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Old 07-18-2016, 03:06 PM
raptorrex raptorrex is offline
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Ballast bag draining somewhere???

Hi I just purchased a 375# straight line bag for my boat. It is a 2001 mastercraft xstar and already was plumbed for a bag in the ski locker. I installed the bag and it fills fine and vents when full. After its full I close the suction valve. During the day it drains it self about half way. Im trying to figure out why it is draining.
I filled the bag on my driveway with the plugs in and it holds water so the bag itself is fine. And because it only drains halfway I assume the drain line isn't the issue otherwise it would drain 100% because the drain line comes off the bottom.
The only other options it can be draining from is out the fill line or out the vent line. Any ideas on how I can find out?
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Old 07-18-2016, 05:12 PM
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Most likely it is coming out of your fill line. Switch the middle valve to closed after filling and see if it drains.
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Old 07-18-2016, 05:20 PM
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This also happens to me occasionally with my 2006 xstar, so I'm curious about a solution as well


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Old 07-18-2016, 05:36 PM
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Your 2006 X-Star uses an entirely different system from 2001 boats. I would say check your impeller, and check your fittings.
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Old 07-18-2016, 06:59 PM
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Tsumi,

I do switch the middle valve closed. I do that everytime
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:04 PM
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The other possible culprit is that it is leaking through your fittings. Put some teflon tape or some sort of sealant on the part that threads into your bag. Also, check the o-rings on your pumps. Maybe a pump o-ring went bad and it is leaking out through the pump housing.
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:07 PM
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maybe it's only leaking to halfway because you check it too soon? wait longer and see if it drains further. I know that doesn't help...
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:09 PM
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Ok Thanks Tsumi Ill check into that.

DavidF, It definitely is only half way. Ive gone all day monitoring it and it stays there.
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:29 PM
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Can you fill it with the switch in the closed position? Maybe your check valve is not completely closed and will require some adjustment. I would assume you'd notice (and the bilge pump would run) if you were losing that much water into the boat.
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Old 07-18-2016, 11:49 PM
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The rear bilge pumps on our boat typically don't run until the boat is running due to the angle that the boat sits at, unless it accumulates enough water while the boat is sitting still. It's hard to notice the bilge pump running when the boat is running, especially since it is right above the spray at wakeboard speeds.
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