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Old    John Page (JohnP)      Join Date: Mar 2012       07-24-2013, 6:59 PM Reply   
I am looking at adding a plug and play ballast system to my direct drive boat. Is it possible to plumb all the bags together and use one flyhigh drop in the water pump and fill all the bags at once?
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       07-24-2013, 7:04 PM Reply   
Yes you can chain them together. But the fill time is going to be long. How are you going to drain them, draining that way may be a problem. If your throwing pumps over the side your better off filling them one at a time, IMO.
Old    John Page (JohnP)      Join Date: Mar 2012       07-24-2013, 7:17 PM Reply   
I am going to be using the Ronix bags so dropping the pump in one of the bags for darning
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       07-24-2013, 7:32 PM Reply   
Bags do not drain well in a line/chain. They will fill because of the positive pressure of the fill pump. But draining it will rely on gravity and won't work very well.
Old    Spencer (spencerwm)      Join Date: Feb 2009       07-25-2013, 9:02 AM Reply   
Ronix Eight.3 Telescope bags will be available next month. You will not go wrong for your application.
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-25-2013, 9:20 AM Reply   
I have a 400lbs sac on either side of my dog house. I had everything plumbed in and ended up ripping it all out. Throwing the pumps overboard was way simpler and faster. Plus when they weren't needed I didn't have any hoses in the way.
Old    Spencer (spencerwm)      Join Date: Feb 2009       07-25-2013, 4:05 PM Reply   
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I have a 400lbs sac on either side of my dog house. I had everything plumbed in and ended up ripping it all out. Throwing the pumps overboard was way simpler and faster. Plus when they weren't needed I didn't have any hoses in the way.
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Old    Josh M (dvsone79)      Join Date: Dec 2012       07-25-2013, 5:07 PM Reply   
Buy two tsunami pumps. Cuts the fill and empty time in half. Plus you know you'll always have a backup in case one fails.
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       07-26-2013, 3:16 PM Reply   
^good idea!
Old    Adam (blindmnkee3)      Join Date: Aug 2001       07-26-2013, 5:08 PM Reply   
In my old nautique I plumbed in a system using a single Jabsco Ballast Puppy. Its reversible so would fill and drain the sacs. I ran the hose then used pvc ball valves to control which bags to fill or drain. It actually worked great and would fill roughly 2500 lbs in about 10 minutes if I remember right. Took some time to set it all up but was a great off-season project

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