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Old 06-18-2007, 08:02 PM
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The water is just forced up the hose and out through an outlet in the transom no pump . The pump is now sucking water through the transom pickup.
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:44 AM
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That is correct, water is forced through the transome pick-up to your engine mounted pump.


Should you choose to add a drive shower, it has nothing to do with your other water supply or pump. It's mounted by itself on your outdrive and has a little lead hanging in the water which the water is forced up through and then just dumps the water on top of your outdrive for cooling the top bearing.

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There is quite a bit of water presure from a transom mounted pickup. I know thie because I now have one with a sea strainer. The other weekend I opened the strainer to clean it out, and didn't tighten the lid enough. Water was spraying from the glass lid (with rubber seal) all over the engine comparnment. And I did strew it down to what I thought was tight. Not so!

Here is a pick of my pickup and strainer.
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Old 06-19-2007, 07:24 AM
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what size , i need 1 , how much..
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The Latham design looks great, & very simple to install. I've decided to leave the drive pick up figured the way it is, I will simply run a hose from the fitting inside to a thru hull fitting to dump it over board. I think that is the easiest, & just a bit of insurance for the drive. I've searched, & can't seem to find solid info on whether the drive has to have water going thru it. I also do plan on a drive shower install.
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Dump the water from the drive back on top of the drive if you can! The more water on the drive the beter!
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I think there is a bit of confusion on this thread ,rangerrick was talking about using the drive pickups for a drive shower and adding a transom mounted pickup for engine cooling, i think he was.Rangerrick if you want to get a drive shower alot of aftermarket dealers have them, they mount on the drive on the out side of the boat.
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Rangerrick after reading your post you cant just tap into your cooling water fitting to dump water on your drive , this water is intended for the engine. If you want to cool your drive purchase a drive shower.
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Canada jeff how much dialing in was needed to adjust the length or depth of your transom mounted pickup and why did you elect to go with one, Thanks CODERED
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Here is a system similar to what I think you are considering. The water pick-up to the to strainer and sea pump is a bottom mounted thru-hull or a transom mount.
The drive water in the picture is routed with a 90 degree fitting at the drive, out thru the ext. box and then back to the drive as a "shower".
If no ext box, you could also route the drive water back out the transom to the top of the drive with a thru-hull fitting similar to the fittings in picture.
This system works well if you are up for the rigging project.
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