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  1. #1
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    Default Johnson Ballast Install on a 2007 OBV

    Well, I finally got it started and let me tell ya, there is not alot of room in these boats. Rather than trying to wax poetically about the trials and tribualtions I thought I would share some pictures. Originally I had planned on using only 2 intakes for 4 Johnson pumps but after talking with Jason at Wakemakers he kind of talked me out of it as the intakes will not supply both pumps the required amount of water.

    So even though I had already replaced the original scupper intake and added a second intake I know had to figure out how to get 2 more in there. I also want to add in the raw water strainer for the engine intake so I ended up doing this:


    3 intakes on the starboard side and 1 on the port.

    Here is another picture with the intakes, shut off valves and 1" hose attachments in place:


    I almost crapped my pants when I drilled the 1st pilot hole beside the existing one as I had forgotten to take into account the scupper on the bottom (I removed the orignal and replaced it with a true 1" scupper to cover the holes) but luckily it fit absolutely perfect: (whew!)

    Here is the other side:


    More to follow.
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    Here are the hoses installed and the gas lines reconnected:



    New 1" line running to the locker:
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    I had zero room for the pumps so I took this idea from a fellow member of this forum (thanks Chad) and it should work just fine.

    Picture of 2 of the shiny new pumps:


    Port side:


    Starboard side:


    This was 2 solid days of work to get this far. I had to stop as for the life of me I couldn't get the 1" hose to go over the supposed 1" fitting. I sent an email to Jason at wakemakers and he sent me a video clip as to how to do this. Hopefully it works! This is what I'm up against:


    Now I have to get the overflow lines in and then wire up the pumps and I should be good to go.

    Will post more pictures as I progress.
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    Looks great man! I'm really leaning toward these pumps myself.


    PWI as usual...

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    looking real good so far
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    nice work. fun to work the ole 07 obv. stuff is tight. you took alot of stuff apart that i was scared to. let us know about the video. i had to boil my 1" to stretch it over the rule fill pumps, i had the black smooth hose.
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    Yes, nice work! Looks very clean so far. You have many of us thinking.
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    Looking good! What size intakes did you use?

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    Looking good! I still havn't mustard-up the guts to drill those below the water line holes in my boat yet. It's a psycological thing, I have the intakes, just need the nerves.

    I had to boil my hose as well to get some of the fittings to fit, but I also have the smooth black like Jmvotto.

    Are you going to fill the rear locker bags from the stern end or bow end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmvotto View Post
    nice work. fun to work the ole 07 obv. stuff is tight. you took alot of stuff apart that i was scared to. let us know about the video. i had to boil my 1" to stretch it over the rule fill pumps, i had the black smooth hose.
    Here is the link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym1JrpDyJCE

    Need a heat gun to make it work. i guess boiling would do the same trick.
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