I know this has been covered on here hundreds of times with a DIY ballast project, but I am having trouble finding anything current. Also how are the factory ballast systems plumbed?
I am currently installing a auto ballast system on my Tige, and I am looking for a consensus on the type of pumps everyone is running. So if you could please let me know the following, I would really appreciate it.
a) what type of pumps you have
b) how has the system you have installed functioned for you since you installed it
Here are my concerns with each of the options:
reversible self-priming - I don't necessarily like how the inlet/outlet is the same thru-hull fitting - not real keen on draining out a hole in the bottom of the boat
aerator style - I'm a little concerned about the space it will take up and that I won't get a good prime to start the drain/fill process.