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Old 04-17-2010, 10:59 AM
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Water Coming out of the Hull???

So I put both bolts back in the block, both bolts back in the manifolds, my new thermostat in with the gasket, tighten down all clamps on the hoses, fire up the boat and turn on the water.

My boat has some sort of "custom" water hook-up on the transom where I just screw the water hose into when I want to run it out of the lake. Makes for easy access and I don't have to pull any hoses or any of that. Never had a problem with it. So I'm running the boat, I know it'll take a good 5 seconds or so for water to spit through my exhaust, and it did. I noticed the water wasn't coming out in the same rhythm-if you will-that it had before. Not really a big huge difference like it wasn't getting water, but I know the boat, and it wasn't pumping out like it had before. So I'm thinking, "Well, impeller might be damaged".

I look under the boat and in the middle of the hull (set back to the rear more-so), there's the 2 "vents". I've got water coming out, and don't know why I don't have anything leaking, bilge is dry, I checked all around inside the engine compartment for nearly 5 minutes with it running, and can't find anything...

I'm a little leary of taking the thing to the lake today like I wanted, can anybody help me out?
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:04 AM
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If your "custom" water hook-up is the perko flush, it has a built in spring to close off the raw water intake from under the boat. If it doesn't close properly/all the way, water will leak out of it as well as go to the the raw water pump. If you have sufficient water coming out the exhaust as you did before, it shouldn't be a problem, IMHO. Does it sound the same as before?
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:06 AM
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It doesn't sound the same as before, but I will be back in 10 minutes with pictures. Leme see if I can get a video uploaded as well. It's almost like it's coming out in "bursts" so to speak.
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:20 AM
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:24 AM
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And yes, I know about the prop, I've been in a hurry this morning up until now, don't have my custom "1UP" bracket that I use to keep it from spinning

The "custom water hook-up" has Sherwood Flush Valve Kit written on it inside the boat, here's a few pictures. It's funny because the drain plug in the bilge says "Perko" (of all things)
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:35 AM
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Looks like my Perko. Follow the hose in the top of the pic that says "in". That should be where the water is coming out of the bottom of the boat. If there is not enough water pressure, it will not close all the way. Check your garden hose water pressure. Hope this helps. I still think you're OK to go!
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:45 AM
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Thanks for the help woobie! So I guess that "vent" on the bottom of the hull is the raw water intake?? Hey, I'm still learning
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:47 AM
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You're welcome. I'm still learning too! If you ever have a question or concern, some here always has the answer !
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:45 PM
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Not only do I have no idea what a "1UP" bracket is, but I have absolutely no clue why in the world you would need to put the boat into gear. Here's a good rule of thumb: when you hear a high-pitched screeching coming from your boat, it's time to stop whatever you're doing.
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It doesn't sound the same as before, but I will be back in 10 minutes with pictures. Leme see if I can get a video uploaded as well. It's almost like it's coming out in "bursts" so to speak.
Water coming out of the exhaust in gushes, bursts and spurts is normal at idle, so it's all OK.
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