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  • 2010 X2 starboard ballast tank removal

    Well it was a great holiday week until my bilge filled with water...

    Looks like I have a pretty sizable leak in my starboard hard tank and was wondering if anyone has had any luck removing one with out splitting that hull and two if anyone knows if they are still available or easily repaired. Worst case scenario I'll plumb in a fat sac for the rest of the summer, but I kind of like having the hard tank.

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    Did you ever resolve this problem? I'm curious as to what you found and if you have a solution.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Moosecrackers View Post
      Did you ever resolve this problem? I'm curious as to what you found and if you have a solution.
      I started to mess with it an realized that it was going to take more time than I was willing to spend on it mid season. For now I have a fat sac plumbed in place of the hard tank. I plan lo look into it further this winter.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by flyguy570 View Post
        I started to mess with it an realized that it was going to take more time than I was willing to spend on it mid season. For now I have a fat sac plumbed in place of the hard tank. I plan lo look into it further this winter.


        I have the same problem. Did you end up removing the hard tank and replacing it with a bag? Thinking about doing that also.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by crowmobe2 View Post
          I have the same problem. Did you end up removing the hard tank and replacing it with a bag? Thinking about doing that also.


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          I ended up finding the crack and have attempted to weld it back together for now. In the garage it holds water, so we’ll see what happens once it’s on the lake.

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          • #6
            Word is a replacement tank is about $500 but it takes 20 hrs worth of labor to have it replaced. With the tanks in the 2010s you have to have the hull separated to get the tanks out.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by flyguy570 View Post
              Word is a replacement tank is about $500 but it takes 20 hrs worth of labor to have it replaced. With the tanks in the 2010s you have to have the hull separated to get the tanks out.


              Thanks. Mine is cracked to where I can’t repair it and I’m thinking of cutting it out and replacing it with a fat sac. Looking for advice from someone that’s done it before I go tearing into it.


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              • #8
                Reviving this thread

                My 2010 X2 STB Tank has started to leak as well. I also have the fly high piggy back system plumed in, the likely culprit, but wanted to know if anyone decided to ditch the tanks and just run custom sacs in their place.

                Better/worse?


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                • #9
                  Ditch the tanks and plumb in 1100 bags and be done with it.

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                  • #10
                    I was able to find my leak and fix it. If it had been much worse I would likely have gone the bag route.

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                    • #11
                      I cut out my tanks and replaced with bags. Sooooooo much happier

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                      • #12
                        Hey guys, can we circle back to this quick. is removing the tanks really getting that much more weight in? How are you doing it? Anyone add another ballast pump to help speed up the process. If this is a hyjack I will post on my own, just seems like we are talking about the same problem... keeping water in the boat... lots of it

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by VGScapes View Post
                          Hey guys, can we circle back to this quick. is removing the tanks really getting that much more weight in? How are you doing it? Anyone add another ballast pump to help speed up the process. If this is a hyjack I will post on my own, just seems like we are talking about the same problem... keeping water in the boat... lots of it
                          I never cut mine out. I was able to locate my leak and fix it. We’ve just been running the stock tanks and 400# bags on each side. If you want to remove the tanks with out cutting them out you’d need to split the hull. I tried several different ways with no luck and ended up with multiple deals telling me the only way was to split the hull.

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                          • #14
                            right, I am not opposed to cutting them out if it makes a big enough difference in the amount of total weight I can hold. I was thinking of having two custom bags made that would replace the hard tanks completely and fill up under the back seats on either side as well. then it would be the same shape as the 400's filling up the rear lockers. It would be a large L shaped bag on either side. Maybe with an additional ballast pump that would flow into both bags.

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                            • #15
                              VGScapes-

                              I ended up cutting mine out and ordering custom bags from WakeMAKERS. I could never find the source of my leak, but knew there had to be a crack somewhere. When I cut the tanks out, I did find a crack in the pillar of the tank which was impossible to see with the tanks in the boat, and would have been impossible to repair. Splitting the hill was never an option I was considering. The sacks I designed are exactly what you’re suggesting, they mimic the shape of the factory tanks and FlyHigh overflow sacks like an L shape. While I haven’t had a chance to run them yet, as it’s winter, based on the suggested capacity (1,275 pounds each), I’ll be carrying significantly more weight as they are designed to fill the compartment completely. I was hesitant to cut them out too, but now that the deed is done, I’m looking forward to a “leak free” summer.




                              Hope this helps!!!



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