07-15-2007, 09:48 PM #1
How waterproof is the rear intake
Wanting to go to the Riva rear- how many can comment on how watertight it is in what kind of conditions? Hoss?
07-15-2007, 09:51 PM #2
The more important question may be how much water the supercharger/engine can handle and in what duration of ingestion
My ski has got water sprayed all over the sides and seat. There has been no bogging down or water ingestion to my knowledge..
However, I don't have the flo-rites installed yet. I'm going to put some in the grab handle.
07-15-2007, 10:02 PM #3
I was playing around on mine yesterday and think I got some saturation to the point where I didnt notice any bogging or anything until I held it wide open! Thats when I noticed it was only turning 7600-7800! Then cleared out later!
07-15-2007, 10:42 PM #4
- Join Date
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- Libertyville ILL
I put ahole in the bottom of mine just in case
07-15-2007, 11:17 PM #5
it is more water proof than my front intake with no filter was, but when I have water go completely over the ski it does get into the intake a little, not bad tho.
07-15-2007, 11:17 PM #6
Isn't the water/air mixture moving to fast to be able to drain through a hole?
07-16-2007, 07:16 AM #7
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- Jan 2007
- Lakeland, FL
Yeah, plus air is being sucked into the hole at a high rate, so no water could escape. A hole might work when the engine is idle or off, but I think you're more likely to be at a higher RPM when water goes over the hull. I hope my engine can take a little "high humidity" from time to time.
07-16-2007, 09:25 AM #8
It works quite imo. I have pushed my ski pretty far into the waves and all is fine. HOWEVER, I installed another piece of "flowrite-type material" from Outerwears underneath the stock flowrite material right at the mouth of the inlet. The stock red layer is cheap imo and appears like it could easily pull out from the set screws at any moment. 2 layers are better than one and it doesn't affect flow!
07-16-2007, 09:42 AM #9
i got some water in mine and it bogged for awhile then cleared out, a little water wont hurt it is just like water injection, a little is not too harmful but we all know what alot fo water does!! for wave jumping i would not recommend it because it is possible to stand your ski straight up and it will be under water way past the intake, at leats at the lake of the ozarks it is
07-16-2007, 09:46 AM #10
I only have about 2 hours on mine. But it has not sucked up any water at all sitting in the garage the past 2 weeks.
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