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    Default DIY Ballast?

    I have been doing a lot of research on the ballast system and its all too confusing. I have an 05 Outback V with no ballast. I want to add triple auto fill ballast with the switches by the seat. In my research Im finding stuff on intakes, sprinkler systems, reversable pumps, ball valves, etc. Does anybody have a complete DIY triple ballast thread that gives a complete breakdown on whats what and how it all goes together? Im not finding anything and I gotta get this stuff rollin but I dont even know where to start.

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    What type of pumps are you going to use?
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    Also, what's the point in spending $200 on a jabsco pump when you can spend $59 on a new tsunami 1200 on ebay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuckle Head View Post
    What type of pumps are you going to use?
    I dont even know. There are so many different pumps out there I dont even know where to start. Like I said before about the jabsco and tsunami pumps.

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    I meant impeller vs aerator
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuckle Head View Post
    I meant impeller vs aerator
    I dont know. I dont understand the difference. I cant find any info on the pros and cons of both and i sat on hold for wakemakers for 35 minutes before I finally hung up. Im def trying to do this whole set up as cheap, but effective as possible. I just need some guidance on where to start.

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    Impeller pumps are reversible so you can fill and drain from one pump. Aerator pumps are not so you will require 1 pump to fill and 1 pump to drain.

    I myself have chosen to go the impeller pump route but I may have a different objective than you as I am more concerned with doing it right and working the way I want it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuckle Head View Post

    Are you sure you're not a troll?..............
    Troll? lol nah. Yeah, in that case Im gonna go with impeller pumps. I pretty much want the same set up as the gravity three system, but I want to fill 2300lbs of ballast within 10 minutes if possible.

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    Okay. How many bags do you want to fill? I have an 07 OBV and am going with 4 bags. IBS, Center, and Rears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wakeflip View Post
    I have been doing a lot of research on the ballast system and its all too confusing. I have an 05 Outback V with no ballast. I want to add triple auto fill ballast with the switches by the seat. In my research Im finding stuff on intakes, sprinkler systems, reversable pumps, ball valves, etc. Does anybody have a complete DIY triple ballast thread that gives a complete breakdown on whats what and how it all goes together? Im not finding anything and I gotta get this stuff rollin but I dont even know where to start.
    I did the gi to gii but here is a list to add the ballast system on an oem basis.
    on page two of the thread, it's a del ear inventory list. It's easier to read if you print int out.
    http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthrea...ts+list&page=2

    Also Jason at wake makers can get you a parts list for your boat
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