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    getting soaked on pwc

    I bought an SL650 yesterday for the girlfriend for $800 with a trailer thought it would be a good starter machine. I took it out about 1 foot chop and got soaked, is the splash gaurd on the front worth it or a way to get this to stop splashing so bad?


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    Idk about a splash guard. Gettin wet is half the fun!

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    also keep the trim more on the upside.

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    650's don't have trim.

    The splash guard will help some.

    Chopper901 has one for sale on Ebay right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    650's don't have trim.

    The splash guard will help some.

    Chopper901 has one for sale on Ebay right now.
    Sorry, I thought all 2 seaters had them.

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    is there a way to manually adjust the output spout? trim it up a bit... and ya its my girlfriends and the water is only 58 degrees here still so not much fun. thanks for the responses.

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    Well, you could put a pump wedge on. It would tilt the exit nozzle up a few degrees. They come in 2, 4, and 6 degree sizes

    Or you could install a trim motor, trim controls, and trim nozzle. More work, but then you would have control over the angle while riding.

    Both options only apply to the '94 and newer jet pumps.

    Note that these short SL hulls tend to porpoise at speed, with the nose bouncing up and down. Trimming the jet thrust to lift the bow may aggravate the porpoising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Well, you could put a pump wedge on. It would tilt the exit nozzle up a few degrees. They come in 2, 4, and 6 degree sizes

    Or you could install a trim motor, trim controls, and trim nozzle. More work, but then you would have control over the angle while riding.

    Both options only apply to the '94 and newer jet pumps.

    Note that these short SL hulls tend to porpoise at speed, with the nose bouncing up and down. Trimming the jet thrust to lift the bow may aggravate the porpoising.
    Who carries the pump wedges?
    And, where can you get a trim kit these days?

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    What year 650?

    And if you do get a pump wedge, I wouldn't go bigger than a 2 or 3 degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Well, you could put a pump wedge on. It would tilt the exit nozzle up a few degrees. They come in 2, 4, and 6 degree sizes
    Actually they came in 2, 3, 5, and 6.

    However, it appears Hot Seat/Worx is no longer supplying PWC parts. I tried to link the info and couldn't pull up anything PWC related from their site.

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