Thread: Flow Rites
06-14-2007, 12:02 AM #1
After seeing Sundance's ski at Mudbug with a flow rite on the hood I got to thinking, how waterproof are these flow rites? I put them under a faucet and they deflected all the water put when I pressed one against the water outlet the water began to go through. I'm guessing it's because the material became fully saturated?
My main question is: A flow rite close to the air intake is great for breathing, but would it really stop water if the intake is acting like a vacuum? I am wondering this because water could easily spill over onto the hood of these skis from waves or other skis splashing..
06-14-2007, 07:04 AM #2
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- Lakeland, FL
I have two 4" flow-rites; they "resist" certain splashes of water, but some still gets through. If used as part of an intake, I highly recommend some sort of catch-can to capture any water intrusion, because yes, it will pull it in. Even before hooking up the intake, after a low pressure wash, I'd noticed they let plenty of water through. They work/look much better than just a big hole drilled in the hull with nothing on it, though.
'07 Speedster 150 SCIC
06-14-2007, 07:47 AM #3
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- Richmond, Va
Does anyone have pictures of places the flow rites are being put on besides the recommended spot when you get the rear intake? Just curious since I see that someone put some on the hood.
06-14-2007, 10:17 AM #4
06-14-2007, 10:30 AM #5
06-14-2007, 10:55 AM #6
06-14-2007, 03:19 PM #7
i was looking at these on the side to help that crap shorty,i was thinking of some kinda scoop design on the outside to help ram air in with the flo rite inside doubled up with the material i sore someone get ,
then i started to think of a TWIN RaD one each side ,look the tits but could be a pain to fabricate
06-14-2007, 03:39 PM #8
I'm working on that now. One side is air intake and the other is exhaust ventilation.
06-14-2007, 05:10 PM #9
are you looking at haveing a scoop,iwas thinking of maybe 3 each side like a spitfire design,itll look and sound great
06-14-2007, 06:01 PM #10
just one scoop like the old ford mustang type idea.
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