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  • Fake-A-Lake NO MORE!


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    • Year: 2004 Brand: Mastercraft Model / Trim: X30 Cost: $0-$249 Engine Type: 5.7L MCX

    When my boat sits on the trailer, the raw water intake is covered by the starboard bunk.  In order to run the engine on the trailer, I pulled the intake hose off the intake thru-hull and attached it to my Lowes special of adapters:

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    However, since building this Fake-A-Lake, I saw a valve posted on the Mastercraft Teamtalk site and have added this valve just above my raw water intake.  It's always ready to take a hose and I don't have to risk breaking my thru-hull.  Buy at: https://www.supplyhouse.com/sh/control/product/~product_id=40615

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    WOW, that is a much cheaper and easier solution to the one I put together (copied from TMC posts) a couple years ago.  Good find!!

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    Is this built in such a way that you close the lake water valve when you connect the hose? So as all the water goes to the engine.

    Thanks

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    5 hours ago, Sparky450 said:

    Is this built in such a way that you close the lake water valve when you connect the hose? So as all the water goes to the engine.

    Thanks

    Correct. All my hose water goes straight to my raw water pump when the valve is “closed”. When the valve is straight/open, nothing flows to the hose connection.

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    Great upgrade!  I will be doing this instead of the flush kit.  Did you trim any hose to make this work?

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    What fittings did you use to connect the intake hose to the new brass valve? 

     

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