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    Removing "Casting Flaws" on the OEM Ride Plate & Intake Grate

    Is there anything to be had from removing casting flaws on the OEM Ride Plate & Intake Grate?

    I did this with my Ultra-150 with assumingly good results - although I used the "shotgun" approach and did many modifications at the same time, like Solas Impeller + Aftermarket Pump Nozzle + Trim Cable Modification, so it was difficult to tell if there was a difinitive improvement.

    They sure looked nice though:

    http://ultra150.yuku.com/reply/13907...oe#reply-13907

    Thanks Always !!!


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    My name is Sean and I am addicted to STXs smokeysevin's Avatar
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    I would assume it couldn't hurt unless you took off too much material, I cut the stx plates for a little more angle by knocking the mounting bosses down a little with a flap wheel. Its a completely different animal but the principle is the same. I always tell people that you gain speed and handling by fitting parts not adding them.

    Sean

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    Self Confessed Day Dreamer toomanytoys's Avatar
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    When I scraped the barnacles off my old 30ft cruiser I went from 7mph to 12mph!!

    Not sure this post is very helpful but I figured I may as well post to keep the thread going haaaaaaaa

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    Certainly a "Visible" Improvement

    I removed some casting flaws from the OEM Ride Plate & Intake Grate.

    The stock pieces looked like this:

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    After some grinding, sanding, wet sanding and such - they now look like this:

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    Got it all back together. Looks nice and clean.

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    Not sure there's gonna prove to be any gain - in terms of MPH though.

    Good Day Mate !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spooling View Post
    Got it all back together. Looks nice and clean.

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    Not sure there's gonna prove to be any gain - in terms of MPH though.

    Good Day Mate !!!
    nice...some guys fill in the all the bolt holes with epoxy for maybe a extra 2/10ths-4/10ths for flat water speed...its not a big game changer...you put the wedge on that puppy yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetdave56 View Post
    you put the wedge on that puppy yet?
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    Yes indeed.

    I even asked a question of you - about your trim setting here:

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...=1#post2053291

    Thanks !!!

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