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    Question Reinstalling the intake

    Anyone have any tips for reinstalling the intake in the bottom of the boat. I already have the epoxy stuff to do it with and the boat and intake are prepped. I'm just not sure how to apply the epoxy to seal it properly. Any advice will HELP.
    See The Build pictures on my profile page, to see what stage of the process I'm at.
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    Here are the pictures of my current progress.
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    Maybe Hammerdown will post his pics and write up he did a nice job

    Have the intake cut for a shoe and ride plate first you will be happy you did in the long run

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSoaker View Post
    Have the intake cut for a shoe and ride plate first you will be happy you did in the long run
    I'd agree with this statement. It'd be almost crazy not to have the machine work done for shoe and rideplate now that it's out.

    If don't do it now and decide to at a later date, it'll have to come out again.

    Hammer's pictures were real good if he's still got em, but included a setback. Not sure if he'd want or need a setback.

    Here's a thread from banderlog where fleetimus did his.

    setting the intake and other stuff
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    Fleetimus needs to post some pics of the process of sealing it. I am confident that mine is setting exactly as it was when I pulled it out because I put the set screws in the same position that they were in when I pulled it out. I am unsure about sealing it. I've been told by others to put the stuff in a ziploc bag and cut the tip off and apply it like cake icing.
    Thanks.

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    Couldn't tell ya. It's the one thing I haven't messed with. I'm about to have my second intake set and both have been done professionally.

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    I don't have the advantage of having a large amount of professional jet boat builders in my area like you guys in the west. If I did I would consult a professional directly, but I would still do it myself, you learn more that way, and save vast amounts of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiianJet View Post
    I don't have the advantage of having a large amount of professional jet boat builders in my area like you guys in the west. If I did I would consult a professional directly, but I would still do it myself, you learn more that way, and save vast amounts of money.
    I'm with ya there and try to do most of my own work. In my mind the intake is such a critical part that without someone giving me detailed instructions I just won't mess with it.

    Here's a link to a diagram from the Berkeley page.

    Berkeley intake installation

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    I've got that page printed out, but I've never really sat down to take a good look at it and try to understand it. But, I will try to make some sense of it with relation to my situation. Thanks.

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    Did you find the four corner bolt hole that are threaded, these are used to hold the intake in position, while the epoxy cures.

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    There is one thing that you need to do. This will make the job easy and your intake set dead nuts on.

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    Default intake set

    If you still need help feel free to call me today I'll pm you my cell Tom


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    Holy crap! I can't believe how much material is in that boat. The transom looks to be about 3" thick and the glass in the bottom 1" or so, and 2" stringers?

    That thing has to weigh a ton.

    What's the scoop on that boat Tom? Ex-icebreaker off the great lakes or something?

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    I can hear these guys building this boat in my Head:

    Yaaaa Sven, Dis boot vill 'ave plenty strong! Meebe ve shood vrun et mit de ten boots in der Nord country?

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