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Jimmy Buffett

Ballast sac connectors

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Jimmy Buffett

I finally finished my ballast project with the connectors. Here's what I used - a length of 3/4" ID hose with holes drilled, a 3/4" barb to garden hose connector and a 3/4" swivel connector (all from Home Depot). Then I got the Flo-Rite quick disconnect connectors (available from Barefoot International). Grand total spent was $35. Here are a few pics:

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Kellyb

Looks great. Nice install.

Kelly

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actionadd

Why did you put the holes in the piece of tubing that goes into the sack?

Nice install.

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Jimmy Buffett

I saw somebody else's done that way and thought it made some sense. It serves the same purpose as the blue waterbed fittings - disperses the water better than just the hose itself. More important on the drain side I suppose. Just watch those drill bits - they go through skin like butter. Shocking.gif

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WakeGirl

Nice job. Where did you put the sack & how much weight does it hold?

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Jimmy Buffett

Ebay, claims 600 lbs (but probably less in the ski locker). May upgrade to a better one but this will work for now until I can justify the extra cost.

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LouDoc

Nicely done and well thought-out! Thanks for the pics.

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Sunsetter95

Do you have the clamp on the sac also clamping it all together so there are no leaks?

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Jimmy Buffett

No, just wedged it in there. It fits pretty tight.

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