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  1. #21
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    Adsman,
    GENIUS idea on the ballast set up.. How well does it drain?
    Parts list? I have been contemplating an upgrade to gravity iv as shown on here by a couple of users, but that is genius. I have some extra bags I could probably put under the console to do this.
    BW
    Brad

    Mississippi/Louisiana
    2011 Launch 21V
    2006 Moomba Mobius LSV sold
    2004 Outback sold

  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04OUTBACK View Post
    Adsman,
    GENIUS idea on the ballast set up.. How well does it drain?
    Parts list? I have been contemplating an upgrade to gravity iv as shown on here by a couple of users, but that is genius. I have some extra bags I could probably put under the console to do this.
    BW
    Fills and drains no problem. Keep in mind, you can fill with both valves open, but you have to switch the valves to empty each bag separately... good thing is you dont have to have to disconnect anything... it is slow though, since you are filling 2 bags with one pump.

    PARTS:

    FLEXPVC
    (Measure to Length as needed... bought a 50FT roll for like $30-$40)
    I got my flexpvc online http://www.flexpvc.com (since the supplier was local to me and it was BY FAR THE CHEAPEST OPTION)... i have seen it at Home Depot since i did this.... also, i guess you could get it from a dealer... but i would guess it would be real expensive...
    NOTE: my first prototype i used that clear reinforced tubing (like this http://cracklecdn-e7.simplecdn.net/i...LP/ALP0072.jpg ) instead of flexpvc, and kinking and collapsing during draining was a huge problem

    SPLITTERS VALVES
    Needed 2 garden hose splitters... had lots of metal ones at the Depot.... but went with Plastic.... http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA280_.jpg
    cost a couple bucks

    GARDEN HOSE "COUPLER"
    Needed 4 Female connections and 2 Males.... cost a couple bucks
    something like this http://images.hardwareandtools.com/P/1389006.jpg
    note: the couplers came with plastic clamps, but i figured the stainless steel would give me the best ability to tighten down the flexpvc (since the flex pvc is way less flexible than garden hose)

    HOSE CLAMPS
    10 Stainless steel Hose Clamps... got a whole bag of them at the depot for cheap

    FLY HIGH QUICK DISCONNECTS
    4 Right Angle Quick Disconnects... got them from the local board shop.... coulda gotem cheaper online... think i paid like $5-7 bucks a piece

    I also bought some plastic hose hangers to secure the ballast lines to the hull.... but I never got around to doing it and they dont get in the way as they are now...

    thats it!

  3. #23
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    May i suggest that everyone who posts here starts a new thread instead of posting their mods into this thread. That will make it a lot easier two ways, searching and replying to certain topics. Replying here will only make it a nightmare of confusion.

    Or as another suggestion, if someone starts a Ballast thread then we can all post up or ballast mods, or a thread for stereo mods, rack mods, etc.

    Any other ideas?
    2007 Mobius LSV

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