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Kerry 07-25-2013 9:57 AM

Lake pump to fill ballast
Hi - in an effort to slow down gas usage and hours on my boat I'm thinking of getting some kind of lake pump to fill my ballast system and well I could water the lawn with it too but mainly for filling the ballast bags off the dock instead of running the boat. Plus I figure some of these would probably be faster than the pumps in the boat. Anybody do this? or have a pump they would recommend?


thescott 07-25-2013 11:01 AM


Kerry 07-25-2013 11:51 AM

Thanks man, didn't realize Ronix made cigarette outlet ones so fast. Not a bad option for quicker filling. Still trying to come up with something that fast thats stationary in the water by my dock that has a hose with a shutoff that I just quick connect and its powered by 110v or whatever...

phillywakeboarder 07-25-2013 12:00 PM

I'm not sure I understand - you have to run your boat motor to run your pumps?

Kerry 07-25-2013 12:47 PM

yea MC recommends 1500 rpm's for max performance from the pumps. I just think it would be awesome to have a water pump all setup where I just grab the hose connected or run down my pier and turn it on...

Sorry if it seems confusing or unnecessary to you guys. Just something I recently was thinking about. Quicker, more efficient filling....

stang_killa_ss 07-25-2013 1:13 PM

you do not have to run you boat motor, to run they pumps. they will run just fine without it running. but it will just be a hair slower because the pumps will be running on 12V instead of 14V. but your only talking a 15% reduction in speed. but if your sitting at a dock anyway speed probly isnt an issue anyway.

Kerry 07-25-2013 1:48 PM

yea I guess i'll at least go with just not running the boat for now. Still really want to get a fast electric pump to make it quick too. Thanks guys. If I get one up and running I'll be sure to post the setup :)

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