Definitely not a pro by any description but this is a question for the Pro's, I am asking a question about some work done by a PRO..
On my personal boat, when I had the Intake machined for a shoe by a v-drive builder here in Tucson, every thing came out really nice. The biting edge of the shoe, the angle of the shoe, and the suction housing all blended perfect. According to said V-drive builder, all that hardware had to blend perfectly.
My buddy just paid a PRO for the same work, and the final product was slop. Most importantly in my non Pro head is the Shoe that sits 1/2" in front of the machined edge on the suction housing, with parallel angles. The Pro said that is perfectly acceptable, and my common sense says that is unacceptable. So does a step in the biting edge of the shoe where it meets the suction housing acceptable?
Thx for the replies...