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  • DIY piggyback setup

    I have a couple 400# flight bags already, just curious if there are any DIY tips (or tutorials)for plumbing them into the back piggyback, or if it Justin works alot better to buy the kit from WakeMAKERS. I have a 06 X2 for reference.

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    There's no magic in their kits other than someone has already done all the homework for you and built out all the components. I just finished plumbing mine in with some used bags I picked up on this forum, a bunch of clear premium 1" tubing and a hand full (OK 2 hand fulls) of fittings and clamps from WakeMakers.

    If you call WakeMakers they'll walk you though everything you need. On the fittings I did the more expensive quick release "anti oil can" fittings for the bags/lines so I can remove them when I want to clean and used the premium clear hoses. I also bought silicone fusion tape to wrap all the clamps so nothing would snag on them.

    Couple tips from my install.....

    Plan out your fill/vent hose runs before doing anything else. Get enough hose for the vent so you can create a loop in the line from the bag to the vent fitting on the side of the boat. I screwed this up on my first attempt and had an binding issue with the hose in the rear compartment and also a siphoning issue. I looped a 5' section of hose that was probably a foot away from the vent fitting and all my problems went away.

    What ever you think you'll need in hose you'll probably need twice as much. I thought I was going to have all kinds of extra tubing when I bought the 10' for the vent lines and it ended up being perfect with 5' on each side.

    You have a choice of straight or 90 degree quick disconnect fittings. If you're not 100% sure want you need, buy both so you can get the job done in one effort.

    Like I stated before this isn't a hard thing to do but if you don't know what you need you'll either end up buying not enough of something (most likely) or buying too much, which IMO is always better as I'd rather get the job done in one effort.

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    • #3
      James, did you have any luck with your additional bags? I tried to piggyback some 400s off of an IBS bag in the nose and the 400s fill fine, but will not empty. Still trying to figure out a good way to manage this. Wave is awesome though...

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      • #4
        Hi,
        Do you think these two configurations can work?

        or

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        • #5
          2nd one will work as long as that’s a spring loaded check valve on the vent line.

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          • #6
            With the first configuration, you'll run the risk of cracking your factory ballast hard tank if the piggyback bag is in the locker above the hard tank. The floor above the hard tank is not strong enough to support the piggyback bag by itself. The hard tank must always be full of water when there is any weight on the floor above it. That has to hold true during fill and drain.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by jpwhit View Post
              With the first configuration, you'll run the risk of cracking your factory ballast hard tank if the piggyback bag is in the locker above the hard tank. The floor above the hard tank is not strong enough to support the piggyback bag by itself. The hard tank must always be full of water when there is any weight on the floor above it. That has to hold true during fill and drain.
              Okay, thank you, I’ll keep the first solution.

              I found fatsac suitable for the X10/ X30 but I don’t know what ordered for the front. I have 3 choices, Sumo Max Open Bow Ballast 500 or 750lbs?
              Or fatsac W711 725 lbs?

              Thank you for your advice

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