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    Default Loader leading edge depth

    Whats a good starting point on loader depth????
    I mocked mine up last night and it will be 1/2" below
    the center of the keel


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    Slightly above the keel, you don't want to steal water from the shoe.
    Hanging below the keel, is like hitting the brakes when you let off, just take a little off at a time, till you find the sweet spot. If you take too much off, break out the welder
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    Can you post another picture zoomed out?, i think I see a potential for a problem...

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    You seem to have quite a "hump" there in front of that intake. Got a pic that better shows the bottom for a couple feet infront of the intake? I also see what looks like some questionable welds on the loader. You don't want that thing coming apart on you at speed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Jets View Post
    Can you post another picture zoomed out?, i think I see a potential for a problem...

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    We're probably thinking the same thing...............

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    A hump in front of the loader may not neccessarily be a bad thing. If done right, It is a spoon which helps in lift and loading with enough power to the hull
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsquirt View Post
    We're probably thinking the same thing...............
    That's impossible, people ask me if I ever went to school...

    Glad I'm not the only one though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by moneysucker View Post
    A hump in front of the loader may not neccessarily be a bad thing. If done right, It is a spoon which helps in lift and loading with enough power to the hull

    Absolutely, but looking at the picture the way it is now, that thing is in double jeopardy. Just an out loud thought..

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    Quote Originally Posted by moneysucker View Post
    A hump in front of the loader may not neccessarily be a bad thing. If done right, It is a spoon which helps in lift and loading with enough power to the hull
    Cy, that looks a like something other than a "spoon". Seems like a very sharp rise into the intake. Almost as if someone tried to blend a rounded keel intake into a flat keel hull. Also looks like the leading edge of the intake may be below the keel to start with(Look at it near the fin). A better pic would answer these questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsquirt View Post
    Cy, that looks a like something other than a "spoon". Seems like a very sharp rise into the intake. Almost as if someone tried to blend a rounded keel intake into a flat keel hull. Also looks like the leading edge of the intake may be below the keel to start with(Look at it near the fin). A better pic would answer these questions.

    I know. You are right on that. I have seen some of that before whare someone will take a hull built for an outboard and throw a jet in it and not modify the bottom accordingly. I hope we are wrong as I am sure Paul really doesn't want to be building a round keel. And like you said, a Pic of more of the intake area will answer a lot of questions for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moneysucker View Post
    I know. You are right on that. I have seen some of that before whare someone will take a hull built for an outboard and throw a jet in it and not modify the bottom accordingly. I hope we are wrong as I am sure Paul really doesn't want to be building a round keel. And like you said, a Pic of more of the intake area will answer a lot of questions for sure.
    I'm fairly certain that Paul's daytona was "born" a jet and HAS a rounded keel, I just checked his how to thread to be sure of the latter. My stingers on my loader are tapered in other words ,if set level with the keel in the center, they are above keel tword the outside. Isn't the only true way to see what's going on shoe and loader wise(other than a whole lot of trial and error), is to tap the suction housing and see whats going on in there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    I'm fairly certain that Paul's daytona was "born" a jet and HAS a rounded keel, I just checked his how to thread to be sure of the latter. My stingers on my loader are tapered in other words ,if set level with the keel in the center, they are above keel tword the outside. Isn't the only true way to see what's going on shoe and loader wise(other than a whole lot of trial and error), is to tap the suction housing and see whats going on in there?
    I learned to use a strait edge amd mark the outside and the middle and cut at that angle to stay level tith the bottom or a touch above the keel. The pix just look like there may be a rise in the keel just in front of the intake like the others pointed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Jets View Post
    Can you post another picture zoomed out?, i think I see a potential for a problem...

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    what do you want a pic of? BTW the intake is laying on my work bench, I just placed a level across it to see how much the loader was below the keel because last year
    when I backed off the throttle it would plant my face against the steering wheel,
    My boat has a rounded keel and the intake matches it perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    what do you want a pic of? BTW the intake is laying on my work bench, I just placed a level across it to see how much the loader was below the keel because last year
    when I backed off the throttle it would plant my face against the steering wheel,
    My boat has a rounded keel and the intake matches it perfectly.
    If the pics you posted were of the intake on the bench and NOT in the boat, then disregard what was said about the hump leading into intake. The overly close shot made it look quite different, but after checking your other thread, I now recognize that what I thought was the bottom of boat is actually the front face of the intake powdercoated silver.

    I would take a real good look at the welds on the loader as in the first pic you posted they dont look like there is good penetration(could just be the pic, though).

    Don't go cutting the loader ramps until the intake is set in the boat and you have the straightedge on the actual keel.
    Last edited by Oldsquirt; 03-22-2009 at 01:54 PM.

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