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    Is it safe to use a fake a Lake? I believe I am covering the correct intake. But it doesn't completely cover the entire intake. I understand not rev the engine. If anyone with experience in this is reading, I would appreciate any comment or suggestions.
    thanks

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    Yes, they're perfectly fine. Most likely your garden hose will provide MORE water than the engine actually needs.

    -Charles

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    • #3
      Not true in my case. My engine sucks faster than the hose. I much prefer the bucket method. That way you can tell if your pump is working. On your boat it is very easy to pull the intake hose and put it in a bucket of water. Run the hose into the bucket. Fake a lakes scare me. I know lots of people use them but I just don’t trust them.
      Last edited by MTRBTR; 3 days ago.
      2006 SV 211
      97 Sport Nautique (Sold)
      89 PS 190 (Sold)
      05 Fourwinns Horizon 180 (Sold)
      89 Fourwinns 170 Freedom (Sold)
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      • #4
        I remove the intake hose where it connects to the through hull fitting and stick the hose directly into it.
        Ski on dude!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by NicJ View Post
          Is it safe to use a fake a Lake? I believe I am covering the correct intake. But it doesn't completely cover the entire intake. I understand not rev the engine. If anyone with experience in this is reading, I would appreciate any comment or suggestions.
          thanks
          I don't think I would use it if it doesn't completely cover the water intake. It will cause air and insufficient water to be drawn into the engine. I would draw water in with the intake hose from a bucket or trash can. I use a trash can because the engine will drain a 5 gallon bucket super fast.

          I got a light weight 25' corrugated plastic hose and plastic hose connector from Lowes to draw the water from the trash can.

          https://www.lowes.com/pd/STAR-Water-...ose/1000678131

          https://www.lowes.com/pd/Genova-10-P...upling/3459942
          Last edited by Evening Shade; 3 days ago.
          2007 Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV, 1995 Cobalt 200

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          • #6
            Thanks for the help!...If anyone has any pics on file, that would be cool.

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              Had the same issue on my 2000 Sport. Water spewing everywhere from the fake-a-lake, and never felt comfortable using it. Cut a hole in a piece of plastic, and now it's much better. Nothing fancy, but at least there's water coming from the exhaust now with the engine at idle.

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              • #8
                Great idea, thanks a lot! I run in brackish water and need some way to keep the engine clean. I will be getting on it in the morning. Thanks for the pics.

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