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    salt water to fresh water

    is there a noticeable difference in handling, accel. and above all a top speed between the two, i never been on fresh water on a calm lake ?


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    This issue has been going on since 01' and i get different feedback every time. JimsPerformance in Tampa has told me the latest between salt and fresh water. Jim verified that salt is slower than fresh were they ride. I have never ran in salt so i could not tell you either way but i 100% trust Jim's results. They have done it many times with the same results. Others have ran faster in salt in a different part of the US.Jim might reply on this to give you his personal resutls.

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    woody , is it a noticable difference like 2-3mph top speed?

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    No way.....i 'believe' its more like .5 mph+

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    Down here in miami i have consistantly yeilded better gps numbers in fresh water then in salt water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetdave56 View Post
    woody , is it a noticeable difference like 2-3mph top speed?
    Yes, 2 to 3 MPH from the area Jim tested my ski, to the area I live in 2 1/2 hrs south. He is not in the subtropics. I am. Also the temp,out side and water temp along with salt salinity actual octane of your fuel salt is heavier that fresh water. I have run my best #'s 30 min north in a fresh water lake. But I mostly ride in high salt! Lee

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    hmm,interesting ,i'm run her for the first time in a few wks on a lake,maybe i can bring my #s up 1or 2 mph with what im working with so far, thanks

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    Which lake Dave?

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    from tampa bay to fresh water is .5 faster in fresh, from out in the gulf to fresh is 1 plus faster in fresh. I noticed the more the salt the slower the speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WATER WOODY View Post
    No way.....i 'believe' its more like .5 mph+
    +1 I agree i ran in the salt a best of 70.7 but in the fresh lake the next day i ran 71.2 exactly .5 mph faster both days were 94 degree and very humid like allways here in florida. Ron

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