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    Default Diverter for race boat ??

    I was thinking of installing a diverter with an air cylinder on a timer to help drive the nose over to get it off the line a lil better.Has anyone Ever played with a set up like that? How well does it work ect. I will put a stop at the correct up angle. Thanks Craig
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    check with tim at place diverter, pretty sure that he and frank used a similar device on their fuel boat.

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    I remember a few years back Bob Prigmore used something like that. And he is the King of the 10 second class.
    BTW - Saw you on TV (Speed) this morning Bob just a quick glimps while you were on the holding rope at Firebird.
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    I have a CO2-powered place diverter on my boat. Works great. uses an MSD dual delay timer and a pair of relays to trigger a pair of solenoid valves that control the flow of CO2 to the air cylinder. MSD no longer makes the timer but there are others on the market that will work.

    I have an up and down stop on the cylinder and controls the the steering wheel when not using the timer.

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    Marine Performance Design in Costa Mesa, CA can set you up with all the parts you need to modify your place diverter.

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    hi jim, i didn't see the thing on tv today, couldn't find it on the tv guide, and was otherwise occupied.

    i use the pd hydraulic system, cyclone and several others use co2 for the slave. all work good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone View Post
    I have a CO2-powered place diverter on my boat. Works great. uses an MSD dual delay timer and a pair of relays to trigger a pair of solenoid valves that control the flow of CO2 to the air cylinder. MSD no longer makes the timer but there are others on the market that will work.

    I have an up and down stop on the cylinder and controls the the steering wheel when not using the timer.

    How much of a diff. does it make compared to launching with it in the up position ?? I know it will vary from boat to boat. Does anyone have any pic's od the MPD set up ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by piston in the wind View Post
    How much of a diff. does it make compared to launching with it in the up position ?? I know it will vary from boat to boat. Does anyone have any pic's od the MPD set up ??
    It works great. The boat takes a set much quicker with the diverter than without it. I dont have pics of it. mines all apart right now for maintenance.

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    I have a Place diverter on my Placecraft that is set up with a stop to limit the amount of up travel and I have a blinker trim switch.

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    I have mine on a pedal. Being mostly a vdrive guy it was only natural to have another pedal. It has limiters.

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    I have a friend that races a sitdown jetski that has trimm tabs that a controlled by Co2 and she says she could not ride it the way she does without the Co2. The speed is much higher.
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    i use a Manuel diverter. Works great...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone View Post
    I have a CO2-powered place diverter on my boat. Works great. uses an MSD dual delay timer and a pair of relays to trigger a pair of solenoid valves that control the flow of CO2 to the air cylinder. MSD no longer makes the timer but there are others on the market that will work.

    I have an up and down stop on the cylinder and controls the the steering wheel when not using the timer.
    I HAVE ALMOST THE SAME SET UP ON A TEXAS TUNNEL. THE OVERRIDE SWITCH ON THE WHEEL HELPS IN THE SHUTDOWN AREA ESPECIALLY IN A TEXAS TUNNEL. I RUN A MANUAL DIVERTER IN MY LAKE TX-19 BUT FOR CONSISTENCY A TIMER AND ELECTRIC OVER CO2 IS A MUST. ONE OF THESE DAYS I WILL FIGURE OUT HOW TO POST A PICTURE OF MY SETUP . P.S MY NEUTRAL GATE IS ALSO CO2 SHIFTED SO MY HANDS NEVER LEAVE THE WHEEL FROM A-B.
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    Seams like with co2 the up and down would be almost instant, is that what you guys are looking for or do slow down the air flow to get the speed you want?

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