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Old 10-10-2011, 10:49 AM
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Additional ballast for X55 2012

Hi,
I would like to add additional ballast (Fly high) for brand new X55 2012
There is no timer option.
Any suggestions?
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:58 AM
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Welcome to TT,

There are several ways to add more ballasts to your 55 but it depends in how much work you want to do.

One option is to do an overflow system, were as you add a fly high sac on top of your hard tank and use the existing vent line to fill the overflow sac.

The second option, and the one I like best, is to add more through hulls, pumps, and switches to fill fly high sacs you put in the back lockers, bow and or sides of your boat.

www.wakemakers.com has a full line of gear to extend your ballast.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:19 AM
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The problem with going with added pumps is that for the 2012s with touch screen ( which I'm assuming you have) is that all the pumps are run through the screen no more switches. This means adding switches which may not be something you really want to do.

Overflows will probably be his only option that would allow all of the functions to be fully controlled from the touch screen.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:27 AM
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The problem with going with added pumps is that for the 2012s with touch screen ( which I'm assuming you have) is that all the pumps are run through the screen no more switches. This means adding switches which may not be something you really want to do.

Overflows will probably be his only option that would allow all of the functions to be fully controlled from the touch screen.
If it were me, I'd rather add the switches, pumps and relays. It might be that way because I've done it and know it's not that tough of an addon that works really well.

It seems that more then a handful of people have issues with overflow and or timers. If I was going to do over flow then I'd add manual 3 way valves from wakemakers.

I guess it really comes down to what you are trying to do. IE surf, wakeboard, or a combination of the two would direct which way I'd go.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:05 AM
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Hi Guys,
Thanks for all comments,
I already tried the easy option with the overflow system
I connect the existing vent line to fill the Sacs but It works bad.
When the hard thanks are full the pumps stop filling and the fly high sacs are empty
Any Suggestions?
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:36 AM
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Hi Guys,
Thanks for all comments,
I already tried the easy option with the overflow system
I connect the existing vent line to fill the Sacs but It works bad.
When the hard thanks are full the pumps stop filling and the fly high sacs are empty
Any Suggestions?
Depending on how your system is, you may need to extend the how long the timers run. I'm not sure how your system is wired or what type of timer system is used in the newer boats so I can't tell you specifically what you need to do.

What I do know is that if you add a stand alone system, IE switches, pumps, relays and addition through hulls to fill your addon sacs it will work and will not affect how your factory ballast functions.

So it comes down to how much work you want to do or have done.
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:51 PM
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Hi,
I am trying to find technical info regarding how the system works in this model buy without success,
As I understand there are no timers and no sender units in this model
Any relevant info could help here.
Thanks,
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:05 PM
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Hi,
I am trying to find technical info regarding how the system works in this model buy without success,
As I understand there are no timers and no sender units in this model
Any relevant info could help here.
Thanks,
What do you currently have to control the ballast?

Vdig, switches, touch screen?
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:26 PM
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Hi,
I am trying to find technical info regarding how the system works in this model buy without success,
As I understand there are no timers and no sender units in this model
Any relevant info could help here.
Thanks,
Do you have the plug and play ballast option? If not, I believe you still have timers.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:19 PM
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There are 3 switches to control the ballast.
I read all boat manuals and I didn't find anything regarding timers
Also my dealer say's that there are no timers in this model
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