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  • LakesideRec
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    On my 2015 210 I found a posting (on this board, I think) with the dealer settings unlock code. In the settings you can set the option letting it know you have the pro ballast (adds 250 lb per side on the 210) and another option for the "quaga" filter. A flow-obstructing filter is apparently required in some states to keep invasive species known as "quaga" out of the ballast system. The effect of making that setting is to compensate for the slower flow by extending the pump time and adjusting the calculation of lbs / minute accordingly for displaying the estimated lbs of ballast on board.

    I don't know about the G series, but I just swapped out the 250lb sumo-sacs that were in my 210 for some 500lb 60x20x10 bags from Wakemakers. They are a bit constricted in the space, so likely holding bit less than 500 lbs each. In terms of plumbing, they are only connected at the back bottom of the bag to a T inserted inline with the main fill line at the back/bottom of the hard tank. On the 210 with the L-shaped hard tanks, the bag is not vented. The vent at the top of the L on the hard tank is already higher than the bag.

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  • kylant
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    can anybody post the install instructions for the wakemakers piggyback system?
    mine arrives tomorrow, but I want to have everything ready when I go out to the boat.
    thanks

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  • Psyco66
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    Originally posted by kylant View Post

    what part number is this prop?
    what is the cup?
    what improvements did you notice?

    thanks
    Pulled out of the whole better fully loaded. Did not loose any top speed since the prop is a larger diameter.

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  • kylant
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    Originally posted by Psyco66 View Post
    ...I also installed an OJ 15x14 prop. Well worth it.
    what part number is this prop?
    what is the cup?
    what improvements did you notice?

    thanks

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  • Psyco66
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    Originally posted by hisgoofyness View Post

    Excellent!

    Which bag did you use for the bow? & did you plumb it inline with the front hard tank?

    i was planning to buy lead bags for the bow, but i would rather have all bags so that i'm not toting the extra weight around all the time

    I ordered the wakemakers kit today for the rear. i will get that installed and then decide my next step(s)
    I use the 675 sumo max sac.
    Free Shipping, no sales tax and our best price promise on the Straight Line Sumo Max 675 Bow Bag & Max Flow Pump (675 lb) at WakeMAKERS, the trusted name for boat accessories.

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  • Jo2009
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    Originally posted by Psyco66 View Post

    I installed the wake makers kit in my 18 GS22. I also added a 675 bag in the bow to make the same longer. The wake is huge and long. Well worth the install. It cleans the wake up nicely. I also installed an OJ 15x14 prop. Well worth it.
    I'm in the middle of the Wakemakers install on my 2017 GS22. The drain/fill connection is pretty straight forward but I'm struggling with the vent.overflow line. Since my thru-hull fitting runs forward I can't make all the connections without some serious kinking. Did you have to make any modifications to get the vent line connected? Thanks,

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  • hisgoofyness
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    Originally posted by Psyco66 View Post

    I installed the wake makers kit in my 18 GS22. I also added a 675 bag in the bow to make the same longer. The wake is huge and long. Well worth the install. It cleans the wake up nicely. I also installed an OJ 15x14 prop. Well worth it.
    Excellent!

    Which bag did you use for the bow? & did you plumb it inline with the front hard tank?

    i was planning to buy lead bags for the bow, but i would rather have all bags so that i'm not toting the extra weight around all the time

    I ordered the wakemakers kit today for the rear. i will get that installed and then decide my next step(s)

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  • Psyco66
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    Originally posted by hisgoofyness View Post

    Hey Dave - Have you had an opportunity to try out the boat since installing the wakemakers kit? If so, what are your thoughts on the difference in wake versus stock?
    I installed the wake makers kit in my 18 GS22. I also added a 675 bag in the bow to make the same longer. The wake is huge and long. Well worth the install. It cleans the wake up nicely. I also installed an OJ 15x14 prop. Well worth it.

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  • hisgoofyness
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    Originally posted by Davidpsalt View Post
    Sorry for the delayed post - however, Wakemakers was back ordered and I just received the kit. It did not come with any instructions so I have to call them tomorrow to see where I can get them. I may be able to get to the install this week-end, but since my boat is winterized, i wont be able to test it out until we get past the "freeze zone" here in Atlanta. Today was 76 degrees and sunny - a perfect day to be on the water but I don't want to have to re-winterize with 4 more weeks of possible freezing weather. If I do get to the install this week-end, I will take some pictures of the process and post them here.
    Hey Dave - Have you had an opportunity to try out the boat since installing the wakemakers kit? If so, what are your thoughts on the difference in wake versus stock?

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  • idahosan
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    Originally posted by mikenbike211 View Post
    I would be interested to see how the boat reacts to all that weight just in the rear. Start a new thread when summer comes or I will.... I did the factory bags and am putting 700# more in lead bags ..... it would be interesting to compare notes.... the ballast system uses the level/pressure sensors to determine if the pumps should be on or not. The system wonít let you keep cycling to my knowledge....


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    We could cycle the pumps in the Ď18 gs22 I demoed.

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  • charlesml3
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    Originally posted by Tallredrider View Post
    Even when the system thinks it is full, it would allow me to pump water all day if I manually turned on the pumps. (2016 G23).
    Same for 2017. They all run on timers to determine when the tanks are full/empty.

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  • Tallredrider
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    Even when the system thinks it is full, it would allow me to pump water all day if I manually turned on the pumps. (2016 G23).

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  • mikenbike211
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    I would be interested to see how the boat reacts to all that weight just in the rear. Start a new thread when summer comes or I will.... I did the factory bags and am putting 700# more in lead bags ..... it would be interesting to compare notes.... the ballast system uses the level/pressure sensors to determine if the pumps should be on or not. The system wonít let you keep cycling to my knowledge....


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  • Davidpsalt
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    My kit came with two 800 lb bags giving me an additional 1600 lbs of ballast. The factory kit only provided an additional 350 per side or 700 total plus the dealer wanted just over $1,700 total with install. Understood on the timer adjustment - once I change the setting I realize I may just have to hit the fill button again and wait to hear it reach the over fill and shut it off.

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  • mikenbike211
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    Originally posted by Davidpsalt View Post
    Sorry for the delayed post - however, Wakemakers was back ordered and I just received the kit. It did not come with any instructions so I have to call them tomorrow to see where I can get them. I may be able to get to the install this week-end, but since my boat is winterized, i wont be able to test it out until we get past the "freeze zone" here in Atlanta. Today was 76 degrees and sunny - a perfect day to be on the water but I don't want to have to re-winterize with 4 more weeks of possible freezing weather. If I do get to the install this week-end, I will take some pictures of the process and post them here.
    Was are the bag sizes for the piggy back system ....factory are 350 ea....I donít think you can change the timers beyond that. The system you bought should need directions, the hose end have labels telling you where they get installed ... fill for fill, overflow, etc. my guess is that the piggy back system uses the overflow hose from the underfloor bag as the fill and so on.


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