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Old 06-30-2012, 08:10 PM
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What happened to your bumper?
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:08 PM
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Oh, just a modification from 2007.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:41 AM
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I don't remember seeing that when I wasd out last October...These types of things I tend to notice...

Probably meant to improve gas mileage...
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:25 AM
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Yup, been sporting that since 2007. Did it when Pistonwash came out.
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:42 PM
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I rode this ski at woodys ride. This ski can out turn your ability to hang on to it. Acceleration is eye opening for a sc equiped ski. Rough water performance is top notch. Great job on this purpose built ski.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:32 AM
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Thanks Joe. That means a lot coming from you. I really enjoyed the Spitty too. I can't wait to ride it, with a more appropriate handling kit.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:23 AM
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if you ever come back out to tuners east you wont need any handling...just hang on
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:44 AM
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Updated mid-shaft bracket and water feedthrough. Install this before driveshaft and AFTER aligned.

Two cut hoses... The 4 clamps used was put on first to make them easier to install.

SST insert to minimize water pressure against the hose.

Drag hoses over SST pipe half way, and align the cuts.

Tighten them down equally. No need for excessive force. It's a water seal.

All done, EXCEPT, I need to turn the bilge hose around now. Always something.
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:16 AM
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Ski had a really, really, really pesky leak, when sitting around in the water doing nothing... yup, a boat that won't float.

I finally got a chance to fill the hull up with a water hose, and quickly found water pouring out of the bottom bolt of the exhaust outlet. When I tried to tighten it, I didn't have any resistance. It was stripped. What happened is that the bolt had bottomed out on a blind hole, and wasn't pulling the housing tight to the hull.

Pulled out the pump, drilled it all the way through and re-tapped it. The bolt tightens up nice now. I'll let the 5200 dry and test it again this week.

Did some testing with a 2deg wedge. It really picked up the nose, dried out the ride (relatively speaking) and improved cornering, however, it exposed some quirky handling in smooth water... THEN I found where there was a 1mm step on the right side of the carbon fiber rideplate next to the shoe. This area is critical. 1mm might as well be a mountain. Will flatten out the area next to see if the handling improves.

As far as I can tell, the mid-range vibration, we all felt at Woody's ride, is gone with the addition of the above-shown mid-mount.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:14 PM
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nice work Mark.

I'm hanging to get my ski back on the water to test the new mount setup.
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