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    No Wedge - No Grate still good speeds

    Had really nice conditions on the river this morning. Started out at 72 degrees air temp and 60 degree water temp, finished uo with 80 and 80. Different parts of the river and bay had dif temps.

    I recently removed the R&D intake grate and the R&D wedge, just to test, was sucking up to much eel grass from the 4th of July outing.
    Ski ran 69.0 at 8050 RPM`s. on flat waters, 4 bars of fuel remaining.

    Last speeds with the grate and wedge in the chop were 69.1, so I have to say I`m pretty happy with the results...PR...


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    Pr What grate did you replace it with? The wedge being removed is no surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jawz
    Pr What grate did you replace it with? The wedge being removed is no surprise.
    jawz: the R&D grate was sucking up eel grass like no tomorrow, so I removed it and put the stock grate back in. The bow is just a bit lower, and I was surprised the ski stayed hooked-up with steady RPM`s, until you came across big enoughi wakes/waves to make it airborn...PR...

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    PR....

    What were your experiences with the wedge??

    Did you not like or were there some gains?

    Thanks

    B

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustySeaRustyDoo
    PR....

    What were your experiences with the wedge??

    Did you not like or were there some gains?

    Thanks

    B
    Rusty: When I started modding, I installed several things at the same time, so can`t really say what contributed to what gains.
    I can say that the wedge does make the bow ride height higher, my GTX alongside Dr lens RXT, his without the wedge and you can clearly see that the GTX bow was higher. As far as the aftermarket grate, it def stayed hooked up in the rough better, but I also learned when in an area that has lots of eel grass and debris, it will get sucked in more than the stock intake grate. All in all I was never going for the most top end, I just wanted a more reliable, better handling, little quicker good running ski, but this whole scenario has proven more wrenching and less riding so far, all due to the failing rebuild of the first SC incident...PR...

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