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Old 01-01-2013, 10:04 PM
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:20 AM
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What do you mean by "using the puppy to HELP fill additional sacks"?

HELPING for me has the meaning that there is something else which is in this case allready filling the sack...so, are you sometimes filling a sack with two pumps?

Surely the price is the reason why we do not have these valves in the aftermarket kit yet (or why MC's have become so expensive ;-) ).

What would be a nice thing is to have a really wide diameter on the hoses and a strong pump and the ability to choose which sack to be filled with the help of electric valves. Could be faster, don't know but would for sure reduce parts which need maintanance.

I guess it is not a good idea to fill the add. sacks trough the vent of the standard ones because of too much preasure in the already filled ones. I would not feel comfortable if I knew that all the water has to go trough another tank to fill my additional sacks. My two cents.

One more thing to think about when you put the argument of it beeing cheaper to add another trough hull is a possible lower reselling price pf the boat (unless you sell it to somebody who is looking for add. ballast anyway).
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:22 AM
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Oh yes, anybody has bad experience with the manual valves sold by wakemakers since I'm in the process of ordering the fligh high pro upgreade for my x star...
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:10 AM
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I have 4 pumps in my boat. 1 for each of the factory hard tanks and one I added to fill the 1400 lb surf sack. I use the valve to directed the starboard pumps water into the surf sack so it cuts the fill/empty times in half.

I've never had nor have I ever heard of anyone having issues with the wakemaker valves.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:05 AM
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So, just to get it right: for that 1400 sack you are using 2 pumps.

Do you have two inlets or is there just more pressure on that only inlet?
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:26 PM
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So, just to get it right: for that 1400 sack you are using 2 pumps.

Do you have two inlets or is there just more pressure on that only inlet?
I added a dedicated through hull for the 4th pump going to the surf sack.

You might find my thread a good read.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=40934
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:27 AM
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You can get much cheaper electric valves than a stepping motor. Those valves are expensive because they are meant to be opened in very small and precise amount. All we really care about is open and closed right? What size valve would you want?

Also, I personally wouldn't be concerned about resale value due to added thru-hull fittings. Anyone who cares won't know if you plugged it and anyone who is buying the boat to use it for what it's designed for will probably be happy that the leg work for extra pumps has already been done. My 2 cents...

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