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Pump intake grates- thinking of trying something taboo

Discussion in 'Member Tips and Ideas' started by gmtech16450yz, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. Eric Ballard

    Eric Ballard Jet Boat Junkie

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    The black paint looks awesome! What kid of paint did you use?
     
  2. Bruce

    Bruce Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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  3. McMark

    McMark Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    Do you guys remember when they would “extrude hone “ the pumps back in the 80s on the skis?
     
  4. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Admiral

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    I did not know that! But - they don't seem to be doing it anymore anyway, not is our yammies that's for sure. And there are plenty of post on jet ski forums showing brand new SVHO skis with quarter inch gaps around their transom plates!!! Unbelievable.

    Now, on the flip side, the truth is these things have so much power these days that a person new to these propulsion systems or even an average user may or may not necessarily notice or care.

    There are serious gains to be made with pump sealing and tuning - that's for sure. And in turn those gains can make other components like Cobra steering enhancements work crazy sharp.

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  5. Neutron

    Neutron Jet Boat Lover

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    I put a seal kit in my FZS and it made a noticeable difference. Next is a top loader intake
     
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