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Old    DG (dgunthert)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-05-2007, 12:11 PM Reply   
Why do manufacturers use the crappy waterbed type fittings that barely attach?

I know I've seen posts about adding a different fitting to a bag, but searching for things like "ballast fitting" returns about a ridiculous number of messages. Any advice on adding a fitting with a bit more beef to it?
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       06-05-2007, 12:19 PM Reply   
marine glue. take the other side off if you pull the bag out.
Old    DG (dgunthert)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-05-2007, 12:22 PM Reply   
Thanks for the response, but I don't really know what the heck that means. Marine glue what? Take the other side off of what if I pull the bag out of where?
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       06-05-2007, 12:46 PM Reply   
"Why do manufacturers use the crappy waterbed type fittings that barely attach?"

thats where I would use the glue!

"Take the other side off of what if I pull the bag out of where?"

uhh... the boat!
a fitting, for example, has two sides. It connects two "things." (i.e. a hose and a fat sac. ) I suggested you glue one "side" the other you could unscrew.

Thanks for the laugh!
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       06-05-2007, 12:54 PM Reply   
some of the newer sacs have quick disconnect fittings and such. another option would be replacing all your sacs.
Old    DG (dgunthert)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-05-2007, 1:03 PM Reply   
Okay, you're talking about simply permanently gluing one of the crappy fittings like this:

http://www.wakeside.com/page/W/PROD/closeouts_discount_wakeboards/cwb_absolute_135_wakeboards_06

to the bag itself.

Since I'm looking at doing a permanent setup, I guess that would work. It obviously wouldn't work if I had to disconnect the hose to put the cap on.
Old    AtTheLake (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-05-2007, 1:32 PM Reply   
If you are doing a more or less permanent set up, just forget about the fittings. The OD of 5/8" marine bilge hose fits perfectly inside the sac opening. Put the hose in the sac and put a hose clamp around the vinyl sac opening and your done. I also found that 3/4" garden hose fits nicely inside sac openings.

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