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    I know there is probably an old forrum on resetting an intake. My intake came loose this summer so I need to fix it and have never done one. The pump was set back and has Ervin Capps speed bump that covers the front part of the intake. I've talked to Ervin about it and he can help over the phone if I don't drag it down to Arkansas, so I decided to give it a try. I am also going to build a rear pump brace. It has a front pump HTP brace already.

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    Scribe reference marks on the intake, or dry fit it, all mocked in place, so your hardware all works for you, when reset. The four corners holes on the intake are threaded, use bolts that are one size bigger, that thread into the corner holes. This will position your intake while the epoxy cures. The only other thing you need to check, is the straightness of the intake set, and make sure the intake is level side to side.

    The bubble may stay, or come off with the intake when removed. Take measurements and pictures, so you can rebuild it, and have the same entry transition. These are the basics of it, ask up any questions, this is one thing that can make or break a hulls performance. Seagoing epoxy is the stuff to use, for the reset, just make sure you have enough to do the job, getting a good bed of epoxy is key to a good set. When you get close to doing this, ask about some tricks for a neat, clean, pro looking install.

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    ditto what he said, I did mine myself this last summer. i collected all the info from allot of people, then did it and and it came out perfect. Just don't get discouraged by people telling you that ''if you don't pay the money and have it professionally done, you'll flip the boat,drown, and then burn in hell forever" do your homework and go for it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcrafter View Post
    Scribe reference marks on the intake, or dry fit it, all mocked in place, so your hardware all works for you, when reset. The four corners holes on the intake are threaded, use bolts that are one size bigger, that thread into the corner holes. This will position your intake while the epoxy cures. The only other thing you need to check, is the straightness of the intake set, and make sure the intake is level side to side.

    The bubble may stay, or come off with the intake when removed. Take measurements and pictures, so you can rebuild it, and have the same entry transition. These are the basics of it, ask up any questions, this is one thing that can make or break a hulls performance. Seagoing epoxy is the stuff to use, for the reset, just make sure you have enough to do the job, getting a good bed of epoxy is key to a good set. When you get close to doing this, ask about some tricks for a neat, clean, pro looking install.
    I don't have any threaded holes in the intake. It is an agressor intake. I thought I could use the front HTP brace and make a temp rear brace and bolt it to the intake (since I have the pump out) to locate the rear of the intake. It would be nice if the bubble would stay since there are about six bolts under it. I am going to half to build a rear brace when I get it back in. I do't see how it didn't break loose earlier with the rough lake and being set back so far. The ride plate slams pretty hard when I am out bouncing around. Any body ever tig a transome plate to a berk suction housing?
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    Easy enough to tap the four points, find a common bolt that will not go thru the hole, tap the holes for that thread, and your good to go. You only have X amount of time working with the epoxy, so the quicker you can position it the better. Don't assume it was installed correctly the last time, be sure to double check everything, front to back, side to side, and depth on the keel.

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    Thanks for the tip that may be easier on the back of the pump. Ervin capps installed the intake so I can be positive it was striaght, he did all the bottom work on my boat. I even found his degree doodles written in magic marker under the intake gasket. I'll work on getting the rest broken out next weekend, hopefully the spoon will not come up with the intake. I looked at it again today and the front four mounting bolts are in under the speed bump (Ervin calls it that since he put it in i'll call it that too outa respect) thanks
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