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    Fresh or saltwater

    Stupid question, but does running in fresh vs salt water have any effect on top speed?


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    Salt is slower=more dense/more to turn

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8R View Post
    Salt is slower=more dense/more to turn
    It's actually the opposite. Salt water. Actually gives you more to push on witch creates more power to the water.

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    Wrong... Salt is slower period.... Several years of testing supports my first statement.....................or just ask any of the tampa crew who ride every weekend and go from the saltwater to fresh to flush anywhere from 1-2mph constantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8R View Post
    Wrong... Salt is slower period.... Several years of testing supports my first statement.....................or just ask any of the tampa crew who ride every weekend and go from the saltwater to fresh to flush anywhere from 1-2mph constantly.
    Not gonna argue with you but it also depends on the boat or ski and how's its propped.

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    Faster on land towing behind a car lol....honestly I've never really seen a difference between either salt or fresh I would imagine there maybe a difference but marginal I would guess.

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    I am only guessing salt water would be slight better speed but who would even notice.

    Back from my old swimming days we always do better times in a salt pool compared to plain old fresh water pool.

    Because of the salt you would float more so less effort to pull your self trough the water I guess it would be the ski would float a bit higher in the water.
    Also because the water is bit denser less cavitation as well.

    As said I don’t think you would notice it either way good question any way

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    This mite make a good show for myths busters

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    I go faster on salt water cause I'm always running from sharks, and I don't have access to fresh water so right now I'm going about 56 MPH faster on Salt than my 0 MPH on Fresh LOL

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