Like Tree0Likes

Water pickup changes - questions

Reply
Old 06-01-2006, 01:23 PM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 33
Default Water pickup changes - questions

I am looking to replace my water pickups to throughhull scoops with grates since the existing transom ones are too small, leak a bit, and dont perform very well - I suspect internal runst at the 90-degree weld or they are coming out of the water too easily on plane. Performance guys - I know - but this thing is a beast anyway and the 2 mph I lose is no big deal - I want cool engines.

Couple questions:

1) Hoses are all 1 1/4" ID so I assume throughull and shutoff valve should be larger ID than 1 1/4 correct?

2) Should I leave my existing transom mount pickups or cut them off and plug them.

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/orenar...cc.jpg&.src=ph picture I think you will be able to see of my water pickup as they exist.
Swamplizard13 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2006, 02:41 PM
  #2
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Paducah KY KY Lake
My Boats: 39 Lip-Ship Cigarette 700 Zuls
Posts: 3,811
Default Re: Water pickup changes - questions

maybe an idea?
Attached Thumbnails
Water pickup changes - questions-seats-202-large-.jpg  
customryder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2006, 06:11 PM
  #3
Registered
 
Poorsche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Melbourne, FL
My Boats: 2000 Century CCF 2600
Posts: 1,243
Default Re: Water pickup changes - questions

I made this change on my 357SR1. We had the engines out and electrolysis had eaten the transom mounts. I stcuk with same sizes as hose for strainer, thru-hulls and seacock valve. Had plenbty of water flow and engine temps stayed right on spec. Was running FC EFI 454's with TRS drives.
Poorsche is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
LZH
Drives and Lower Units
0
02-25-2008 09:18 PM
dualprop
General Boating Discussion
1
09-11-2006 03:34 PM
mr_velocity
Skater
6
08-29-2006 12:25 PM
pwrbotr
General Boating Discussion
13
03-09-2006 10:38 PM
CN24
General Q & A
8
01-03-2005 01:07 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:13 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.