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    New Ride Plate On, Few Questions Though

    Guys

    Im a bit puzzeled, i checked that this ride plate fits a SLT hull, ive been assured it does by the manufactor

    I had to put some groves in the bits pictured below to clear the stator tube, there was like a little metal bar in the casting under it, red shows where ive notched it out

    Will this be a problem?

    My next question is that the new ride plate doesnt have all the correct holes in it, its missing the 2 at the rear as pointed out in this pic, is this a problem??

    the arrows shows the holes on the old plate which aint on the new one

    Does the ride plate look alright on the ski?









    thanks for your help
    Neil


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    It is not a problem putting notches or grooves in the ribs like you did. It's also fine without the two holes in the front but most people just drill their own holes to match and put fasteners in. The plate looks fine as installed.

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    cheers buddy, roll on saturday and my sea outing

    thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32DegH2O View Post
    It is not a problem putting notches or grooves in the ribs like you did. It's also fine without the two holes in the front but most people just drill their own holes to match and put fasteners in. The plate looks fine as installed.
    I agree. ^^^^^

    You should be fine.

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    same thing with the batwing i believe i didnt bother , 6 screws should hold that on let alone 8 or the purpose 10 from the factory ,

    i believe it might be more stream line with out those bolts

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    WOW

    I cant believe how different the ski is with the ride plate, i was clocking 7MPH more than last time on the sea, its amazing the handling the ride the speed unreal

    im in shock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post
    WOW

    I cant believe how different the ski is with the ride plate, i was clocking 7MPH more than last time on the sea, its amazing the handling the ride the speed unreal

    im in shock
    Was that speed difference measured using a GPS, or the speedometer display?

    Did you change the intake grate at the same time?

    Different intake grates can affect the speedometer accuracy.

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    What brand and model plate is that? I noticed by SLT SKI wants to sway from left to right when I'm in the 300RPM range. Once I get up on it, it's fine. I wouldn't mind some more top speed either.... With the shorter plate, is the hull bouncing more? When I put the longer plate on my SL hull, it really smoothed out the ride. Wonder how the shorter plate effects the SLT in regards to creating purposing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Was that speed difference measured using a GPS, or the speedometer display?

    Did you change the intake grate at the same time?

    Different intake grates can affect the speedometer accuracy.
    GPS on the iphone software

    the mfd said i was going 54-55

    i changed the intake a few months back b4 my first lake run, when i last took it out on the sea i was getting around 40-42 mph im now getting 49-50 i wouldnt of though the plate would make that much difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by polaris 750SL View Post
    What brand and model plate is that? I noticed by SLT SKI wants to sway from left to right when I'm in the 300RPM range. Once I get up on it, it's fine. I wouldn't mind some more top speed either.... With the shorter plate, is the hull bouncing more? When I put the longer plate on my SL hull, it really smoothed out the ride. Wonder how the shorter plate effects the SLT in regards to creating purposing....
    well it feels like a different ski, i couldnt believe how diffrent a beast it was from a different plate even my misses said it looked alot quicker out there and i seemed in more control throwing it around

    im running a R&D grate and a OP ride plate with flame risistor mod'd as well

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