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    my kona has been missing the loader grate scince the day i bought it, what are the pros and cons of a loader grate? will it effect performance? if so how bad? jacuzzi wj pump
    this boat will be the death of me

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    if i understand ur post correctly, ur saying that u have a "Big" hole in the bottom of ur hull where the pump inlet is at?...there's suppose to be a rock grate covering the pump inlet...if u dont have this, ur gonna wipe out a pump "real" quick! ...its there to keep rocks, twigs etc from entering the pump and thus wipeing out the impeller!!!!!

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    and just think about all the fish you are filetn'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71kona View Post
    my kona has been missing the loader grate scince the day i bought it, what are the pros and cons of a loader grate? will it effect performance? if so how bad? jacuzzi wj pump
    rock grates are totally different than a loader. Grates are there to prevent large foreign objects from entering the pump and loaders are used to help load the impeller better.
    Depending on the power the engine has, some loaders aren't always a good thing. If you've got a tired engine or one that just lacks the power, it's possible for the pump to be loaded too hard for the power available to overcome it. Some loaders help lift the back of the boat, others don't.
    It's like many other items on a jet, what works for one engine/pump/hull combo may not work on another.

    here's a link to a page on MPD's website that shows many different loaders- http://home.pacbell.net/jmcclure/Loaders.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by 71kona View Post
    my kona has been missing the loader grate scince the day i bought it, what are the pros and cons of a loader grate? will it effect performance? if so how bad? jacuzzi wj pump
    the pump has a grate on it , not a loader .Or at least it did when I sold it to you.

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    the pump has no grate, bead i do have the grate but the it needed to be welded, tapped and bolted back up which i have not done, if its only a rock grate, will not having it effect performance?
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    it eventually will because your impeller is taking a beating right now from all the crap passing through it
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    The stock grate will keep stuff large than marbles, from munching the impeller. The ramp grates will let stuff the size of baseballs in. Nothing at all.... lets anything the size of the opening, take a shot at the impeller.
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