Thread: First ride of the season
04-08-2008, 02:02 PM #1
First ride of the season
I finally got the chance to ride my ski this past week end. Since last year I have blocked off the bov, installed Rive ride plate and had Jim do his magic, put the air filter under the glove box and I had to have David at Impros rework my prop because of the scorching tips on the blades. "Dealer wanted to replace the pump and impeller almost $800.00"
Last year I could only get 67.4 and 7680 rpm. This year when I ran it with gas left over and sta-bil in the tank It turned 7860 rpm and ran a 69.7 two seperate times. This was before the buzzer went off and 2 bars on the fuel guage. I don't know what to give the credit to. The mid range sure feels stonger this year (bov) maybe. Rides higher in the front, (Riva plate/Jim's magic). Higher rpm's (Impros maybe). It all just kind of came together.
I think some of my problem from last year was the bov leaking. There is a noticeable difference in the mid range power and speed. I feel that if I had fresh fuel and let the buzzer go off I could see 70mph. I am feeling a lot better this year than I was last year about the performance of my red boat. Last year I just could not get the rpms to get above 7680.
04-08-2008, 07:36 PM #2
04-08-2008, 07:39 PM #3
nice to see these big boats hitting 70 with a few minor mods.
04-08-2008, 07:56 PM #4
Congrats on your new found speed.
A few more tweaks and you'll be over 70 in no time
04-08-2008, 09:18 PM #5
why is it, that it's so hard to hit 70 mph? i hit that this past saturday, no mods or anything...? how come some stock ski's are faster than others?
04-08-2008, 09:24 PM #6
SE, are you going by the speedometer or a gps? Avg speed on an ultra is about 65. some more, some less. But 70 I have not seen on here stock. Mine ran 66.7 GPS stock and I weigh 225. Guess they should have used your ski for the shootout!
04-08-2008, 09:27 PM #7
70.0 gps, lowrance (and no, this GPS doesn't read "faster than others") 7680 rpms
plus, i weigh 140 lbs...
i wish i could have used my ski in the shootout, those results sure would be different
04-08-2008, 09:46 PM #8
So all I need to do is lose 85 lbs. And here I am spending money on mods
04-08-2008, 10:20 PM #9
04-08-2008, 10:36 PM #10
Good deal man,, Lay out in the Superman position and youll be over 70
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