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VLX bow sac question


GEH

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First post here. I'm buying a VLX. The one I have my eye on does not have the factory bow tank. I understand the factory tank holds 400 lbs. I was considering installing the Fly High Integrated Bow Sac that goes under the seats. Does anyone know how much weight it would end up holding. Also, this is a 2008 boat I'm looking at. Any idea if I would be able to hook it up to the ballast monitoring system? Thanks.

Greg

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The integrated bow seat may only get you around 300 lbs before pushing up the cushion. Do a quick search in the forum as I believe this was just discussed by someone with a similar situation.

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Hi-

First post here. I'm buying a VLX. The one I have my eye on does not have the factory bow tank. I understand the factory tank holds 400 lbs. I was considering installing the Fly High Integrated Bow Sac that goes under the seats. Does anyone know how much weight it would end up holding. Also, this is a 2008 boat I'm looking at. Any idea if I would be able to hook it up to the ballast monitoring system? Thanks.

Greg

You can't hook it up to the monitoring system with a sac. You'll be able to see it sitting there on the floor or seats not sure why that's important to you. Most likely you'll be filling it manually anyways so I sure hope you'll know when it's full.

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That thread is about the original VLX, which is quite a bit smaller in the bow.

I would guess that you'll be able to get close to 400lbs. out of the Integrated Bow Sac in the '05-'08 VLX, so the performance would be roughly similar to factory qMLS option.

You won't have ballast monitoring though, as that requires hard tanks that can be fitted with a level sender (like the fuel tank uses). Does the boat have a Wedge on it? If so, and especially if it's a Power Wedge, you REALLY need the extra weight up there.

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That thread is about the original VLX, which is quite a bit smaller in the bow.

I would guess that you'll be able to get close to 400lbs. out of the Integrated Bow Sac in the '05-'08 VLX, so the performance would be roughly similar to factory qMLS option.

You won't have ballast monitoring though, as that requires hard tanks that can be fitted with a level sender (like the fuel tank uses). Does the boat have a Wedge on it? If so, and especially if it's a Power Wedge, you REALLY need the extra weight up there.

Sorry about this post - I didn't see the Ballast Section of the Modifications area. I think I can find the answer to my questions if I look around. My only remaining question is if the IBS fits in an 08 VLX and I guess that was answered above.

I don't want to monitor the water level in the sack, I wanted to be able to fill it up automatically from the dashboard. The boat I am looking at does have power wedge. Actually, I'm looking at two boats - a 2007 with a factory front tank and a 2008 without. It sounds like front ballast is important, but I was leaning toward the 08 boat cause its an 08. Both boats are brand new and the same price.

Greg

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You can definitely hook up the bag to be controlled from the dash, and there are a couple of options for how to accomplish that. If you decide to go with the '08 and have questions on how to do that let me know.

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