Looks like you have a good idea going for what will work for your boat, maybe Skiers Choice just used a low budget valve that was poorly designed. I chose to go with the Tsunamis because I like how reliable they are and they pump a good flow rate (11-13 GPM per pump). I was able to install them close to the bottom of the boat, but it is a pretty tight fit.
I hope your design works well for you, thats all that matters. Send some pictures when you get it installed.
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Thread: Custom ballast manifold question
03-01-2010, 11:21 PM #212008 SUPRA Launch 22 SSV, with Tsunami Ballast Upgrade...Tubers are lazy!
03-01-2010, 11:28 PM #22
JesseC - just as an FYI, the Simer pumps are suppose to be able to self prime with the pump up to 10ft above the water source.
03-01-2010, 11:30 PM #23
03-01-2010, 11:32 PM #24
03-01-2010, 11:35 PM #25
To be honest I really havent figured out yet how im running all the power since im upgrading from the gravity I. As you know Jesse I only used the one surf sac on the goofy side so im really kinda starting from scratch.06 Outback V
03-01-2010, 11:40 PM #26
3/4" valves and hoses - 10 gpm or 600 gph
1" valves and hoses - 13 gpm or 800 gph
REMEMBER - these times were taken while going through the entires system, valves and full length hoses. This time is greatly different than just discharging from the pump(s).
03-01-2010, 11:43 PM #27
03-02-2010, 08:43 PM #28
03-02-2010, 08:50 PM #29
Either way, I think the pumps should work well. They are meant to be used as utility pumps, pumping water out of a flooded basements and such. Filling ballast bags should be very little strain on them.
03-02-2010, 11:01 PM #302008 SUPRA Launch 22 SSV, with Tsunami Ballast Upgrade...Tubers are lazy!