Thread: a rudder?
05-24-2010, 06:05 PM #1
is there a rudder under the pump on this ski? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1997-...a9923003#v4-35
05-24-2010, 08:08 PM #2
yes. I wonder how it performs on the water?
05-24-2010, 08:54 PM #3
thats what i was wanting to know.
05-24-2010, 09:04 PM #4
The answer is..... Awesome!!
It was made by Ultrac Performance Systems. There is a pic of it somewhere in the rare parts thread. I can get pics of mine if you need.
It makes the low speed turns much easier for docking and such. High speed turns are downright scary. It doesn't hesitate, it turns.
05-24-2010, 09:06 PM #5
thats sounds cool for people around docks a lot
05-24-2010, 10:08 PM #6
Yes! W all want to see what your talking about up close.!
What is it made of? does it chip?
Break off easily? does it bend? Hw tall is it?
How wide is it?
That thingcould kill you if you got ran over by it. its not like a boat well sorta has the prop shaft at an angle in front of it that would hit you first, not a sharp rudder! yikes.
Sponsonsarent as bad. they dont stick out too much. no huge triangle under the water.
How does this install?
Mounted to something on the ski?
do they make smaller/bigger?
how much do they cost?
I'll check the website and read up on it.. thats am interesting concept. just like a boat.kinda like a wanna be sponson.lol
actually if you could make wings on the turning nozzle, that would be the shnitz!. It would be like a sharks tail.. scary turning If you made a 3-way fin for the nozzle, that would be the ultimate. the bottom for turning, the sides for LIFT! I bet if ya hit the throttle just right and hit a wave with it trimmed up all the way. i bet it would launch you pretty far.\
Maybe I'll make a prototype just for fun.. I'll try it out on the SLT. I'll glass one together. I'll start that in the projects thread. pics to come! lol
05-24-2010, 10:10 PM #7
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I wonder why none of the current PWC manufacturers (or aftermarket) offer a fin under the steering nozzle.
Sea-Doo has their complicated OPAS system, and Polaris among others has slow speed steering enhanced by automatically increased engine power during hard turns. Polaris called their version ESP, only offered on the MSX models.
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