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« on: March 08, 2009, 09:17:22 AM »
I have owned boats for 30 years now and just purchased a used very nice sleekcraft jet boat. This is the first jet boat that I have ran across a water inlet valve. It's a indmar 454 with a berkley, I do not like to run a inlet water valve but would like to hear from others as far as the pros and cons. Do any of you guys run a inlet valve?

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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009, 09:18:59 AM »
What do you mean inlet valve?
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009, 10:29:11 AM »
First and formost, where are the pictures and welcome aboard the nuttiness  :sly:

If the valve of which you speak is on the water outlet of the pump, leave it there, it serves two things, one, a quick shut off in case of catastrophic hose failure while in the water and two, a Mickey Mouse way of slowing the water flow if your engine overcools and have no way to regulate it..If the valve is in the hose at a tee and there is a hose bib adapter, that is a way run the engine on a garden hose and I do not recommend that particular method, like I said no pic=piss poor help   ;)

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2009, 12:37:24 PM »
First and formost, where are the pictures and welcome aboard the nuttiness  :sly:

If the valve of which you speak is on the water outlet of the pump, leave it there, it serves two things, one, a quick shut off in case of catastrophic hose failure while in the water and two, a Mickey Mouse way of slowing the water flow if your engine overcools and have no way to regulate it..If the valve is in the hose at a tee and there is a hose bib adapter, that is a way run the engine on a garden hose and I do not recommend that particular method, like I said no pic=piss poor help   ;)

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All well said Glen and to "elaborate" I'd rather see you run the motor cold than to limit the inbound water by virtue of the inlet valve , limiting the water flow versus regulating it can cause among other things "cold shock" to the backs of the combustion chambers for example on a hard run then abrupt slowdown I wish you could see the huge box of Hardware store stuff we take off boats Tom

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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2009, 07:34:18 PM »
sorry guys I was big on hotboat and needed some quick answers. I will post a pic. Thanks

 


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