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    Rick's GPR-SHO Build

    ]Hi Guys,

    I have just picked up a nice clean 2000 GPR hull for GPR build that i have always wanted to do.

    The plan for this build is to have a ski with very good reliability and hopefully i can get it to do 95 mph with very good handling. I dont think this ski would ever be able to handle anything over 2ft but we will see how it goes.

    These are the parts i have so far for the build........

    • Motec with Dash, Lambda, GPS, etc
    • Watson Intercooler kit
    • ET16 wheel
    • 160mm Liner
    • 15/23 Skat prop
    • SS 800 Grate that will be modified to be like a 1200 grate
    • Pump reinforcement kit
    • Complete wrecked FZR for motor etc
    I still need to get a lot of parts like ride plates, steering setup, HO shaft, etc but nothing major.


    Well i picked up my hull last night and have pretty much got straight in to it. This thing was a mess on the inside but very tidy on the outside.

    Will post more pics this weekend as everything gets reinforced and cut out.

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    Congrats! These conversions are violent! You will love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WATER WOODY View Post
    Congrats! These conversions are violent! You will love it.
    That's a way to put it.
    And sheeplover has another good point. You WILL love it.

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    Yeah im really looking forward to building this ski and only the best gear is going on it.

    Hopefully she will be fully built and ready for the water in the next 6 weeks.

    This weekend will be reinforcing the rear of the ski and cutting out the inner hull and then off to the painters next week. Havent decided what colours etc but will decide this weekend.

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    This looks like it's going to be fun to watch I look forward to seeing you on the Water with it Mate.
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    good luck you will love it

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    Makes for a very heavy boat with the 2000 hull. Its a blast to ride and very fast but don't expect to set the world on fire with a holeshot.

    You can run through my vids of a waterlogged 2000 hull with an E1, Ebay I/C and an R2 reflash. Boat would have been a lot faster with some quality parts but it was on a very tight budget.

    Holeshot vids were limited to a very small area and I didn't upload the 96mph one where there was a little off river excursion. That was a 160mm liner and Swirl but needed a longblade to work better.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/ZornRaci.../1/lkE_WjX2YGI

    This is the small root DF but starting hitting the limiter fast, should have hit 100 that day but prop was maxed out. Speed is all in the hull and grate. Ran out of room to go any faster

    http://www.youtube.com/user/ZornRaci.../5/XurLUe--MPE

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    Hi Duke,

    Thanks for your input. It means alot to me.

    You mentioned that the 2000 hull you were doing tuning was quite waterlogged. Whats a good way to tell? I have the hull completley stripped at the moment and will put it on the scales tomorrow and see what it weighs.

    Do you know what stripped hull should weigh if its in good order?

    Do the newer EFI hulls make that much difference to the holeshot?


    Here is the progress so far......................

    Just got to take off the sponsons and the rear grab handle and going to get the waterblaster out and get in there!


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    Hey Rick, what pump are you going to use?

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    SHO pump.


    Going to be running a FZR pump with a 160mm 15/23 and a Riva reduction nozzle.

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