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    splash guards

    those anyone have splash gourds on a rxp ?do some riding in the ocean and the salt water in your face just kills me and your eyes take a beating
    also and do you think they will slow you down if they do i dont want them


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    They work, i ride in fresh water, i don't want one, i wear goggles and the water cools me off. You won't lose any speed, they don't drag in the water.

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    I have the flammed Jet Trim BSD on my ski. I love it and no more water in the face.

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    Jerry,

    How did you mount your splash guard. Screw sizes? Rivets?

    Thanks....I want to put mine on next week

    Peter

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    From Jettrims website:


    Tools needed: Power Drill, 3/16" Drill Bit, Tin Ships, 3/16" X 3/4" Pop Rivets, Rivet Gun, Screwdriver, Awl, Contact Cement, And Hot Glue.

    Installing:
    The front bumper must be removed before the splash guard can be installed. In order to do this, first remove the four rivet caps. You can use a small flat blade screwdriver to pry out the rivet caps.
    Use a 3/16" drill bit to drill out the four existing rivets that hold the front bumper in place.
    Make sure all of the old rivets are removed.
    Peel back the rub rail insert and drill out the first four rivets on each side of the hull. This will allow you to remove the rub rails partially. Around half way up the side.
    Run the 3/16" drill bit through each of the holes. Be careful not to drill to far. You could drill through the hull of your craft.
    Find and mark the exact center of the bow.
    Mark the center of the top edge of the splash guard.
    Align the two marks and drill 3/16" hole and install one pop rivet. Drill 1/4" from edge of splash guard.
    Hold splash guard into place one side at a time and punch holes where the stock rivets went. Be sure that the holes are not to close to the edge of the splash guard, allow at least 1/4".
    Apply glue to back side of splash guard.
    Drill and install one pop rivet on each end of splash guard. Now the splash guard is glued securley to the bond rail with one pop rivet in the front center and at least one on each end. Two would not hurt.
    Reattach the side rails using 3/16" pop rivets, and install the rub rail insert.
    Reinstall front bumper and rivet caps.
    We suggest using extra glue and pop rivets for a secure fit. Make sure there is at least one rivet and gluee on ends of splash guard.


    Note:

    Some models require the plastic front bumper to be trimmed. Using tin ships trim the bumper where it curves under the bond rail before installing.
    If splash guard appears to hang down to far for your certain model just trim a half inch or so off the top and taylor it to your liking.

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    Don't use rivets to attach the BSD. They will pop out on you. Get somes stainless screws and lock nuts from a hardware store. I've done this on 3 skis since 2002 and I have never lost a screw.

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    i found the lock nuts not only hard to find but a pian in the ass to install...i just got some beefy stainless or aluminum machine screws .....it worked great..

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    Problems to expect if you install splash guards:

    1. Ski cover will fit, but not as good as before
    2. Winching ski up to bow stop might squash splash guard
    3. Many self installers have boched up the rub rail bumper
    4. You will probably rip it off if doing serious ocean wave jumping and happen to land wrong.

    Other than that, they do stop most of the water in the face problem.

    Richard

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    If you use a pair of needle nose pliers to hold the lock nuts, it's easy. I did my last one on the boat ramp in about 30 minutes.

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    i have the flamed jet trim ... it works a lil ... it does not block 100% of the water an honest guestimate would be it blocks about 60% ... if u ride aggressively u cant tell if u even have the bsd on i still get wet just npt as much and not as often ...

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