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    Ultra off-shore setups

    You guys want to post your OFF SHORE set-ups ONLY.
    Started this thread it maybe helpful to others.
    Please DONT post your closed course setup or grudge racer setups.


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    The last endurance I raced was open sea on a 260 and I decided to run all stock, I did try numerous settups but stock sponsons, plate, intake all seemed to handle the best. If the ski had more power I probably would have run a R&D intake grate but it scrubbed to much speed in stock form. With the stock sponsons the boat would always staighten itself out not matter how bad the condition, the aftermarket sponsons wanted to rail and cause the boat to catch and hook in very rough conditions. Stock rideplate was much more hooked up than the aftermarkets in the open water. This all just my opinion on the parts and this was also all run in open seas in very rough conditions.

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    Funny you should say that about the sponsons,,my aftermarket sponsons knife off course in the real rough.
    I use stock ride plate to and stock grate.
    But i do have the JETWORX set up and Pulley kit.
    Works good for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi racer View Post
    funny you should say that about the sponsons,,my aftermarket sponsons knife off course in the real rough.
    I use stock ride plate to and stock grate.
    But i do have the jetworx set up and pulley kit.
    Works good for me.
    pulley kit on ultra 260 ? Which performance do you have?

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    Pulley kjt on ultra 260?
    Whic performance do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyborg View Post
    Pulley kjt on ultra 260?
    Whic performance do you have?
    I have the Ultra 250X
    The pulley kit is a jetworx marine ,from Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Racer View Post
    I have the Ultra 250X
    The pulley kit is a jetworx marine ,from Australia.
    What kind of averages do you run over a course usually? Or what was the winners time over your 100 mile race you just completed?

    (sorrry to get off topic)..This kinda does have to do with offshore racing though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YAMAPRO View Post
    ...If the ski had more power I probably would have run a R&D intake grate but it scrubbed to much speed in stock form...
    Do you mean it scrubbed too much speed in calm or in all conditions? If the intake grate does not increase speed in rough, it seems like a real waste.

    What affects hookup more, intake grate or rideplate?

    When you are going straightline WOT and ski is bouncing up and down, causing max speed to fluctuate, is that an intake grate or rideplate issue or both?

    I'm not a racer but 100% salt water riding. I usually try and avoid calm water! Plan is to stay completely stock except for bilge pump and TBM forks. Id been thinking about the intake grate though.

    Edit: I had the pump shoe seal kit installed on 07. Maybe that actually made a difference?

    Ive never had cavitation. Just max speed fluctuates in rough as you skim over wave tops. Doesnt the intake grate ensure max, consistent direction of water into the jet in these conditions? I know this has been discussed in other threads but Ive never been clear.

    Its interesting that even the very experienced offshore racing guys vouch for the stock sponsons, grate and plate. Kawi apparently nailed the hull design and these components from the start.
    Last edited by Blue 182; 06-17-2009 at 09:59 PM. Reason: Pump Shoe Reference

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubz1 View Post
    What kind of averages do you run over a course usually? Or what was the winners time over your 100 mile race you just completed?

    (sorrry to get off topic)..This kinda does have to do with offshore racing though.
    The off shore racing in rough water conditions,sometimes i struggle to use full throttle.
    Its really hard to put a average speed on racing in these conditions.,,as we have to refuel at the 1 hour mark.
    Sometimes in light chop i might hit 70mph.
    100 miler normally takes 1 hour 15-30.
    Ill get a good average for you at the next round in 2 weeks time.

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    Might change back to stock sponsons,
    using stock ride plate and stock grate.
    Have a Solas ,,but is having a repair and are running stock prop too.

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