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    Question for Jim, the ride plate man...

    What's this I hear re skegs scrubbing speed?
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    Just shoot him a pm... he'll be more than happy to answer your questions!

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    That's what I did. Jim will tell you everything you need to know.

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    Thanks guys...but I wanted the discussion in our open forum.

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    The skeggs could only scrub speed if they were welded/installed in such a way that once the ride plate was installed they werent running true to the hull or if the skeggs werent evenly spaced. I checked the skeggs on mine for spacing before installing the plate and they were all but perfect, maybe half a mm in difference.

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    But that would imply a...installation/fabrication defect and resulting penalty of speed loss.

    Not a speed loss due to installing the skegs, period....regardless of the accuracy of alignment and installation.

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    Correct, I don't see how a properly alligned set of skeggs could scrub speed!!! However, just as you have stated above, if fabricated and installed out of allignment it would no dought scrub speed. It would equated to having a sail sticking down under the ski ever so slightly resulting in turbulance (no spell check) thus scrubbing speed. As many people have said before me "there is speed in the details".

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    I have a plate that was done by Jim and he welded the skeggs on. I did not notice any speed gain. I asked Jim and he said if I cut the skeggs on I would gain 1 to 1.5 mph. We have been discussing his plates for a while and in his own words "skeggs scrub speed".

    I also would like to say that Jim has been prompt in answering all my PMs and I would like to thank him for all his time.

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