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    I am redoing the engine cover and I am converting an engine box with a little scoop to a deck lid type cover... Is there enough airflow through the side vent and what can move in from around the rear seat etc to eliminate the little scoop .... Its a stock 355 280 hp with a volvo outdrive..

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    I am redoing the engine cover and I am converting an engine box with a little scoop to a deck lid type cover... Is there enough airflow through the side vent and what can move in from around the rear seat etc to eliminate the little scoop .... Its a stock 355 280 hp with a volvo outdrive..

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    Should be plenty, make sure the bilge is vented properly, and you have a functioning bilge blower.
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    I converted my dog house into a full hatch. Your hull looks to be deep enough to rid the scoop. I made one to fit around my flame arrestor.
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    I had a 21' jet and i converted from that doghouse to a solid swim bench/engine hatch with no holes in it whatsoever. The side vent was plenty of air for it, also there's gaps between the side panels and bottom of the rear seats in my setup which would let air in too. I only ran a stock m otor though. Just remember more than anything to run that bilge blower when proper, I used to just get in the habit of opening the hatch for a few before i fired it the first time.

    Also, you will love how much quieter the motor is at idle and while cruising with no scoop on it. Night and day difference.
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