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
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.