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Fitting ski Venturi to k1

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7 years 2 weeks ago #24355 by Rob1
I'm wanting to fit a Venturi to my k1, an epic v12/14 type or whatever. I'm not concerned about rules and regulations regarding k1's and venturi's, I only paddle the k1 for training. Have tried a couple of pump set ups but I don't really like them. Any advice, tips, pictures or etc would be good. Thanks

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7 years 2 weeks ago - 7 years 2 weeks ago #24357 by jagter
Replied by jagter on topic Fitting ski Venturi to k1
I would imagine the first step would be sealing off the nose and tail sections.

A k1 will take a LOT more water than a ski bucket while you are standing still, so you'll have to minimize the volume 'exposed' to the venturi.

Maybe have a look at the Carbonology sit on top K1s for some ideas. For 1 thing I noticed that they use soft rubber pipe as a scupper, instead of hard carbon. That allows the boat to keep it's ability to slide over rocks and weirs without breaking off your carbon scuppers.
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7 years 2 weeks ago #24361 by zachhandler
The marathon canoes people race in North America are fully open and usually have an anderson bailer installed. www.wenonah.com/Canoes.aspx?id=137

They do not generally leak water through the bailer. A venturi that can't be closed however would be a disaster with all the volume in an open boat.

Current Skis: Epic v10 g3, NK 670 double, Kai Wa’a Vega, Carbonology Feather, Think Jet, Knysna Sonic X
Former Skis: Epic V12 g2, Epic V12 g1, Epic v10 double, Nelo 550 g2, Fenn Elite S, Custom Kayaks Synergy

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7 years 1 week ago #24371 by Bob L.
Replied by Bob L. on topic Fitting ski Venturi to k1
What is the correct spacing for the bullet from the front cone?
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7 years 1 week ago #24372 by Ranga
Replied by Ranga on topic Fitting ski Venturi to k1
Just fit a bailer! At least you wont sink every time you stop.
Could be quite a hassle trying to put a plug in the hole every time you start going slow.

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