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Berkley VS American Turbine Droop Snoot
« on: April 05, 2021, 06:25:52 PM »
Which has a better designed Droop Snoot? I see that the Berkley has a divider where as the American Turbine doesn't. Does it make a difference? Does the divider straighten out the water flow out of the bowl?

I am starting to gather parts as I am starting a major rebuild of my Eliminator and want to try something new. This will give me a chance to find on on the used market before I need it

Bob
  • Boat #1: 1984 Eliminator Formula
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Re: Berkley VS American Turbine Droop Snoot
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2021, 12:56:19 PM »
Some people swear by the droops with a divider and some feel that the divider is a restriction.  Full droops that have dividers were available in both horizontal or vertical dividers.

In my opinion, for a full-droop, the American Turbine is the best shape.  There is not  a lot of difference in the shape between the American Turbine and the Berkeley.  If you find a great deal on a good used Berkeley, you won't notice the difference.  Just make sure the steering socket doesn't have too much wear.

Should you consider a mini-droop, the Place Diverter HPH has the best shape.

It is possible to remove the divider, should you decide to.

On a side note, the divider always ends up giving me grief, installing on a Berkeley bowl, because of interference with the bowl plug.  For that reason, I would never buy or recommend a divided droop.  You can cut/grind the divider to clear the bowl plug.
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