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Old 07-23-2012, 09:55 AM
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2008 X14 Ballast Breaker

Does anyone know where the breaker panel for the KGB ballast pump is located?

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Old 07-23-2012, 11:37 AM
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I would love to know the answer to this too. My KGB has stopped working. Several calls to my dealer could not answer this question. Anxious to learn to see if this fixes it.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:28 PM
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Does anyone know where the breaker panel for the KGB ballast pump is located?

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Our '08 PS214 came equiped with the X-14 ballast package. There is a fiberglass pannel below the dash, right above where you rest your feet while sitting at the helm. Remove it, the ballast timer system and breakers are mounted there.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:12 PM
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Our '08 PS214 came equiped with the X-14 ballast package. There is a fiberglass pannel below the dash, right above where you rest your feet while sitting at the helm. Remove it, the ballast timer system and breakers are mounted there.
You can also get to the back side by removing the stbd bow cushion. May give you a little more room.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:35 PM
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I checked the switches under the panel near my feet and they were all marked but nothing was marked for the ballast. I will check again.

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Old 07-23-2012, 06:57 PM
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I checked the switches under the panel near my feet and they were all marked but nothing was marked for the ballast. I will check again.

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This isn't my boat, but its the best pic I could find. See the white textured panel under the helm? On our '08 PS214, that is how you access the ballast breakers and timers. Its not easy, there isn't much room. Like someone said before, you can access the backside of the same area by removing the starboard bow cushion.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:30 PM
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I checked the switches under the panel near my feet and they were all marked but nothing was marked for the ballast. I will check again.

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This isn't my boat, but its the best pic I could find. See the white textured panel under the helm? On our '08 PS214, that is how you access the ballast breakers and timers. Its not easy, there isn't much room. Like someone said before, you can access the backside of the same area by removing the starboard bow cushion.
I can’t find any reference to “ballast” in that panel under the dash either...
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:53 PM
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Crawled all through my boat this weekend. There are no breakers labeled ballast on the x14v panel under the helm station. I located the two ballast pumps for Port / Starboard in the engine compartment behind the motor. I looked to see if I could find any in-line fuses that are accessible, with no success.

I called my dealer twice and got two wrong answers---anyone with any insight here would be greatly appreciated.

My KGB never worked after de-winterizing for this season.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:50 PM
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Crawled all through my boat this weekend. There are no breakers labeled ballast on the x14v panel under the helm station. I located the two ballast pumps for Port / Starboard in the engine compartment behind the motor. I looked to see if I could find any in-line fuses that are accessible, with no success.

I called my dealer twice and got two wrong answers---anyone with any insight here would be greatly appreciated.

My KGB never worked after de-winterizing for this season.
thats strange. I watched the MC dealer tech check the breakers for our DD214 under the helm.

The KGB (front) pump on our boat is accessed through the floor hatch, in the picture, between the helm and oberserver seats. There is a valve right next to the pump. My dealer closes those valves during winterization.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:13 PM
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thats strange. I watched the MC dealer tech check the breakers for our DD214 under the helm.

The KGB (front) pump on our boat is accessed through the floor hatch, in the picture, between the helm and oberserver seats. There is a valve right next to the pump. My dealer closes those valves during winterization.
Yes, I do know where the KGB and valve is. Maybe the pumps are tied into something else like bilge and that is how it is labeled now.

Do you know if your ballast pumps are all tied into the same breaker (three pumps on breaker)?
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