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    Chines Vs. Skegs

    What are we talking as far as diff in these two??

    Are they the same thing and just get renamed when they are placed centrally on the hull vs. on the ride plate....

    Do skegs have more of a deeper cut to them???

    Just wondering becuase I know most of the Yamaha boys talk wonders about them and they make the hull and don't see the same design on a hull that holds multiple WC's.... but then again some of the fastest ski's in the world are rotax motors in yam hulls...

    Jerry you got an opinion on this one being one of the most famour GPRXP guys????


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    With all the money spent on swapping out a Rotax engine into a Yamaha hull, how about a skin that basically covers the entire bottom of the RXP hull with whatever molded skegs or chines you want? It could clip under the side trim and be glued on with no damage to the original hull underneath and actually strengthening the overall bottom. Just a silly thought but maybe that's how ideas get their start.

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    Skegs are very small and go on the ride plate. Chines are larger and are part of the hull.

    I have skegs on both my GPRXP and my RXP ride plates and love them!

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    Skegs are like fins. You'll see them at the back of the machines. The R&D ride plate has them, they stick straight down.

    Chines run down the length of the hull. Chines are the cuts or steps in the hulls as you look from the front to back.

    You can add skeg to a machine, can't add chines though.

    Never heard the Yami guys every say anything about them. Chunes will add to the overall performance of the hull. Skegs are more like rudders and will steer and give lift to the rear of the machine.

    The Yami guys must be talking about the 08's.

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    Do they both accomplish the same goal or are they total opposites??

    I know everyone swears by your skegs and practically guarantee greater hook up in the chop and less hunting.... but when I rode an 07 GP1300 I felt the worst hookup ever and felt like I was in the saddle of a bucking bronco(probably due to the seat too!!).... granted a poor comparison judging by the overall diff in weight

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