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    Quote Originally Posted by bbfsouthwind View Post
    And what so you guys consider a "ton of work" I'm no stranger to the labor involved in things like this. I have not flipped the boat yet to do the bottom so I can do whatever needed to the bottom to make the boat work.
    a ton of work may equate to alot of trial and error , lots of test and try, lots of adjustments/combinations and trips to the water a bit of frustration and then who knows you might nail the setup right away

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbfsouthwind View Post
    And what so you guys consider a "ton of work" I'm no stranger to the labor involved in things like this. I have not flipped the boat yet to do the bottom so I can do whatever needed to the bottom to make the boat work.
    Well lets hope you dont need to find out what a "ton of work" is.......

    Do you have any pictures of this boat we can see? Did you cut the intake all the way through?

    I just did the bottom on mine. I only have a little 325 LS engine in it, But i only did the inner most strakes and started about 3' from the intake opening. They only had a small hook. Left everything else untouched. Boat does'nt do anything weird or has no hop at all. I would start with that.

    Then put it together and see what it does. Why put a ton of work into something that is unknown? Get the set up dialed and then you will figure out if you even need to mess with the bottom more. I always say do one thing at a time so you know what it did.
    Start with just the set back and cleen up the keel and strakes and massage the entry and run it.

    Thats what i would do anyways. seen to many people turn a good running boat into a horriable riding boat too many times.

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    Ok, I don't mind the trial and error and the adjusting and changing things. That's what this is all about to me, I just need some pointing in the right direction so I don't get too far along on the wrong path lol. I don't have any pictures of the bottom just yet, but the intake opening is cut through the back of the boat.

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    Also, the pump is setup with a shoe and ride plate. I will get the correct loader when I assemble the pump.

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    what correct loader would that be??
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    Well I'm not sure on what type of loader to use as I have not completely finished up the pump yet, I was going to turn to one of the experts to help me make my choice.

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