what size nozzle insert is in it now?? also, where do you run the boat?? like, what state???
Last edited by bp298; 04-13-2012 at 08:24 PM.
with an 80 mph boat, i'd start with a 3.05. if you can't get one, then a 3.0625. but i'd start with a 3.05, test a lot, then go with a .06, .07, .08. for an 80 mph boat, a 3.125 is just going to be larger than anything you'd want. if you stick solely with ftn's, a 3.0625 (teal) will give you the best results.
I am curious from those that run them though, what difference they're are seeing.
No, ONLY if you want your boat to perform its best for yor given HP.So is it worth the effort to mess with nozzle inserts if your not racing or running against a clock?
although it's been on the track, i've tested well over 40 inserts of varying diameters and designs with a fairly consistent repeatable boat. from 2.76" diameter to 3.225" diameter. believe it or not, you can learn a couple things doing crazy shit like that.
.050 can certainly make a difference. there are a few board members that i've made..."suggestions" to, that only run on the river. all i really asked for feedback was how the thing felt. and they all said they could "feel" the difference.
please don't take this negatively, but the op asked a question. all i'm doing is answering it based on what i know as fact. i realize there are a lot of people out there that are pefectly happy with stock nozzles, with no interest in trying to gain performance this way. and that's perfectly ok. then there are others out there that really have no knowledge whatsoever, but feel the need to voice disbelief or discount it entirely. that's ok too, but it comes from no factual basis. there are also people that will believe setting a pump back makes no difference, blueprinting a pump makes no difference, having a shoe/rideplate makes no difference. not being facetious, i've seen it all posted at one time or another.
I would run the teal insert. .010 changes to the ID of the insert is very fine tuning IMO. You can get your setup close with a teal I'm sure..