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Ballast Hose Leak


teamerickson

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For some time I've been trying to figure out how I'm getting water into the bilge. I finally figured it out!  I found a small leak in the center tank ballast hose! About an inch from the hose clamp, where it connects to the tank, there's a small pin hole that squirts water when tank is full. For my Axis the hose looks like ribbed bilge pump hose for the fill line. Trying to figure out the best way to fix it. It's in the mess of hoses near the T-Plug by the driver's feet. Even if I loosened the hose clamp I'm not sure the hose would the come off. I thought Malibu usually glued those on? Replacing the hose would be best but wondering about different (easier :)) options. So I'm thinking something like flexseal tape wrapped around the hose where the leak is? There's not a lot of room in there. Any other ideas? Slap some glue on it? Thanks.

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I mean.. that guy made his whole boat out of Flex seal on TV and has a great time driving it around. You just need it for a little pin hole leak....

The hose I have taken off a 2019 BU was not glued on. More like silicone I think is what is used. Does your hose have any play on it? Can you remove it and cut off just passed the hole and reinstall it?

That flex tape, if it works as advertised.... would probably work, can't be to much pressure on it.

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