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JohnP 07-24-2013 6:59 PM

Ballest Question
 
I am looking at adding a plug and play ballast system to my direct drive boat. Is it possible to plumb all the bags together and use one flyhigh drop in the water pump and fill all the bags at once?

boardman74 07-24-2013 7:04 PM

Yes you can chain them together. But the fill time is going to be long. How are you going to drain them, draining that way may be a problem. If your throwing pumps over the side your better off filling them one at a time, IMO.

JohnP 07-24-2013 7:17 PM

I am going to be using the Ronix bags so dropping the pump in one of the bags for darning

boardman74 07-24-2013 7:32 PM

Bags do not drain well in a line/chain. They will fill because of the positive pressure of the fill pump. But draining it will rely on gravity and won't work very well.

spencerwm 07-25-2013 9:02 AM

Ronix Eight.3 Telescope bags will be available next month. You will not go wrong for your application.

bcrider 07-25-2013 9:20 AM

I have a 400lbs sac on either side of my dog house. I had everything plumbed in and ended up ripping it all out. Throwing the pumps overboard was way simpler and faster. Plus when they weren't needed I didn't have any hoses in the way.

spencerwm 07-25-2013 4:05 PM

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Originally Posted by bcrider (Post 1835644)
I have a 400lbs sac on either side of my dog house. I had everything plumbed in and ended up ripping it all out. Throwing the pumps overboard was way simpler and faster. Plus when they weren't needed I didn't have any hoses in the way.

Truth

dvsone79 07-25-2013 5:07 PM

Buy two tsunami pumps. Cuts the fill and empty time in half. Plus you know you'll always have a backup in case one fails.

Dmac420sj 07-26-2013 3:16 PM

^good idea!

blindmnkee3 07-26-2013 5:08 PM

In my old nautique I plumbed in a system using a single Jabsco Ballast Puppy. Its reversible so would fill and drain the sacs. I ran the hose then used pvc ball valves to control which bags to fill or drain. It actually worked great and would fill roughly 2500 lbs in about 10 minutes if I remember right. Took some time to set it all up but was a great off-season project


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