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Old 11-13-2013, 08:54 PM
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Check WakeMakers for your ballast needs. They sell really slick kits to install factory like ballast into older boats like ours. I ran new bags, all on separate thru-hulls and pumps. 650lb bag fills in approx 4 mins. Super nice install and really easy. They're really helpful too.
That is where I plan to start scoping out my options. I'm sure they can help me. I don't think the ballast system is going to cost a lot but it is my first priority, then wrap, repairs, and windshield. I think im going to do separate thru hulls on separate pumps too.

I have meetings set up with a couple vinyl wrap companies this week and next. Excited to start working on these.

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Old 11-13-2013, 11:07 PM
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Check WakeMakers for your ballast needs. They sell really slick kits to install factory like ballast into older boats like ours. I ran new bags, all on separate thru-hulls and pumps. 650lb bag fills in approx 4 mins. Super nice install and really easy. They're really helpful too.
When you say "thru-hulls" did you install new inlet and new over flow for each bag? Drilled holes yourself?
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:04 AM
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How much for the sacs? No clue how much they go for. It they Dont sell I'll drag the new boat down and ilk see what kind of wake if any my boat can throw...if its half decent I'll buy as long as we can work out an agreement for me to borrow a board for a family vacation planned for July. No way I can spring for a surf board this year.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:24 AM
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When you say "thru-hulls" did you install new inlet and new over flow for each bag? Drilled holes yourself?
Yeah I did. They fill/drain from the same thru-hull and have an overflow vent. The pumps are reversible and really fast. Drilling is simple, I used magnets to mark the holes.
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:38 AM
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How much for the sacs? No clue how much they go for. It they Dont sell I'll drag the new boat down and ilk see what kind of wake if any my boat can throw...if its half decent I'll buy as long as we can work out an agreement for me to borrow a board for a family vacation planned for July. No way I can spring for a surf board this year.
Hey, CBryan, I'll make you a deal... If you Buy Traxx's sacs, I'll GIVE you a wakeboard. I have an older Liquid Force Trip 133 in the rafters you're welcome to. I figure it helps spread the sport. It's got older Double Up Ultra Clamp wraps on it, and they're a little bagged out so they fit bigger feet. I'm size 8, and they fit me as easily as my buddy's size 11. It may be a bit small for you to really shred, but you'll have zero troubles learning to ride on it, and it's a great board for the Fam.

Unless you're referring to a surfboard, then I can't help you...
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:42 AM
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How much for the sacs? No clue how much they go for. It they Dont sell I'll drag the new boat down and ilk see what kind of wake if any my boat can throw...if its half decent I'll buy as long as we can work out an agreement for me to borrow a board for a family vacation planned for July. No way I can spring for a surf board this year.
I'm sure we can work something out.

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Yeah I did. They fill/drain from the same thru-hull and have an overflow vent. The pumps are reversible and really fast. Drilling is simple, I used magnets to mark the holes.
That looks great. I will forward this photo to my installer.

I'm not putting a limiters on my set up so I was wondering, do you have thru hulls for discharge on the side of the boat or does it only push out the bottom to drain? How do you know its drained without looking at it.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:03 PM
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I'm worried I might not have enough room to do a plumbed sack in the front. I guess I could put one in the center infloor cooler (where the ski locker would normally be but its a cooler) and I doubt I could get any real weight in there to justify plumbing it.

I could install one of those pump hook ups to the front under the seat in the fiberglass. I forget the brand but it basically is a switch controlled pump to fill bags not hardlined into the boat. The unit is hardlined but the hose is all that is needed then to fill the bag. Nothing hanging over the side. (long ramble)

Ok here is what I think will work the best.

Three pumps. One for center and each rear locker. One drain and fill port for each.

If set up this way I will be able to fill or drain on any bag. Reducing time needed to fill or drain. If switching sides surfing, or if shaping the wake for wakeboarding I should be able to drain at least on the fly.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:53 PM
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That looks great. I will forward this photo to my installer.

I'm not putting a limiters on my set up so I was wondering, do you have thru hulls for discharge on the side of the boat or does it only push out the bottom to drain? How do you know its drained without looking at it.
They drain through the bottom. When they're full, water comes out the vent on the side, when I'm draining, I just listen for the pitch of the pumps to change. I used Jabsco pumps, and they're loud. You can easily hear the pump get louder and hear the bags gurgle. At the end of the summer, I had the timing down. The ski locker bag drained in about 2-1/2 mins and the rear lockers about 4 mins. Running each bag on a separate intake and pump is crucial for a fast ballast setup, and also allows for tweaking on the fly. I have a 125lb bag on each side of the bow I manually fill while waiting for the auto stuff to do it's thing. I sink my boat with 2000lbs in like 5 mins.
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:11 PM
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