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    Splash guard

    Hey does anybody know if the jet trim splash guard takes speed away. any actual testing data?
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    That was a rumor I had heard.

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    I think it makes you faster, because you can see where your going and keep it wide open. Wouldn't be able to ride in the winter around here with out it. I stay nice and dry now.

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    thats a good point CanadianGPR I live just below you in Washington state and do a little running around in the puget sound so I can really relate...............bought one this fall

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    I think I remember seeing a picture of Kerry Hibdon's ski and it had one on it...If so, it can't hurt speed too much

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    I can't see how it would affect speed. It's not in the water at WOT.

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    Neither are sponsons

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    Quote Originally Posted by hydrotoys View Post
    Neither are sponsons
    They may not be IN the water, but water is spraying up and pushing on them. In other words, the sponsons are interacting with the water. That's why stepping them has an affect on the attitude of the ski. The front of the ski with the splash guard is not the same, don't you agree?

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    The sponson deal was discussed a while back and I think that the conclusion was that the sponsons get you started on a good flat run so it doesnt start to bounce and then they come out of the water, but noone cant really tell you if they have an aerodynamic effect or not once they are out of the water. The only way that I can see a splash guard slowing you down is if it has an effect on how the air flows around the front of the hull. I think you would have to FULLY understand both hydrodynamics and aerodynamics to come to a solid conclusion. I comprehend both but dont FULLY understand either. Just my .02

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    I say we all go to the water, with a big ole piece of cardboard duct taped to the front and test it back to back !!!

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