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gravity12    82

Can some of you guys with FAE tell me how far past the hull the downpipe extends.  Thanks for the help. 

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stoked    1,042

Roughly mid prop:

 

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InfinitySurf    266

That is one of the measurements they ask for when you order it....they make it so the tip extends down to center of prop so prop wash gets rid of the fumes.

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Dreamer    88

This line represents the bottom of the hull on my FAE (SV244).

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N8 Froelich    12

Not sure how helpful this is. Ours doesn't extend too far down and it works great. 2011 Enzo 240

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Dandy    43
On 5/9/2017 at 9:57 AM, gravity12 said:

Can some of you guys with FAE tell me how far past the hull the downpipe extends.  Thanks for the help. 

We are just working through an install.  If you have your boat sitting level (use the trailer) they want the finished install to be 1.5-2.5" higher than the center of the prop.  

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gravity12    82

Interesting.  Seems like the older installs might have been installed deeper in the water.  Maybe it helps with spray. 

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Bongo Fury    641
21 hours ago, N8 Froelich said:

Not sure how helpful this is. Ours doesn't extend too far down and it works great. 2011 Enzo 240

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N8...how do you like that gas can.  Is it hard to move when full?  Thanks and sorry for the hijack. 

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Dandy    43
16 minutes ago, Bongo Fury said:

N8...how do you like that gas can.  Is it hard to move when full?  Thanks and sorry for the hijack. 

If you are looking at what I am looking at, you will find that is a Craftsman Air Compressor.  

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Bongo Fury    641

OOPS.   Thought it was one of those portable gas cans.....I'm in the market for one....getting tired of filling up on the lake.   Thanks for the heads up.....guess I need stronger readers!

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stoked    1,042
21 minutes ago, Bongo Fury said:

OOPS.   Thought it was one of those portable gas cans.....I'm in the market for one....getting tired of filling up on the lake.   Thanks for the heads up.....guess I need stronger readers!

Just picked this guy up last week: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DPU7G58

The plan is to throw it in my Polaris Ranger, run it to the gas station and fill it up, then back to the dock to fill up the boat. The only issue is that it is gravity fed, but really not a big deal.

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Bongo Fury    641
28 minutes ago, stoked said:

Just picked this guy up last week: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DPU7G58

The plan is to throw it in my Polaris Ranger, run it to the gas station and fill it up, then back to the dock to fill up the boat. The only issue is that it is gravity fed, but really not a big deal.

Thanks stoked....thats the one i've been looking at...I will need to be able to wheel it around the house over gravel then down the gangway to the dock.   Just wondering how much of a hassel that will be......also with gravety feed how difficult to  do that alone....will save about $2 a gallon from buying on the lake.  No brainer it will pay for itself very quickly!

Sorry for the hijack guys!

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Jake707    168
27 minutes ago, Bongo Fury said:

Thanks stoked....thats the one i've been looking at...I will need to be able to wheel it around the house over gravel then down the gangway to the dock.   Just wondering how much of a hassel that will be......also with gravety feed how difficult to  do that alone....will save about $2 a gallon from buying on the lake.  No brainer it will pay for itself very quickly!

Sorry for the hijack guys!

Ill be sure to fill up before I hit clear lake if I ever go up that far haha 

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Bongo Fury    641
11 minutes ago, Jake707 said:

Ill be sure to fill up before I hit clear lake if I ever go up that far haha 

The marina we use is $4.75 a gallon on the water.....gas staion is a little over $3 right now.....not to bad really.....I know one marina on CL that is around $6 a gallon on the water.   Try CL in June.....its totally epic.....clear flat water and no traffic on the lake...not far from Fairfield.

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Jake707    168

really? I thought CL got fairly packed during the summer? Hows the water now wasn't there some algae or cleanliness issues with it not that far back?

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DarksideR    1,678

My FAE just installed at 3" above the center of the prop.

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stoked    1,042
6 hours ago, Bongo Fury said:

Thanks stoked....thats the one i've been looking at...I will need to be able to wheel it around the house over gravel then down the gangway to the dock.   Just wondering how much of a hassel that will be......also with gravety feed how difficult to  do that alone....will save about $2 a gallon from buying on the lake.  No brainer it will pay for itself very quickly!

Sorry for the hijack guys!

It has large rubber wheels, should roll just fine. We have a gravel path to our dock that I have to wheel across and it's fine. They make a hand crank for it to pump uphill, looked wonky though. I just figured I'll lower the boat till the gas flap is below the dock 

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Dandy    43
14 hours ago, DarksideR said:

My FAE just installed at 3" above the center of the prop.

