I was wondering if any of you guys that run your headers dry for long runs down the river ever burn up your header gaskets ? I used to run water to the pipes on the last motor but not this one. Is this normal when running them dry ? I didn't use any silicone on the gaskets, just ran the ones Bassett supplied. I started to hear a little exhaust leak over the weekend and I don't have that much time on these gaskets. Motor doesn't run hot, and it wasn't a valve train noise because I lashed the valves today and they were fine. I do run the boat for long runs, not just 1/4 passes. Last thing to add, I have the water injection lines plumbed into the headers and they are not attached to water lines or plugged off....could this be a problem ?? Should I plug them off ??