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    Shortning the r&d ride plate

    Anyone tried to shorten there R&D ride plate about 1 inch? Just cant help but wonder if there would be an additional speed gain.This plate seems to put the nose down a bit more than the stock plate.Im considering milling about one inch off just to see if there are any gains or handling loss.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff007 View Post
    Anyone tried to shorten there R&D ride plate about 1 inch? Just cant help but wonder if there would be an additional speed gain.This plate seems to put the nose down a bit more than the stock plate.Im considering milling about one inch off just to see if there are any gains or handling loss.
    I would put my money on loss of speed.

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    Do the group K mod on the water face and post mod to the stock plate and it gives good speed , but at the loss of stability

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff007 View Post
    Anyone tried to shorten there R&D ride plate about 1 inch? Just cant help but wonder if there would be an additional speed gain.This plate seems to put the nose down a bit more than the stock plate.Im considering milling about one inch off just to see if there are any gains or handling loss.
    If your talking flat water speed,don't cut that plate...either trim up 1-2 or put a wedge on...that will put your nose higher out of the water...the purpose of the tailpiece of an aftermarket plate is to plane up quicker.....and as you reach higher speeds and have most of the hull out of the water you'll be riding on the rideplate...

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    Shortning the r&d ride plate

    Quote Originally Posted by jetdave56 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jeff007 View Post
    Anyone tried to shorten there R&D ride plate about 1 inch? Just cant help but wonder if there would be an additional speed gain.This plate seems to put the nose down a bit more than the stock plate.Im considering milling about one inch off just to see if there are any gains or handling loss.
    If your talking flat water speed,don't cut that plate...either trim up 1-2 or put a wedge on...that will put your nose higher out of the water...the purpose of the tailpiece of an aftermarket plate is to plane up quicker.....and as you reach higher speeds and have most of the hull out of the water you'll be riding on the rideplate...
    The extension of the R&d plate is to push the nose down. Mod the stock plate like warren said if chasing speed

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