I have attached a page out of the instruction manual that mentions the final measurement and how they want it between 1.5-2.5".  You may have to adjust your mounting brackets to push it further down, if your tabs will allow and so it doesn't drop below level as noted.  I believe these are the general instructions for all boats, but maybe yours was sent with a different set of instructions.  Mine was a final distance of 4".  To get it to the 2.5" mark, it was over a full bubble off level.  Larry and his team have been great - they provided a return shipping label to send the old one back and are manufacturing a new one for us.  We are just lucky that we do not intend to drop our boat in the water until at least memorial day weekend and the final install should be quick now.  You may need to make some adjustments or send them some pictures and suggestions to get it dropped 1/2" lower.5915c8c8a6cc2_FAEFinalMeasurementPage.thumb.JPG.b800facfe29d7bc7015de37a8f0cb65a.JPG

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N8 Froelich    12
On 5/11/2017 at 9:28 AM, Bongo Fury said:

N8...how do you like that gas can.  Is it hard to move when full?  Thanks and sorry for the hijack. 

Late to the party, it is a air compressor, but ironically we do have a steel rolling gas tank. It's a 25 gallon unit and it works but it's a bear to unload out of the back of the truck when full and roll down to our shore line. If I did it again I'd maybe get that plastic one too. My wife bought the one we have not knowing it's meant to be used in a repair shop and not really for fueling up toys. This is similar to the one we have. http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/safety/safety-cans/fuel-gas/25-gallon-steel-fm-approved-gas-caddy-with-heavy-duty-rotary-pump?infoParam.campaignId=T9F&gclid=CLKH3bf16tMCFYZhfgodCdsMjA  

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DarksideR    1,678
On 2017-05-12 at 7:43 AM, Dandy said:

I have attached a page out of the instruction manual that mentions the final measurement and how they want it between 1.5-2.5".  You may have to adjust your mounting brackets to push it further down, if your tabs will allow and so it doesn't drop below level as noted.  I believe these are the general instructions for all boats, but maybe yours was sent with a different set of instructions.  Mine was a final distance of 4".  To get it to the 2.5" mark, it was over a full bubble off level.  Larry and his team have been great - they provided a return shipping label to send the old one back and are manufacturing a new one for us.  We are just lucky that we do not intend to drop our boat in the water until at least memorial day weekend and the final install should be quick now.  You may need to make some adjustments or send them some pictures and suggestions to get it dropped 1/2" lower.5915c8c8a6cc2_FAEFinalMeasurementPage.thumb.JPG.b800facfe29d7bc7015de37a8f0cb65a.JPG

There is pretty much zero adjustability in the solid single port exhaust FAE for this. The only adjustment you can make is angle side to side. I'm currently waiting for them to send me a "spray diverter plate" that attaches to the downtube. Similar to what Nautique uses. Will see if that helps with my spray issue.

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Dreamer    88

I couldn't modify the shape of the down tube enough to make a difference on my single outlet exhaust so ended up adding a flap to knock down the spray. I still think that sloping the down tube back more would make a difference. That's how it was on my last two boats. On my current Enzo it basically slopes forward once the bow goes up which does not improve hydrodynamics.

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DarksideR    1,678
On May 15, 2017 at 3:49 PM, Dreamer said:

I couldn't modify the shape of the down tube enough to make a difference on my single outlet exhaust so ended up adding a flap to knock down the spray. I still think that sloping the down tube back more would make a difference. That's how it was on my last two boats. On my current Enzo it basically slopes forward once the bow goes up which does not improve hydrodynamics.

Agreed. I mentioned that and the fact it seems to be too short to Larry through email and got no reply. I may have to get it modified by a fabricator myself. Shouldn't have to do this. They used to ask for some measurements before making  them, but I was never asked. I assumed that they had it all figured out... Lesson learned. Gotta get it sorted out quick. Summer's here... ok, not quite. But soon?

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Dandy    43

Dark, FAE is currently slammed, so their response time has been a bit delayed which you have to expect with a very seasonal business as they can only have so many knowledgeable staff.  Did you do a custom welded or the multi piece unit?  If it was a single piece welded, I also thought they would ask for measurements.  

We had some issues with ours and when I believed their were issues, I took some photos and did a write up and sent it in for them to review.  This provided them with photos and measurements and also verified that the measurements I had originally sent in were correct.  When they got back to me, they had already determined that there was nothing I had done incorrectly and that they would need to repair or re-manufacture it for us.  Christina sent a return shipping tag to have it sent back.  In our case, for what ever the reason, our down pipe was cut at the wrong length and didn't match up to the cut list for our part.  Mistakes happen, just happy that I wasn't waiting to install it the first weekend we were dropping the boat in.  

Our boat is currently waiting on the part to arrive.  Seeing as how we have everything installed, we can't put it in the water due to the open exhaust ports now.  I was up front with when we thought we would drop her in the water and assume that FAE will get us parts in time.  

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gravity12    82
On 5/15/2017 at 3:49 PM, Dreamer said:

I couldn't modify the shape of the down tube enough to make a difference on my single outlet exhaust so ended up adding a flap to knock down the spray. I still think that sloping the down tube back more would make a difference. That's how it was on my last two boats. On my current Enzo it basically slopes forward once the bow goes up which does not improve hydrodynamics.

Do you have any pics of this flap? 

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