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?