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    So I have decided I want to change some things up on the boat. I have seen pics of people running their gate valve from the jet right up under the drivers seat. I have to admit makes for some easy on the fly adjusting. How safe is this though? Do you really want running water coming that far in the boat?

    I am running a open cooling system, no Thermostat so each lake is different with regards to water Temp. I'm just tired of burning my self on the headers to turn the gate valve back near the pump while out on the water. Does any one run there Gate valve up near you in the drivers seat? How do you have it routed? I believe the water inlet on Berkeley's is on the drivers side as opposed to mine (WJ) which is on the passenger side.

    Another thing I am thinking about doing is moving my dump line to the drivers side of the boat instead of thru the transom. This would be more of a safty thing. I can make sure the water is dumping, instead of having to stand up and try to look back there. Good or bad or to each his own?
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    I have my water dump line exiting out the drivers side of the boat. I always know if water is coming out, just by looking over the side.

    Only problem is one time the hose broke, and I got a shower of hot water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Btnhtillidie View Post
    So I have decided I want to change some things up on the boat. I have seen pics of people running their gate valve from the jet right up under the drivers seat. I have to admit makes for some easy on the fly adjusting. How safe is this though? Do you really want running water coming that far in the boat?

    I am running a open cooling system, no Thermostat so each lake is different with regards to water Temp. I'm just tired of burning my self on the headers to turn the gate valve back near the pump while out on the water. Does any one run there Gate valve up near you in the drivers seat? How do you have it routed? I believe the water inlet on Berkeley's is on the drivers side as opposed to mine (WJ) which is on the passenger side.

    Another thing I am thinking about doing is moving my dump line to the drivers side of the boat instead of thru the transom. This would be more of a safty thing. I can make sure the water is dumping, instead of having to stand up and try to look back there. Good or bad or to each his own?

    What you're seeing under the driver's seat is header water, not your main cooling valve.
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    I am also going to put my dump line on the drivers side.... and just use the transom for bilge pumps.

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    Is this what you're talkin about?


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    I run two gate valves, one off the pump just in case of problems and one in front of the header tee. I teed off the line to the main tee to feed my headers and located the valve and header tee behind the back seat, I didnt want a valve inside the "cabin" to have leak. I like the drivers side dump idea and maybe even dumping the bildge pump there, that way you could see if it was working correctly too.

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    i had a buddy run the header valve under drivers seat for 1 reason. which was to turn water off to headers at idle only. by the way he could care less about the headers they were old and he tried spray painting them black. not too cool IMO. but dif strokes for dif folks. i personaly dont like the idea of that much length of hose or it being in the passenger area

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    in my miller i come from the pump to a ball valve to a tee be for the motor so i get cold water to the headers so with a fine mist they stay cooler so not to burn you if you rub against them but i still have another ball valve at the tee for the headers at the motor that i work with a lever and a cable under my seat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reagan View Post
    i had a buddy run the header valve under drivers seat for 1 reason. which was to turn water off to headers at idle only. by the way he could care less about the headers they were old and he tried spray painting them black. not too cool IMO. but dif strokes for dif folks. i personaly dont like the idea of that much length of hose or it being in the passenger area

    i did it for the same reason, but my headers are new...

    And i keep forgetting to turn the valve on.. I ran mine with -8 so i dont think i will have any problems with blowin a hose @20 psi, maybe just some leaky fittings after awhile

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    Here's a way to do it without having water lines in the cockpit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DuaneHTP View Post
    Here's a way to do it without having water lines in the cockpit.

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    thats pretty slick looking...
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    The headers I am really not that worried about. That's the only thing that does work Flawless. Below 2K no water is injected as soon as I am above 2K it opens.

    What I want to control is the water inlet to the motor. If the gate valve at the pump is closed too much it will run hot, if it's open too much, the headers get water at idle, the pressure is pushing past the ball and spring. Its always a fine tune, as its an open system. One lake will be cooler or warmer than the other thus you make a little run and watch the water temp and adjust from there. Reaching back towards the pump while the headers are hot is getting old.

    Basically what you guys have set up for header control i would want to control pump pressure.
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    Log off and go float, hang in the party coves, Show and shine on the trailer, fill up the boat, wax it, v-drive, jet, outdrive, and if you got a canoe and your reading this, you sir, need to phucking upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuaneHTP View Post
    Here's a way to do it without having water lines in the cockpit.

    That's pretty Trick!
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    Log off and go float, hang in the party coves, Show and shine on the trailer, fill up the boat, wax it, v-drive, jet, outdrive, and if you got a canoe and your reading this, you sir, need to phucking upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuaneHTP View Post
    Here's a way to do it without having water lines in the cockpit.

    Now that is wicked, nice control lever for it too Duane
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