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Old 04-03-2017, 08:42 AM
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2013 Xstar starboard ballast won't drain

Got the boat out for the first time this week. Was making sure everything is working ok. Filled all my ballast, worked fine, but the starboard rear ballast isn't draining or taking forever to drain but will fill with no problem.

My screen would show 0% full but the boat was still listing. There wasn't alot in the tank but enough to list the boat slightly. If I filled my port tank to just 10% full the boat would level out.

When I pulled it out of the water water was slowly coming out of the drain for that tank. When I got more time the next day I went back to check the impeller. As soon as I got the cover off the pump and the system lost its vacuum you could hear what was left in the tank exit the drain onto the floor.

Inspection of impeller was fine. I ran the pump on empty quickly on the trailer and the pump is working. Any ideas on what could be going on? Vapor lock as a one time thing?
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Old 04-03-2017, 09:02 AM
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I had a very similar problem on my 2015 X46. Turned out to be a bad check valve. Dealership replaced it under warranty.

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