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    After losing this boat once to a broken suction housing. I am looking for thoughts on another brace. Fastening it to the Jet a Way. This would keep the housing from raising up. Use the top four bolts and stringer.

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    You would do a lot more good attaching the brace to the front 4 bolts of the intake. It gives the brace a lot more lever arm to control the pump/boat bottom.





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    Quote Originally Posted by DuaneHTP View Post
    You would do a lot more good attaching the brace to the front 4 bolts of the intake. It gives the brace a lot more lever arm to control the pump/boat bottom.





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    Duane, what about that little piece that actually bolts through the suction piece and through the TA plates? Do you guys offer those or are they custom made?
    I did something simular on mine. I think it needs a support there also, especialy with a pump that is set way back.
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    They are custom made per boat.
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    This is the reason I thought a brace on the suction housing may be helpful.

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    That is a bad day for sure! What kind of HP when you should consider running a pump brace? Was there another failure that caused that or simply the suction housing gave away
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amango View Post
    That is a bad day for sure! What kind of HP when you should consider running a pump brace? Was there another failure that caused that or simply the suction housing gave away
    Looks like drive line failure to me. When that happens sh-t breaks.
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    It was driveline failure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fleetimus View Post
    It was driveline failure.
    I would take Duane's advice on the brace location. But out of curiosity, why do you think a brace would have kept your driveline from failing?

    Some guys have used the top of the brace and attached a driveline loop to it. That probably wouldn't be a bad idea either... That or install a full cover between the flexplate and the jetaway, like the one lightning makes
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    I am not concerned about the actual driveline failure. Trying to damper other damage from a driveline failure. The intake did not move when this damage happened.

    My thought is stopping the housing from moving if a driveline did get weird. I have $8000 reasons for being concerned about this. What can it hurt by being over protected??
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    Nothing wrong at all with being over protected. The pump brace is a good idea. And since you have already had a driveline failure a guard or loop of some sort wouldn't be a bad idea either. But don't expect the pump brace to solve any issues with a driveline failure. There are plenty of things that are gonna get damaged, that the pump brace isn't going to protect or save. Not to mention the shutdown if it happens at a good speed.
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    Consider a drive line cover, would serve the same purpose as a safety hoop on a car.
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    It has a driveline cover.
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