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    Default 01 SAN Ballast Install

    I finished my ballast install two weeks ago and took it out last weekend to test it out. Here is what I used:

    3 jabsco reversible pumps
    2 fly high 750's
    custom fly high ski locker sac 12Hx27Wx78L
    fly high integrated bow sac
    second battery
    battery separator
    12 slot fuse panel
    11"x29.75" 1/8" thick 5052 aluminum panel to mount pumps
    Many Many more parts, feel free to ask if any questions
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    Default RE: 01 SAN Ballast Install

    I like it. Are you just not going to have a rear pylon. Did you time it to see how long it took to fill them up?

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    Default RE: 01 SAN Ballast Install

    I was just looking at the thru hulls and did not see any sealant. Did you use any on the hull connection? If not I highly recommend it. I used 5200 below the water line on all thru-hulls. I put it on both surfaces(flange and Nut) inside and out.
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    Default RE: 01 SAN Ballast Install

    the 750's take 7-8 minutes to fill. That is what I have in mine. not sure about the bow or belly tanks, I do not have them plumbed in on mine.
    Looks great, but have the same questions as Brad about the pylon, and the sealant. That center pump is going to make it hard to get the pylon back in...
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    Default RE: 01 SAN Ballast Install

    How about a picture from below of the strainer
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    Just a bit of advice, I'd reconsider how you place the pumps. Keep in mind that you will have to periodically replace the impellers so you want them as easily accessible as can be. Installing them upside down, or with the pumps tucked under something else, will make it time consuming to work on them. The way they install them on the 2008 and newer boats is nice - personally, I'd put them in the port rear locker either on the side or back by the transom.

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    Anyone have a pic of the '08 pump instalation?
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    I have mine on an angled bracket bolted on my port stringer, forward of the motor. Access to the impellers is generous, and it hangs the pumps inwards so it does not impede by ballast bags at all. I will see if I can find the drawing of it. Photos are in the thread linked below.

    http://www.planetnautique.com/index....hlight=ballast
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    The pumps must be installed upside down to keep water out of the pump motor. The pumps are ignition protected not water proof. If you have the room putting them on their side will work. In that configuration it will not be hard to change them. I made a practice run on mine to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bchesley
    The pumps must be installed upside down to keep water out of the pump motor.
    ??? No issues in two seasons.
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