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Old 04-28-2018, 03:14 AM
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Using the ballast tanks, newbie question

Hi

I just got a 2007 X-30 with less than 60 hrs on it (previous owner a busy businessman and short seasons here).

I wonder when using the switches for the ballast tanks, should i just move over the switch to fill and let it stay there? for how long?
I cant find anything in the manual probably since it is a quite stupid question, but i dont want the switch to be on and then break something. Same goes for emptying the tanks. When do i switch back the switch to neutral position?

Does it have anything to do with the lights on the switches?
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Old 04-28-2018, 07:23 AM
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On the 07, the pumps are on timers. Programmed to shut off automatically. No worry in overfilling as the tanks have overflow vents just below your rub rails. The rears vent on both sides about where your bench seat is. The front is on starboard just below the horn screen next to the bilge pump outlet.
When you empty, it pushes out under the boat. The pumps sound very different when empty. Loud growling compared to a solid humm when they are moving water.
Light on = pump is on
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Old 04-28-2018, 09:49 AM
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I recently purchased a 2007 X15 and haven't put it in the water yet (ice isn't out yet); I probably would have had the same question. Thanks Neil for your explanation.
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:52 PM
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On the 07, the pumps are on timers. Programmed to shut off automatically. No worry in overfilling as the tanks have overflow vents just below your rub rails. The rears vent on both sides about where your bench seat is. The front is on starboard just below the horn screen next to the bilge pump outlet.
When you empty, it pushes out under the boat. The pumps sound very different when empty. Loud growling compared to a solid humm when they are moving water.
Light on = pump is on
Thanks for the answer!
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Old 05-18-2018, 12:22 AM
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I have a 06 X2.....Do you have any advice on if one of the ballasts are leaking? I start with an empty well...run ballast pumps and then the bilge fills with water and pump comes on. Its not a huge leak but something is not right. I will fill up just the front....check bilge...then rears after that. Otherwise I am not sure whats up.
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