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Old 07-23-2014, 11:25 PM
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X Link system

Anyone have the X Link system from Wakemakers installed ? Just curious as to how well it worked ?


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Old 07-24-2014, 12:19 PM
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The "X Link" is nothing more that a reversible impeller pump, switch, hose and some fittings, connecting the port and STBD sacs together, thats it. Very simple concept and actually much easier to install then plumbing a sac in. In RE to the sac, all you need is an unused port on the lower edge of the sacs end panel. Pump runs one direction and moves water from the full sac to the empty sac when you are ready to switch sides. Run the pump the other direction, and water moves back to the other sac. It will basically cut the time to switch sides, in half.
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:42 PM
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I never noticed this on their site before. I like the idea, except that I'd have to replace my bags to get the extra drain valve.
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:42 PM
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The "X Link" is nothing more that a reversible impeller pump, switch, hose and some fittings, connecting the port and STBD sacs together, thats it. Very simple concept and actually much easier to install then plumbing a sac in. In RE to the sac, all you need is an unused port on the lower edge of the sacs end panel. Pump runs one direction and moves water from the full sac to the empty sac when you are ready to switch sides. Run the pump the other direction, and water moves back to the other sac. It will basically cut the time to switch sides, in half.
This is figuring if you have both rear sac's drawing from the same thru hull correct?

I put mine in and put them each on a separate thru hull intake and I can drain one while filling the other I would think rather easily.
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:47 PM
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This is figuring if you have both rear sac's drawing from the same thru hull correct?

I put mine in and put them each on a separate thru hull intake and I can drain one while filling the other I would think rather easily.
But you could dump from one side to the other while filling from your separate thru hull hence the 2x fill speed
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:57 PM
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But you could dump from one side to the other while filling from your separate thru hull hence the 2x fill speed
Touche, however for the extra cost of wiring up another pump and getting speciality bags with the extra drain at the bottom I will pass
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:42 PM
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I never noticed this on their site before. I like the idea, except that I'd have to replace my bags to get the extra drain valve.
Not necessarily. I have been successfully adding ports to fly high sacs for years.

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This is figuring if you have both rear sac's drawing from the same thru hull correct?

I put mine in and put them each on a separate thru hull intake and I can drain one while filling the other I would think rather easily.
The transfer pump system is entirely independent of the sacs' fill and drain plumbing. So not worries whether the sacs share and common fill t-hull or not. And an FYI, you can fill one a drain the other at the same time with the sacs sharing a common t-hull. Got quite a few of those setups out there humming away.
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:08 PM
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Sounds like a great concept for the guys not wanting to upgrade boats to achieve the gen 2 system. I believe that the flip of a switch to transfer port to starboard would pay for itself IMO !


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Old 07-24-2014, 05:11 PM
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But you could dump from one side to the other while filling from your separate thru hull hence the 2x fill speed
After transferring the water via XLink and the intake pump, you would still have to drain the remainder of bag 1 via the thru hull drain if you want it empty.

6 in one, half dozen the other...

I got excited when I saw it on their website, but after thinking about it, it's not really a bonus, just a cool feature.
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