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  • 2013 Murphy Ballast Timers

    All. Setting my ballast timers for my 2013 X25. What times have you guys been using? Do the tanks fill and empty at the same speed.

    Also, have been having an issue. Sometimes when I turn my boat off and on again the tanks are showing water in them all of a sudden. Anyone else have this issue?

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    My rears have a shorter time then my center ballast because the center is a little bigger. I don't know my exact times, but just bumped mine up this past weekend because I wasn't getting anything out of the overfill vents so was not sure if they were filling completely. My suggestion is use the stop watch on your smart phone if you have one, bump all timers up to 5 min and time the fill empty by when water comes out of the vents for fill and for empty you can tell a difference in the sound of the pump when it runs dry and adjust accordingly. I just went with the assumption that they are programmed with a general time at the factory and no two pumps will move the exact same amount of water. Hope this helps.

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    • #3
      Timers and senders for 2013. I think the problem may be in the fact that I have extra sacs plumbed to overflows in rear.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nick911 View Post
        Also, have been having an issue. Sometimes when I turn my boat off and on again the tanks are showing water in them all of a sudden. Anyone else have this issue?
        Yup, noticing some weird ballast readings when turning on/off boat... Gotta experiment more next weekend...

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        • #5
          Man I should have bought a G23...please tell me this isn't a repeat of 2012. Is it too much to ask to have a ballast system that works?

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          • #6
            How do you adjust ballast timers on a '13?
            onewheat

            2013 X-25

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            • #7
              Originally posted by onewheat View Post
              How do you adjust ballast timers on a '13?
              Since I'm not at the boat just from memory hit the menu button and from there it is one or two screens where the ballast timers are.

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              • #8
                I have extra sacks plumbed into the rear tanks, so the timers are set to fill the hard tanks at "50%" full and then the hard tanks and bags at "100%" full. They have worked great and always set the ballast according to how I have the profile set. I have had occasions where the tanks and/or bags fill as dictated by the profile, and then randomly during the set the ballast gauge will suddenly read differently than what the profile specified. At first I thought the pumps had kicked in and were dumping or adding ballast randomly, but upon further inspection the ballast was still consistent with the profile setting, the gauges were just off for some reason. I am planning on asking my dealer, but I am sure a software update would fix this since it is only the display that is off, not the actual tanks. Are you experiencing something similar?

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                • #9
                  So allegedly the tanks have timers AND a sending unit.

                  I'm planning on calling MC tomorrow. That's 4 people experiencing the same problem, 3 with PnP and one without. All my tanks were showing empty tonight at the launch. I emptied my tanks while on trailer just to see and the port tank had about 2 minutes worth of water in it, or, over half full.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Nick911 View Post
                    So allegedly the tanks have timers AND a sending unit.

                    I'm planning on calling MC tomorrow. That's 4 people experiencing the same problem, 3 with PnP and one without. All my tanks were showing empty tonight at the launch. I emptied my tanks while on trailer just to see and the port tank had about 2 minutes worth of water in it, or, over half full.
                    I didn't think PnP was available anymore on the 13's?
                    onewheat

                    2013 X-25

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by onewheat View Post
                      I didn't think PnP was available anymore on the 13's?
                      X-star is the only model for 2013 that you can get from the factory with PNP as far as I know.

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                      • #12
                        By PnP I mean owners that have had extra ballast plumbed into overflows.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Nick911 View Post
                          Man I should have bought a G23...please tell me this isn't a repeat of 2012. Is it too much to ask to have a ballast system that works?
                          You plumbed in extra bags.... you have to get your timers dialed in, it is no big deal. If your timers are set too low, because of the extra bags, it is going to leave water in the tank. It will think it is empty because of the times that you have set for empty and fill. It uses those times as a guideline and also checks the sender readings once in a while to verify levels.

                          It took me an hour or so of changing times, and setting up the appropriate fill/empty times after I added the bags. It works perfectly now.

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                          • #14
                            Nope it's showings sporadic levels regardless of bags. I confirmed on trailer tanks were empty day before. Get on water it tells me my tanks all have a different percentage. I bring them back to zero, turn ignition off, turn it back on, and one tank is showing 100%. Drain it, turn off ignition, then next tank is showing 20%.

                            The KGB is also acting up and it has no bags.

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                            • #15
                              Anyone have a contact # for MC?

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