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11 Outback V
06-01-2011, 10:12 PM
This MOD is still in the works but was talked about a little while back. I am not done yet due to waiting on some parts.
I am adding 2 ballast bags under the rear side seats. I added 2 new water pick ups and 2 new vents. The bags willhave dedicated reversible pumps.
I will post up more pics as we go but these should get you started.

Factory switch panel and 12v acc removed

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff482/shouldihaveone/photo_11.jpg

template of new cut out needed to accomidate new panel

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff482/shouldihaveone/photo_21.jpg

New panel installed and 12v acc port moved up

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff482/shouldihaveone/photo_31-1.jpg

11 Outback V
06-01-2011, 10:14 PM
back lit with the lights on

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff482/shouldihaveone/photo_41.jpg

And yes I have a new switch cover for the one that is worn off.

rdlangston13
06-01-2011, 10:29 PM
Todd, those reversable pumps, they just pump the water back out the the thru hull that they pulled it i from? what keeps the bags from filling up due to water jetting up thru the thru hull, pump, and into the bag while underway?

11 Outback V
06-01-2011, 10:35 PM
The design of the thru hullmostly. When underway the thru hull is not under major pressure because of the angle that the water hits it. Also the pumps have an impeller that is almost impossible to force water thru with the amount of pressure coming from the thru hull.

And yes the pumps use the thru hull for supply and return. the ones in the side of the boat are vent / overfill.

rdlangston13
06-01-2011, 11:01 PM
is that due to the pumping being different than the stock ones as well as the new thru hulls being different? i know if i leave my sprinkler valves in the stuck open position and drive the bags will get water in them. not full but a good amount

ian ashton
06-02-2011, 12:10 AM
I love that panel, how'd you make it???

viking
06-02-2011, 12:14 AM
No kidding! Sweet work. Really like the ballast panel setup.

deafgoose
06-02-2011, 01:11 AM
I love that panel, how'd you make it???

I doubt he made it.

I assume this panel can be ordered from the dealer because it is included on the Gravity Games Moomba/Supra boats.

11 Outback V
06-02-2011, 06:35 AM
That panel is not available on ANY boat. The boats deafgoose mentioned have the GIII ballast and switch panel. I had it in my boat and took it out. I still have it if anybody needs it.

I designed it and had a local fab shop make it for me to my design and specs.

sandm
06-02-2011, 07:30 AM
panel looks nice, but what is BALLASLT?

KSmith
06-02-2011, 08:12 AM
panel looks nice, but what is BALLASLT?

That is the "I get the custom panel for 50% off quoted price" spelling... ;-)

11 Outback V
06-02-2011, 08:17 AM
Sandm
Nice catch. I never even noticed it. Already called them and they will make me a new one. And yes at no charge

mmandley
06-02-2011, 09:36 AM
Heh thats funny man.

Nice looking panel Todd.

sandm
06-02-2011, 09:40 AM
just make sure you don't end up with a BALAST plate this time :)

04OUTBACK
06-02-2011, 10:07 AM
im sure I missed this in another post, but where are your Left Mid and Right Mid ballast located? Surfing use? NICE work.

newty
06-02-2011, 10:22 AM
Nice work Todd! What bags are you planning to use?

11 Outback V
06-02-2011, 10:57 AM
Left and right mid are going under the side bench seats. They are on the way from wakemakers, got conformation yesterday that everything shipped. The thru hulls are already installed and the switches and wiring is all done. I already took out the cooler so everything should go right in.

ian ashton
06-02-2011, 11:48 AM
panel looks nice, but what is BALLASLT?

lol, didn't even notice that!

deafgoose
06-02-2011, 12:32 PM
That panel is not available on ANY boat. The boats deafgoose mentioned have the GIII ballast and switch panel. I had it in my boat and took it out. I still have it if anybody needs it.

I designed it and had a local fab shop make it for me to my design and specs.

Damn, no kidding. I would have swore it was OEM.

GREAT JOB!

cab13367
06-02-2011, 03:56 PM
That panel is not available on ANY boat. The boats deafgoose mentioned have the GIII ballast and switch panel. I had it in my boat and took it out. I still have it if anybody needs it.

I designed it and had a local fab shop make it for me to my design and specs.

I'll take that stock panel off your hands. Mine has cracks at the screw holes. Let me know how much you want for it. Please send me an e-mail or PM.

Love your custom designed panel!

Thanks,

Al

cab13367
06-02-2011, 03:59 PM
That panel is not available on ANY boat. The boats deafgoose mentioned have the GIII ballast and switch panel. I had it in my boat and took it out. I still have it if anybody needs it.

I designed it and had a local fab shop make it for me to my design and specs.

Is this what your stock panel looks like?

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/IMG_0983.jpg