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  1. #1
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    Default ballast not filling

    First day on the water and were having a little issue. The port side rear locker ballast isn't filling. the pump is getting power, impeller looks good and is spinning freely yet no water is reaching the pump. The other 2 pumps are working without issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated....I need weight!
    2014 SC350
    2012 LSV - sold

  2. #2
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    Default ballast not filling

    Check that the seacock valve for the pump is open.
    2010 Moomba XLV
    340hp cat
    Gravity 3, wake plate
    Rad-a-cage

    I have a love for ballast and large wakes.
    1100 v-drive lockers
    1180 under the playpen
    + lead and a collection of other ballast bags

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boonejeepin View Post
    Check that the seacock valve for the pump is open.
    Is each pump on its own valve? The valves are on the starboard side of the vdrive right?
    2014 SC350
    2012 LSV - sold

  4. #4
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    Default ballast not filling

    There should be dedicated valves. Not sure exactly where. Mine are on both sides under the v-drive.
    2010 Moomba XLV
    340hp cat
    Gravity 3, wake plate
    Rad-a-cage

    I have a love for ballast and large wakes.
    1100 v-drive lockers
    1180 under the playpen
    + lead and a collection of other ballast bags

  5. #5
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    Hose clogged? You can disconnect both end and blow into it. (suggest putting paper towel around fitting where mouth would go).
    2004 Supra 22 Launch SSV
    325 Indmar Assault 320 HP
    "One more hour"

  6. #6
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    Seacock valves are open, next is to check the hoses themselves, is there an easier way to disconnect and reconnect. Having to heat up, and place those lines on their pump is miserable.

    Anyone else have any thoughts?
    2014 SC350
    2012 LSV - sold

  7. #7
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    seems like it was an airlock. Took the boat up to 20+mph and filled/drained the ballast for a few seconds each and that seemed to have cured it. Thanks for the help!
    2014 SC350
    2012 LSV - sold

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