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    Curious to what folks have done to reinforce the handhole clamping?

    Simple strap across or something more beefy or is it not really needed for most boaters other than the big hitters on these boards?

    Seems like a simple strap would be an easy addition and provide some additional clamping force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrork View Post
    Curious to what folks have done to reinforce the handhole clamping?

    Simple strap across or something more beefy or is it not really needed for most boaters other than the big hitters on these boards?

    Seems like a simple strap would be an easy addition and provide some additional clamping force.
    If you're blowing the handhole, shouldn't you be concerned about the suction housing? Holy crap John how many r's you turning that beast. Tell your wife for saftey sake you need a pop off. Hey it worked for me, I told mine if the aluminum impeller lets go we sink, I had a kitchen pass with in seconds.lol
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    1/4 or 3/8 aluminum plate across the top, will do. Also consider upgrading the eye bolts too!
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    I milled the stock HH cover and added a plate on top with two holes drilled for the mounting bolts.

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    Hah!!! No big r's here but just merely looking at that thing as a potential pain in the butt and ways to bullet proof it. Thanks for the tips guys.......john

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    John We "flatten" the top of the cover preferably with a mill (could be done with a belt sander? ) then reinforce with a band sawed 1/4 inch aluminum plate or we also Sell the Meirsch Heavy duty Cover as well (requires minor mods Tom BTW just as important are the "hold down bolts" always inspect them to see if they are streatched or "elongated" we sell a beefy 3/8 A/T version of these ...


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    the miersch also fits the hole tighter

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post

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    is this more of a concern with a set back pump where the HH is out side of the boat. just wondering if i should look into something like that for my jaccuzi/ energizerkit droop diverter straight A loader with aprox 500HP ford 18 foot Brendella. thanks for any info

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    if the handhole breaks off when the pump is set back, your boat doesnt sink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    John We "flatten" the top of the cover preferably with a mill (could be done with a belt sander? ) then reinforce with a band sawed 1/4 inch aluminum plate or we also Sell the Meirsch Heavy duty Cover as well (requires minor mods Tom BTW just as important are the "hold down bolts" always inspect them to see if they are streatched or "elongated" we sell a beefy 3/8 A/T version of these ...

    What about Dominator pumps, do they need a additional plate on them?
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    I've been thinkin' about fabricating a billet strap of some sort that spans from the intake flange on both sides of the pump, then spans over the handhole cover to clamp it down.



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    Here's how we handle the job.

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    I've blown two of them. Break the ears off. Lat one was milled flat, used 1/2" plate and 3/8" bolts. Fixed the problem.

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