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See!! I knew you would think I was asking about your sex life....


but no, I don't care. I'm asking about the quality of your rooster tail. I started wondering what if anything the kind of tail you throw says about the condition of your pump.

You know - kind of like looking at a dog's nose to see if it is wet, or a horse's (????) to see if it is in good health, or a pile of bear sheet along the trail to see how big of sphincter it has and what kind of berries it just ate.

So I ripped off some pictures from the other thread:
http://www.performanceboats.com//showthread.php?t=11600
(Thanks to those of you whose pictures I used without getting your permission!)

Let me start by saying I don't know any answers here - just hoping to get some comments out of everyone. I've tried to name a few "styles" of tail. We've got a "lean and clean" looking tail:
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...and a "fluffy" tail (which I don't think is a good thing):
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and a "squirter" which looks like, ...um like ...well you know what it looks like:
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and a pretty bad ass looking tail - if this was a lion then it would have the biggest mane:
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and then there is the guy who is going for style points but not top boat speed:
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So do you think it is possible to tell whether a pump is rigged up properly by looking at the quality of the tail?
 

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And then we've got the side shots. I'm wondering what you all think is the cause of the "pulses" in the tail? Here are a couple of shots that I think clearly show the regular globs of water falling out of the tail.
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And then we've got the side shots. I'm wondering what you all think is the cause of the "pulses" in the tail? Here are a couple of shots that I think clearly show the regular globs of water falling out of the tail.
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im just guessing....
the pump has the impeller which spins the water out, causing the ripples in the water, due to the fact that it does not flow evenly inside the pump. it the pump acted as a water hose, then it would have a flowing stream, which it does not, nor will it.

with the different bowls, droops, degree of pump set-up, it will give a different type of tail. heres a video i made, and shows the different types of tails..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smQIC17b55Q
 

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We are more concerned with the position of the tail at the moment.

We are getting a little spray off the new hardware but ET and MPH have picked up.

And the boat is running dryer than before with the ability to get the ride plate up on the fly.

 

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See!! I knew you would think I was asking about your sex life....


but no, I don't care. I'm asking about the quality of your rooster tail. I started wondering what if anything the kind of tail you throw says about the condition of your pump.

You know - kind of like looking at a dog's nose to see if it is wet, or a horse's (????) to see if it is in good health, or a pile of bear sheet along the trail to see how big of sphincter it has and what kind of berries it just ate.

So I ripped off some pictures from the other thread:
http://www.performanceboats.com//showthread.php?t=11600
(Thanks to those of you whose pictures I used without getting your permission!)

Let me start by saying I don't know any answers here - just hoping to get some comments out of everyone. I've tried to name a few "styles" of tail. We've got a "lean and clean" looking tail:
and a pretty bad ass looking tail - if this was a lion then it would have the biggest mane:
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Well this one is of my old boat. Its a Jacuzzi WJ with 4* wedge and place diverter. I couldnt tell you when it was rebuilt but I ran it for 5+yrs without tearing it down.
Thanks for the compliments!
 

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I just mentioned this in another thread. the pulsating water is uneven loading and hammering on the bowl and that can cause the bowl to pop off at high speed. and in some cases sink the boat. ( this is totally different then getting it blown off wich is a good thing )
 

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See!! I knew you would think I was asking about your sex life....

but no, I don't care. I'm asking about the quality of your rooster tail. I started wondering what if anything the kind of tail you throw says about the condition of your pump.

You know - kind of like looking at a dog's nose to see if it is wet, or a horse's (????) to see if it is in good health, or a pile of bear sheet along the trail to see how big of sphincter it has and what kind of berries it just ate.

So I ripped off some pictures from the other thread:
http://www.performanceboats.com//showthread.php?t=11600
(Thanks to those of you whose pictures I used without getting your permission!)

Let me start by saying I don't know any answers here - just hoping to get some comments out of everyone. I've tried to name a few "styles" of tail. We've got a "lean and clean" looking tail:
and a pretty bad ass looking tail - if this was a lion then it would have the biggest mane:
View attachment 49771

Well this one is of my old boat. Its a Jacuzzi WJ with 4* wedge and place diverter. I couldnt tell you when it was rebuilt but I ran it for 5+yrs without tearing it down.
Thanks for the compliments!
Interesting I just put a 4* wedge on my WJ and it has a place diverter. Hope it looks as good as yours!
 

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Here's a vid shot of mine. Kinda blurry but it's the best I got for now.



I'm thinking one cause the "pulsing" on some MAY be caused by choking the nozzle off too much (too small of an insert), but I'm purely basing this off of the fact that mine has no insert and the tail on mine doesn't appear to have very much "pulsing" in it so I'm not sure.

And here's a link to the video it was taken from.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcQsqyT8Ehs
 

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Once upon a time....on here there was a thread where this was brought up. I'm kinda curious myself. Doc there are a couple of tail vids right at the end of the 21 daytona thread. When do we get to hear what you think:D Fwiw I think, Greg Shoe knows a little(or lot) about this.
 
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