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  • Tech Tuesday #17: 1-1/8" Flow Rite Quick Connect Fittings 33046

    Tech Tuesday Fly High Fittings

    The 1-1/8" Flow Rite Barbed Elbow Quick Release Connector (Part #W746) is designed to work in conjunction with the Fly High 1" Quick Release Connect (Part #W743). We often hear from our customers that they are concerned that these fittings won't work for their boat because it has a 1" hose... We are here to dispel the rumors and explain how the Flow Rite 1-1/8" Quick Connect Fittings work with a 1" hose.

    First, lets talk about what both of these fittings do for your ballast. The Fly High 1" Quick Release Connect #W743 is designed to integrate Fly High Ballast Bags to a factory ballast system. This fitting easily screws into your Fly High ballast bags for a quick, water tight seal. The Flow Rite 1-1/8" Barbed Elbow Quick Connect Fitting is designed to make a secure and water-tight connection with the Fly High 1" Quick Release Connect

    Many of the major wakeboard boat manufacturers like Mastercraft, Supra, Moomba, and Axis Wake Research all use these fittings for their factory ballast system. *Add links

    The most common question we get is this "How will my 1" hose work with a 1-1/8" fitting?" Lucky for us, the high quality marine grade hose we use is flexible, so the two fittings end up working together. If you are having any issues getting the hose onto the fitting we recommend trying to heat it up with a blow dryer so the vinyl material has a chance to soften.

    If you would like more information on the Fly High Quick Connect Fittings please read our Fly High Quick Connect Fittings Explained Blog Post.

    Fly High Quick Connect System

  • Easily Install 1-1/8" Fittings into 1" Ballast Hose

    Thanks to a standard that extends back more than 30 years, most marine bilge related products use 1-1/8" hose connections rather than the more common 1" inside diameter size. To make matters worse, many fittings are advertised universally as being designed for 1" hose, even though the actual nominal size of the fitting is 1-1/8". As you can imagine, it can be difficult to make a fitting that's too big fit into a hose that's too small. Unfortunately many ballast systems actually do use a true 1" fitting somewhere in the system, which means that 1" hose must be used throughout.

    We have a lot of customers contacting us why it's so difficult to get the 1" fittings they purchased inside the 1" hose they bought from us. Refer back to the paragraph above for the answer, but basically the fitting is 1/8" too big for hose. Fortunately with a little knowledge, it's actually quite easy to get the fitting to slide into the hose. It's a question that's asked enough that we decided to put together a little video that shows the process:

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