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    POS Riva Nozzle

    I knew when I bought this over a year ago I would have to deal with this BS. The EXTREMELY soft stainless set screw became part of the aluminum nozzle forcing me to drill the damn thing. I tried to get on it with vice grips and it instantly crushed. Easy Out just removed material. This is really a piss poor design for something that goes in salt. Now I'll have to tap for larger set screws and re adjust the R&D steering nozzle since it's not simply bolt on and go.

    F this stupid thing. I wish the adjustable cone was out when I picked this up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imp0ster View Post
    I knew when I bought this over a year ago I would have to deal with this BS. The EXTREMELY soft stainless set screw became part of the aluminum nozzle forcing me to drill the damn thing. I tried to get on it with vice grips and it instantly crushed. Easy Out just removed material. This is really a piss poor design for something that goes in salt. Now I'll have to tap for larger set screws and re adjust the R&D steering nozzle since it's not simply bolt on and go.

    F this stupid thing. I wish the adjustable cone was out when I picked this up.

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    When you drill it out I would use like a m5x.8 5mm hex head bolt.

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    Oh normal bolts will be used. Set screws are a joke in the salt

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    Quote Originally Posted by imp0ster View Post
    Oh normal bolts will be used. Set screws are a joke in the salt
    Set screws are a joke in any water lol

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    POS fixed

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    I don't know why you guys are having a problem with this nozzle.....add a 3rd or forth set screw, use plumbers dope, and don't over tighten the screws.

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    It now has 3 bolts in it blue loctited in. Good to go.

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    I drill and tap mine right through the ring.. then file the screws flat, been perfect for me, I don't bother filing until I found the ring I want to use, the bolts I use barely stick through anyhow but I just like to neaten it up some when I have a setup im happy with.

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    same. do it from the get go before it gets wet..
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    Quote Originally Posted by imp0ster View Post
    Oh normal bolts will be used. Set screws are a joke in the salt
    Exactly! so is it really a POS Riva nozzle or is the real issue with salt water corrosion of which caused the issue to begin with.
    If you run your ski in salt water then you need to use anti seize on any stainless steel fastener that screws into aluminum. If you don't then you get just what you see there!

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