Thread: My skeg results
08-07-2006, 11:14 AM #1
My skeg results
Can't say much for the speed jump because I added the Riva SC. Riva wheel isn't supposed to give top end so without that I would say I gained .5 to .7 on a RXT.
I can however say handling is awesome!!!
I can also spinout the RXT like never before. It's like the ski has a threshold while you are turning you can feel it biting if you try to overdue it you have some slipping/gripping, if you keep going. BAM you spin out.
It's great at low speed I can do spin outs without doing that backward sliding. Should be alot more fun 2 up since 2 up sometimes it starts going backward.
Also feels like you are riding higher/lighter. Going over chop feels alot more stable. I thought I would need Riva sponsons I have stock but my stockers felt great.
All in all it's on my top list. Especially for someone just wanting handling mods.
Skegs, NO-PAS is my list for anyone with a brand new ski. Should be factory
To me the speed was a bonus. I'd buy these just because of the handling especially through chop.
08-07-2006, 11:30 AM #2
I got to test mine this past weekend. This is on a 80+ mph RXP and I will have to say the jury is still out. It porpoised more when I would get near top end and I would have to trim down to stop it however, trimming down did not effect top speed as much as it use too. I could not tell that it hooked up any better in rough water. I will continue to test for now.
Jerry, How did they perform on your ski?
08-07-2006, 11:34 AM #3
I wouldn't say it helped hook up it just stop me from bobbing around. I guess it's called tracking. When I hit a wake that was coming at an angle it would go right over it instead of wanting to throw my back end over.
It did feel higher so I would think with a 80+ rxp , skegs and RE blockoffs would be the combo.
Do you use any block offs ?
Last edited by Kinchyle; 08-07-2006 at 01:26 PM.
08-07-2006, 01:13 PM #4
Much less porpoising on my ski and of course better handling overall. Not sure of a speed gain as im losing compression in two cylinders. Probably a damn head gasket
08-07-2006, 01:38 PM #5
Popped my skegs off yesterday before going out as I want them further back and dead on straight. The RE`s and Riva sponsons just kicked ass in the rough water. Godfather had to stand riding and I was sitting. Need to get use to the ski again so I was only gunning half to 3/4 throttle and we were neck and neck. Found a charger leak on a hose as well.
Tell me when your ready Jerry and the prop (15/20) along with charger and rr impeller are on the way.
08-07-2006, 03:48 PM #6
James, im ready whenever you are. I have yours and Anthony's washers sitting right here.
08-07-2006, 05:57 PM #7Originally Posted by Kinchyle
That pretty much sums up my experience.
08-08-2006, 11:32 PM #8
Just tried mine today for a too short 15 min.
Was checking oil after a short run,( just changed it) and found water squirting under seat-
Exaust pipe is spitting along weld- had to take it in for the day.
Anyone else had an Exaust pipe leak????
Skegs will GET your ATTENTION=
I will have to relearn how to turn this thing all over again!!!!
Like Kinch says- they really Bite in a turn-Up to a point- then -pow-
Seems to ride a little higher!! and seems to Track straight easier-better- Thats WhaT I WANTED
Speed- could not tell because of cracked pipe-
08-14-2006, 04:10 PM #9
Well- got new exhaust pipe from dealer and all is well-
Put over 200 miles on ski this weekend with Lake Charles CWA group in the rivers and bayous over there.
I LIKE THESE THINGS-
They are the cats song on tracking straight line- no more ass-end slipping out when crossing wakes going the same direction- 19 skis down the bayou can make some serious wave crossing experiences- (especially coming from the back of the pack to the front at wot)--
Did pick up some speed- .8 to 1 MPH-
But straighter tracking is the greatest- can actually one hand down the straights at over 50 for miles and miles now- took the "squirrel" factor out.
BUT- you do have to watch out on the curves--- over steer and it will bitE--
Just be careful on your sharp turns until u get more used to them- go fast straight is awesome----
08-14-2006, 04:14 PM #10
I'm glad you guys like them. I like mine too
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