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03-20-2012, 11:57 PM #1
lsvboombox's ballast system now easy to copy
I plan to steal Rob's idea of the "Y" valve so I can use the 3 reversible factory pumps to easily set up the bow sac and a second port for the custom bag I plan to order (eventually) for the surf side. We all surf regular, so I think this will work great for us.
BONUS is that you can now get a "Y" valve from wakemakers!
So, here is the setup I'm looking at:
Pump 1 (blue) dedicated to port side bag
Pump 2 (green) fills center hard tank, then use Y to divert to 2nd inlet on port bag
Pump 3 (orange) fills starboard bag, which would be minimum/never, then use Y to divert to bow
Last edited by wolfeman131; 03-21-2012 at 12:04 AM.Drew
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03-21-2012, 07:21 AM #2
simple, effective, low cost. I love it
Hey, I'll bring that 1100lb bag I have to sinclair in July or you can take it home with you next month if you likeHey, Its Moomba time
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03-21-2012, 08:32 AM #3
I am still happy with the setup. Once i get up to the lake I am going to split the starboard pump like in your diagram to help fill my surf sac. You cant beat Cutting your surf sac fill time almost in half for 50 bucs..
03-21-2012, 09:25 AM #4
I LOVE this idea and agree that you can't beat the results for the cost of the valve and some extra hose. THANKS again for sharing your setup!Drew
2015 Supra SG
03-21-2012, 10:04 AM #5
I had used the master valve because i mounted mine right under the observer seat and was worried that the plastic one would break if it was kicked accidentally. When i install the plastic one i will probably just put it in the engine compartment area. It will require less hose and i dont mind lifting the hatch and flipping the valve
03-21-2012, 10:50 AM #6
Great Idea, I'm doing something similar. Instead of the wye valve I'm using a ball valve from home depot and a barbed wye from Wakemakers. The ball valve is only 5.00. Also I just picked up a ACME 1433 from Wakemakers. Summer can't get here soon enough....although, it is snowing today....2010 LSV
03-23-2012, 05:29 PM #7
here is the mastercraft valve installed under the observer seat
03-24-2012, 01:55 AM #8
The V-drives have alot more intricate ballast than a DD. But I used the cheap approach with Ball Valves and a T as well. One valve for the rear bag, and one for the side bag. both open, or one or the other closed to fill one at a time. They are both in the rear locker. If you don't mind sitting around and having a drink while they fill - it works
also keep them both closed as a precaution to remedy the bags filling while in route or trailering. Although that was fixed with the irritrol flow through.
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03-24-2012, 09:04 AM #9
Nice, easy solution too.Drew
2015 Supra SG