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    ride plate questions

    I am wondering if you guys angle modify the ride plate on the Rxp's? Also do you guys use some sort of aftermarket type of plate? I am asking because of the gains that have been found in doing so with the GPR....

    Just something to think about.


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    There could probably be some improvements made in this area,no aftermarket plate that I know of. Its kindof difficult to do anything with since it also serves as the cooling plate for the closed loop cooling system.
    Filling rideplate bolt holes and truing plate to hull has resulted in speed gains.
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    Alot of R and D has been done on the ride plates already... no stones we're left unturned... And gains have been found, But, Keeping the bounce to acceptable limits seems to be a major issue.

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    After this weekend I'm getting baselines. Then I'm going to try the seaslide bottom coating. then play with the rideplate....
    Shibbs looks like he gained 2 or 3mph and he had the hull trued and rideplate work.

    I think the gains he saw were mainly from the rideplate. I'll see though..

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    I was curious as to how much hull truing actually helps because at WOT not much of the ski is left in the water. Maybe back half of hull is where you should concentrate efforts no?

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    on the GPR's we do the last 24"s

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    i did 3/4

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