View Full Version : I'm gonna put on my big boy panties

05-22-2012, 01:20 PM
Noticed last weekend that my ballast was pumping and draining slow. Then I noticed my ski locker was swamped. Found the cause of the leak:
Now I'm not really a DIY kind of guy but I'm trying to make an honest effort and do some things on my own and "learn" the workings of the boat.

I noticed the line was kinked because the cut out in the cover board was probably cut to shallow. I've removed the board (and found the ballast pumps by the way). I've unhooked the kinked line and am gonna head to home depot to replace (think i read something from Kane saying this is best place to get locally). Then I'll get to cutting a bigger angle in the board

So with a new tube and a bigger slot cut out in the board I think I may have fixed my issue on my own. Watch out now!!

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05-22-2012, 01:29 PM
Nice, next thing you know, you might even replace the impeller and belt on the boat yourself. Other then that changing the oil and filter is really about all you need to really know LOL

05-22-2012, 01:36 PM
Let's not get carried away now Mike!!

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05-22-2012, 01:38 PM
Boards cut, off to home depot I go

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05-22-2012, 01:50 PM

05-22-2012, 03:57 PM
Thanks for the applause Berg. I sense some sarcasm haha -:)

8 bucks and 5lbs lighter my first real DIY is done. They only had white hose but it's all good. Will try it out tonight hopefully

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05-22-2012, 04:12 PM
You did it! Yaaaay! Not keep on tackling stuff!


KG's mom was so happy for you she wanted me to share this pic she sent me of her and her gang a while back!

05-22-2012, 04:45 PM
there ya go Petty!

05-22-2012, 05:32 PM
Sweet, we nearly made it an entire mom without bringing up dusty's mom. I bet she been lonely

05-22-2012, 05:34 PM
Sweet, we nearly made it an entire mom without bringing up dusty's mom. I bet she been lonely

An entire "mom"? You been drinking this morning, Petty?

05-22-2012, 05:40 PM
Week!! Me and dusty's mom had a helluva time this afternoon. Took advantage of me in so many ways

05-22-2012, 11:31 PM
Late to the party , but what the real fix is to add an elbow at that junction. Its too quick of a turn for the piping. I did this 3 years ago and I believe that the 10's made this correction. But maybe it took till the 11''s

05-23-2012, 12:18 AM
Can you throw up a pic next time your with the boat Doc. I'd appreciate it. It's fixed now but for how long who knows, this one only lasted 13 months!!