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Old 01-13-2012, 10:46 PM
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:01 AM
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Damn... Very nice Mark. Let me know when you go next... I'll video tape you hauling ass.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:23 PM
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There is also a standard "L" top bracket on it now, mounted to the side of the hull.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:35 PM
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When are we going shooting? And when are we going riding again?
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:01 AM
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Replaced the rear silicone elbow with a tight diameter 3" one from Vibrant for durability.


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Old 05-31-2012, 12:16 AM
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Rear air assembly. Works pretty damn nice. No issues after two hard rides. The red waterline for cleaning out the cooling system isn't hooked up yet. Just testing location.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:48 AM
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Took the pump apart to repitch lower, and the wear ring is shot, and the root is so big on the prop, compared to what the pitch is now, I'm thinking it's a waste of time.


All that, and it was launching like a monster, until the pump-reliefs fell off. Have a new one installed already, and ordered a new wear ring. Purchased some new grips too. The new-style ergo grips are not suited for watercraft, IMHO. It makes it too tough to pull the throttle, while hanging on.
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:38 AM
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Couldn't get over how much that liner was wore out. All better now. Love the new material SD is using on the liners. Had to press it in, and the tolerances were awesome.

New grips installed. The throttle and start button feel much, much better now.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:29 AM
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Well,
the ski was rockin' and rollin' up at Lake Lahanton. Worked out a few more gotchas.
-The fuel tank sending unit, was showing empty with at least a gallon left. The sender ohm'd out fine, so I bent the arm down. You figure the tank is in backwards compared to a rxp. It's going to react differently.

-The bilge system was a disaster! I never glued the pump down, only clipping it in place. It popped loose, and was flopping around, sucking up all the "new-ski" stuff in the hull. It sucked up a rivet and burned itself out... another $60 mistake. Oh, and the momentary switch was adjusted too low on the dash, so it wasn't working. Easy fix. Glued in a new bilge, and back to normal.

-Got the prop back from Woody. Throwing that in tonight. 4-blade Solas.
-Fill up the hull. No leaks.

Everything is looking up! John Carter hit a 75 banging the limiter on a stock prop up at altitude.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:22 AM
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A couple of recent pics. I don't have any of anybody riding it.
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