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2018 210 FSH “Dixie Highway” build...join me on the voyage

Dixie Highway

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A successful trip! No mishaps, aside from loosing a few things in the wind. I need a new hat, new American flag for the antenna (Taylormade clips are garbage!!!) and a new dust cover for the VHF. Oops. Anyways, love love love this boat! Handled very well, lake kicked up with some afternoon wind causing some 1-2 foot waves on a normally glassy lake. Broken in as per the manual, ran out 45 mph with 3 of us on board (water speed, gps said 38 kts) with full fuel and a tailwind. Now I know why you all are so happy in the summer!!!
 

Dixie Highway

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Very happy with my Cobra system. Very well built for sure!
Agreed. I was concerned whether I should have gotten the Ultimate system instead, but from what I can tell this makes the boat handle similarly to an outboard. Sunday started out fairly calm, but after a couple hours the wind kicked up as did the chop. The lake we were on is fed by a river, no longer at flood stage but pretty full nonetheless, which means the current at the ramp I used was pretty swift. Docking there and loading/unloading was not a problem.
 

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Did a little mod today while cleaning her up after “Flypocolypse 2019” last Saturday. Seems either Mayflies or some other lake flies are hatching at our local lake. The bugs were disgusting, anything under 8mph and they’d swarm. Anywho, decided to try the “ribbon delete” to see what I can get out of her. Oddly, I have been unable to find any results or how to for the TR-1’s. It ended up being a real PITA, but they came out eventually. Basically, you have to destroy them to get them out. Not like I’d ever put them back in...I’ll update you all with on water testing this weekend. Depending on weather it’ll be either Lake Michigan or we will head south to Carlyle, maybe idk yet. Weather looks iffy here. More to come, and a Wi-fish/Navionics Plus tablet update as well.
 

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what is a ribbon delete?
There are these mesh “ribbons” in the intake that are designed to arrest any spark or flames from an intake backfire in the engine. Extraordinarily rare in a fuel injected engine, but a USCG requirement nonetheless. These ribbon appear to be somewhat restrictive to airflow, so the thought is removing them should help performance a tad. I have no empirical evidence of this, but the boat feels peppier without them.
 

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There are these mesh “ribbons” in the intake that are designed to arrest any spark or flames from an intake backfire in the engine. Extraordinarily rare in a fuel injected engine, but a USCG requirement nonetheless. These ribbon appear to be somewhat restrictive to airflow, so the thought is removing them should help performance a tad. I have no empirical evidence of this, but the boat feels peppier without them.
Sorry to go left field... what's involved in a ribbon delete on a 2019 210 FSH? My search foo is bad and I'm not finding anything specific.
 

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@Zeusmotorworks you won’t find much info out there, I looked and looked to no avail. If you can get down to pulling the throttle body you’ll see the issue with the TR-1’s. The section that holds the “ribbons” in is molded into the intake. The ribbons sit in a molded enclosure, with a rubber gasket around them. I had the most luck using a screwdriver and actually prying them to “compress” them enough to pull out of the plenum. It takes a lot of prying all around the outside, section by section, to get the ribbon small enough to finally spin and pull out. When you’re done, make sure you also remove the rubber ring that sat around the ribbon. I can’t stress that enough, it will get sucked into the engine otherwise. One thing you’ll want to remember is on the TR-1 this is an irreversible procedure. The ribbon must be destroyed to get it out, and I don’t see how you’d get a new one back in. I’ll also say be very careful with prying, there’s a channel for an o-ring behind the throttle body, and if you bend it you won’t be able to seat that o-ring properly. If I could go back in time, I don’t know that I’d spend the time. The boat feels “peppier”, but I didn’t measure any objective data before and after to compare. Top speed seems the same, I don’t think I gained any rpms though the one trip I made since then had more crew on board than ever before, plus it was very windy and rough. Jury may be still out.
 

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Thank you Sir for your honest feedback.
 

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No problem
 
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