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    Id like to ditch my big berkeley cover and adapter on my tunnel in favor of a nice clean plate like I see on most tunnels... any reason I cant do this? can I buy one of these plates or would I have to make one? and last question, how does it seal? heres a pic of mine, and a pic of what Id like to replace it with... Is my jet just not set back far enough for this?
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    They are pretty much hand fabbed, using card board to make your template. Others have made a recess if the clean out to be on the out side of the plate.

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    seal the plate with that miracle stuff called silicone against cleaned surfaces. it`ll look better and you`ll be proud of your boat and the job you did.

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    Definitely hand made deal. I've made a few, they are easy to do. I've made with 1/4 inch & 3/8(3/8 is better IMO). If you are really careful you can make one that doesn't leak. The one my old man did doesn't leak a drop. Take your time and fit it with a consistent clearance(1/8 or so) and then get some silicone from Duane @ HTP(pressurized can works awesome!)

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    Use a piece of tig welding wire to get the profile of the pump, and trace the shape onto a piece of card stock to use as a template.
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    We build them "one off" to the hull useing 3 1/6 , 1/4 and Fiber glass sheet material call if you need help Josh has a "method that makes it very simple Tom




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