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    Hi all a newbie question

    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 hate the winter!! Platinum Member Vinny P's Avatar
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    Re: Hi all a newbie question

    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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    Re: Hi all a newbie question

    Quote Originally Posted by checkmate454mag
    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 )
    Last edited by jt29olhp500s; 02-10-2005 at 06:15 PM.

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    I hate the winter!! Platinum Member Vinny P's Avatar
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    Re: Hi all a newbie question

    Yes I mean the same thing.

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    Re: Hi all a newbie question

    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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    Re: Hi all a newbie question

    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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    Re: Hi all a newbie question

    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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    Re: Hi all a newbie question

    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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