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    Salt water vs. Fresh water

    Is it true that skis run faster in salt water due to the water density??
    If so how much faster?
    Lets assume the when comparing salt and fresh, both are at sea level.


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    Yes thats is true.Your ski also has a beter floatation in salt water and that is due to the water density. How mush faster I do not know.

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    I know on my speedo it's about 4-5 miles faster in salt, and the holeshot is noticably quicker.

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    My ski is slower in salt water, due to the density.

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    for some reason?? my 785 pro does better in salt/brackish water ...GPR noticed no change

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    i have noticed that i can spin out in freshwater and not in salt and it seems to hook up better in salt

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    My boat has has always been about 1mph slower in salt. Same day
    at sea level. We flush in fresh water lake 5 miles from intercoastel.

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    Water temperature and what's in it (salt, metals) can all affect your speed. Ideally your ski should be the fastest in salt water, but if you're inland on a cool fresh water lake, your speeds might be a little higher than if you were riding in the South Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico.

    Just a few more things to consider than if the water is "salty" or not.

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    were we usally do our speed runs its pretty brackish cause there is a big creek flowing there

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    Your always faster in fresh water due to the lower specific gravity. All world record runs are done in fresh.

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