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newb question: where is my water intake?

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I bought a fake-a-lake on amazon so that I could change the oil at home. I did a hunchback walk around the boat, and don't see any intake. Can someone give me an approximate location so I know where to look? (Hope it isn't covered by the trailer bed.)

Oh, I have a 2000 Sunsetter LXi with the Monsoon 325. (Older boat, new(b) owner. :-))

Thanks!

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jcochrane007

Open your engine cover and follow the large hose from the raw water pump (mounted to the pulley on the front of the engine) down to the through-hull fitting. That's your water intake.

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NorCaliBu

Find the center of the boat (standing on the pavement next to it). Take two sidesteps towards the transom. Then look under the boat. Might be just a little further back than that but should be close. It's a bronze thru-hull with a built-in grate over the opening. You may have to get down on the ground to see it, it's towards the centerline of the hull.

Looks like this...

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slap

Ah ha. Found it. I did have to get on the ground. Thanks, guys!

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WakingMeHappy

23 minutes from first post to finding the hole in the bottom of your boat. Not to bad. :Doh:

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slap

Right? And I posted and read the replies right from my phone. I love this forum, it's the best. (Sorry fordf150.net - you're a close second.)

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Hentz

Easy way is to located your intake hose and follow it down to the Hull. That is where your intake should be on the bottom of the boat

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REW

23 minutes from first post to finding the hole in the bottom of your boat. Not to bad. :Doh:

:rofl: :rofl: Yes back to the good BuCrew :werule:

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BillS

July 13th, 2018, changing my own boat oil for the first time, find a link to malibucrew post from 2011 about that elusive water intake in about 30 seconds complete with isometric intake part rendering (NorCaliBu),.....Thanks Boys! 

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formulaben
On 9/24/2011 at 6:58 PM, slap said:

I bought a fake-a-lake on amazon so that I could change the oil at home.

Just an FYI and warning: if that fake-a-lake comes loose when running your oil change it will overheat fairly quickly and toast your impeller.  If you're serious about doing this on a regular basis I strongly recommend a flush kit.  There are a few out there, but the one Indmar makes is plastic.  I'm not a fan of that...

Several members here and on other forums have installed DIY units with adapters, but luckily for you this flush valve is readily available and at a price far cheaper than the DIY solution.  Just add barb adapters, cut the hose, install hose clamps and you're off and running.  A simple project that is really worth it, IMHO.

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