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06-02-2010 12:44 PM

ballast bag replace
I have to replace the center ballast bag on my 2001 xstar. There was a crack in the connector elbow for the bag and the hose. While taking the bag out I noticed that there are three connections, which I assume are the intake, drainage, and overflow. I was looking at the fly high center sacs as a replacement, but I could not tell if they come with the three connections.

Will I have to modify the flyhigh bag in some way or should it fit right in to the existing system?

dave27 06-03-2010 7:58 AM

Call wakemakers, they are helpful and that is what they do for a liviing.

chaser 06-03-2010 12:25 PM

If it's stock, the center bag drains and fills from the same hole. It has two overflow/vent holes. Not sure why. I replaced my KGB and just used one overflow/vent line. No difference in performance. I'll try to find the bag I used. Did a lot of searching around for the best size to get the most out of that space. I think I found a good fit for like $75 on sale. I'll do some checking.

ottog1979 06-03-2010 2:07 PM


I have to run and can't find it right now, but I had the same elbow connector crack that you did and managed to get it fixed so it doesn't leak a drop. The trick is to cut the elbow out with a razor blade and replace it with a plastic thru-hull fitting using 3M Marine adhesive. Much easier and less costly than buying a whole new sack. Mine's been water-tight for a year now. Later today, I'll find the thread & post up.

chaser 06-03-2010 2:10 PM

Here is the one I used. Fits really good too.

06-04-2010 2:40 AM

thanks for the help guys. Andy, that would be great if you could post the link to that thread.

ottog1979 06-06-2010 1:37 PM

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Sorry for the delay. Here it is:
The problem: http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=717486
The solution: http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=723963

Just for fun, I'll post a few more pics of the water test. I don't have any pictures of it, but I did one more step after this. I cut off the thru-hull and then threaded an albow that I bought at Home Depot so that the new fitting was closer to the old one. All & all, a piece of cake. Hope this helps!

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