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Old     (Kerry)      Join Date: Jun 2010       07-25-2013, 9:57 AM Reply   
Hi - in an effort to slow down gas usage and hours on my boat I'm thinking of getting some kind of lake pump to fill my ballast system and well I could water the lawn with it too but mainly for filling the ballast bags off the dock instead of running the boat. Plus I figure some of these would probably be faster than the pumps in the boat. Anybody do this? or have a pump they would recommend?

Old     (thescott)      Join Date: Nov 2007       07-25-2013, 11:01 AM Reply
Old     (Kerry)      Join Date: Jun 2010       07-25-2013, 11:51 AM Reply   
Thanks man, didn't realize Ronix made cigarette outlet ones so fast. Not a bad option for quicker filling. Still trying to come up with something that fast thats stationary in the water by my dock that has a hose with a shutoff that I just quick connect and its powered by 110v or whatever...
Old     (phillywakeboarder)      Join Date: Sep 2008       07-25-2013, 12:00 PM Reply   
I'm not sure I understand - you have to run your boat motor to run your pumps?
Old     (Kerry)      Join Date: Jun 2010       07-25-2013, 12:47 PM Reply   
yea MC recommends 1500 rpm's for max performance from the pumps. I just think it would be awesome to have a water pump all setup where I just grab the hose connected or run down my pier and turn it on...

Sorry if it seems confusing or unnecessary to you guys. Just something I recently was thinking about. Quicker, more efficient filling....
Old     (stang_killa_ss)      Join Date: Jan 2010       07-25-2013, 1:13 PM Reply   
you do not have to run you boat motor, to run they pumps. they will run just fine without it running. but it will just be a hair slower because the pumps will be running on 12V instead of 14V. but your only talking a 15% reduction in speed. but if your sitting at a dock anyway speed probly isnt an issue anyway.
Old     (Kerry)      Join Date: Jun 2010       07-25-2013, 1:48 PM Reply   
yea I guess i'll at least go with just not running the boat for now. Still really want to get a fast electric pump to make it quick too. Thanks guys. If I get one up and running I'll be sure to post the setup


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