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Thread: Check valve on Ballast systems?

  1. #16
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    Back in the good ol' days a 2006 22ve
    Yeah, 09 for sub-floor then 2010 they introduced the surf and pro level option.
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    Just an observation but, looking at the hard water spots on the hull and the corrosion on the scupper, that RV shitter valve could just be stuck from salt build up. However, if it is, the rest of the system is probably ready to disintegrate as soon as you mess with it. Wires, pumps, hoses, maybe even the sacs. If it’s spent 10years in salt, yikes.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy.

  3. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by chpthril View Post
    Blast from the past, I bet thats an old Rival Ballast system. I bet they used a scoop pickup and the wast-gate has failed. This lets water flow right in underway. This is why the electric gate was used. It opens when a pump is turned and closes when the pump is turned off.

    Best advice, GUT IT. Remove the scoop and gate and go with a mushroom.
    I think I’m going to try what a coworker suggested. He said to just flip the scoop around and install it as it should have been installed. It made complete sense to me. I’m not super concerned with being able to fill underway and at idle the water will still be available to the pumps. It was one of those suggestions that was an eye opener for me. Sometimes I just get so wrapped up in a problem that I overthink it and over engineer it. Unscrew it, pry it off, clean up the old caulk and recaulk and install. Boom! Done.

    Hopefully you don’t see an issue with my new idea?!?



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  4. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by NICKYPOO View Post
    Just an observation but, looking at the hard water spots on the hull and the corrosion on the scupper, that RV shitter valve could just be stuck from salt build up. However, if it is, the rest of the system is probably ready to disintegrate as soon as you mess with it. Wires, pumps, hoses, maybe even the sacs. If it’s spent 10years in salt, yikes.
    No salt. Just Utah hard water.


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