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  1. #1
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    Default Ballast filling automatically

    Was wondering if someone could me what would cause a Ballast to fill on its own. Was out last weekend and never touched the switches. When I went to trailer the boat I noticed it leaning pretty heavy on the right side. Opened the locker up to store some gear and saw the bag was full.
    Any ideas?

    It was kinda hard to empty too. It would start emptying water at a pretty good rate and then would stop like no water was getting to the pump but had more than enough pressure with the bag being full. I'd turn the switch off then back on again and it would start spitting water out again.

  2. #2
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    Default Ballast filling automatically

    What year and model boat


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    Joe V
    2012 Möbius XLV~ Loaded & Exiled
    2007 Outback V ~ sold

  3. #3
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    Default Ballast filling automatically

    Not sure about the filling issue but the emptying thing most likely is your timers were at zero and they only cycle on for about one minute. Of course this is all contingent on you having timers.
    Rusty

    2013 Mojo

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    2008 LSV don't know way it didn't show in sig
    2008 LSV

  5. #5
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    Default Ballast filling automatically

    What ballast setup do you have? Completely factory g3 or have you done upgrades? We need more info on what is in the system to know what the real issue is to look for.
    '08 Mobius LSV, Mods- 1100 lb Rear Sacs, IBS Sac, Center 400 Sac, Dedicated thru-hull intakes and pumps per sac, SeaDek One Piece Mica over Black Roo, EZ Net Cargo Nets, Swivel Drivers Seat, Hot Water Shower, Hinged Wind Block, Bow Cushion Adapter Plate for Drink Holders Access, etc, etc.

  6. #6
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    Default Ballast filling automatically

    2008 would be aerator pumps & sprinkler valves. The sprinkler valve is probably gunked up and stuck open. Take apart the valve & clean. Pretty simple, but search forum for more info, if needed.
    Drew
    New ride: 2012 Mojo
    Old ride: 2008 OBV

  7. #7
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    Stock ballast. Thanks for the tip about the valve being stuck open. I'll try and find that and clean it out
    2008 LSV

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    If that doesn't work, do a search on the word "Irritrol" (brand name) before you buy a replacement. Lots of good discussion on better valves and systems.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV
    2000 Outback LS (sold)
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  9. #9
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    Make sure the little black override lever on the valve for that sac is in the correct position.
    2005 Mobius LSV

  10. #10
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    Where is this valve? On the line going to the sac or by the pump. Thanks
    2008 LSV

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