Water pickup question on Opti
With a std 3L fleetmaster lower unit - which has the factory nose cone pickup and side pickups, is it possible to weld up / block up some /all of the side pickup so the motor can be run higher up on the transom. Ie will it get enough flow from just the front pickup?
I'm assuming it would be ok as this is how the sportsmaster etc gets it's cooling.
If the answer is yes, can you buy a kit to do this or is it a question of fabricating something to cover the holes?
I have an extra Smartcraft water pressure gauge so would be able to keep an eye on cooling flow.
This is more for short burst high speed running than extended offshore stuff.