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Old     (rico80)      Join Date: Aug 2002       07-16-2007, 7:32 AM Reply   
Has anyone here added integrated ballast to an 90's Nautique? I don't want to have to mess with sacs but was wondering what it would cost, or how plausible it was to add tanks under the floor aftermarket. Any info would be appreciated.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-17-2007, 10:46 AM Reply   
We did using sacks - boat = 95' SSnautique
lots of people tap off their fresh water intake for water, but it was to slow for us...
we have a rule 4000 pump to bring water in, then it splits three ways, each with valves to stop flow.... one pipe to the front, the sac is under the bow, another to the ski locker (fly high fat seat bottom sac), and the last pipe goes to the v-drive sacs and t's for each one... it was like 500 for all the sacs, 150 for the pump in, used extra tsunami pumps (2) to empty, those are maybe like 100 bucks each, and maybe like 150/200 for pipes valves etc etc....
1000 bucks would be a very safe guess on price, it can for sure be cheaper

our old boat was a 91' closed bow hydrodyne and we have auto ballast there too, if thats more what you would need to see I have pics
Old     (andrewjet)      Join Date: Jan 2003       07-17-2007, 2:04 PM Reply   
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-17-2007, 8:35 PM Reply   
the 91' hydrodyne setup -- It was all dirty and it was right after we pulled it out of storage to sell it

The pvc valves and piping w/ tsunami's to empty.. the hoses to epmty are off but you can get the idea Upload

the metal tank in the rear held water (900 lbs) and had a little spout on top to let air out/prime

Front bag under bow and where water entered from the rear of the boat

Old     (watsoc)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-17-2007, 9:11 PM Reply   
I just did a post on my 2000 SAN ballast project yesterday here on WW and it is basically the same boat as a 90s Super Sport. The cost of $1000 should cover the project for everything including the sacs if you purchase wisely. I did it for $600 but I had all the sacs already and was filling manually.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-17-2007, 9:44 PM Reply   
we have our supersport done too, I just haven't gotten pics, I will try to remember this week
Old     (watsoc)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-18-2007, 8:02 AM Reply   
Here are some pics for you of my install on the 2000 SAN.

Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-18-2007, 9:03 AM Reply   
that looks really nice, good job
Old     (watsoc)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-18-2007, 10:41 AM Reply   
Thanks. I spent a lot of time researching threads on the net, thinking about my design, and purchasing everything before I ever did anything on the boat itself. If you spend time planning upfront the actual project is really a breeze.


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