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    GPR with F/As...anyone still make a splash guard/housing?

    so I've always had issues with water splashing into the carbs during hard turns/spins since i put on F/As...the factory bilge strainer seems to always leave just enough to splash around and cause issues...i'm going to order a bilge pump to take care of the bit of water that always seems to make its way into the hull after taking some water over the bow....

    but as far as keeping water from splashing off the side of the hull into the carbs, does anyone still make a splash shield for the GPR? i seem to remember seeing something on the forums about them...


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    We used, believe it or not, a piece of vinyl siding down there. Cut to fit and glued it in with RTV (or similar waterproof caulk). It's nothing special, but it does the job of keeping water off the F/As....


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    Quote Originally Posted by theprophet View Post
    so I've always had issues with water splashing into the carbs during hard turns/spins since i put on F/As...the factory bilge strainer seems to always leave just enough to splash around and cause issues...i'm going to order a bilge pump to take care of the bit of water that always seems to make its way into the hull after taking some water over the bow....

    but as far as keeping water from splashing off the side of the hull into the carbs, does anyone still make a splash shield for the GPR? i seem to remember seeing something on the forums about them...
    Riva use to sell them. I believe someone I know may still have one in their GPR collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmgww View Post
    We used, believe it or not, a piece of vinyl siding down there. Cut to fit and glued it in with RTV (or similar waterproof caulk). It's nothing special, but it does the job of keeping water off the F/As....
    Thanks for the idea!
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    Theprophet post pics of it installed.

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    I wasn't able to find anybody that sells them, so I built my own. It is loosely patterned after the Riva intake splash guard. I liked that the Riva guard was attached to the hull at the engine mounts, but I was still worried that vibration may eventually cause it to crack. For this reason I eliminated anything attached to the engine and is also the reason I elected to attach it to the side of the hull as well. The yellow piece is 1/8" aluminum plate I had in the garage that I painted with zinc chromate for corrosion resistance. The main plate is a piece of stainless (304 maybe???) I picked up years ago for a project and still had a leftover. The two pieces are connected with 3/16" stainless pop rivets. After I built mine, I found that alex29573 built a similar one, but his appears to be attached to the engine.

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    I ride the guts out of my GPR wave jumping in the inlet and I've never had any need for a splash shield. Socks do a great job. The craftsmanship and originality are to be commended though!

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