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Boat Build Series

Malibu 247

Episode 5

Installing Ballast / Length 28:35

How to install all the new ballast system and bags!

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We walk you through all the steps for checking fitting, running hose, and getting wiring set up.

What you will need:


  • Power drill
  • Phillips bits
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Wire stripper/crimper (better than the one in video)
  • Air pump
  • Auto wire stripper/crimper
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Adjustable pliers
  • Heat gun
  • Hole saw kit


  • Plumbing Tape
  • Grey hose retainers
  • Ballast kit
  • Stainless steel screws #8 1 in.
  • Blue Sea fuse box

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