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Old 03-14-2013, 03:36 PM
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going keep my boat another year and reballast it. I've done a little homework a fly high integrated bow sac and either 2 750lbs rear or two gravity games rear 575lbs.750 would be cool for surfing i think but the 575 would match the bow sac better I've read for weight distribution. any recommendation? would the 750 if i filled halfway "slosh" around from not being filled and cause any kind of probs or will it sit there correctly? also i can change the pumps to faster ones correct and they will work with my current ballast switches?
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:58 PM
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The 750's fit in pretty tight so I don thtink you will have a bunch of slosh, better to go with bigger bags the first time IMO-- you will see some threads on reinforcing the engine compartmant divider-you will need to do something there.
You should have the Jabsco pumps, that are as far as I have read, about as good as it gets with the stock setup. If you want faster you will have to modify with dedicated lines to each bag and get rid of the manifold, will mean a few new thru-hulls. Make sure your impellars are in good shape or replace them with the green ones.
Tons of info on here about ballast and your boat
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:06 PM
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bjen seems to have covered it. I agree with him on going with 750s right off the bat. I run mine 1/2 to 3/4 full most of the time and the sloshing doesn't cause any problems. I reinforced my engine dividers because the 750s were pushing the divider into the manifolds. It's not absolutely necessary thought.

I added two new dedicated through hulls to cut down fill time. The stock manifold only seems to provide enough flow to run one pump at a time. My fill time was over 20 minutes with it. Adding the new through hulls cut my fill time down to around 7 minutes.

I had the integrated bow sac, and it just didn't hold enough weight. It might hold 300lbs under there. I was always adding another sac on top. I got rid of the integrated bow sac to get back some storage. I run the 1200lb open bow triangle now. I store it on one side and I keep my anchor on the other underneath the front seats.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:27 PM
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Good info on the integrated bow sack-I see guys talking about that on here but I could not see how you could get as much weight under the seats as you really need, seems too small under those seat-with the big bow triangle, there is lots of ability to add/remove weight as needed.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:32 PM
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Good info on the integrated bow sack-I see guys talking about that on here but I could not see how you could get as much weight under the seats as you really need, seems too small under those seat-with the big bow triangle, there is lots of ability to add/remove weight as needed.
The only way to get enough weight under the front seats is to use lead, which isn't really an option if you trailer your boat.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:46 PM
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Yea I should do the 750s and they are the stock pump.disappointing about the bow sack I liked how it ran off the middle pump. Should i reprop if so any suggestions on specific one?
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I'm running the 14.25x14.5 OJ and it pulls great out of the hole. My stock prop was 14x20, and it would not plane out with the sacs loaded.

I run my open bow triangle off the pump for the ski locker sac. I have a quick disconnect on it and I store the hose in the ski locker.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:16 PM
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Thanks.ill get that prop.just seen these 8.3 sacs on ronix site they look real convenient think ill get 2 of the 800 for the rear.
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