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Old 12-05-2009, 10:16 PM
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Just got done painting my hull and im ready to all all the guts. I hope to have it running next weekend. I picked up 4 of these hulls in an estate sale, painted and sold 3 to finance the one I kept for me. At 50" this is the largest boat in the fleet. I do have one question. The motor is a homelite and it has a wet header. Is it required to cool the header or can I by pass this step?

Here are a few shots of the boat as it sits today. I will be putting it back together tomorrow


Old 12-05-2009, 11:01 PM
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COOL THE HEAD
Old 12-06-2009, 12:53 AM
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I like that paint job. Great work!!
Old 12-06-2009, 12:54 AM
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Like the paint job[sm=thumbs_up.gif]. Looking good
Old 12-06-2009, 09:48 AM
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Which wet header is it? The Warehouse Hobbies header for the Homie used water injection that didn't turn out too well.
If it is cooled by the flange or coupler then water cooling is a must.
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I bought it from Marine specialties, I think i figured it out. Since the engine has a clutch I was using the vacuum water pump to cool the head and then dump into the pipe. this was causing the pipe to flood and stall the motor. I am now using the pump on the head only, then dump out the side. Im using the water pick up on the rear to cool the pipe, so at speed the throttle is up and the water fed into the pipe is easily blown out the exhaust.
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Hoowhoo first day out at the lake in our development. She ran great for about 5 mins, I managed to tear the little rubber sleeve that ties the pipe to the header. Simple fix, I had a feeling that would happen as it was a pain to put it on and i ripped it a little doing it. Im in love with it though. Com paired to my to my 36" nitro it has tons of power and its way quieter. At almost 50" it handles nice, it wont win any races but has an awesome scale sound and feel. Ill shoot some HD video when i fix the pipe.

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