Like Tree0Likes

Am I crazy or is there a way

Reply
Old 07-31-2011, 03:03 PM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
nitrousnolan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: NY
My Boats: Just A Rider
Posts: 716
Default Am I crazy or is there a way

to keep Imco lowers from picking up weeds like that is there intention and sole purpose in this world. I have a pair of 2" shorties on my flat bottom Fountain, I have had more issues with these getting clogged with weeds this season that I want to install transom pick ups and ditch these stupid nose pickups. On top of the weeds I have WAY TOO MUCH water pressure that I did not have until the installation of these. I have talked to others that have had the water PSI problem like me and others that have had to open up this water pickup due to LOW PSI. Now I had a thought and correct me (which I'm sure you will) if you think other but I have the idea of using appoxy to attach a piece of screen over the outside of the pickup to lower the water inlet area to also lower the water PSI and hopefully keep the weeds from entering the drive and getting jammed with weeds. Any ideas or experience with any off these issues or resolutions I would love to hear them. I'm off to back flush the system now and see what treasures I picked up this weekend.
nitrousnolan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2011, 03:23 PM
  #2
Registered
Trade Score: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Between A Womans Leggs in IL
My Boats: 77 donzi x18 92 formula 336 sr1
Posts: 6,321
Default Fixx

Quote:
Originally Posted by nitrousnolan View Post
to keep Imco lowers from picking up weeds like that is there intention and sole purpose in this world. I have a pair of 2" shorties on my flat bottom Fountain, I have had more issues with these getting clogged with weeds this season that I want to install transom pick ups and ditch these stupid nose pickups. On top of the weeds I have WAY TOO MUCH water pressure that I did not have until the installation of these. I have talked to others that have had the water PSI problem like me and others that have had to open up this water pickup due to LOW PSI. Now I had a thought and correct me (which I'm sure you will) if you think other but I have the idea of using appoxy to attach a piece of screen over the outside of the pickup to lower the water inlet area to also lower the water PSI and hopefully keep the weeds from entering the drive and getting jammed with weeds. Any ideas or experience with any off these issues or resolutions I would love to hear them. I'm off to back flush the system now and see what treasures I picked up this weekend.
a friend had the same issues last weekend!,, i installed a LWPU duringthe week and he said its perfect now and no issues..
FIXX is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2011, 08:18 PM
  #3
Registered
Thread Starter
 
nitrousnolan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: NY
My Boats: Just A Rider
Posts: 716
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrfixxall View Post
a friend had the same issues last weekend!,, i installed a LWPU duringthe week and he said its perfect now and no issues..
On what kind of boat?
nitrousnolan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011, 12:01 AM
  #4
Registered
Trade Score: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Between A Womans Leggs in IL
My Boats: 77 donzi x18 92 formula 336 sr1
Posts: 6,321
Default fixx

Quote:
Originally Posted by nitrousnolan View Post
On what kind of boat?
25' baja islander
FIXX is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



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 09:43 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.