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Old 07-13-2011, 02:06 PM
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haha now that is just weird!! That one is A LOT BETTER SHAPE THAN my but almost identical my has the fiberglass swim platform.
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:09 PM
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No, I turned the pump upside down, and unscrewed the brass pump head from the motor turned the pump head 180 degrees and put the screws back in. This avoids any changes to wiring.
Makes sense. That never crossed my mind. I will have to do that soon. I need to get in there and replace the impellers anyway.
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:00 PM
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I have the exact same boat well switch the colors. I bought a Johnson pump and its working great. It is noticeably faster than my jabscos'. The negative is they do not come with the green impellers. However think its still cheaper to buy the Johnson and Green impeller from wake makers. That way you have an extra impeller in case you do burn it up.

The other thing that will drive you nuts ESPECIALLY if you are filling 750s is you will only be able to fill one bag at a time because of the old manifold system. I have the 400s and was too painfull. Ended up putting in a through hull for each pump. Now everything full in 10 mins or less. I think wakemakers has a bigger manifold system if you wanted to do a big 2 inch through hull to a manifold you can.

Others are right even with the 400s in back I want more weight up front. I run 450 in lead in the nose and actually would like another sack in the walk way. That being said 400s in the back 300 kgb 450 in lead and the wake is super clean and nice. Good luck sorry to throw so much stuff out there but your really gonna wanna figure something out with the speed of filling unless you have 30 mins to fill and empty.
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:02 PM
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Since I am spending your money your gonna need a new prop too.
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:35 PM
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Since I am spending your money your gonna need a new prop too.
I forgot to mention that. I could barely plane out with a 14x20. Planes great loaded out with a boat full of people with the 14.5x14.25.

The thru hull thing is annoying too. Probably takes me 30 minutes to fill running one pump at a time. I plan to just deal with it for the rest of the summer then add a couple more thru hulls over the winter.
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:08 PM
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Alright guys, I finally got some pumps ordered! I ordered three of the Johnson Ultra Ballast Reversible ones from www.wakemakers.com (Those guys are very nice, knowledgeable, and helpful!)I decided to go with the Johnson ones instead of the Jabsco ones b/c they were cheaper and had a higher flow rate. I also ordered the integrated 650lb bow sac. I hope to get the 750lb bags and tankbuster kit over the winter months. I would like to try and install the pumps myself. Do any of you guys have any suggestions on the correct way to do this where I don't burn them motors up in them? G-star I saw where you posted about rotating yours? Do you have any photos of this or know of a place/thread where I can get some step-by-step instructions on how to install them? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:23 AM
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I flipped the port pump so it was water-side-down, so any water dripping off/out of the pump head didn't make it's way into the pump motor.

Here's a pic of my port pump.

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Old 09-13-2011, 11:38 AM
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I would like to see pictures of the sac under the seat? I do not think you can get 650lbs in ballast under those seats...
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:47 AM
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^ I have the IBS, it will fill about 2/3rd's of the way. I use another bag in the front walkway to add more weight up front.

The nice thing about the IBS is that if you have a few extra peeps on board, you can put them up front (eliminating the walkway bag) and still have plenty of weight up there.
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:52 AM
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So this is the sack you have?
http://www.wakemakers.com/fly-high-i...d-bow-sac.html

So you think your getting ~400 - 450lbs in the nose with that?

Thats not to bad, I would be nice to be able to empty all the weight out.

I run about 15 pop product 40lbs steel bags which is ~600lbs in the nose. 2x 750 in the rear, and the center KGB
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