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    looks like you have a hydrolic reverse gate control??? whats with this? curious why.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    looks like you have a hydrolic reverse gate control??? whats with this? curious why.
    Pneumatic. Racing thing I believe. Faster? Easier than reaching for a lever? I'm guessing. He'll have to tell you why.
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    Cause the racers like lots of switches and buttons to press.
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    probably safer to have a switch on the wheel to activate that rather than reaching for a lever i guess... So do you have 3 positions, or is it just open and close? How many reverse buckets have you lost because you forgot to hit the button before you nailed the gas...

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    or it could be on an RPM trigger to open at a set RPM much like a roll control.

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    Whatever its there for, it works because he was #1 qualifier as i left yesterday! good luck mike! I believe it he''s in the 8.50 bracket.
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    I put a hydrolic on my reverse gate. Mounted switch to the steering wheel.. Like it alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    probably safer to have a switch on the wheel to activate that rather than reaching for a lever i guess... So do you have 3 positions, or is it just open and close? How many reverse buckets have you lost because you forgot to hit the button before you nailed the gas...
    air operated. mpd has been assembling this particular system for about 4 years. there are only two positions - open/closed. it's operated via a toggle switch on the steering wheel. the reverse is blocked, so there's neutral and forward only. takes a little bit of time to get used to it, but once it's played with for awhile, maneuvering around docks, ramps, or idling around is very easy.

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    When consistency is the name of the game, it's a lot easier to be consistent with a switch than throwing a big lever. I lost a race last year because my reverse handle hung up for just a split second, and that was all she wrote.
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    scott and bob summed it up.

    the reverse bucket is c02-operated. i bought the system from mpd.

    the nitrous and forward/reverse functions in my boat are all operated by switches and buttons on my steering wheel so i can keep my hands on it.

    my reaction times got much better when i got rid of the forward and reverse lever.

    its tough to put the boat on the trailer in the current at the river and there is no neutral position, but other than that i like it alot.

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    Wait, mike your saying there's no neutral, or did you mean no reverse?

    Blocking off the reverse seams like a bad idea, wouldn't you be causing cavitation and extra pressure in the water system at idle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    Wait, mike your saying there's no neutral, or did you mean no reverse?

    Blocking off the reverse seams like a bad idea, wouldn't you be causing cavitation and extra pressure in the water system at idle?
    the cylinder opens and closes the bucket quickly, there's no in between position or "neutral" position. I still have reverse except at the race track because i have a block off plate that i bolt into the nozzle to keep the boat from going backwards on the starting line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone View Post
    the cylinder opens and closes the bucket quickly, there's no in between position or "neutral" position. I still have reverse except at the race track because i have a block off plate that i bolt into the nozzle to keep the boat from going backwards on the starting line.
    i dont understand.
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    I was sitting on the rope with cyclone after talking to him on the in ramp, he was in the left lane and me in the right lane. I was only out there for a safety pass I looked over and thought this is going to look really shitty for me Im going to get smoked, next thing I knew I heard left lane legal single

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