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    I just got this scoop for cheap and decided to fit it on my jet boat. It's looks like a real duck-sucker I must say.
    Is this too much?
    Does this look dorky?

    I've included a very crude computer drawing of what I kinda' want it to look like after paint. I dunno. Just another fun toy I suppose. I kinda' like it, but I HAVE been hit in the head quite a few times so...
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    I think it looks great!! Run it!!

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    one mans dorky is another mans cool. run it if you like it because you can't make everyone happy anyway.
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    Oh, I'm gonna run it. Not sure if it will make the boat run any faster, but it will look a little faster anyway...
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    maybe if it wasnt stark white.......i think it looks good, it just makes your eyes go RIGHT TOO IT.
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    It's in primer right there.
    It's going to be sky blue/off white/dark blue, like the hull and interior colors.

    It looked like this when I got it.

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    I've never been a big fan of the fiberglass scoops, but if you like it then the hell with what we think!
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    It'll take a lot more than a carb mounted wing nut to hold it in place.......When you build the additional hold "ons', build them for the worst possible head wind...Ray
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    Looks Bitchn...
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    One problem with asking people their opinions..............they give you their opinions...

    I like it, but then I've always like big ass'd fiberglass scoops particularly when painted to match the boat. It just makes em look more finished and together to me.

    Here's the part you might not like.

    I think it's still too stark with the whisps of blue. I'd like to see the majority of it in the boat's pale blue and some trim in the darker blue basically to sort of pick up the paint scheme of the boat and carry it on to the scoop.

    I like the shape of it. I almost got one very similar to that for my last boat, but went with the single family apartment sized Harwood instead.

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    Doesnt look too bad to me, especially if the paint job matched the rest of the boat a bit closer...
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    I think it looks bitchin, but does need to match the scheme of the boat. Use all the colors of blue in boat and ditch the white, I don't see anything alse white in your boat accept for the pump.
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    I think it works well with the lines of the boat, but deffinately agree with others to pull the boat color scheme into it and ditch the white. The forward lean on the scoop is agressive, and makes the boat look fast sitting still. Do work up a good solid and clean mounting system as it will be catching some major air.

    A buddy of mine put a big fiberglass scoop on his boat, and used the carb stud and two dinky locator pins to hold it straight. At about 50mph it ripped the stud out of the carb and took flight with all the spark arrestor bits. A big twin stern dirve following him found the scoop with its props, and it didn't survive.
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    I made a base out of a road sign and riveted a pair of 3/16" metal straps to it. It's held down by the 2 carb studs and wing nuts. Not sure how else to hold it down just yet.
    Grade 8 bolts might be a better idea that the air cleaner studs.

    I definitely want it to match the boat colors, so I am still at the drawing board with that.
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