WakeMAKERS Complete Reversible Pump Ballast System

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WakeMAKERS Complete Reversible Pump Ballast System
WakeMAKERS Complete Reversible Pump Ballast System
WakeMAKERS Complete Reversible Pump Ballast System
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Item: S16740

The WakeMAKERS Complete Reversible Pump System is a turnkey solution for automated filling/draining of the ballast in your boat. Build a bigger wake at the flip of a switch.

Finally, it's here! The WakeMAKERS Complete Reversible Pump Ballast System is everything you need kit to add an automated ballast system to your boat. This system will fit the bill whether you're simply adding a bow bag in your brand new boat or looking to install an automated ballast system for several bags in your older model boat.

Our turnkey ballast system allows you to choose the pump you want to use and offers the option of adding our exclusive timer module to automate the run time of your pump. We've included all the components you need to install a single ballast zone designed to serve one ballast bag. If you're planning to fill more than one bag, we recommend dedicating one complete system for each ballast bag.

This complete ballast solution will have you ready to start enjoying the performance and convenience of automated filling/draining of the ballast bags in your boat.

What's Included

  • Ballast Pump (based on your selection)
  • Preassembled Fill/Drain Hose (20 ft)
  • Preassembled Vent/Overflow Hose (10 ft)
  • Exclusive Plug-and-Wake wiring Harness (20 ft battery to switch extension & 20 ft switch to pump extension)
  • Intake Hardware Assembly
  • Thru-Hull Fitting
  • Bag Fittings for WakeMAKERS FIT Series Ballast Bags (if you are using a different brand of bag, please purchase the correct Flow-Rite compatible fittings)
  • Marine Adhesive Sealant
  • Installation Instructions

NOTE: The WakeMAKERS Complete Reversible Pump Ballast System does not include ballast bags.

Bag Compatibility

The entire line of WakeMAKERS ballast bags are designed to be Direct Connect compatible with the Complete Reversible Pump Ballast System. From our WakeMAKERS UniversalFIT Rear Ballast Bags to our WakeMAKERS CustomFIT Ballast Bags, we are sure to have the right ballast bag for your needs. Not sure which ballast bag is right for you and your boat? Our ballast experts are here to help you get set up with the bags that will fit your boat and budget.


Choose from either the WakeMAKERS Premium Reversible Pump with its 12GPM rating or the Jabsco Ballast King Reversible Pump with its high output 15GPM rating.

The number of ballast bags you wish to fill and drain will dictate how many complete systems you will need. We recommend purchasing at least one pump kit for each ballast bag you wish to fill and empty. This will replicate a factory setup and offer the very best performance.


If you choose the WakeMAKERS Premium Reversible Pump option we include 1" fill/drain hose assemblies and 3/4" Vent/Overflow hose assemblies. With the Jabsco King Pump, the Vent/Overflow hose and thru-hull fitting are upgraded to 1-1/8" size to support the additional volume this pump is able to deliver.

Timer Module

The Achilles heel of reversible ballast pump systems has long been that they drain below the waterline, therefore making it difficult to know when to turn off the pump(s). Our new exclusive Timer Module solves that problem by giving you the ability to pre-set the run time of the pump(s), causing them to automatically shut off when finished filling/draining. This helps to prevent possible damage to the pump and/or impeller. We include a timer module for each zone, or pump, that you select automatically.

WakeMAKERS Plug-and-Wake Wiring Explained

WakeMAKERS Premium Reversible Ballast Pump Wiring Guide
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Reviewed by Tim M.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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2001 SAN Double Ballast Upgrade

Bought two (2) King Ballast pump systems along with Wakemaker Universal Fit Bag Busters to replace hard tank factory ballast. The installation was not diffucult, and we added a second ballast intake at the bottom of the boat. The pumps are fast and fairly quiet. Would buy again and again! Great upgrades to the boat, with the new monster wake for both surfing and wakeboarding.

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Reviewed by Brian D.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Great system.

This complete system is great. The instructions were easy to follow. I used one system to fill two bags and had to buy a few extra pieces, which is expected. It's a little intimidating with the first instruction of drilling a 1" hole in the bottom of the boat, but it worked great. If I had one minor critique it would be to not have the vent hose made with the backflow preventer. It can easily be installed by the installer and located better when installed.

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Reviewed by David B.
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Rated 4 out of 5
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Save time and automate your boat!

After 3 summers of tossing the tsunami pump in the lake to fill the bags, we decided to upgrade. Our prep time went from 20 minutes to about 8. The best part is the ability to fill ballast while under way from the dock to the surf spot. Fast fill and drain times make setting up to surf a breeze. We surf more now because the process is so easy.

We have a 1994 Mastercraft VRS 225. It can be daunting drilling holes in your boat. But after the first one, the rest go quick. The longest part of the install was figuring out where to put the thru hull intakes and valves. Just make sure to look for clearances and measure twice, cut once!

Fish tape helps run the electrical wires where they need to go. With this system there is no cutting and splicing wires together. Everything just clicks together.

Pumps are a bit louder than I imagined, but not obnoxious. Loving it so far!!

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Reviewed by Brandon S.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Great system!

This system looks like plug n play system that come in new boats. It has pretty much everything you need. It does take a long time to install properly, I would say closer to 10 hrs to install. I did 3 systems.

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This product can expose you to chemicals including DINP (Diisononyl phthalate) and DIDP (Diisodecyl phthalate) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov.

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