Originally Posted by srock
Not my first Wakeworld rodeo and I guess we are discussing it again... I just do not see many MB's and I do not even know where the local dealer is located so I basically ignore any posts. I think I've seen only 1 rolling by the house. Regardless, I still like the fill/dump system itself. From what you say it is just not putting the ballast it in all the right places and maybe they need something more traditional in the bow. Lord knows I have chased enough traditional pump issues, especially those in salt, to justify anything simplified.
Hey... Apologies for my "first day on Wakeworld" crack. I was being sarcastic. No disrespect intended.
You also allude to a common perception that the gravity fed ballast system is simple and trouble free. I thought that too until my last MB had one of the gates get stuck in the "open" position. It required a trip to the dealer to resolve. Then I sold the boat and the new owner had the same issue on the same gate... Another trip to another dealer. After multiple phone calls on the subject, I no longer think Pure Vert is trouble free.
Don't get me wrong... Pure Vert is a cool system. But let's be careful not to overstate the value or the reliability. As Shaun says, it's all about trade offs. No magic pills here.
I might be one of the few people on WW who's had both Pure Vert and the newer, quick-fill pump systems (e.g. I can fill all FOUR of my tanks in 2-3 minutes). I used to LOVE Pure Vert but I'm quickly learning the advantages vs. pumps are NOT what I once thought they were.