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    Modified stock grate...?

    While I wait for the delta flood waters to subside and the County to reopen it for recreational boating I decided to break out the JB Weld and be creative... I hope

    I know some swear by the Riva grate for hook-up (as I do), and others say the stock grate is faster but won't stay loaded. Several attempts have been made to make a Riva act like a stocker... and some have tried their luck at making a stocker act like a Riva. This is just one more attempt by an anxious, yet somewhat bored, Doo enthusiast

    What do you think?

    Jeff
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    NO Offense Jeff, but what exactly is differnt??

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    looks good, just hope it doesn't let go and get processed by the pump

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    The Riva grate has the wedge (ramp) extend down to the bottom of the two parallel bars. Take a close look at that portion of the modified grate. The ramp is longer and deeper in an attempt to replicate the Riva; should scoop more water. Of course, the Riva has the extra "wings" to aid in this, but maybe this extended ramp will suffice in keeping the pump loaded without scrubbing speed with the wings... possibly a happy medium......... maybe

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTXX
    looks good, just hope it doesn't let go and get processed by the pump
    Yea, that concerned me also... but the water pressure on the ramp would most likely push any debris back instead of up into the pump shoe.

    However, while weighing this possibility, I concluded that it would be prudent to test this on Annette's ski first

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    OO ok so the "ramp" you made longer....how?? pretty much I am confused LOL....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Totallyblown
    ...so the "ramp" you made longer... how?
    JB Weld (Kinchyle would be proud), dremel, file, sandpaper... and a few hours of nothing to do because I got tired of starring at our skis

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    Ever try and read a book? Old Man and the Sea is a good one. Or you could get Animal Farm and we could then discuss it. Probably the best book I`ve ever read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOSS
    Ever try and read a book? Old Man and the Sea is a good one. Or you could get Animal Farm and we could then discuss it. Probably the best book I`ve ever read.
    ... Pretty good, Hoss, I have to admit!

    Either book would've been a better read than how to mix JB Weld off those little tubes... sucks at 50+ needing these

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    Hoss, I bet 05 limited can at least figure out a finger throttle W/O any help... Go for it jeff and try it. The funny thing is the riva is one of the better ones out there, I seriously doubt you'll improve on it enough to notice.

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