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Old 03-06-2006, 09:46 PM
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My a/c installer is wanting to use a brass grated water pickup mounted through the hull on my 353 Fastech. What are other people using and where are they mounted? This pickup looks like a "bump" on the bottom with a grate. He says it will not affect the boat like a clam shell type. I wanted him to use a fitting similar to the bilge dumps (a little more flush) but he is worried about trash getting into the hole. Any thoughts?

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sonic uses the one you mentioned, fountain uses one that hangs off the transom similar to the engine water pickups
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Several of the local guys have put a P/U on the transom near the drain plugs. These can be similar to the live well tank intakes (w/ screens) used on bass boats. They are out of the water when running yet well below the water line when sitting still. The P/U your installer wants to use is good for express cruisers that run A/C while underway.
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Mine is like to said.clam shell but mounted under the boat and where the shut off can be reach in the engine compartment.its brass too.
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i've got one that i took off a fountain. Been laying in my garage for 5 years.You can have it if you want it.Send me address.It hangs off the rear of the transom
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Mine is like to said.clam shell but mounted under the boat and where the shut off can be reach in the engine compartment.its brass too.
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i've got one that i took off a fountain. Been laying in my garage for 5 years.You can have it if you want it.Send me address.It hangs off the rear of the transom

this is the best choice and cant beat the price !!!!!
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I have thru hulls on the transom for a/c and vacu flush head.
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