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justleft
06-29-2010, 04:53 PM
My '86 22c has thru hull water intake. The Bravo has a nosecone (It looks like Hydromotive).
The lower can use some new paint and nose cone needs better body work.

Should I just cover the lower's water intakes and blend the nosecone in ?

gcarter
06-29-2010, 05:56 PM
No.
The upper gear case still needs the water flow for cooling.
Even w/a shower, it would still get hot.
Just don't use a water hose in the bell housing.
Oh yeah.
Use a block off plate on the inside of the transom.

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justleft
06-29-2010, 08:42 PM
Thanks gcarter. Who ever put on the nosecone just filled it with epoxy and pushed it on.

gcarter
06-29-2010, 09:08 PM
It's really not hard to make it right....

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realbold
06-29-2010, 10:42 PM
George, your answer makes sense, but just wondering why most Imco lowers do not have water pickups and dont have issues with running too hot.

mrfixxall
06-29-2010, 10:54 PM
George, your answer makes sense, but just wondering why most Imco lowers do not have water pickups and dont have issues with running too hot.


they are their,they offered 2 models,water intake like your's is and a hole just under the tip of the nose of the drive

Carl C
06-30-2010, 07:32 AM
Like Fixx said, Imcos DO have water pick-ups. AFAIK nosecones are always attached with a resin; My outboard cone was.

realbold
06-30-2010, 02:58 PM
they are their,they offered 2 models,water intake like your's is and a hole just under the tip of the nose of the drive
Thanks, I never noticed the ones under the nose.

justleft
06-30-2010, 03:00 PM
Yea, the nosecone is glued on with some resin, epoxy or poly. But whoever
did the work was no bodyshop person !!

I'm thinking a satin silver finish on the lower.