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Old June 29th, 2012, 02:30 PM   #141
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Mine is very close. Most tournament boats are.
does the style of the "pickup" devices that hang off the back of the boat make the diffrence, or are the ones on tournament boats just calibrated? Would like to fix mine if its not a huge pain in the ass.
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Old June 29th, 2012, 10:19 PM   #142
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does the style of the "pickup" devices that hang off the back of the boat make the diffrence, or are the ones on tournament boats just calibrated? Would like to fix mine if its not a huge pain in the ass.
The ones in ski boats are just higher quality units, even most ski boats have moved to using GPS speedo's

I have had good luck with my GPS speedo. I wouldn't ever rely on a water pick up again if I really cared how fast I was going.

Can I ask why you care? The speed limit on inland lakes is 55 mph, other than that using your tach as a barometer for how fast you, or someone ski's, or wakeboards, etc. is more accurate, it's a feel thing anyway.
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Old June 29th, 2012, 10:34 PM   #143
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I found out the hard way that the speed limit on the Saginaw Cesspool is 55 other than the posted no wake zones. Coast Guard officers have NO sense of humor. They asked to see a manual bailing device, and my buddy held up an empty beer bottle.... Technically it passed the criteria, but I got a speeding ticket, and had to haul my boat up to the Coast Guard outpost in Bay City for a thorough inspection.
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Old June 29th, 2012, 11:59 PM   #144
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The ones in ski boats are just higher quality units, even most ski boats have moved to using GPS speedo's

I have had good luck with my GPS speedo. I wouldn't ever rely on a water pick up again if I really cared how fast I was going.

Can I ask why you care? The speed limit on inland lakes is 55 mph, other than that using your tach as a barometer for how fast you, or someone ski's, or wakeboards, etc. is more accurate, it's a feel thing anyway.
I didn't think you would have known that considering the time you buzzed me and my wife when we were on our kayaks!
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Old June 30th, 2012, 06:49 AM   #145
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The ones in ski boats are just higher quality units, even most ski boats have moved to using GPS speedo's

I have had good luck with my GPS speedo. I wouldn't ever rely on a water pick up again if I really cared how fast I was going.

Can I ask why you care? The speed limit on inland lakes is 55 mph, other than that using your tach as a barometer for how fast you, or someone ski's, or wakeboards, etc. is more accurate, it's a feel and sound thing anyway.
At slower speeds a slight rpm change will be apparent way before any other reading.
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At slower speeds a slight rpm change will be apparent way before any other reading.
Agree, at wakeboard, swivel ski, and kneeboard type speeds I always kept an eye on the shape of the wake as well to make minor throttle adjustments
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I didn't think you would have known that considering the time you buzzed me and my wife when we were on our kayaks!
Lake Fenton actually has a 45mph posted limit I believe.
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Can I ask why you care? The speed limit on inland lakes is 55 mph, other than that using your tach as a barometer for how fast you, or someone ski's, or wakeboards, etc. is more accurate, it's a feel thing anyway.

dont really care to be honest, its just a OCD thing that I like my gauges to be accurate i guess Not at all about to spend the $$ to get a GPS speedo thats forsure, i just know its 10mph off and never had a problem with it or towing anyone or anything.
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