08-24-2006, 06:56 PM #1
Is this ride plate costing me speed????
I got looking under the ski and wanted some other opinions.
It is hard to see from the angles so I put a straight edge up to show the step between the hull and plate.
Look at the sealent that is between the two; does that seem normal?
Could a ride plate that is not level to the hull cost 2-3 MPH??
08-24-2006, 06:59 PM #2
you need a longer straight edge... something 3 feet long would be better. that's only showing you the stepped design of the hull-rideplate transition. a raised step like that isn't going to cost you mph... but you need to get a long straight edge and see if the very end of the rideplate hangs down alot lower than the hull.
some boats actually have stepped hulls which is exactly what u see there... except they'll have a series of stepped transitions like that but to a more dramatic degree
08-24-2006, 07:22 PM #3
You can see the back of the plate is pretty high compared to the front.
08-25-2006, 03:37 AM #4
that looks good to me. the ride plate is stepped starting from the intake side and then sits even higher at the end that is exactly what you want. make sure you compare both sides. a lot of times one side is just the opposite. they both should be exactly the same.
08-25-2006, 06:35 AM #5
Looks damn good. Deffinately check both sides as one of my sides is a tad lower. This winter job. Like the skegs.
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