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    Black silicone free flow...anyone interested?

    I have a guy that can get me a black silicone (1300 style) FF made for about $100...only problem is, he needs to have quite a few made, to make it worth it. The Riva one is matte baby blue (ugly IMO). This one would be gloss black. Would anyone else be interested? It would be 4 ply and very strong. There would be the option of other colors too, but I'm primarily interested in black.


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    but its covered by the battery box....you never see it

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    if not r&d makes a tube that goes on there thats black for about 75 bucks


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    Quote Originally Posted by fenn View Post
    but its covered by the battery box....you never see it

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    if not r&d makes a tube that goes on there thats black for about 75 bucks
    Not the same thing. I want the whole thing in silicone. Yes, its covered by the battery box, if your battery box is in the stock location. Besides, this one would be at least $20-30 bucks cheaper than the Riva piece. $130 bucks for a piece of silicone hose is a joke.

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    You might want to post this on the conversion side. Most of use the Blue and I bet most hate it like you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fenn View Post
    but its covered by the battery box....you never see it

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    if not r&d makes a tube that goes on there thats black for about 75 bucks
    Or, you could use a 3" PVC pipe for $2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullboogie View Post
    Or, you could use a 3" PVC pipe for $2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fullboogie View Post
    Or, you could use a 3" PVC pipe for $2.
    I could, but I also don't want the boat taking on water if I ever have a water flow problem. PVC doesn't belong on an exhaust system, IMO. I know some use it, and like it, and I respect their choice, but it's not for me. I ran one of my watercraft last year with a stuck jetworks valve for almost an hour (had no way of knowing). The stinger on one of the triples never had water, and the silicone coupler was barely damaged. A piece of PVC would have have melted right down. I'm also pretty picky about my stuff...I'm not all about go...I like to have a little show too...even if its covered by the seat.

    So if anyone else is interested, let me know. Without at least 25, this won't happen (setting up a mandrel isn't cheap). This isn't going to be some profit making venture for me...A little cash to my buddy for his time, and the rest of the savings would be passed on to the forum members.

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    Wait a minute - PVC doesn't belong in an exhaust system? Based on what experience or data? PVC will melt before silicone couplers? Sorry dude, but you are wrong. Please point to a single instance of a PVC pipe melting in a PWC watercraft. It's never happened. Ever. I have personally had a JW valve stick closed and melted the stinger to waterbox coupler and the PVC pipe was totally unaffected. What do you base your opinion on?

    I know you want to sell some freeflows, and I'm on board. I may even buy one from you. But I have to call BS when I see it.

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    so what all is there to do to install a free flow exhaust. are there specific things to but fullboogie? meaning can i go to a lowe's and get a 3" pvc pipe and install it myself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCjumper01 View Post
    so what all is there to do to install a free flow exhaust. are there specific things to but fullboogie? meaning can i go to a lowe's and get a 3" pvc pipe and install it myself?
    yes you can.....i ran it on mine and it worked fine. just make sure you use 2 clamps at every point to ensure a good seal. now i have a riva FF and the only reason i got it is cause i got a very good deal on it and my riva FF has 2 clamps at every point. 2 clamps at every point is the key

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