I went out on Lake Arlington yesterday. The water is still cold, but the weather was very nice. I found the sweet spot for the trim tab where it provides some trim without causing a lot of drag and losing speed. I was running 53mph on the dream-o-meter. My engines wouldn't rev over 6500rpm driving at full throttle. Must be the new Skat's. I must be getting as much speed as my engines will produce. I noticed the left engine not reving up as fast as the right. I'm rather curious as to what might be causing this. I know I need to rebuild my carbs, but I'm trying to put it off until the end of season.
I made a couple of hard right hand turns at full throttle. When the turn was at least a 180 I'd hear what sounded like a grinding and popping that sounded like it was coming from the left engine. The first time I heard it I thought my trim tab had tore loose. Nothing is wrong in the bilge and the motors seem to be mounted solidly. Any ideas what this sound might be? I did a couple of right hand turns, but I only had the engines at about 90% throttle.
I've takens pic of the trim tab. I'll be posting them here in the near future.
Started by Robmoo, May 15 2005 09:13 AM
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Posted 15 May 2005 - 09:13 AM
Posted 16 May 2005 - 07:13 AM
That's about right. The Skats load better than the stock.
My engines wouldn't rev over 6500rpm driving at full throttle. Must be the new Skat's. I must be getting as much speed as my engines will produce.
Popping and grinding doesn't sound good- did you leave the stock driveshaft protectors on? If so, I found on mine that they were too long with the Skat Traks on (the nose is longer than the stock impeller) and they hit the blades. I had to trim them back when I still had them installed. I don't use them anymore, so no big deal. Look up into the intake and see if they are touching the impellers. If not, I'm at a loss .....
I still want to see pics of that tab....not that it matters anymore since the Speedster sold this weekend!!!
1997 Seadoo XP 800 (sorry, at least it is a DOO!!!)
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