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you need to get a 1" shark bite brass ball valve from home depot. cut the line exactly where the arrow is pointing and install the shutoff valve.
i use mine as a dinghy and tow at 30knots. i use a 75' tow line and it works great. this keeps water from filling the cylinder head.
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you need to get a 1" shark bite brass ball valve from home depot. cut the line exactly where the arrow is pointing and install the shutoff valve.
i use mine as a dinghy and tow at 30knots. i use a 75' tow line and it works great. this keeps water from filling the cylinder head.
That is exactly my plan. I'm glad to see that someone has already done that. I wasn't sure the size of the hose. Need to know that so that I can get the properly sized ball valve. You save 1 inch shark bite brass ball valve from Home Depot. Does that mean that it is a 1 inch hose? And where you able to do this job without taking off the top center body?
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Fits onto a 1" hose so that the inside diameter is exactly the same and waterflow will not be restricted. I removed rear cover behind seat, loosened front hose clamp, pulled hose out from behind, installed valve, then shoved hose back through front behind, and finally reconnected hose up front. Make sense?
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I now access from port side access panel to shut off. Just remember to turn back on or you will overheat engine.
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BRP Sea Doo Hose Pincher Tool 295000076 | eBay

Here is the appropriate hose pincher and it will have No problem closing the hose for towing.
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BRP Sea Doo Hose Pincher Tool 295000076 | eBay

Here is the appropriate hose pincher and it will have No problem closing the hose for towing.
Tried that one .it sure didn't work for me. Too small. Would not pinch off a garden hose which is smaller even with small amount of pressure .
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you need to get a 1" shark bite brass ball valve from home depot. cut the line exactly where the arrow is pointing and install the shutoff valve.
i use mine as a dinghy and tow at 30knots. i use a 75' tow line and it works great. this keeps water from filling the cylinder head.

Can you use Shark Bite with a soft hose. I thought it was for hard plastic like
Pex. Would a barbed ball valve with hose clamps be a better choice?
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Can you use Shark Bite with a soft hose. I thought it was for hard plastic like
Pex. Would a barbed ball valve with hose clamps be a better choice?
That is what I thought also. I would buy a pvc valve and put that in with hose barb fittings.

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the shark bite brass ball vlave is not like the regular couplers. you need hose clamps. go to home depot and look at the 1" valve and you will immediately understand. way better than a PVC valve. especially if you are in salt.
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the shark bite brass ball vlave is not like the regular couplers. you need hose clamps. go to home depot and look at the 1" valve and you will immediately understand. way better than a PVC valve. especially if you are in salt.
I have used the shark bite products. They are meant to be used with copper pipe and pex tubing. How does it work with the rubber hose? Did you leak test it?

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