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Old 01-26-2016, 03:56 PM
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All x25s will have the same hatches. just open the entire hatch. Do you have the overflow bags? Or do you use a manual pump every time?
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Old 01-26-2016, 05:09 PM
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All x25s will have the same hatches. just open the entire hatch. Do you have the overflow bags? Or do you use a manual pump every time?
I never realized you could open the whole hatch.... The only thing I use now are the stock built in, so I choose a profile and go

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Old 01-26-2016, 05:35 PM
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You can plumb the bags into the hardtanks. I would have a dealer or professional do this if you're not familiar with these systems
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:28 PM
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You can plumb the bags into the hardtanks. I would have a dealer or professional do this if you're not familiar with these systems
Hmm, Alright. Do you know the largest bags possible that will fit back there. Boats in storage, can't get to it to measure dimensions

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Old 01-26-2016, 08:50 PM
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Fly high Xstar ballast bags are the way to go on the X25- 40x22x22 completely fill the odd shaped compartment. I also run 2-50lb bags of lead behind the rear panel and the transom on each side and 300lb bow lead. I'll have my bags for sale in a couple weeks- just ordered a x23 so I won't need them anymore.
Here are your bags.
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:07 PM
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Here are your bags.
Those are what 700lbs? That's the max?? I was hoping for closer to 1000

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Old 01-26-2016, 09:11 PM
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700 plus your hard tanks. You will not fit 1000 in these small compartments.
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:25 PM
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That's true. I was thinking you had to remove the stock. That will push 1000
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2012 was the year they got rid of programmable timers, so unless you have the plug'n'play option, it's going to be a little difficult to have the stock ballast system fill additional ballast. Work arounds were getting the medallion programming tool to modify the software to run longer, install extra ballast pumps hardwired to relays and added switches, or you can rewire the existing ballast pumps to hardwired switches. I did the last one, but there are a few tricks to get the system to work correctly. I can give you more info on any of the options if needed.

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In addition to seeking advice here, you should give the guys at Wake Makers a call. They know their stuff, and can tell you exactly what parts you need to get it done. If any of it sounds over your head they can explain it, and if you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself you can have a dealer do the work but at least you'll have an understanding of what's being done.
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