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2005 LSV Ballast question


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I just got LSV that came with the malibu launch system and I bought the boat from a guy who has a lot of money but doesn't know anything about the boatso he couldn't really help me. He thought it had 2 ballast sacs in the rear and 1 in the middle/front. I found the middle one but the two in the rear aren't anywhere to be seen. I think I found some tubes that co, could be from the fill pump but it looks like it goes into a "wheel well" like thing on each side. I don't know if that is it but just can't visually see anything. And also I'm guessing that is it so how long does it take to fill up approx. andwhat are some good combos between how much to fill the 2 rear(if they are there), the front, and the up or down manual wedge. Myself and the riders I go with are all beginner/inter. riders. I know it's a long questions but I'd appreciate any help with this, I anticipate some good knowledge I signed up the day I bought the boat and had been a great source for anything I needed.Thanks again!

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The "wheel well" things on each side are the rear tanks. They should just be plastic tanks covered in carpet so they look the same as the rest of the boat. You should be able to see the keel tank if you lift the small hatch just to the left of the driver's seat. It will be just forward of the hatch. If you pull off the cushions in the bow and then lift the carpeted triangle under them, you should see the bow tank.


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It is the ballast. You should have four ballast tanks: two rear, one keel, one bow. They pump full of water to give you ballast. When you are finished boarding, you drain them and you are back to normal. You should have a separate fill/drain switch for each of the rear tanks and one or two switches for the keel and front tank. My boat only came with three switches: the two rear and one switch for the keel and front tanks. I installed another switch so I could fill all four separately.


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