Thread: Finally on the water!
03-23-2007, 07:01 PM #1
Finally on the water!
Went up to the chain of lakes in Illinois today to water test the RXP on the trailer. Ran it for about ten minutes on the trailer, and I couldnt take it anymore. 46 degree air/50 water(according to gauge) and a slight drizzle of rain. Throw on the wetsuit and off I go. Rode around easy for about 3 minutes and it was time to hammer it. Hole shot with 2 clicks up on trim and I never unhooked. I think the Jetwing sponsons are the reason. It pulled like a raped ape all the way to 76.4 MPH and I had to let off. The rain was like Dick Cheney shooting you in the face with a shotgun. Freezing my rear off, I headed back to the ramp with a big smile.
No water leaks, no boost leaks, perfect idle, running strong as hell. My catch can after the ride, had exactly one teaspoon of gaga come out. Exhaust with thru hull and modded box sounds just awesome at all RPMs. My boost gauge at WOT was reading 12 lbs?! bad gauge?! Jerry sent me the wrong S/C?!
I have a new out of box solas 15/20r that needs work, I was at 8280 rpms quick and I could feel it dropping of at top speed. Good thing I have a back up pump and prop while I work that out. I think a 15/19 is in the NEAR future. The S/C makes a chirp when I let off right away from gunning it. I think I read somewhere around here thats normal?
The Chain of Lakes is wide open with no ice. There was one fishing boat out, otherwise I owned the place. Anybody planning a ride soon, let me know. I AM GAME!
03-23-2007, 07:43 PM #2
oh yea i forgot to tell you that you can trim way up on the holeshot with the jet wings. the ski just planes instantly
Did you make some sharp turns with the Jet Wings?
Yes, its normal for your sc to "chirp" when chopping the throttle.
03-23-2007, 08:06 PM #3
12 PSI on the RR SC you might want to check the gauge or dont leave it outside I am fast at removing a SC
03-23-2007, 08:38 PM #4
03-23-2007, 08:40 PM #5
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Steve, that is awesome bro! 76.4 Hot Damn! good numbers...PR...
03-23-2007, 08:45 PM #6
Actually I was kind of dissapointed, but for the first ride banging the limiter/not sinking I will take it...
03-23-2007, 08:49 PM #7
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you know you always have to make small adjustments, so tweeking the prop will get ya a few more mph...PR...
03-23-2007, 11:27 PM #8
LOL, Like I can talk, I just got mine outta the garage today and washed off the road salt from the February road trip.
Well, I don't think my couch will get going that fast, BUT we are all gonna be quite a bit faster than last year(well OK, not Muddy )...
Good Job Steve!!!
03-23-2007, 11:33 PM #9
03-23-2007, 11:37 PM #10
Will be on the water at the end of the month my engine is in the halway closet if it was in the ski I would go out.
I will be up there picking my skis up but will need to install engines first.
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