Articles
   
       
       
Pics/Video
   
       
       
Shop
Search
 
 
 
 
 
Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
WAKE WORLD HOME
Email Password
Go Back   WakeWorld > >> Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles Archive > Archive through March 24, 2008

Share 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old    Jeff Chu (fossilfuelburner)      Join Date: Feb 2008       03-20-2008, 8:29 AM Reply   
I finished an automatic ballast installation on my boat and posted the project on wakeboarder.com if anyone is interested.

http://forums.wakeboarder.com/viewtopic.php?t=74688
Old    TBP (chadgreg)      Join Date: Feb 2008       03-20-2008, 9:22 AM Reply   
I am in the process of doing this right now. In your write up you said you had a total cost of $397??

I have a 3 bag system and the bags alone are $330, I am just at about $850 total. I am starting from scratch and I have included all costs from bags, fittings, pumps, hose, clamps etc....

HOW DID YOU BUILD IT SO CHEAP?
Old    Jeff Chu (fossilfuelburner)      Join Date: Feb 2008       03-20-2008, 10:20 AM Reply   
The bags are the most expensive parts. My install only has one ballast in the ski locker so I'd say you're doing good at $850.

(Message edited by fossilfuelburner on March 20, 2008)
Old    Rich (rich_g)      Join Date: May 2003       03-20-2008, 10:36 AM Reply   
nice writeup. I have a question about the check valve. You said you used a "spring" check valve. I don't have firsthand knowledge, but most of the info I have seen says that aerator pumps do not put out much pressure; therefore most people go with a "swing" check valve, which works with a rubber flap in the valve.

If your systems works that's great, but if the pump has trouble pushing water thru the cv, you could always switch to a swing cv for not too much $$.

Reply
Share 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 1:53 PM.

Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
Wake World Home

 

© 2012 eWake, Inc.    
Advertise    |    Contact    |    Terms of Use    |    Privacy Policy    |    Report Abuse    |    Conduct    |    About Us