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    Sticky: It's a fix for the same problem. The only...

    It's a fix for the same problem. The only difference is WHERE the cavitation is coming from. Sealing the pump shoe & intake grate selection help load the pump in front of the prop. Using a pump with...
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    Sticky: You're overthinking it a bit, dude. Whether the...

    You're overthinking it a bit, dude. Whether the bubbles contain gases or not, the effect is the same. It reduces the load on the impeller & causes rpm to increase rapidly. Basically the same thing as...
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    Sticky: No, it's the same thing. The dictionary...

    No, it's the same thing. The dictionary definition of cavitation is the creation of empty spaces(air bubbles) in water. If the pump shoe section of the grate is not sealed, vacuum pressure pulls even...
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    Sticky: I don't think it would make much difference in...

    I don't think it would make much difference in tunnel pressure, Mike. The biggest benefit of sealing it is to prevent the pump from sucking air on the holeshot & causing cavitation...pretty much a...
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    Sticky: Yeah, that's because you never own a ski long...

    Yeah, that's because you never own a ski long enough to need to take it apart again.:lol:
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    Sticky: That little bit of water is driving you crazy,...

    That little bit of water is driving you crazy, huh?:) On my old SHO, every inch of water line was upgraded, every oem clamp on the cooling system & exhaust was replaced, every bypass thru-hull & hull...
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    Sticky: BTW, this is what happens if you use 5200 on a...

    BTW, this is what happens if you use 5200 on a transom plate & need to remove it again later. Heat, crank, pound....rinse & repeat. Then after it's off, you can look forward to another couple hours...
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    Sticky: It's easy to get off. The OEM sealant is pretty...

    It's easy to get off. The OEM sealant is pretty soft & pliable...similar to 1211 or ultra black. After removing the nuts, give the bolts going through the hull a light wack with a dead blow & it'll...
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