Thread: Need Help with Ride Plate
10-18-2010, 03:32 PM #1
Need Help with Ride Plate
i recently got a R&D ride plate with Jim's cut i have a 09 SHO and i do more ocean riding than lakes and canal, so here's my question
How would it work better for me, how many SHIMS on FRONT and BACK please ?
10-18-2010, 07:07 PM #2
I have had good luck with 2 shims in the back ( Near the Pump ) and no shims up in the front ( Near intake Grate ). R&D Ride Plate. It seems to keep me hooked up...
10-18-2010, 07:14 PM #3
10-18-2010, 09:47 PM #4
thanks i will try ur setup
10-18-2010, 09:52 PM #5
10-18-2010, 09:58 PM #6
10-18-2010, 11:39 PM #7
Assuming yours is cut the same as mine, you really can't shim the front of Jim's R&D plate without causing it to hang below the transom plate, which will scrub speed. However, there's plenty of angle to play with, so there's really no reason you'd need to shim the front anyway. 2-3 .045" shims under the back is a good place to start. Since you're using an R&D grate you can run a little more angle on the plate before getting a buck than you can with a Riva grate, but be careful, if you go too far it WILL buck on you.
FYI, it's not a good idea to do what you're doing in your avatar with washer style shims under the plate on these nanoX hulls. It puts a whole lotta force on a small surface area of hull & the shims can crush through.
10-19-2010, 07:14 AM #8
thanks for the advice mjh3idesi will keep that in mind, and i will try no shims on front and two shims on the back
10-19-2010, 11:26 AM #9
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10-19-2010, 02:58 PM #10
thanks again , so i will enjoy this last weekend of wave jumping, after plate is on, no more waves
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