each tank/sac has two lines on top for fill and vent, and one line on bottom for drain. Each fill and vent line has a dedicated port. The bilge pump also has a dedicated port.

The aerator pumps typically have higher GPH specs than the impeller pumps, but they are also much more sensitive to head-loss so you can improve performance by minimizing hose length, bends, and IDing/removing any kinks. My X30 has the Johnson/Mayfair cartridge pumps so was also very easy and inexpensive to upgrade all the cartridges to 1000 GPH and they perform pretty well.

I have considered replacing the aerators with ballast puppies, but decided the extra minute or so to fill/drain did not justify the money and effort.
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