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    Splash Guards on an FZR

    Anyone using or have any experience with splash guards on an FZR?


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    as dry as the ski rides already, the point the waves get any worse, a little splash guard won't make much of a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwtony View Post
    as dry as the ski rides already, the point the waves get any worse, a little splash guard won't make much of a difference.
    With all due respect-this is patently false. You must be thinking about the FX hull. The FZ is a terribly wet ride in the rough. I ride one in the Gulf of Mexico and I got tired of the constant salt spray on my goggles so I installed a splash guard. This dramatically reduced the amount of spray in my face. In "rough" water I think a splash guard is a necessity on a FZ hulled boat.

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    GPR was a pain to load with it on but i loved it

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    Quote Originally Posted by pro1200 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kwtony View Post
    as dry as the ski rides already, the point the waves get any worse, a little splash guard won't make much of a difference.
    With all due respect-this is patently false. You must be thinking about the FX hull. The FZ is a terribly wet ride in the rough. I ride one in the Gulf of Mexico and I got tired of the constant salt spray on my goggles so I installed a splash guard. This dramatically reduced the amount of spray in my face. In "rough" water I think a splash guard is a necessity on a FZ hulled boat.
    Was the install a PITA? Does it involve removing rivets?

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    My apologies, I never realized the FZR was such a shittiy wet ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwtony View Post
    My apologies, I never realized the FZR was such a shittiy wet ride.

    Its not !

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    In the ocean I constantly get splashed in the face.. In a lake I can ride all day and not get one drop splashed on me.

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    *sigh* someone really needs to invent a sarcastic font

    I was kidding sir. Please dont be offended, I did not intend to talk shit about your ski. It was merely a joke.

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    I didn't have good luck-the first one I installed tore in the middle and separated at the ends. I believe it got hooked on the bow stop roller of the trailer while I was unloading the boat. This is the problem with a splash guard. I had the second one installed by a mechanic and I'm lucky that the design of the trailer I have has a bow stop that is easy to drop out of the way for launching. The replacement has held up and I attribute this to careful launching techniques and a better install job. I can't remember exactly how it is installed but it has to be done "right". The water spray puts a lot of force on it.

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