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    A friend of mine is looking for a little more out of his boat, he has a berkley "C" series pump. A local guy has told us he needs a ride plate and a pro loader. He told him he has a river loader now.

    We are both pretty new to the jet boat game and these are terms that I guess we just dont get. I know what the loader does, but whats the difference?

    Where would one find one of these pro loaders?

    Thanks guys, this will probably just be the tip of the iceberg with my questions.

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    get on the berkeley section here and check out that longggg ramped loader they make now, i really like it and would work well on yo buds

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    Right south of Tulsa Ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodean's Hammer View Post
    Right south of Tulsa Ok.
    ok give duane a call at hi-tech

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    Is replacing the loader something you can do or does it need to be left up to professionals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodean's Hammer View Post
    Is replacing the loader something you can do or does it need to be left up to professionals?
    Four bolts, Its a simple deal. What is the boat doing that you think you need a different loader? Might want to see where the loader ramps are in relation to keel hight and try trimming them back a bit to see if it helps. Do a search on loaders here. There are tons of threads about loaders and what they do and such.

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    Its not doing anything bad, it just doesnt run as good as he thought it would. we figure mid 60's. Havent GPS or anything. Motor runs strong just looking to improve the pump. Not going to race, just want it to be a solid lake boat. And a little lake drag racing.

    Also, what are those things that look like meat curtains that are around the pump intake.

    Also the shoe is rounded, is this a low performace deal? A few of the guys in our club have a sharp edge on theirs. which is prefered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodean's Hammer View Post

    Also, what are those things that look like meat curtains that are around the pump intake.
    The boat may have driven over a women swimmer at one point. I would open up the clean out and check for any blockage.

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    If it looks like a meat curtian and has 6 fingers, its not a loader. Its a rock grate which normally come stock with the pump/intake. It helps keep the women swimmers, rocks, ropes, etc. out of the pump. Chang it out for a loader.

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    The meat curtains comment was a weak joke, but are those fins to the sides of the intake just for directing flow into the pump? I ask b/c a little bit of one is knocked off. Is this something replaceable or is it built into the pump?

    Also the term "top loader" is that just a loader that directs water to the top of the impleller?

    And can somebody explain what the shoe does? like I said his is rounded, but i have heard of back cut shoes? are these the "sharp" type?

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    they help the ass end from slide'n around plus help keep the pump loaded in a turn, plus help the intake load

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    Ok just by looking the loader looks to be about 8 inches long and by using a straight edge against the keel, its hanging down about 1/4 inch. I'm guessing that this is'nt a top loader.

    And the snoot has a reducer in the end of it.

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