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    Any benefit to removing water spout?

    Any speed to be gained by removing water spout? What is the proper way to do it, I'm sure to really benefit you'd have to block off the hole, right? Anyone ever switch out the OE spout fitting with a 1/2" bypass fitting at 45 or 90 degrees, seems like it woud fit right in?


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    Just relax and enjoy the ride. XLT Chad's Avatar
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    deleting it keeps the spotter (my wife) happy when your pulling a tube or a skier. The passenger gets soaked when the water is deflected at them by the tow rope.
    Besides, I dont like the look of the "gay spray". It was one of my first mods.

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    A child of five would understand this. Go get one. pierowman's Avatar
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    negligible change. Most people get water from the strainer if that is what your after.

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    I agree,it looks better without it I pulled mine off and filled the hole with jb weld.its just there for a visibility or safety thing so other boaters can see u easier.there is no gain from deleting it but fill the hole if you do cause I can almost swear it made my ski slightly drift to the left when I was at full speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by XLT Chad View Post
    "gay spray"

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    Theoretically, you should have a slight increase because you're not tapping into the jet propulsion for the viability spout. But you won't feel it.
    I blocked mine with a bolt and a hose clamp...just in case I changed my mind. Someday, I'll fill the hole with JB Weld or something.

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    Bolt and hose clamp was my method of choice also. No speed gain at all. I like it without it better. It can always be reversed so that the next owner can reverse it back if they like the spray.

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    You can always drill out the jb weld

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvercrxsir View Post
    I agree,it looks better without it I pulled mine off and filled the hole with jb weld.its just there for a visibility or safety thing so other boaters can see u easier.there is no gain from deleting it but fill the hole if you do cause I can almost swear it made my ski slightly drift to the left when I was at full speed
    I welded mine closed, but you can also use JB Weld. It is a Yamaha thing that was for visability on the water. Kind of like a flag on a kids bike, or a whip on a dune buggy.

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    The housing is aluminum so you are either going to have to tig weld it or you can use jb weld. The difference is negligible but I also removed mine because when riding slow the spray would get caught by the wind and soak my wife.

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