Thread: 72 MPH with green hulk skegs
03-13-2006, 05:51 AM #1
72 MPH with green hulk skegs
rode sunday and shot 72 mph on gps with a full tank of gas.That's without any bolt on's put on the engine.
03-13-2006, 09:45 AM #2
Re: 72 MPHOriginally Posted by buddydoo
03-13-2006, 08:20 PM #3
buddydoo has a special mod that i taught him about and is probably the reason for his 2 mph increase.
Last time i rode his ski i GPS'd it at 70.1 mph. I taught him a trick that i learned for the GPR guru's. He implemented the mod and has gained 2 mph.
I wanted to do this to Careys ski just to verify there is a definate speed increase before i post the mod, but will share it with you guys right now.
The trick is to make some skegs out of aluminum. They are 12" long, 5/8" wide and protrude down off the rideplate 1/2".
What this does is create lift reducing drag. It also makes the ski handle like its on rails. It will also reduce porpoisiing dramatically.
I'll post results soon enough from Careys ski to ensure that what we have found is indeed a true 2 mph increase.
Enjoy the pics
03-13-2006, 08:24 PM #4
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That is trick! How are they held on?...PR...
03-13-2006, 08:29 PM #5
Doesn't the xpl have these on the hull ?
I like it!!!
I wonder if a RXT would benefit. I don't see why not.
03-13-2006, 08:30 PM #6
they are held on by marine epoxy.
How much you guys wanna bet kinchyle is going to try and make these out of JB Weld
03-13-2006, 08:33 PM #7
If it is a true 2mph mod you should make them by the shitload and sell them.
03-13-2006, 08:35 PM #8
those are sweet. are they pretty easy to make? let us know when u test urs out jerry cuz if its a 2mph increase i will def add this to my list of mods!
03-13-2006, 08:37 PM #9
They are HARD to make!
I have Daniel machining a set for me now. Buddydoo brought me an extra set, but they still need some more shaping done to them.
03-13-2006, 08:38 PM #10
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- near detroit michigan
Looks like the ride plate is knife edged 2 or am I seeing things?
also what material are the skegs out of I would like to try them.
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