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tcallis
02-19-2013, 10:03 PM
16929 Upgrading to reversibles with an IBS.

moombadaze
02-20-2013, 07:39 AM
good luck then

sicktc06
02-20-2013, 09:07 AM
Godspeed my friend... And may the force be with you!

..Shall I queue up some TAPS for the old system??

kaneboats
02-20-2013, 10:26 AM
Uh, you might think about at least once a year dumping a little dish soap in your bilge and running the hose in there till the bilge pump comes on a few times. Stuff looks a little dirty and oily. Makes doing installs and stuff a little more comfortable.

brain_rinse
02-20-2013, 12:03 PM
That's going to be a great upgrade for your boat. Good luck!

jasonwm
02-21-2013, 01:37 PM
Good luck! If you have any questions during the install let us know.

tcallis
04-01-2013, 10:42 PM
I'm happy to report all went well with the ballast upgrade. In summary, three Johnson reversible pumps were installed in the engine locker as pictured, each with their own thru-hull. All fill/drain hosing was upgraded to 1". The IBS was plumbed off a Bosworth valve that was installed beside the helm. All vent lines have check valves installed and the rear vent lines were run to opposite sides. I'll probably wait until I burn up an impeller before relocating the ballast switches.

I've been following this board for over year and I would like to sincerely thank everyone for sharing information about how they went about their own ballast upgrades. Also thanks to Wakemakers for providing solid information and a convenient one stop shopping solution.

tcallis
04-01-2013, 10:52 PM
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rdlangston13
04-01-2013, 11:29 PM
Do you have any pictures of the thru hull locations in the bottom of the boat?


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jasonwm
04-02-2013, 03:24 PM
I'm happy to report all went well with the ballast upgrade.
Great job on your install, let us know how it works when you get it wet!

Do you have any pictures of the thru hull locations in the bottom of the boat?
Hi David-

We probably have a picture that will help, what exactly are you looking for?