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    Post HOW TO: Bilge Pump, Groco Strainer & 4" Kanaflex Install

    Things are SLOW these days , so here is a great winter project for a lot of guys! The attached pdf file is a "How To: Bilge Pump, Groco Strainer, & 4" Kanaflex intake Install" procedure.

    I hope this document helps others save time & money, as this forum has helped me!

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    Nice detailed write up JT

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    Good stuff thanks for sharing..

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    It is good to see write-ups like this. Nicely put together.

    Looks like you soldered every crimp connection - correct?

    I didn't see (maybe I missed it) any mention of protection of the bilge pump electrical connectors/connections from corrosion and insulation from potential short circuits, especially at the switch.

    Is the switch a water proof type?
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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    It is good to see write-ups like this. Nicely put together.

    Looks like you soldered every crimp connection - correct?

    I didn't see (maybe I missed it) any mention of protection of the bilge pump electrical connectors/connections from corrosion and insulation from potential short circuits, especially at the switch.

    Is the switch a water proof type?
    Thanks guys!

    Yes I soldered every connection and the wire splices are double and or tripple wrapped in electrical tape. You can use heat shrink connectors also. The switch is probably not water proof. If you mount it like I did on my GTX next to the DESS post, it is protected on the inside. Some silicone sealer would be a good addition. On my T-X, I mounted it under the hood for water protection. I left the electrical tape off of the switch for the pictures only, then taped them up! You can put the switch any place.

    I have had 3 Bass boats and ALL of them had 1 to 2 bilge pumps from the factory. It blows my mind that SeaDoo does not install them. There have been several forum discussions about guys almost sinking their ski's due to clamps coming off, exhaust seam failures, etc. A $75 investment to save a $10,000-13,000 ski is smart money!!

    I also think SeaDoo should have put Groco strainers on every ski too!

    Good Luck

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    Thanks for sharing !!! nice give back to the PWC community !
    great job with nice detail, easy to follow.

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    Good Job, and nice write up.

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    Great write up thanks fo sharing top man

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    Excellent JT.....and thx for the advanced copy. I see you added a page.....I'll have to print and add it to my hard copy! BTW, wax on wax off.....until I order/buy those parts.....

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    You guys should know that "1tommygunner1927" is my brother in law and has traded his 2 Honda pwc in for 2 brand spankin new 2008 RXT-X's!!!!!!! They haven't even been wet, YET.

    Welcome back from the dark side BOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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