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fossilfuelburner 03-20-2008 9:29 AM

I finished an automatic ballast installation on my boat and posted the project on wakeboarder.com if anyone is interested. <BR> <BR><a href="http://forums.wakeboarder.com/viewtopic.php?t=74688" target="_blank">http://forums.wakeboarder.com/viewtopic.php?t=74688</a>

chadgreg 03-20-2008 10:22 AM

I am in the process of doing this right now. In your write up you said you had a total cost of $397?? <BR> <BR>I have a 3 bag system and the bags alone are $330, I am just at about $850 total. I am starting from scratch and I have included all costs from bags, fittings, pumps, hose, clamps etc.... <BR> <BR>HOW DID YOU BUILD IT SO CHEAP?

fossilfuelburner 03-20-2008 11:20 AM

The bags are the most expensive parts. My install only has one ballast in the ski locker so I'd say you're doing good at $850. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by fossilfuelburner on March 20, 2008)

rich_g 03-20-2008 11:36 AM

nice writeup. I have a question about the check valve. You said you used a "spring" check valve. I don't have firsthand knowledge, but most of the info I have seen says that aerator pumps do not put out much pressure; therefore most people go with a "swing" check valve, which works with a rubber flap in the valve. <BR> <BR>If your systems works that's great, but if the pump has trouble pushing water thru the cv, you could always switch to a swing cv for not too much $$.

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