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    in my boat the weep holes in my headers are directly over the stringers. as of right now i have no carpet or rail kit. once i get the cash though im gonna redo it and add the rail kit. the headers make a huge mess all over with the weep holes. im taking them out soon to add a crank case evac kit and wondered if i could add small extensions to the weep holes to either drop into the bilge area or meet together in back so the mess is less. i have my bassett t and gate valve set so its hardly any water, but still it happens. any thoughts on this? pics of what others have done? or should i just plan on more cleaning time after each trip?
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    Where do you want the water to go? In the bildge? It's going to make a mess no matter what you do. At least it's not oil dripping all over, water wipes up easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jyeager View Post
    Or. Run them dry?
    love to but the law here seems to have a hard on for jet boats.


    Futs in the bilge would be fine. just not all over both sides of the stringers. at least in the bilge it would mix with the other water and get pumped out or drained at the end of the day
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    Buddy of mine has his headers bunged at the weep hole. Then there are short tubes coming out to drain in the bilge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkbit View Post
    Buddy of mine has his headers bunged at the weep hole. Then there are short tubes coming out to drain in the bilge.
    Depending execution I dig this idea. May have to copy it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkbit View Post
    Buddy of mine has his headers bunged at the weep hole. Then there are short tubes coming out to drain in the bilge.
    can we get a pic of this next time its convenient for you please
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    Quote Originally Posted by jyeager:1905330
    Or. Run them dry?
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    One thing you might want to consider. I'm not sure if you'll have the same problem but I know guys who have tried running the evac AND water with problems. They would always get water in the oil. Removed the evac and problem went away. Just something to consider.
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    Gem427 has a 19 Daytona with extensions on the weep holes. I will see if I can get him to post a picture. It basically looks like a set of header water lines bent to redirect the water into the bilge. They are individual lines not clustered together. There are bungs welded to the weep holes just like the bungs for the water lines. It is a killer clean setup on his ride.

    EDIT: This is the same guy Sharkbit mentioned earlier. I will text him and ask him to post pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by $uperJoe View Post
    love to but the law here seems to have a hard on for jet boats.


    Futs in the bilge would be fine. just not all over both sides of the stringers. at least in the bilge it would mix with the other water and get pumped out or drained at the end of the day
    Move the header shut of valve to were you can access it while your underway and when you get to idle shut them off. I had one on my boat it worked fine, as long as i remembered to turn it back on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by $uperJoe View Post
    can we get a pic of this next time its convenient for you please
    I talked to Gary. He will snap some pics next time he is at storage. His boat is hibernating for the winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 67weiman View Post
    One thing you might want to consider. I'm not sure if you'll have the same problem but I know guys who have tried running the evac AND water with problems. They would always get water in the oil. Removed the evac and problem went away. Just something to consider.
    I run evacs with wet headers on my Rebel. I have no issue with water in the oil. I know of several other boats in my area with the same configuration. None have an issue with water in the oil. Not saying it doesn't happen, just saying it can be done with no issue.
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    I had a set of Bassett's someone had added the bungs to the weep holes. Basically it looked just like your water lines, one coming off the bottom of each tube and they swept back into a collector. All 4 per side in essence became a 4 into 1, about 3/4" diameter, foot long collector that you could easily route into the bilge. These came off a day cruiser that the owner didn't want them dumping on the stringers for the same reason. I sold them so I don't have any pic's, but would be fairly easy to do if you can tig weld.
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