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    Siphon Tube Delete-What to do?

    Hello,

    I am replacing my stock 83mm nozzle on my FX SHO with an 85mm bored nozzle. The 85mm nozzle does not have a siphon tube. Should I add a second bilge pump? Should I just plug it up at the tansom plate and rely on the stock bilge pump? Not sure what to do. I don't want my ski to sink. Thanks.


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    I do NOT recommend to delegate your siphone system,

    I did the same thing and deleated my siphon tube and ripped out all of the OEM siphone tubbing and pieces inside the hull only to find out it is necessary unless you're ok with "some" water splashing in your engine bay. I have since ordered all parts and reinstalled it all. I now have a dry ski again.

    Good luck, Julio...

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    I don't want water in my engine bay but the 85mm nozzle does not have a siphon tube. I don't want to delete the siphon system but not sure how to use it without the siphon tube in the nozzle. thanks.

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    You can drill and insert a brass tube from the plumbing section at the Home Depot. That's what I did to regain my siphone.

    Good luck, Julio...

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    thanks Julio.

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    I think we are good. Jim is going to keep the siphon tube in the nozzle. Thanks Jim.

    ...but just out of curiosity, how does the factory bilge pump work? Is it always running? thanks.

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    The OEM bilge pump is always running however it is not placed in the lowest part of the hull and it will take a large amount of water before it reaches the level of the bilge pump. The lowest part of the hull is right where the siphone pick up screen is located which is right underneath the flywheel coupler and driveshaft.

    Take care, Julio...

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    I agree....I like to keep the siphon tube installed for extra insurance.

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    Gotcha. Thank you.

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