Go Back   TeamTalk > Maintenance Tips, How-tos and Refurbishing Topics > Ballast

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-17-2018, 12:45 PM
Vann Vann is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Boat: 07 CSX 220
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 44
Troubleshoot ballast

I have a 220 CSX with one center and two stern tanks, just switches and no gauges. I was shown they were working on my sea trial and now I am not sure if they are working and have been troubleshooting other priorities and out of town for months but want to tackle ballast now.

When I first bought the boat all three switches would light up, now only the left stays lit and the center blinks. Nothing from the right. And no water exits any ports when you empty

So my questions are, where do I start troubleshooting, how can I tell if they are filling without gauges, can I add gauges or would I have to add sensors in the tank too, can you test them on the trailer in any way?

Thanks.

PS. Awesome water in Oahu yesterday. The smoothest I have seen here in two years !!!
__________________
Jordan.

2007 CSX 220.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-19-2018, 04:49 PM
tr6coug's Avatar
tr6coug tr6coug is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Boat: Mastercraft 2007 X2 MCX
Location: OR
Posts: 789
Ballast controllers/timers from that year are notoriously unreliable. A few things to check:

Power cables to the ballast controller box. They are connected with screws and can loosen. Make sure they are tight.

Check impellers. If the impellers are bad, then the timers may be faulting because they think there is a blockage in the system.

Check pumps. You can connect them to the battery and see if they run. They may have been mounted with the pump heads on top which can leak water into the pumps and ruin them.

If all that looks good then it may just be the timers are causing grief. Those can be fixed by reprogramming. info in this thread:

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=50038

If you want to reprogram the timers just PM me.
__________________
'07 Navy Blue X2 MCX
http://www.wakeblaster.com/
Ballast Timer Reprogramming Info
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-20-2018, 07:57 PM
Vann Vann is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Boat: 07 CSX 220
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 44
Thanks Tr6coug, I’ll start with those steps this week. I also plan on picking up a volume control from your website. Jordan.
__________________
Jordan.

2007 CSX 220.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ballast, csx

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:14 AM.


2018