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TobesDubai
01-17-2007, 02:07 PM
My port side Ballast bag has suddenly stoped filling. You can hear the pump working and trying to fill the bag but no water.

I was just wondering If there is a section from the water pick up to the pump that is a common blockage area..?

JesseC
01-17-2007, 02:25 PM
There should only be one fill pump on the boat. Check the electroniic valve on the plumbing tree on top of the transmission. When you flip the switch to fill the port bag, the fill pump starts running and the valve that leads to the port bag will open (you should hear a loud click coming from the valve...get somone to flip the switch while you hold your ear near the valve.). Since these are electronically actuated they will eventually stop working. I seem to remember someone on the board replaced the actuator with sprinkler parts from Lowes or Home Depot. Even though the sprinkler parts are 24 volt, the 12 volt system on the boat will still activate the actuator. Hope this helps!!!