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Old 12-17-2002, 07:15 PM
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Scoooop all the way!Why hide it?I love the look.
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Old 12-17-2002, 07:24 PM
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i fabricated a complete back hatch, with
scoops this last year, i'll give you my
experiences.
1. guy's think ther cool

2. the women hate them, from the reason's already mentioned.

3. if you have any type of windshield, there's
not really that much air flow to "load" the scoops

4. if you raft up alot, you have to police the area,
to keep your DRUNKEN buddies from stepping
on them, and breaking them

mine isn't padded, but the management has
made a comment, that if it's going to stay on,
IT WILL BE PADDED !!!

my main reason, besides the "cool" factor was
possible weight reduction, the stock hatch weighs
85 pounds, with all the support required to make it
sturdy enough to walk across, it ended up weighing
nearly as much as the stock hatch.

i didnt really see any documented performance
gains, i usually cracked open the stock hatch
when running w.f.o. to allow additional air into
engine compartment.

the last problem encountered was the cockpit
cover, it would no longer fit properly.

i'm keeping it on til i can no longer take
the "bashing" the wife and the other
females will be giving me.

my prediction: memorial day weekend.

hope this helps.
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Old 12-17-2002, 08:07 PM
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Hyper -

I plan on F1- "-1" stickers and plenty of graphics. I still think it'll look good and more importantly it won't cost me a fortune to run - i'm thinking with 260 to 300 hp I should be getting into the upper 50 to mid 60 range, - still be reliable, - and I'll be able to use it every night and my wallet won't get sucked dry. Hell, - my 25 baja with 330hp 454 sucked me dry on gas and only ran about 60.

I hadn't even thought about the thru-hull exhaust yet - if I run it wet I'll just use PVC plumbing pipes and put some chrome tips out that transom from an auto parts store - I can even put valves in the PVC that is changed from a pull cable at the dash - give me a trailer park version of "silent choice".

you all will be entertained as I start into this project - won't be for a few months - in the process of a 250 mile move...

maybe hyper will keep coming up with goofy ideas for me..
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Old 12-17-2002, 08:55 PM
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I will......

That much hp from a 4cyl? How? Im gona get the 6 up around there hopefully.
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Old 12-17-2002, 08:57 PM
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Ps, as for the gas, we ran WOT almost all day, from 11 ish to 5 ish, with a 4.3 and didnt even use 1/2 tank.
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Old 12-18-2002, 12:42 AM
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I think the scoops look great. If I keep my Checkmate I plan to install them. After installing Whipples I had to raise the hatch
3 1/2" and cut out the inside to clear the flame arresters. It looks okay but I think the scoops would look better. Does anyone know where to get a set of scoops that won't break the bank? And yes the cover has to be modified.
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Old 12-18-2002, 08:39 AM
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Gezzze Hyper, I'm jealous. With my 572 motor I could run from my house to Clearwater Beach and back, about a 15 or 20 mile run, and burn around 50 gals. I don't know how the new motor will be but it should be alot better. Wardey
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Old 12-18-2002, 08:54 AM
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I've run with and without the engine covers with no difference in performance and thats running two of the biggest air consumers on the water 653ci / 1100hp Sterlings. The scoops on race boats are mostly there to impress the younger non boating fans, If ya really need blower clearance the classic BAD boats always used boxes. Sun pads have a real value, cause all boats look best with women over the engines. JD
 
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Old 12-18-2002, 09:00 AM
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I went through the same thing last winter. Since I was adding bigger blowers I had to do something. My options were scoops, or install a "sombrero" under the existing sunpad that would cause hard spots in the pad where the sombreros were.

I chose scoops. I used the smallest ones I could find so I still have room on the sunpad for the ladies (I can fit three comfortably, or me on the bottom and one on top )

Here's before and after pictures.
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Old 12-18-2002, 09:01 AM
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Installation..
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