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What is everyones experience with putting a droop snoot on your Berkeley pump on a 18' Southwind? I found a droop for a decent price and am wondering if it helps this setup. Please keep in mind this is going on a project boat for my daughter and I haven't even gotten it wet yet. Trying to plan ahead.
 

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should work good with stock power. You will need a split bowl for it. Most came with a jc pump..the best thing for it would be a place diverter.
 

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should work good with stock power. You will need a split bowl for it. Most came with a jc pump..the best thing for it would be a place diverter.
The suction housing is a stock jc but the bowl is a jg. Have no idea what it's going to do but thought I may pick up this droop if there is a chance it will help the performance of the boat. If it is a waste of time I won't get it.
 

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should work good with stock power. You will need a split bowl for it. Most came with a jc pump..the best thing for it would be a place diverter.
I went ahead and got the droop - so you think I should just go ahead and put it on right out of the gate. The boat does just have a stock 454 (468) so not much power. Do I need to be thinking about a wedge or just bolt it on and go? I would imagine down the road we will also put a diverter on it for her but right now we just want to get it in the water. Thoughts?
 

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bolt it on and go. See how the boat reacts. Your going to need to tune it sooner or later.
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I did the same with My 18ft Kachina before I had a place diverter. Ended up adding like a 2 or 4 degree wedge down just so it wouldnt porpoise at low speed. Still had a little porpoise sometimes but i would just go faster to make it stop. Gained around 3 or 4mph with it.
 
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