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Ryanb72

96 response with replaced speedometer

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Ryanb72

I have recently purchased a 1996 response. The previous owner had one of the speedometers replaced with a gps speedometer. The problem is the pitot tube off the back of the boat now throws water everywhere since the hose is disconnected. I would like to remove the pick up and hose but what do you do about the holes in the boat? any suggestions or has anyone done this before?

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jk13

Assuming you mean the hose is disconnected and the pickup is throwing water up behind the boat, you have a couple options:

--Leave the pickup in place and cap off the outlet for the hose. Or if the hose is still in place and shooting water, just plug it.

--Remove just the blade portion of the pickup, leaving the mounting plate on the hull.

--Remove the entire pickup and seal holes with PL5200 or similar.

And of course the cleanest and best looking:

--Remove entire pickup and either DIY fiberglass and gel coat with Spectrum, or take to an experienced FG repair shop.

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justgary

Or remove the pitots and the tubes, then use the holes to pass wires for a bunch of expensive transom lights that you will never use.

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jbower

I did the same thing with my response except I plugged the hose under the dash and zip tied it to clamp it

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Woodski

One of the reasons for two speedos is if one of the pitots gets clogged. In slightly newer R's ther is only one speedo still with two pitots and a toggle to switch the one speedo to either of the two pitots in case one fete clogged. A common occurrence in a weedy lake. So you could plumb both pitots to the one speedo to optimize functionality.

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