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Hydro Surge Grate for Merc Jet Drive

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  • Hydro Surge Grate for Merc Jet Drive

    Have any of you used the Hydro Surge Grate, if so do you know if it will work on a 1996 120XR Jet, Mercury say's that it is for 99 and newer 120's, can it be modified to fit on a 96 or does anyone have an alternative? Getting out to clean the intake takes the fun out of my pleasure!

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    Re: Hydro Surge Grate for Merc Jet Drive

    Bad idea, its easier to clean weeds from intake than to fix damage broken hydro suck tines will do to your pump/impeller. Here's link to one of numerous threads you will find about these spring loaded tines breaking:
    Think their only for MR2 pumps and up anyway. I often launch in a local shallow weedy lake near here(lake scugog) to fish. Most of the weeds just clog on the intake, I can remove them with a plastic kids garden rake from the swim platform-push forward then pull the clump out from under. Sounds tricky but it is easy and works well, I haven't fallen off swim platform yet doing this....getting wet to elbow beats going under the boat at 5am d


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      Re: Hydro Surge Grate for Merc Jet Drive

      Can't thank you enough! what an eye opener as usuall if it sounds to good to be true it is. Thanks again a $150 item could have destroyed several hundred in drive parts!