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    2015 FX SVHO Need Help...hesitation? Cavitation?

    Hey Guys,
    I have a new ski and noticed that on the lake yesterday when I go from idle to WOT, there is a delay or hesitation with the ski. I hear the engine rev but it delays to go into "speed racer" mode. I was wondering is that what people refer to cavitation? And if so, what mods will let the ski hook up better? The only performance mods so far are ribbon delete, surge kit and FF exhaust. Thank You ahead of time..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam SHO View Post
    Hey Guys,
    I have a new ski and noticed that on the lake yesterday when I go from idle to WOT, there is a delay or hesitation with the ski. I hear the engine rev but it delays to go into "speed racer" mode. I was wondering is that what people refer to cavitation? And if so, what mods will let the ski hook up better? The only performance mods so far are ribbon delete, surge kit and FF exhaust. Thank You ahead of time..
    Ride Plate? Intake Grate? Cone? Pump Seal? Any info?

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    Hello Sam

    It sounds like what your experiencing is cavitation. On the FX SVHO, when installing the ribbon delete, air intake, etc. (like what you currently have installed) the stock prop will slip at launch. (cavitation) I'd suggest installing a Solas YV-CD-13/20, intake grate & a pump seal kit. This will make a big improvement in reducing the cavitation. Hope this helps!

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    Thank You for the reply. Yeah, I was surprised that when I pulled the trigger, it did not hook and go. It was kind of a let down after adding the upgrades

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    Go with the Solas....the hookup is amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbaird4000 View Post
    Go with the Solas....the hookup is amazing.
    Do I need to have the prop bent or is it good to go out of the box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam SHO View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sbaird4000 View Post
    Go with the Solas....the hookup is amazing.
    Do I need to have the prop bent or is it good to go out of the box?
    Bent for sure. Contact Jim he'll know what to do with your current setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam SHO View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sbaird4000 View Post
    Go with the Solas....the hookup is amazing.
    Do I need to have the prop bent or is it good to go out of the box?

    Sam SHO - Go here. http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=232102 This thread has some good info. Bottom line . Get the solas prop, tell Jim your mods and have him bend it.

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    Cavitation will sound like whaa whaa whaa whaaaaaaaaaaa. Not really a hesitation. Maybe explain your scenario a little better?
    Mine is stock and doesn't cavitate, and wouldn't think with your couple mods would cause the ski to cavitate so bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus13letter View Post
    Cavitation will sound like whaa whaa whaa whaaaaaaaaaaa. Not really a hesitation. Maybe explain your scenario a little better?
    Mine is stock and doesn't cavitate, and wouldn't think with your couple mods would cause the ski to cavitate so bad?
    I think your description hit it on the head. It is not a hesitation or delay, just I hear the engine revving, but no rocket. Figured I was pumping air and not water

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