Hey guy's!!

Got 2 questions...

1- Since I've done the mods on my gtx 215, when going WOT from dead stop, the front of my ski lifts up in the air like if I'm doing a wheelie and then I'm running out of water to feed the pump and (of course) hits the rev limiter. Would an intake grate(thinking about the riva one) solve that problem??

2- I heard lots of bad stories about the grate on those ski ripping off the rear bolts holding the grate to the ride plate and pump shoe. Is it possible to drill trough the ride plate (where the only bolt thread into) to be able to put a nut and large washer on top of it (to spread the pressure) ?? If I drill in that section of the ride plate, will I end up in the coolant and wreck my ride plate??