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    we just got in the newest custom made super thick stainless steel impeller for our 6" jet pump
    we are looking forward to doing some good gravel pumping with it and see just how much better they hold up
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    That looks pretty good. Have you heard any reports on the performance with gravel and wear?

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    nice can you explain little bit more why you mae them so thick.
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    we had a chance to run them in a test boat for a cpl runs before our water froze up.
    but nit enough the see any long term wear. these are even thicker then our scott impellers so we should see even longer life out of them before rebuild is needed. this is the reason for much thicker impellers
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    You wil get more life out of them. The negative is its impossible to match the alloy of the wire to the original blade. It takes a ton of wire to get them that thick. Dissimilar metal tends to cause corrosion from the inside out because of all the electricity generated from the jet, they look like new from the outside and inside they're powder. The blades will fly apart when you cavitate, tho not likely in your application. I'm speaking from a 1031 in the salt point of view...





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    Quote Originally Posted by fullbush View Post
    You wil get more life out of them. The negative is its impossible to match the alloy of the wire to the original blade. It takes a ton of wire to get them that thick. Dissimilar metal tends to cause corrosion from the inside out because of all the electricity generated from the jet, they look like new from the outside and inside they're powder. The blades will fly apart when you cavitate, tho not likely in your application. I'm speaking from a 1031 in the salt point of view...
    not sure what your talking about sorry.
    these are not old impellers with alot of wire welded on
    these are BRAND NEW CAST STAINLESS STEEL
    sorry no wire or powder to fly off
    it sounds like you had a bad impeller built up for an outboard jet
    these are new and for an inboard jet

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbm View Post
    not sure what your talking about sorry.
    these are not old impellers with alot of wire welded on
    these are BRAND NEW CAST STAINLESS STEEL
    sorry no wire or powder to fly off
    it sounds like you had a bad impeller built up for an outboard jet
    these are new and for an inboard jet
    Oh sorry I thought you had old impellers built up like that. no matter who you are when you get an impeller rebuilt it involves welding... My mistake.





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