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#1 surfstick



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Posted 05 July 2015 - 10:23 PM

Howdy all, I'm New to the site and was wondering if any of you have had problems with your ballast system/controls?  The right side sticks periodically (controls won't light up) and I have to manually open the ballast with an Allen wrech.  It will reset itself for awhile but seems to have a mind of its own in the water.  Any help would be appreciated..thx!

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 10:31 PM

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 08:12 AM

Pull it out and clean it..lube generously and buy a replacement bc it's days are probably numbered.
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Posted 09 July 2015 - 07:41 AM

I will say I have a sticky ignition switch that sometimes doesn't come back to the run position.   So when we are out there and the gates don't work all I have to do is look down and see if the key is more towards the "start" or in the run.   Make sure key is in the run and not just a bit off.    Happens to me, but now that I know it I just make sure once I start the boat to get the key correct.    This winter I will replace the ignition switch and will solve it.   But for now, it may be your issue as well.

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 10:14 AM

second Pickle's advice. You can pull it out and lube it / clean to see if that helps. But just pick up a replacement because they are known for crapping out. Cheap part to have on hand to save a day on the water.

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