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Old    jrss13            08-17-2006, 7:21 AM Reply   
This is probably a ridiculously stupid question, but I have an I/O and am looking into an older SN2001. Why do ski and wakeboard boats have 2 speedo's?
Old    Dave Burns (dbjts)      Join Date: Nov 2003       08-17-2006, 10:16 AM Reply   
Itís not as prevalent on wake boats as it is on ski boats, but itís basically a throwback to slalom skiing when absolute accuracy is required through the slalom course.
Old    jrss13            08-17-2006, 10:21 AM Reply   
Oh ok, I figured it was something along those lines...strange. Thanks Dave
Old    Tickle (showtime)      Join Date: Nov 2005       08-17-2006, 10:29 AM Reply   
a boat has to have 2 speedo's to be registered as a "Competition" ski boat -- more/less what dave said...
Old    Preston (okwakebdr)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-17-2006, 3:02 PM Reply   
Both speedos should read the same...that is how you know the boat is going straight. Now that PP has taken over, my SANTE's regular speedo is run to two separate sensors on the transom, with a digital readout on the dash telling me which speedo is reading.
Old    Jay (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       08-18-2006, 1:55 AM Reply   
Two speedos has nothing to do with going straight or not. Its all redunduncy. If one fails you have another to fall back on.

Pitot pickups are always getting clogged and pick up weed etc. With two the chances of not being able to read the speed are halved.

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