So - now that we’re getting into surfing a bit more with our V230 - I decided to add more weight to the back of the boat. I didn’t want to use lead (don’t want the weight in the boat full time) and wanted to just use the pumps already in the boat. So - I picked up an 1100# Fat Sac and a kit from WakeMakers to swap the hard tank out for the Fat Sac.
Removing the hard tank wasn’t that tough. Removed the clamps, removed the screws holding the brackets to the floor of the compartment - a bit of twisting and elbow grease - and out it came.
The kit included all the hoses and fittings to make it a pretty clean swap. it included quick disconnect fittings so I can just pop them off and remove the bag with little effort. It also included a new fill hose from the fill pump to the Fat Sac, which includes a ball / check valve (not on the original equipment). I removed the existing fill hose from the pump to the old tank and replaced it with the new hose / check valve - put the new quick disconnect fittings on the drain and vent hoses - set the Fat Sac in the compartment and just connected it all up. Maybe a 60-90 minute job all together.
The kit did include a separate new piece that I show a picture of - for the drain line to hook up directly to a drain pump. That configuration didn’t work for the V230 - because the drain pump is located too far forward for such a short piece of hose.
I’ll take a pic when I get back on the water and fill the Sac - to see how it looks in the compartment.
Pics attached -