So I'm finally getting around to repairing the bolt I snapped off in the pump shoe on my MSX 140 and a couple of questions have come to mind:

What's the easiest way to get to the 4 bolts that hold the pump shoe on? I can see all 4 of them located around the pump tunnel but it looks like I'm going to have to dis-assemble most of the rear of the ski to get at them......Any advice here is mucho appreciated.......

The whole planet system in the exhaust.......If I do have to remove all of that junk (waterbox, planet, foam on the other side holding the battery and electrics) is there any reason not to just run a hose straight out from the waterbox to the outlet and eliminate that whole planet system? I certainly wouldn't mind the old MSX having a little more growl (and I'm thinking this would help)....

Thanks,
Chris