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    Yellow elbows on bailer tubes?

    Are the yellow elbows on the bailer tubes just elbows, or is there some sort of check valve in those also? I'm wondering why, I had the checke valves stick on my drains, and was going to blast air through the tubes in the nozzle to make sure there was nothing more in side of the bailer system.


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    Just elbows...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoman View Post
    Just elbows...
    Great thats what I thought, I assumed the only check valves are the white balls in the drain plugs in the hull. Now I know it will be safe to blast air through the bailer tubes in the nozzle, to see whats causing the balls to stick forward, and not allow any water to drain or siphon

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    why not ditch them and just install a bilge pump i just did 2 on mine l;ast week work great NOTHING to worry about now.

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    Why not leave them as a backup just incase. Aint like they are hurting any thing being in the ski. Bilge is prolly a good idea.

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    only reason i took mine out was i installed 2 bilge pumps.then when taken the ski out to the lake i started to take on water.opened the seat and notice the bailers were pushing water in the hull.i loaded it back up on trailer ran home and blew them out with air to unstick the balls.went back to the water and after like 20 minutes started doing it again!loaded it back on trailer took home and cut them out took off pump and filled in with silicone and 2 pennies seen others doing it on here ( GREAT IDEA!) nexct day took the ski back to the same lake kept a eye on it the whole damn time no water being pumped from the bilges. so i say the bailers are a piece of Sh*T! only from what i wne t threw with them...

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    PLUS it looks cleaner in the ski now.no hoses laying around getting in the way.

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    I have a bilage, I keep it as a back up/extra, I just like the bailers for most use, plus with the ball stuck forward it wont drain any waterout when your done.

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    The elbows have a small vacuum breaker hole to prevent siphoning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    The elbows have a small vacuum breaker hole to prevent siphoning.
    yes, plain elbows will fill your hull with water

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