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    Default New Ballast Bag

    I have a 2007 LSV and I just got a 750 lb fatsac to put in my surf side. I took the old bag out and found theat the quick release valves dont want to come out of the stock bag, so Iordered some new valves. My question is that the hose's look pretty short I don't think that they will fit once I fill the 750 bag up. Has anyone run into this and how did you come up with a fix?
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    I have the same thing and mine fit..tight.. I think someone else on here RE routed the house to get a little extra length on it..
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    I think Moombadaze has all these answers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed G View Post
    he should. doesn't he now have about 38 ballast bags, enough irrigation equipment to cover a farm and $16,000 invested?

    Ed, your gona get me in trouble-the wife does read this sometimes and isnt aware of the amount of $ invested--lol.

    Timbuck, ok, what ya want to do is...

    Take the hose going to your balast bag -undue it at the valve-right above the v-drive and swap it with another valve that is closer-you should gain the xtra length needed, then just take the electrical connection for the solinoid at the valve and swap them the same as the hoses you just swapped and your switch panel will still work the correct bag.

    Be prepared as filling and emptying that 750lb bag will take a long time-one good thing is that can be corrected with a little effort.

    I can now fill my surf bag (750lb) in 5 minutes now with no xtra holes drilled in the boat.
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    I had the same issues when I upgraded to the 750's as well. A little heat and some visegrips should help you get the valves out. I then put tsunami quick connects on the 400's to use these bags wherever I need to in the boat.

    For the hoses, go to the local hardware store and buy some fittings for garden hose repair and a couple feet of tubing. I think the fittings are universal for 3/4 and 5/8. Should be able to do it for under $10 easy.

    Chad

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    Thnx Guys really appreciate it.
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    So, I'm doing the same things, and while what moombadaze suggested will work for one bag, the other side will still be short. My plan was to re route the hose to fill from the front. Anyone see any problems with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tailgate View Post
    So, I'm doing the same things, and while what moombadaze suggested will work for one bag, the other side will still be short. My plan was to re route the hose to fill from the front. Anyone see any problems with that?

    not at all
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    Hey Chad, any interest in coming over some time and helping put in some plumbing in the Ole Outback? Could be a steak dinner and beverage of choice in it for you

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    Sled,
    I'm in. Pick a date and I'll bring my boards.

    Chad

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