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2005 VLX Ballast question

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bluechevy32

Hi guys, Im new here and just purchased my first wakesetter! 2005 VLX. It is currently in dry storage for the winter. Marina that went through the boat said the bow tank and the center tank might have a problem. He said the bow tank impeller, I think, filled and the but wouldnt drain and the center tank drained but wouldn't fill. Not being in water he wasnt sure if they were connected some how? They mostly deal in cruisers and pontoon boats, not sure if he had ever worked on a boat with ballast tanks. Is this something I need to get checked out? It is probably a stupid question but I couldn't find any info about it online. Thanks!

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t a

Each tank will have its own fill and drain pump. Look in the center pull-out floor thing and you should see 3 pumps, 2 are fill pumps for front and center tanks, the other is a drain for front tank I believe. These are very easy to replace and should only be like $30/piece.

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bluechevy32

Thanks for the reply! If the 3rd pump is for the bow drain, how will the center tank drain?

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t a

It's somewhere else, I'm just not sure where...turn it on and hunt for the sound :)

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edgeski1

do you have 4 switches on the dash for ballast? I seem to remember 2005's having one switch to fill mid and bow ballast.

The pumps are located in the following areas

2 fill pumps screwed into the floor, one for mid, one for bow

1 drain pump screwed into the bottom of the mid ballast

1 drain pump behind the little "wall" leading into the bow, it's carpeted, you would kick it with your feet. It's screwed in there, you need to hunt them down

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Lance B. Johnson

Don't replace them before you try this!!!!

Turn the switch on and then tap on each pump with a screwdriver handle. After a boat has been sitting for awhile sometimes the pumps just stick.

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LiquidCourage

I think I looked at that boat- did you buy it in Iowa?

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bluechevy32

I think I looked at that boat- did you buy it in Iowa?

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bluechevy32

Ya I bought it in Iowa

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LiquidCourage

Good looking boat- hope they treated you well on price!

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bluechevy32

I think I did ok, what made you pass on it?

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bluechevy32

Good looking boat- hope they treated you well on price!

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bluechevy32

I think I did ok, what made you pass on it?

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