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    Grate & Plate?

    So I'm convinced by all the comments on G/H that my grate needs to be dumped! Which way would you guys go with a stock XL1200Ltd, always ridden on sea with anything from flat calm (rarely!) to 5 foot waves with breaking tops, top speed not important, but hook up from standstill critical! Would you go for just intake grate, or grate and shoe, and which ones' are less likely to break if I land heavy? Thank's for all your help guys. I love G/H, and I've learned so much, and saved a fortune in dodgy repairs from so-called experts over here! (Sorry to the ones' who do know which end of a Waverunner is which!). Cheers DaveW.


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    r&d grate & plate, but dont for get the shoe seal kit. 12/18 solas prop is a must. this will help your hole shot, handling & top speed

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    +1 that is what you need

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    when u glue in the pump shoe seal kit use some 3m 4200 fast cure

    thats wat i did and it turned out great

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    in 5 ft sees the stock plate would probably be best

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    Quote Originally Posted by philip_gpr View Post
    in 5 ft sees the stock plate would probably be best
    I disagree the stock plate is v shaped not flat mine rode so much better in flat or rough with the R&D plate 5 foot seas is going to be slow going for any ski.

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    in 5 ft seas the stock plate would probably be best
    I agree with phillip-gpr! A Shredmaster would be even better.

    I know this is for a GPR.... http://www.hydrotoys.com/gpr/pump.html

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    no shredmaster for the xll or xlt...

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    ..... just pointing out the ride characteristics of the different styles of plates, and it is a good article too.

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    I'm confused by the Hydrotoys article as it clearly states the R&D plate is NOT FOR ROUGH WATER USE, and the unloading characteristics could be a cause of crank failure! Am I reading this wrong, or is it because that is for a different ski to mine?

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