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Old 04-20-2008, 12:15 AM
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I was told by one person you can't go from through hull to silent after a cetain rpm. but had to be back at idle. You could be running in silent mode, and open them up to through hull?? Is this true? and if so what is thr RPM that I can't do this past? I ask this because the guy i bought the boat from said you can do it when ever you want.

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On my 382 there are cut outs at around 2500 rpm's that will take it from silent mode to thru hull when getting up to running speed. I have been advised not to ever throw the switch when you are above ideal speed when going from thru hull to silent and there are all kinds of cautions on this from the manuals and directions from the manufacture.
I always throw the switch either way from idle just to be on the safe side. They are a great feature in my book.
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Mine would stay close and pop open themselves around 3,000 rpms....now that I have higher compression, bigger C.I. motors they will pop open at idle 1/2 the time....forget getting them to stay closed at any speed above idle.
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I think we are talking about differnt things. Mine has electric actuators that open vavles to make it loud. if there is no power going to them then it is silent....coming out under water through the hub. if you send the actuators power they will open and let it go through the hull making it loud. Is this not the same?
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Depends on power. Up to 415-425 you can probably run through-hub all the time. Over that, you need to open them at some point. The bigger the power (= more airflow), the sooner you need to go through-hull. CORSA makes a switch that will make sure the valves actuate at a certain speed. The switch can be wired for either normally-open or normally-closed applications.

As far as switching back and forth between through-hub and through-hull, I don't see whay you couldn't do it any time you wanted as long as you are below the critical airflow speed. I do it all the time with my CORSA system.
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I'm talking about the same system....electric, but mine must have some type of relief system. I've left it silent a couple times then as I got on plane the boat would get much louder as they popped open.....the new motors pop them open at idle now.
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I have the corsa system and they stay closed to wot if I wanted them to. I don't , but have.
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Ok well I tried it and they will do it either way, at any speed. I was just told not to go back to quite when above Idle becasue it put to much strees ont he acutators. but i thought it sounded funny...so that why i was asking. I personally only want it quite fo rhte use of talking to another boat or passing the Police or something like that, the rest of the WIDE OPEN..
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I have never heard a clear answer on this either. I have Silent choice on a 600sci.

I only leave them on above idle if we are wakesurfing or towing inflatables.

Under normal circumstances(95% of the time), I always open the exhaust before I take off.

They have never popped open on their own.

From all I've gathered and experienced, seems to be fine from idle to 3000 rpm or more....
I figure 3000rpm is moving roughly half the exhaust gas as WOT. (if not less). Above that starts to concern me.

Would be nice to have a clear definitive answer from mercury and corsa though. If there were warranty issues seems like there is a lot of gray area there to get screwed by.
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