06-26-2005, 09:53 PM #1
Impressions after First Ride today
I ended up removing the opas, installing a Riva intake, PPG exhaust pipe, new plugs, water wetter, and Riva sponsons.
I managed to get 2 hours on the boat before the weather turned bad.
There was no smooth water to speak of and wind was blowing.
The temperature dropped 10 deg. to 82 and the water temperature was 86.
I was not very easy during these two hours, and managed to crack it open a few times to see 7700 or so on 3/4 of a tank of gas.
Before next weekend I am going to install my intake grate, and Solas prop.
This boat felt a lot like my VE920 SS that I built a few years back.
It does not have the hole shot of the VE but the midrange feels really close. The hull is not an X-4; but I am a little older now so I really like that!
The Solas is what was sent from PPG, what will I see with this change?
I will work on my ride plate when I do the prop and grate, filling the holes and sealing the cracks between the plate and hull have always been little tricks to use. (I used to use Vulcum but the holes were not as deep so I do not know if it will work on the RXP)
I did not see anyone mention it but using button head allen screws in the front of the grate will cause less turbulence as water flows across them.
06-27-2005, 08:53 AM #2
06-27-2005, 09:23 AM #3
1 FAST, I just installed the WoRX Sponsons, Riva grate and Block offs.
I have the denso plugs but haven't installed them yet, waiting on my Riva free flow.
I run on average 68 mph now on GPS at 7850-7900rpm's. I rerally like the feel now after the sponsons.
I wasn't seeing the 7850-7900r's until my oil level was lowered and block offs installed. Check your oil level.
7700 with your Free flow I believe is low.
06-27-2005, 03:53 PM #4
I will do that this weekend.
I did not want to stay in it that long until I had a little time on it.
We will have the radar gun to check some speed numbers at the end of the day when the water calms down and it cools off.
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