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corta 02-18-2013 03:26 AM

weed traps
Hi, I am an Australian who just bought a x9 with the 330 hp motor. Unfortunatly we ski on a tidal river which gets weed & small debris in it. Any suggestions for a weed trap to catch the debris before the impeller would be much appreciated. Thanks :cool:

psychobilly 02-18-2013 04:17 AM

G'day Cobber!

This is what a lot of us have put on ours.

and they have the hose connections too...

There's some threads in here, just search and you will find some threads in here.

Here's mine installed...

If you do get one keep in mind that it's plastic with an O ring and it ain't got to be as tight as ya can get it, just snug.

Hope this helps cuz ;)

mikeg205 02-18-2013 12:14 PM

Jsut make sure the o-ring is lubed so it seals well after you clean it out.

corta 02-19-2013 03:56 AM

many thanks
Thanks for the input. After searching a bit further I found an 1 1/4" inline filter that we used on our other boats, which also we can use to flush the motor with a simple tap fitting. After I have fitted this I shall post some pictures. Thanks again. corta.

petermegan 02-19-2013 04:05 PM

On my previous boat I had a filter mounted similarly but none on my current boat. One comment I have heard along the traps is that filters should be placed after the raw water pump and not before (not that easy mind you). Apparently the rubber impellor, raw water pumps don't like being restricted on the suction side. This makes a little sense to me and I just wondered what everyones thoughts were on this please??

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