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    Running 750 sl with no wedge

    What do you guys think about removing the wedge altogether? The porpoising is making me sick. I have an OP ride plate I will install this week, but I wanted to take out the wedge to see how it did at the same time. Anyone done this? I guess I can just reverse it, then remove it, and then put it back if it sucks.


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    Bing-A-Ding-Ding-Ding, Brrrrrap! Brrrrrrrrrap!!! Polaris_Nut#1's Avatar
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    750 didn't come with a wedge. Sounds like you need one, it will help a wee bit. Snap a pic did somebody already add one

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    oh if you're trying to ride with two people just give up now

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Welcome to the Hulk.

    Like he said ^^^^^^^.

    The 750 never came with the wedge stock.

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    LoL! Ok, so I just took it apart to pull it out and....what wedge do i get? Linky please. Is the lack of wedge what keeps the nose so low? If it doesn't come with one can i just put one in?

    Oh yeah we use it to putt-putt people to and from the pontoons. I guess its a "2 seater" so you can pull towables. I thought there was something wrong with it the first time I put a passenger on it.

    Thanks for the welcoming this site is great! I hope to someday say I know a little about PWC. Today I learned what a wedge is and that I aint got one!

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    smooth water conditions a 6*

    Choppy water conditions a 4*

    You'll need longer bolts, maybe just the bottom two it's been a while since I have done this

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Actually, if you want to reduce porpoising, you need to lower the nose.

    Raising it usually increases the problem.

    What works best for reducing (not eliminate) is a longer ride plate. Something like an Ocean Pro race "R", Ocean "O" plate or a SLX 780

    Then install sponsons too.

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    My prostate wont appreciate an increase in porpoising! I have the OP ocean and will install it this week. I need to pickup some loctite and adhesive. Thanks

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    plate

    which plate did you get??ocean plate for the long pump, race plate for the short pump.if you have the short pump i have the longer bolts to install a wedge.i believe you'll need a little longer tail cone as well,the wedge version,got one of those 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatsmann View Post
    What do you guys think about removing the wedge altogether?

    The porpoising is making me sick.

    I have an OP ride plate I will install this week...
    Quote Originally Posted by Polaris_Nut#1 View Post
    oh if you're trying to ride with two people just give up now
    Quote Originally Posted by Polaris_Nut#1 View Post
    750 didn't come with a wedge. ...did somebody already add one?
    Welcome to the Hulk

    How much total rider+passenger weight are we talking about here?

    The 2 seat SL hulls are not really good with two people, and especially two 'full-sized or larger' adults.

    If you really want stability, consider selling the two seater SL and buying a three seat SLT or Virage model. The difference in stability is significant.

    For a really smooth, stable ride, consider the Polaris Genesis. Only a little longer than the three seat models, it is rated for four passengers, and is very stable and smooth riding.

    Pump wedges are designed to force the rear of the hull down, thereby lifting the nose, and reducing water drag. That allows for more top speed.

    An SL hull with two people on board will have plenty of weight at the rear, forcing the rear down, and lifting the bow. Too much bow lift, and you get porpoising.

    Pump wedges also increase the tendency to porpoise.

    A longer ride plate will help raise the rear at speed, pushing the bow down, and stabilizing the ride. A long ride plate will not help stability at low speeds. A longer hull will.

    Sponsons installed on the sides of the hull can also improve stability at speed, but there is a limit to how much improvement you can expect from the short SL hull.


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