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Old Dec 03, 2012, 03:26 PM
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7, firstly, the boat looks good with the lid post as I go, paint work is gonna be a bit, boat is gelcoat, so, it takes some time, plus, I want a good finish, this one's not a rock machine, so, I care how it looks.

2nd, the impeller is a machined composite, hard, no blade flex.

I will be making a stainless grate for it, but, gotta figure how to blend it into the hull.

If you wanna cut down a metal prop, needs to be stainless for strength, as the rocks are gonna bend the blades on brass, and, if you eat something big, it will take out the plastic bowl..catch 22 on the thing, plus, cuttin down the prop will need a lathe, and great balancing, because of the rpm they run at..unbalanced, 20 min before the housing is egged out. bet on that.

Better to take out a blade, than all the rest..

A slightly extended 5 line grate has shown to stop 90% plus if debris ingestion on full size jets..
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