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    I'm about to take the plunge and buy a new Place Diverter. I'm trying to decide between the Manual one and the Hydraulic one. Is the hydraulic control really worth the extra money? What are the advantages and disadvantages of both? And are there any problems associated with either of them?

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    ***FOR SALE*** 1978 19' Full Stringer Hawaiian Molokai Jet Boat w/ Berkeley 12JC-AB and Chevy 440 Tall Deck ***FOR SALE***

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    Oh yeah, Forgot to mention that the hull is a special mixture of speedcote, herculiner and rain-x, all blended together- good for another 8 mph top end.

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    I find the hydraulic diverter is a bit slow for small boats like ours. I feel I have better control with the manual control and I always know its position by looking at the position of the handle. Its a split decision though, some love em and others don't.

    ~Brian

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    Well, since money matters on your project, I would run a manual setup. I ran one for years in a 18'er and never had a problem.

    Good luck!
    Race

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    This has been argued forever. I like the manual one. I think it's cheaper, simpler, more reliable, and the real bonus you know where the sweet spot is. I think most the race guys have hydrolic, because they cant let go on the wheel and hold there beer at the same time. Oh and they like lotsa buttons and stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    This has been argued forever. I like the manual one. I think it's cheaper, simpler, more reliable, and the real bonus you know where the sweet spot is. I think most the race guys have hydrolic, because they cant let go on the wheel and hold there beer at the same time. Oh and they like lotsa buttons and stuff.

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    hydraulic

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    Go manual, use the K.I.S.S. principal. lol
    you are only going to need three spots once you find your sweet spot that will be #1. #2 will be full roost, and #3 will be all the way down for reverse.
    You will find areas in the lake of large swells, wehre you will want to pull it down a notch or two to plant your nose for a smoother ride, but mostly you will run in the sweet spot. Nothing to go wrong with it...no electrics, hydraulics, pumps, ect.

    I've always used them and never seen a need for hydraulics. However, I would suggest getting one with changable nozzles. (great tuning devices!)

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    Just ordered the manual one. Actually, it's just the diverter since I have the other stuff, but you get the idea.

    I can always convert over to the hydraulic setup at a later date, if I want to. I always thought it would be cool to have a hydraulic reverse bucket too. Is anybody out there running one of those?

    $456.73 shipped to my door.

    Thanks for all the input guys.
    Last edited by HawaiianJet; 06-27-2008 at 08:06 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mako shark mark View Post
    Oh yeah, Forgot to mention that the hull is a special mixture of speedcote, herculiner and rain-x, all blended together- good for another 8 mph top end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiianJet View Post
    Thought I was messing with ya didn't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by One More Year View Post
    The only blab's I will even be a part of is just when it is me they are talking about. Aaaah yes I can see a few good looking shiny tall deck motors on the beach, with barely enough fuel to get back to the launch saying, "Holy crap how fast you think that Daytona was going man? That's like the 20th time he's gone by today?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanger rat View Post
    Thought I was messing with ya didn't you?
    Uhhhhh.........You've lost me on this one. I'd heard something before about electric diverters, but I don't understand how they work. And those pictures aren't very clear. So, I'm still lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mako shark mark View Post
    Oh yeah, Forgot to mention that the hull is a special mixture of speedcote, herculiner and rain-x, all blended together- good for another 8 mph top end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiianJet View Post
    Uhhhhh.........You've lost me on this one. I'd heard something before about electric diverters, but I don't understand how they work. And those pictures aren't very clear. So, I'm still lost.
    Its still a cable actuated diverter, but it has a lift motor on a lever pushing on the cable.

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    Sales seem to run about 50/50 alot comes down to personal preference & how much room you have (or dont) not to mention what your using the boat for I'm personally a huge fan of manual floor controllers for small lake boats, hyd for bigger cruisers and such ,small hyd rams act very quickly ,Just my 02 Tom

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    Hey Tom
    How often do the hydralic ones have issues ( leaks, pumps go bad, etc )?

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