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snyderaaron
07-20-2011, 03:11 PM
Last night when we were wakesurfing behind the boat when I noticed the wake didn't look at steep. I checked the bags and noticed the bag had come unattached from the filling tubes on my Gravity 3 Ballast system. This is the 3rd time it has happened and causes water to spill everywhere. I think the threads in the bag are slipping and causes it to come loose, but not for sure. Any suggestions on how to fix?

mnpracing
07-20-2011, 03:25 PM
Where is it leaking? Are the fittings popping out of the bags? If the leaks are coming from the threads going into the bag and not the quick connect fitting, then use abs cement to secure the fitting into the bag. The fittings that come with the stock ballast are cemented in (in both Moomba's I've owned anyway).

KG's Supra24
07-20-2011, 03:26 PM
I lengthened my fill hose so there isnt as much stress on the cap/nozzle itsself. I also check it as it fills to make sure there is some slack up top.

snyderaaron
07-20-2011, 03:51 PM
The fitting are coming out of the bag. I wondered about putting some super glue on it when i rescrew it in and trying to lengthen in. You think that will help.

lsvboombox
07-20-2011, 03:54 PM
Last night when we were wakesurfing behind the boat when I noticed the wake didn't look at steep. I checked the bags and noticed the bag had come unattached from the filling tubes on my Gravity 3 Ballast system. This is the 3rd time it has happened and causes water to spill everywhere. I think the threads in the bag are slipping and causes it to come loose, but not for sure. Any suggestions on how to fix?


my fittings are glued in in the ski lockers. wakemakers said that when the engine compartment heats up it cause the plastic fittings on the bags to soften and the fitting can pull out.. they glue them in to prevent this.

i got 1100 lb bags and the fiting never came out when full

mnpracing
07-20-2011, 04:09 PM
i got 1100 lb bags and the fiting never came out when full

With them cemented or not cemented?

lsvboombox
07-20-2011, 04:11 PM
With them cemented or not cemented?

wakemakers sent my bags with the fittings cemented

snyderaaron
07-20-2011, 04:32 PM
I lengthened my fill hose so there isnt as much stress on the cap/nozzle itsself. I also check it as it fills to make sure there is some slack up top.


How do you lengthen the hose. My looks like it doesn't have any slack.

mnpracing
07-20-2011, 05:10 PM
you have to add to the hose. Either buy extra hose from wakemakers or just go to home depot and buy 3/4" hose from the plumbing department along with a couple hose clamps and a barbed coupler.

snyderaaron
07-20-2011, 06:40 PM
I was thinking about upgrading my ballast in the rear to 750 next summer. Should I just wait to mess with the length?

mnpracing
07-20-2011, 07:22 PM
It's pretty simple to do, may as well tackle it now because that may be part of the leakage issue (stress on the line).

Shooter
07-20-2011, 11:36 PM
wakemakers sells a little extension hose. It may have come with my 750s. Also, check to make sure the orings are on the fittings. I know the plugs have orings, and I think the fittings do as well.
I have never had any probs with the fittings backing out, not glued either. I do pull my bags after every weekend tho, and give everything a quick twist when reinstalling them before the next outting.