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    I have the bassett short style OT headers. I run water through them. For as long as i can remember the back of the boat would get brown/black from the headers. Is this normal, i do know i'm probably running a tad rich, so i'm wondering if i got it perfect if this would go away or if it's just somthing i'm always going to have to deal with.

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    same with my old boat, even when I got it perfect it still did this, just have to deal and get the ol' cleaner out..

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    In the old boat, the headers used to sit 4" on the inside of the boat the only problem i had was the exhaust mixed with the water (Mist) would spot up the lettering, but its a boat and it gets wet and even gets dirty, sounds like a re-jetting is in the future for you shawn.

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    Here's a cheat...pick up some carpet mask from the hardware store (comes in 25 yard rolls) and put a small piece over the pretty stuff on the transom, let get jacked then when your done for the weekend just pull it off, it leaves a little residue from the glue but not too bad, it will not let the water stains set.

    Used this trick for a few years now, works good and keeps things cherry.

    They make it in clear and smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    I have the bassett short style OT headers. I run water through them. For as long as i can remember the back of the boat would get brown/black from the headers. Is this normal, i do know i'm probably running a tad rich, so i'm wondering if i got it perfect if this would go away or if it's just somthing i'm always going to have to deal with.
    Are you running any baffles? We were running some bassett baffles in ours and had really bad black spots on the back stern until we took them out and the spots disappeared.

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    I dont know about most boaters, but when i get back from a run, i like to grab a beer and a rag and take in the day. the whole deal with the plastic seems kinda redundant to me, but that is just my opinion.
    Todd

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    if i run baffels it's worse, but thats because the stupid baffels stop the water and it ends up dripping/pooring onto the transom. My brown/black area isnt terrible, it cleans up easy with some cleaner wax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    if i run baffels it's worse, but thats because the stupid baffels stop the water and it ends up dripping/pooring onto the transom. My brown/black area isnt terrible, it cleans up easy with some cleaner wax.
    Baffles do make it worse. I thought i said that...
    Well i think its just the way it is if you have the regular bassett hearders or w/e.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnjuzz View Post
    I dont know about most boaters, but when i get back from a run, i like to grab a beer and a rag and take in the day. the whole deal with the plastic seems kinda redundant to me, but that is just my opinion.
    Todd
    Im with you on that one. It lets the weekend sink in and make you appreciate all of your hard work on the boat. Then when its done, a cover and dreams of the next trip to the river.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnjuzz View Post
    I dont know about most boaters, but when i get back from a run, i like to grab a beer and a rag and take in the day. the whole deal with the plastic seems kinda redundant to me, but that is just my opinion.
    Todd

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    I tie the boat up, grab a towel and enjoy the scenery. I wipe down the entire boat including the headers.

    I hate water sports!

    I have Bassett OT's also but I have never run into this problem due to they have a long collect and the steam running way out past the Transom.

    Could it be possible water is leaking from the Baffel bolt hole?
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    Log off and go float, hang in the party coves, Show and shine on the trailer, fill up the boat, wax it, v-drive, jet, outdrive, and if you got a canoe and your reading this, you sir, need to phucking upgrade.

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