Originally Posted by drschemel
I put those pitot pick-ups on my boat a few years ago. they are an upgrade from the original (which are no longer available anyway!) and if you saw off the upper part of the flange and elongate the hole on either side slightly, it will fit back in the same screw holes as the original came out of. The tube goes through a separate hole, so it remains the same.
Yep. Just use the original holes in the boat, and drill holes in the replacement pickup using the original pickup as a guide. Ignore the top hole. Coat the screw threads in 3M 5200 and screw it in. Definite improvement. If they still work, put your old pickups up for sale. If I recall, I think I got around $75 a piece for my old OEM pickups. Like you mention, they are NLA and some people will pay the premium to keep their boat looking all original below the waterline. I prefer function over form.
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