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  1. #411
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    Quote Originally Posted by shockthis View Post
    So Basically the Moomba's are backwards compatible and the new software works for them and can get ballast sensors etc, but the guys that have to more expensive line of supra's are SOL for any new software, etc?
    I asked my dealer about the ballast sensors and he checked with the factory who told them they were not upgradable on my 18 SL. This bums me out...because the one thing that really frustrates me about my boat is the ballast timers. Every time I go out I have to watch for the overflow and manually reset the ballast indicators.


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  2. #412
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    As soon as a manufacturer actually adds flow meters to their ballast system, they will patent it and corner that market. I donít know why Moomba didnít do this instead of just use a sensor that acknowledges that the bag is overflowing and is full.

    With a flow meter on the fill/drain line, you could tell EXACTLY HOW MUCH BALLAST IS IN THE BAGS TO THE OUNCE!


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  3. #413
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stazi View Post
    As soon as a manufacturer actually adds flow meters to their ballast system, they will patent it and corner that market. I donít know why Moomba didnít do this instead of just use a sensor that acknowledges that the bag is overflowing and is full.

    With a flow meter on the fill/drain line, you could tell EXACTLY HOW MUCH BALLAST IS IN THE BAGS TO THE OUNCE!


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    Well, it is not exactly that easy. We, and I am sure several others, have looked at the flow meters. While that could work, it doesn't take into account leaks at the bag. If you had a fitting loose or the bag drained, you could measure how much water you put in the bag, how much you took out of the bag, but you couldn't keep up with the water that didn't go through the ballast pump or hose....

    Also, while it seems like we are only using a sensor that is working as the bag is overflowing, that is not the case. Some boats only have "flow sensors", but some boats have true ballast sensors that have an actual tube that is measuring the actual water level. I can't go into too much detail but I can tell you that most of it is patent protected and I would imagine someday soon you will see other manufacturers using it as well. And we will continue to use more of the sensor as we develop the proper software to go with all the information we have from the sensor. Right now it adds a lot of value because you don't have to worry about overfilling your bag, but I would say soon, we will have that extremely high accuracy that the industry has always lacked in terms of true ballast sensing that can also work with additional bags or plug and play systems. Like I have said before, the future has a lot of technology in it and I have a feeling you will see a lot of that first on the skiers choice products...
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  4. #414
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    Quote Originally Posted by KnoxMojo View Post
    Goose, I'll take that as a maybe...hahaha
    And KnoxMojo.....we will definitely leave that as a maybe someday... hehehe
    Matt Brown
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  5. #415
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    Quote Originally Posted by goose View Post
    And KnoxMojo.....we will definitely leave that as a maybe someday... hehehe
    Sounds like a plan.
    2018 Supra SA400 aka The Ron Burgandy
    2011 Sea-Doo Wake 155
    2015 Mojo Surf, sold...2013 Axis A22 Recon Edition, sold...2010 Axis A22, sold...2007 Maxum 180sr3, sold

  6. #416
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    Quote Originally Posted by goose View Post
    I have said before, the future has a lot of technology in it and I have a feeling you will see a lot of that first on the skiers choice products...
    Stoked for the Skiers Choice brand and family.
    DFTR Josh
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