Had one of those days on the lake today.....

Had a tow rope get sucked into the intake. At least I was just going idle speed.

Got it up on my lift and it was wrapped around the impeller shaft in such a way I couldn't just pull it straight out. Took off the intake grate and I got the right angle where I was able to pull it out.

Now my question is what is the right procedure to re-install the grate?

I assume I should get some marine grade silicone around the contact points of the 6 bolts and apply blue loctite to the bolts themselves?? Anything else I should do or be concerned about??