Aerator Ballast Pump Schematic

Tech Tuesday #16: Wakeboard Ballast Systems Explained

Posted by Spencer on Jun, 10 2014

Wakeboard ballast is defined as the storage of mass within a boat to displace the hull deeper in the water which in turn changes both the wake size and shape. There are two common designs for a wakeboard boat ballast … Continue reading

Tech Tuesday Fly High Fittings

Tech Tuesday #14 : How to install Flow Rite 1-1/8″ fittings into 1″ Ballast Hose

Posted by Jake on May, 13 2014

In this weeks edition of Tech Tuesday, Spencer takes us through the basics of inserting a 1-1/8″ Flow Rite fitting into 1″ Ballast Hose. Most marine bilge related products use 1-1/8″ connections and a lot of factory systems come standard … Continue reading

Malibu XTIi

Tech Tuesday #13: Weighting a Malibu XTi for Wakesurfing

Posted by Spencer on May, 06 2014

The Malibu XTi can be a tricky boat to weight for wakesurfing based on the amount of room we have to work with.¬†We have had many customers that actually produce great wakes behind the direct drive Malibu’s so it is … Continue reading

Elevate Turbo Ballast Pump

Tech Tuesday #10: Elevate Turbo Ballast Pump

Posted by Jake on Apr, 08 2014

The Elevate Turbo Ballast Pump has been around for a few years, but riders are still unsure about the differences between it and the Fly High Tsunami Pump. We are here to dispel the rumors and give you a detailed … Continue reading

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Tech Tuesday #7: How to Fill and Drain Ballast Bags with the Elevate Turbo Pump

Posted by Jake on Mar, 18 2014

How do I fill and drain my ballast bags with the Elevate Turbo Ballast Pump? We hear this question quite a bit from our customers and on the boating forums. If you are new to portable ballast systems or boating … Continue reading

Fly High Custom Ballast Bags

Tech Tuesday #5: Measuring Your Boat for the Perfect Custom Wakeboard Ballast Bag

Posted by Spencer on Mar, 04 2014

WakeMakers works closely with Fly High to build custom fitted ballast bags ensuring 100% of the free space you have is filled to capacity. Optimize your boat’s storage compartments to obtain the most water ballast. Every wakeboard boat manufacturer has … Continue reading

Johnson Ultra Ballast Reversible Pump

Tech Tuesday #4: All about the NEW Johnson Ultra Ballast Reversible Pump

Posted by Jake on Feb, 25 2014

Welcome to Tech Tuesday! Each week we will choose one question from a customer and post the answer on our blog. You can join in on the action by emailing your technical questions to sales@wakemakers.com with the subject: Tech Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Ballast 101: Basics of Adding Ballast to Your Boat

Posted by Jason on Feb, 19 2014

We wanted to develop the definitive guide to adding ballast to your boat to build a better wake. Whether you’re interested in wakeboarding, wakesurfing or both, the information included here will give you all of the knowledge you need to … Continue reading

Opening the Eight.3 Telescoping Port

Tech Tuesday #3: Eight.3 Telescoping Ballast Bag/Pump System Explained

Posted by Jason on Feb, 18 2014

Welcome to Tech Tuesday! Each week we will choose one question from a customer and post the answer on our blog. You can join in on the action by emailing your technical questions to sales@wakemakers.com with the subject: Tech Tuesday, … Continue reading

Liquid Force Straight Line Sumo BroStock 750

Tech Tuesday #2: 2014 Straight Line & Liquid Force Ballast Bag Improvements

Posted by Jake on Feb, 06 2014

Welcome to Tech Tuesday! Each week we will choose one question from a customer and post the answer on our blog. You can join in on the action by emailing your technical questions to sales@wakemakers.com with the subject: Tech Tuesday, … Continue reading