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    Plugged hole shot question

    Hi again all -- I saw a couple guys riding this weekend with no hole shot (i think - the rooster tail). Do some guys plug the hole? Why would you do this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaarona1 View Post
    Hi again all -- I saw a couple guys riding this weekend with no hole shot (i think - the rooster tail). Do some guys plug the hole? Why would you do this?
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    Definitions -

    Holeshot - the ski and riders ability to come out of the hole... ie. from a dead stop.

    Rooster tail - the sprayer on the back of a yamaha watercraft or tail of a male chicken.

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    ^^LMFAO!!

    If you look on the botttom of the hole you'll see a hose that goes to the pump, if you take the hose off you'll loose your "roostertail" I'm pretty sure Yamaha calls it a "visibility spout".... eigther way it makes your ski look like a rental imho! Might as well grab a big stencil and spray paint a giant blaze orange #3 on the front and back of the ski!

    Most of the guys with modded skis fill the hole in the pump where the hose connects to gain a few tenth's on top end.

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    We call it the fairy flag

    just do a lorraine bobbit on it mate

    funny thing is many new guys think its there to let you know theres water running through the engine !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bren View Post
    We call it the fairy flag

    just do a lorraine bobbit on it mate

    funny thing is many new guys think its there to let you know theres water running through the engine !!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    The majority of everyone I meet think this. I've been stopped on the water 3 times now because people want to tell me (your ski ain't pissin' you going to overheat it). lol

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    You've got my attention.How would you plug it ?Is it worth doing?And can you do it with an IR holeshot kit installed?

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    It has nothing to do with the IR kit..

    Plug it however you want to plug it. It's just a hole in the pump with a hose connected to the hull deck...

    Pale Rider (Andy) had a cool setup where he threaded an allen screw in the hole from the top. It sits flush with the deck and looks good.

    On 79Malibu's (Anthony) Venture Termite (Jim) jambed a stray stick in the hole to keep it from showering us...

    I've heard of other guys splicing a valve into the rubber hose to be able to turn it on and off....

    It's really all how you want to do it. It does not effect anything or serve any REAL purpose accept annoy the people you ride with..

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    It leaves a nice fresh clean sensation..



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    This is the BEST THREAD ON THE INTERNET!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    It leaves a nice fresh clean sensation..



    haha, never thought of it like a Bidet

    just pull the hos off under the deck, let it piss out the back, or cable tie it to point somewhere other than up

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