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    Default Controlling overboard header water

    Is it absolutely necessary to mount the valve that controls overboard header water at the back of the boat? Or can the valve be mounted off the outlet housing on the top of the intake? I'm thinking that it would be easier to control with the valve located on the top of the intake versus having to make the adjustments at the back of the boat.
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    I would lose the valve or keep it open. You can get into all kinds of trouble with this set up. I can explain if you want, shoot me a PM or call. Jim
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    I have always ran a valve off the intake! Easy access to fine tune! This is a setup that I am running on a cruiser boat!
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    I run stainless braided line from the pump to the drivers seat (valve) then to the headers. Usually its "set it and forget it"
    Only other (gate) valve is at the pump for temp control. Been running it this way for several years.

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    Have run it that same way Widetrack has it. Allows you to adjust for back pressure for the headers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol Blue View Post
    Have run it that same way Widetrack has it. Allows you to adjust for back pressure for the headers.
    I shoulda been more specific. I want to be able to control the back pressure from the top of the intake rather than @ the back of the boat. I'm assuming this is okay to do then?
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    I only control flow at the back of the boat, water leaving the thermostat housing should be unrestricted if I remember right. One to a Bassett T valve and an unrestricted dump line.

    *edit* I have dry headers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cordog009 View Post
    I only control flow at the back of the boat, water leaving the thermostat housing should be unrestricted if I remember right. One to a Bassett T valve and an unrestricted dump line.

    *edit* I have dry headers.
    Cory, If you run dry headers whats the need for a Bassett Tee valve?
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2GLOCK View Post
    I shoulda been more specific. I want to be able to control the back pressure from the top of the intake rather than @ the back of the boat. I'm assuming this is okay to do then?
    Yes, will operate the same as back by the transom, IMO.
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    Nuther vote for inline header water "Valving", we use lever ball (or equivelant) valves before the T valve as well as in the OB dump line , valving gives very solid control over water flow, Tom
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Nuther vote for inline header water "Valving", we use lever ball (or equivelant) valves before the T valve as well as in the OB dump line , valving gives very solid control over water flow, Tom
    Good to hear from you Tom! Would you happen to have a picture of one of those lever ball valves before the T?
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2GLOCK View Post
    Good to hear from you Tom! Would you happen to have a picture of one of those lever ball valves before the T?
    Thanks Eddie , its descreet little ball valve from Mcmaster works well


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