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    Default OK Guy's, What Happened Here!!

    What's up with that?!?!?



    Here's the story.
    This winter I purchased a 9 vane Aggressor? bowl from a guy on the boards. Installed it along with a droop and Place diverter from an AT straight snoot and diverter. At the same time I moved my engine forward 2.5" to 29 3/4 from transom. Been slowly playing with the set-up since and the boat has been feeling pretty good. I am getting ready for the end of the Summer get together next weekend, and happen to look up inside my diverter only to see my impellar through a few vanes! The impellar is spotless front and back and everything else looks good. WTF???

    Any ideas?

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    Ive seen that same deal before. Maybe talk to Dave about a new one.

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    Wow. An agressor bowl came apart?
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    I read somewhere that the older 9 vane bowls were prone to breaking. Supposedly the newer versions don't have the same problem, if you can find one.

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    This is about the 4th or 5th one I have heard about, it had something to do with the vane design, the newer bowls have a different shaped vane entry...

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    Wow thats hard to look at.

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    Cavitation can have that affect on our pumps at work.

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    Warp- my aggressor bowl (bought it new in '05) showed signs of the veins starting to crack/tear away from the center of the bowl. jack mcclure put a radius on the inside corner of each blade and then we put dykem on them to see if the tearing/cracking continued. So far it hasn't, but i still haven't invested any dough into having the bowl massaged because i'm concerned at some point the veins might come apart. so far so good. Im no engineer so i dont know if its a design or casting flaw.

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    bowl cavitation coupled with a weak casting. seen a berk bowl do it once because someone had the impellor a bit to far forward on the shaft, and since the impellor was bronze, the bowl veins took the brunt of the beating and gave out. the bowl bites just like the frt of the impellor does.

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    Hot damn!! Lets just make it sound good and say you have to much power

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fasterthebetter View Post
    Hot damn!! Lets just make it sound good and say you have to much power

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    Wow... you said it didnt look good on the phone... but damn bro !!! This is ugly as ugly gets...

    ...and you were still popping 92 at about the 1/8 ??? imagine what it will be like with a complete bowl...

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    That's an agressor 8 3/4" bowl. Dave says just run it until it all blows off the back of the boat.

    Track record speaks for itself. "Hopefully" your next bowl does not do what this one did.

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    Casting flaw....... and just think someone asked me why I don't run an Aggressor. Right Click & save as...

    Hopefully you'll be back on the water for the last weekend. Do you have a replacement ?

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