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Old    Darren Dinkel (metalfoil)      Join Date: Jul 2012       07-20-2012, 8:41 AM Reply   
Looking to buy a now boat does anyone know where the new 4 second ballast system is going ? That is a must to have.
Old    Mattgettel (mattgettel)      Join Date: Jan 2009       07-20-2012, 8:45 AM Reply   
Check with LON
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-20-2012, 9:37 AM Reply   
I think Bullet Lines offers an aftermarket one .... but its only for Wakecraft.


...seriously though, you could dip a 5-gallon pale in the lake in about 3 seconds, or look into Pure-Vert ballast - but not for 4-seconds.
Old    Johnny (johnny_defacto)      Join Date: Sep 2006       07-20-2012, 8:10 PM Reply   
I forget his name, but he has invented a bunch of watersports related products, hydrofoils, pure vert, and now has a video out with his gravity/gate ballast that fills in 3 seconds. I cannot find the video, but its somewhere out there, I think on the malibucrew. I will go find it.
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       07-20-2012, 8:32 PM Reply   
Mike Murphy is the guy you're talking about and his new system is called InstaFill but I don't think it's in production on any boats yet.
Old    Johnny (johnny_defacto)      Join Date: Sep 2006       07-20-2012, 8:37 PM Reply   
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       07-20-2012, 9:04 PM Reply   
Looks cool but how do you add to an existing boat without ripping the boat apart?
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       07-21-2012, 5:56 AM Reply   
Looks expensive to add. I'd check other options.
Old    Johnny (johnny_defacto)      Join Date: Sep 2006       07-21-2012, 4:36 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by cwb4me View Post
Looks expensive to add. I'd check other options.
i wouldn't want to add it to my boat, but if this system is implemented at production, it would be awesome. obviously there are going to be minor and probably major tweaks to this system, but if he can get water up to the bow somehow with a system like this, then it would be really incredible.
Old    Ben Ax (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       07-21-2012, 7:58 PM Reply   
Buy an EPIC?
Old    Johnny (johnny_defacto)      Join Date: Sep 2006       07-21-2012, 10:01 PM Reply   
What does an Epic (which i think is awesome that it has 4k stock) have to do with 3 second ballast that fills once up to speed? Not sure how the epic works but my understanding is it still tanks on board with through holes and pumps. This system looks like the tanks cannot leak into the boat, fills when up to speed and drains at speed too.
Old    Jamie Corvin (Bumpass1)      Join Date: Oct 2010       07-22-2012, 4:33 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by johnny_defacto View Post
i wouldn't want to add it to my boat, but if this system is implemented at production, it would be awesome. obviously there are going to be minor and probably major tweaks to this system, but if he can get water up to the bow somehow with a system like this, then it would be really incredible.
I agree with you. As far as front ballast you could do the same thing. Have a gate that opens forward under the hull to fill and the opens to the rear to drain.

I think the guy is on to something. We will have wait and see if any of the comapnies pick up his design and incorporate it into new models.

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