WakeMAKERS Complete Reversible Pump Ballast System
Finally, it's here! The WakeMAKERS Complete Reversible Pump Ballast System is everything you need kit to add an automated ballast system to your boat. This system will fit the bill whether you're simply adding a bow bag in your brand new boat or looking to install an automated ballast system for several bags in your older model boat.
Our turnkey ballast system allows you to choose the pump you want to use and offers the option of adding our exclusive timer module to automate the run time of your pump. We've included all the components you need to install a single ballast zone designed to serve one ballast bag. If you're planning to fill more than one bag, we recommend dedicating one complete system for each ballast bag.
This complete ballast solution will have you ready to start enjoying the performance and convenience of automated filling/draining of the ballast bags in your boat.
- Ballast Pump (based on your selection)
- Preassembled Fill/Drain Hose (20 ft)
- Preassembled Vent/Overflow Hose (10 ft)
- Exclusive Plug-and-Wake wiring Harness (20 ft battery to switch extension & 20 ft switch to pump extension)
- Intake Hardware Assembly
- Thru-Hull Fitting
- Bag Fittings for WakeMAKERS FIT Series Ballast Bags (if you are using a different brand of bag, please purchase the correct Flow-Rite compatible fittings)
- Marine Adhesive Sealant
- Installation Instructions
NOTE: The WakeMAKERS Complete Reversible Pump Ballast System does not include ballast bags.
The entire line of WakeMAKERS ballast bags are designed to be Direct Connect compatible with the Complete Reversible Pump Ballast System. From our WakeMAKERS UniversalFIT Rear Ballast Bags to our WakeMAKERS CustomFIT Ballast Bags, we are sure to have the right ballast bag for your needs. Not sure which ballast bag is right for you and your boat? Our ballast experts are here to help you get set up with the bags that will fit your boat and budget.
Choose from either the WakeMAKERS Premium Reversible Pump with its 12GPM rating or the Jabsco Ballast King Reversible Pump with its high output 15GPM rating.
Quantity The number of ballast bags you wish to fill and drain will dictate how many complete systems you will need. We recommend purchasing at least one pump kit for each ballast bag you wish to fill and empty. This will replicate a factory setup and offer the very best performance.
If you choose the WakeMAKERS Premium Reversible Pump option we include 1" fill/drain hose assemblies and 3/4" Vent/Overflow hose assemblies. With the Jabsco King Pump, the Vent/Overflow hose and thru-hull fitting are upgraded to 1-1/8" size to support the additional volume this pump is able to deliver.
The Achilles heel of reversible ballast pump systems has long been that they drain below the waterline, therefore making it difficult to know when to turn off the pump(s). Our new exclusive Timer Module solves that problem by giving you the ability to pre-set the run time of the pump(s), causing them to automatically shut off when finished filling/draining. This helps to prevent possible damage to the pump and/or impeller. We include a timer module for each zone, or pump, that you select automatically.
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