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Old    Jeff Davidson (flamethewolf)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-18-2007, 12:20 PM Reply   
Anyone else have a problem that when you fill up the ballasts, which on my X1 I have the V drive sacks in the back and the KGB center, that after riding for an hour or so they get less and less full, until they're about 50% and stay at that level?

It makes me think I'm crazy, or that my leg is hitting the empty switch or something when I'm driving..

any thoughts?
Old    Erik (etakk7)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-18-2007, 1:10 PM Reply   
do your supply lines have check valves?
Old    Jeff Davidson (flamethewolf)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-18-2007, 10:05 PM Reply   
it's the stock lines.. i'm not sure if they have check valves or really what those are.. i don't believe it's coming out of the overfill because i don't see it draining out of the side of the boat
Old    WAlove (masonwakerider)      Join Date: May 2003       07-18-2007, 11:28 PM Reply   
The supply line goes through a ballast puppy, they are closed when off. Check to see if water is draining into the bilge. If not, make sure the pump is not pumping out even when the switch is off, you should be able to hear it. Last check to make sure that the bags arnt full of air, that leaks out.
Old    Joe (tonysdad)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-19-2007, 7:48 AM Reply   
The first thing you should check is to make sure the fittings are all tight. Is the carpet in the V-Drive lockers really wet under the bags when you're done? Mine were leaking at the quick connects on the overflow line, the drain line and at the clamps where I had installed a check valve on that same overflow line. All of that bouncing around will sometimes shake the fittings loose. Good luck...I know from experience that this problem can be frustrating as hell.
Old     (1boarder_kevin)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-19-2007, 9:20 AM Reply   
I have the quick disconnect fittings that would leak by at the threads no matter how tight I screwed them in so I got the liquid teflon and put it on the seams. I also found that the o rings had dry rotted and one was even missing. Don't know if you have the quick connect fittings, but make sure your o rings are still there and/or arn't dry rotten.
Old    Twitch Hambling (themxercr85)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-21-2007, 12:11 AM Reply   
i had the same prob but only with my center ballast, but it wouldnt fill either, it was stuck at 50%

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