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Old 07-01-2018, 09:51 AM
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wavemakers help

Placed an order with wave makers over the phone for additional ballast bags for my 18 X20. The hose needs to tie into exist hard ballast tank fittings and thru hull fittings.They recommended 1"-1/8 hose size (I thought X20 uses 1) Is this correct? Also quick release were recommended over reg elbow fittings due to compatibility with their ballast bags. Is quick release most secure connectors if not removing bags?

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BTW discount code is not valid due to current sale. They will give you discount over phone on non sale items.
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:23 AM
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I would trust what they say - they have great customer service. Helpful tip - make sure you have a heat gun or hair dryer to loosen up the tubing.
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Old 07-01-2018, 03:27 PM
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I would trust what they say - they have great customer service. Helpful tip - make sure you have a heat gun or hair dryer to loosen up the tubing.
Thanks. I sent them a follow up email just to make sure the sales guy understood it needs to tie into existing system.
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Old 07-01-2018, 03:45 PM
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Make sure you buy new fittings for the bags. Your factory ones are glued in.
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:23 AM
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Getting new fittings for bags. Plan on new hose attaching to existing tank fitting and thru hull. Is hose glued? Do I need to replace elbows on tank and thru hull too?
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Old 07-02-2018, 01:31 PM
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Help! More questions than answers: 1" is correct size to tie in. Wmakers didn't realize X20 doesn't have any bags. They recommended using piggy back complete system although bag size doesn't work. They were concerned about needing to add check valve so bag doesn't collapse and restrict air flow to tank when draining. Older systems this could crack tank. Is this an issue? Adding a Y recommended? I basically want to make bags just like stock X23. Can anyone provide exact components from tanks to bag to thru hull. Kinda surprised WM doesn't know what X23 stock system is. If this is covered in past post let me know. Have searched without luck.
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Old 07-03-2018, 07:25 PM
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Dealer is trying to hook me up with a friend who has X23 so I can check out factory set-up for bags. Attached is drawing that I think makes most sense for venting hard tanks with bags. Venting just thru bags sounds like a problem. Comments?

Are elbows coming out of tanks permanently in place? Thought I could just attach new hoses to them but may need to turn them to face back.
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