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ian ashton
07-14-2008, 05:43 PM
On my 2008 Outback Direct Drive there are 2 through-hull fittings (one on each side of the boat) that are connected to the ballast system. When the ballast is full water comes out of both sides, however when I am draining the ballast it only comes out of the starboard side.

My assumption is that the port side fitting is simply a vent, but I just wanted to verify…

Buttafewcoe
07-14-2008, 07:56 PM
Hasn't changed much since '04. Mine does the same thing. An overflow, as it were.
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I like the way the manifold is built, tho. Made it easy to add another sack, if you choose to do it
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ian ashton
07-15-2008, 12:43 AM
I'm actually hoping to swap out the 400lb for something larger, I just need to actually do some reading/measuring to figure out how big I can fit back there; I'm hoping a 750 will plop in perfect...

cab13367
07-15-2008, 01:36 AM
Ian,

If you only have one ballast bag, then the other fitting should be for your bilge pump. I can't explain why water come out of both though when you empty your ballast.

Al

ian ashton
07-15-2008, 06:11 AM
The bilge is on the front starboard side...

cab13367
07-16-2008, 04:02 PM
Sorry Ian, I was speaking from experience on my 2006 LSV, which has one dump fitting per bag plus one for the bilge (total of 4), with the bilge fitting being in the rear. Didn't mean to insult your intelligence ...

Al

ian ashton
07-16-2008, 05:12 PM
Sorry Ian, I was speaking from experience on my 2006 LSV, which has one dump fitting per bag plus one for the bilge (total of 4), with the bilge fitting being in the rear. Didn't mean to insult your intelligence ...

Al


Haha, intelligence? I don't think I've ever been acused of having any of that!

TL7
07-16-2008, 10:21 PM
Ian, I replaced the factory sac with this one. Really beefs up the wake, and when emptied it folds up nicely under the seat. Had to lengthen the hoses though.

http://www.wakeside.com/product/boat/ballast/ballast_bags/fly+high+pro+x+series+rear+seat+sac.do

Sled491
07-16-2008, 11:18 PM
I looked at that one, but don't you have to move the seat up to the sun deck position for it fully fill?

TL7
07-16-2008, 11:35 PM
You have to move the sundeck up with the factory one also, correct? I did with mine (2007).

Sled491
07-16-2008, 11:38 PM
I didn't think so. I don't have the gravity system, but my buddy does in his 06 and he never moves his seat up. But to answer my question, you are implying that yes you have to move the seat up, correct?

TL7
07-16-2008, 11:50 PM
Sorry, yes I have to move it up. Guess I didn't actually answer the question!

The factory Gravity ballast would only fill about 1/4 to 1/2 full with the seat down.

Sometimes I wish I could leave it down, but usually if we have that many people that I need the seat, then I don't need the weight anyway.

Sled491
07-16-2008, 11:55 PM
Thanks TL7