View Poll Results: Which water condition would net a faster speed?
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09-08-2009, 09:19 AM #1
Time to solve a lil disagreement....
It was brought up this weekend that the SHO and FZR hulls would be faster in Glass smooth water vs a 2-3" chop
From my previous boating experience boats/pwc's are always a lil faster in a chop than on complete glass.
Hitman swears that the SHO defies all phyics and is faster on complete glass water...
So lets see what wins out here....
09-08-2009, 09:32 AM #2
if the water isnt calm there might be a chance of cavitation, my top speed was always on glass water and lose around 2mph on light chop
09-08-2009, 11:29 AM #3
I uaually see better speed if there is a little ripple on the lake...especially on the SHO since it seems I can get my weight further back before it starts to bounce when there is a slight wind chop. IMO, less wetted surface = less drag.
09-08-2009, 02:34 PM #4
Bear in mind I am not talking about rough water or rollers. I am talking strictly the difference between smooth no ripples vs a 2-3" wind ripple.
09-08-2009, 06:46 PM #5
I voted MILD CHOP--but I was thinking WIND RIPPLE (2"-3").
Had my first bigger chop last weekend as the lake was busy (never would've gone out on the SLX). Holy cow am I ever out of shape!!! Guess I need to do more than look at the pilates ball She bought me... Can't imagine offSHOre racing!!!
09-08-2009, 08:13 PM #6
If they are truly ripples and not chop or rolling ripples and the ski can stay planted without hopping it will be faster with a slight ripple helping air out the hull.
09-08-2009, 08:27 PM #7
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09-08-2009, 11:32 PM #8
1. Of all the places for this... the Yami 4-stroke section?
2. I agreed with you once you clarified that you meant "wind chop" which to me is ripples, not actual chop.
3. once you add up a selection for wind ripples I will vote. lololol
09-09-2009, 12:48 AM #9
09-09-2009, 08:58 AM #10
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2-3 inches is considered chop?
You fresh water guys make me
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