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Old 02-10-2005, 05:50 PM
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Fist its nice to find this board even if my 26 Welcraft Antigua is no where near the boats I have seen on this board. Now for my question????? I just repowered with a new 496 and would really like to install a thru hull water pickup and not use the pickup on the Bravo 1 drive. If I install a drive shower will that keep the drive cool enough with out the pickup water being pulled thru by the pump. I make many 2 to 3 hr runs at around 3600 rpm traveling up and down the bay. Thanks for the help Jimmy 1st J
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I would suggest you not block off the stock drive pick-up, but rather plumb the water so it gets dumped on the drive via a thru-hull fitting. Of course, get a drive shower as well.
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I would suggest you not block off the stock drive pick-up, but rather plumb the water so it gets dumped on the drive via a thru-hull fitting. Of course, get a drive shower as well.

.....Or route the water coming through the drive,
back on top of the drive, this has the same effect
as a drive shower.

( I think we're talking the same thing here )

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Old 02-10-2005, 07:46 PM
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Yes I mean the same thing.
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Many say they hate the LW Pick-up Bravo I, I have had several on past boats, never an issue, back off the beach, neutral, rev, rev, forward, and off you go...
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Old 02-13-2005, 06:00 PM
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dont woorrry, about what you have compaird to outhers ,, ok. the main thing is your a boater. who cares if you no moter or quad 2000s , okieee dokieee so start postin those threads..
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My friend has that boat with a 260 (horse, merc 350ci)

He cruises at about 28 and his top was about 38 before the boat got tired.

Just curious what numbers you will run with that 496?
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With stock power levels (<450 horses), your stock water pickups on the sides of your B1 lower unit are entirely adequate. No reason to change them. The addition of a Simrek style drive shower is a big thumbs up, though.
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